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How Much Does It Cost To Install Turf on a Rooftop, Balcony, or Patio?

Artificial grass has become more and more common on balconies and rooftops among clients. Considering transforming your dull space into a cozy bare-foot friendly area? Unsure of the cost for this type of installation? We break down the few things that can affect the price. Check it out below! 

The price for synthetic turf installation on top of a hard surface varies greatly. It can range from about $6 to $15 per sq. ft. These prices include both materials and labor. Calculate the cost of your specific project in a few clicks below! 

balcony turf cost calculator

The price of fake grass for balconies and rooftops really depends on the following two factors:

Type of system

The cost of artificial grass for balconies will vary depending on the system used, and the accessories you opt-in for. This includes frames, drainage layers, infills, and the type of attachment (glue or staples). Some projects require more framing than others. Typically, a frame is installed on balconies that need the surface raised to level the grass with the door. Some projects also require more glue than others. It's important to know what to expect before starting your artificial grass project because the cost may vary greatly! 

Most people will just purchase turf and lay it directly on their balcony or rooftop. If your space is small and enclosed, this is often successful. However, for larger spaces, it's highly recommended to include a drainage grid to accelerate water flow and prevent mold and mildew growth. 

air drain system for artificial grass installation on balconies and rooftops


In many cases, you'll have to cut the turf in pieces and then seam it back together due to restricted access. This is typically necessary if you need to carry the turf through an apartment, home, or business to get to the area where the turf is being installed. 

If you're laying artificial grass on a balcony yourself, reference our DIY Article for detailed step-by-step instructions! We're here to support you whether you're installing turf yourself, or you'd like us to take care of everything! To get started, request a custom estimate below!

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