No yard? No problem! Get a Rooftop Putting Green or Lawn from Sythetic Turf of Illinois
We have been installing rooftop turf projects for over 12 years and we know what works and what doesn’t. Laying turf directly on your roofing membrane in never suggested. Turf needs to be elevated off of the roof slightly to allow the water to pass through it and out like it normally would. Otherwise, you can have standing water which can harbor mold and mildew.
The difference is what you put under the turf. There are many products on the markets and many companies are new and try to make “something work” that is not meant for this application and ultimately fails.
Our unique under-layment panel is approximately 2’ x 2’ and interlocks with one another. This panel was made for this application. It is made of strong PVC polymer and will drain like a dream. It provides “plainability” as well, making for a “smoother” surface below when rooftops can be slightly uneven and imperfect. This panel system also allows for an anchoring system for the turf. The panels all inter-connect and the turf is secured to the panels. It is a semi-flexible product, but far from “bouncy”. This system does add some cost to the project of course, but it allows for the best drainage, quickest drying time, best way to secure the turf and allows for the easiest access to the roof should it need to be removed quickly. Typical projects, complete with all materials and installation, cost between $10 – $15 p/sq-ft.