Why Synthetic Turf is Perfect For Your Roof, Porch, Balcony or Deck

Posted by Sunburst Landscaping on April 7, 2016
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When most people think of artificial or synthetic turf, they primarily think of a turf lawn or a turf ball field. But why not use synthetic turn on your roof, porch, patio or balcony? With the convenience and adaptability of synthetic turf, the options of where you can incorporate it around your home are endless. Not only is installing artificial turf low maintenance, but it’s aesthetic and versatility will allow you to enjoy synthetic turf in every nook and cranny around your home.
Up on the Roof
If you are a city dweller and live on the top floor of a building or own a home with a flat roof, chances are you never thought about revamping the rooftop for your own personal getaway. Well start thinking about it because artificial turf can be easily installed, as turf can be laid right over top of regular roofing materials. It is recommended that when you do install turf on your roof, to use PDS tile in order to prevent damage due to excessive amounts of water building up underneath the turf. These tiles create a drainage channel between the roof and turf allowing water to run off and drain away, preventing it from standing in areas for any length of time.
By installing artificial turf on the roof, please note that you will not raise the temperature for your building or home and you can rest assured of the longevity of your investment, as turf is not affected or damaged by weather elements such as hail, rain, ice or snow.
Your roof is no longer just the outer shell to your house or apartment, it can become a product of your creativity, an oasis where you can enjoy the sunshine, putt a golf ball or have an outdoor picnic on your roof lawn.
Patio and Porch
In addition to your roof, artificial turf can also fit perfectly on your patio or porch. Whether you prefer turf as a solid cover or in limited areas, your patio or porch are both perfect spaces for installation. This space is often the area of your home reserved for relaxation and company; artificial turf can give these social spaces a feeling of having grass under your feet, a feeling of summertime anytime, without having the responsibility of maintaining this area.
On the Balcony
For the millions of people who rent apartments, one of the common desires they share is the want to have a yard, an escape. If you live in an apartment complex, your yard and lawn time are likely minimal or non-existent, which is why installing artificial turf on your balcony can give you a taste of the outdoors. With artificial turf on you’re balcony, you can cut the turf to fit any size balcony you might have, even doing half turf and half cement to get the best of both worlds!
Out on the Deck
Who doesn’t love unwinding after a hard day at work on your deck? Who doesn’t enjoy a deck party with your closest friends?  Now imagine the creativity you could incorporate into that space with artificial turf? Your deck could feel like a plush lawn, with soft flooring, where your kids could play safer and you and your guests could enjoy the oasis that you’ve created. Also, the fear of rain-washing out a party would diminish, as the drain ability associated with artificial turf will make the deck usable more quickly after the rain. Lastly, for those who have a hot tub on your deck or a pool close by – by laying down artificial turf, you give yourself more of a cushioned surface and a vehicle to absorb water before tracking it in the house.
Its time to start thinking outside of the box when it comes to where synthetic turf fits into our every day lives. It’s a great investment for lawns, schools, and play fields, but it’s also perfect for any outdoor space that you’re looking to reinvigorate with little to no maintenance needed. Your options are limitless and your creativity can be unleashed in a multitude of ways. You can revitalize and accent your roofs, patios, porches, balconies and decks. With synthetic turf, you can turn a cement patio or a wood deck into your very own outdoor escape.
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