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Are you looking for ways to enhance your garden room design? Then adding an artificial grass roof could be the answer. Covering dull black or grey roofing with a layer of lush greenery will transform your garden room, helping it blend in effortlessly with nature. What’s more, fake grass is ideal for garden room roofs because it’s light, durable, low-maintenance and provides great drainage. Read on to find out more about the benefits of synthetic grass and how to install it on the roof of your garden room.
Top benefits of artificial grass for garden room roofs
Artificial grass has come a long way since it was first developed in the 1960s for use on sports pitches. These days, many homeowners are using synthetic grass for their lawns and garden room roofs instead of natural turf because of the numerous benefits it offers. Firstly, fake grass now comes in a range of shades and lengths so it can be used to create attractive garden designs that look just as great as natural grass.
Fake grass is the perfect covering for garden room roofs as it helps the building to blend in with its surroundings. It’s extremely lightweight and perfect for roofs that wouldn’t be strong enough to support a natural turf cover. Artificial grass will also add a layer of insulation to keep your garden room cool in the summer and warm in winter, while drainage holes allow water to flow off the roof easily.
One of the biggest benefits of artificial grass for garden roofs is that it can be cut to shape and is easy to install. Once fitted, synthetic grass can last up to 15 years and requires no maintenance such as mowing, watering or fertilising. This helps the environment by reducing the use of pesticides and saving water. Modern manufacturing innovations also mean that fake grass is now often made from eco-friendly, recyclable materials.
How to install artificial grass on a garden room roof
Are you ready to install your artificial grass? First, make sure the roof of your garden room has an adequate drainage system and the surface is level. Applying a Geotextile mat or tiling will help with levelling, drainage and distribute the weight of the material evenly. Next, measure the artificial grass before you climb up the roof to avoid struggling up a ladder with a heavy roll of material. Remember to leave a 5cm overlap and cut the grass with a sharp Stanley knife.
Now you can begin the installation process. When you lay the grass sections, make sure the pile runs in the same direction to get a uniform look and use joining tape to secure the pieces together. The artificial grass should be securely glued to the roof to prevent it from being blown away, so use a spatula to evenly distribute the glue and weigh the grass down with a sand infill. Now all you need to do is sit back and take in the transformation; your garden room now has an attractive, durable roof that blends in with nature.