Off-Grade Commercial Roofing Can Increase Your Profits
The key difference between A-Grade and B-Grade asphalt roofing (also known as bitumen rolls, or torch down roll roofing), is that B-Grade products are sold without a warranty.
The cost of B-Grade roll roofing can be a major advantage to a roofing installer as long as they are able to work around the defects that resulted in downgrading the product. B-Grade defects include rolls being made too long or too short, undersaturation, or the product being too thick or too thin.
Retail roofing supply vendors are smart to carry some amount of B-Grade commercial roofing products, as there are often surprise opportunities to capitalize on the cost savings.
In addition to carrying asphalt rolled roofing, stores should stock commercial roofing adhesive, base and cap materials, roll on roof sealant, and other roofing accessory products that could be utilized by their customers.
B-Grade commercial roofing products can be used for many commercial roofs, but are almost exclusively used on flat roofs where a warranty is not required.
Increasing your retail foot traffic may be as easy as stocking B-Grade roofing materials for your commercial and residential roofers.