Residential Metal Reroofing: Why Choose Eclipse Roof System

When it comes to roof replacement, more and more home and business owners are opting for standing seam metal roofing systems instead of traditional asphalt shingles. Like granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, metal roofs today provide superior performance as well as a distinctive statement about the quality of your home or business.

What makes metal roofs special? Simply put, they offer benefits that asphalt simply can’t, including:

  • Endurance. Metal roofs last decades longer than asphalt. In fact, the life of a well-built metal roof can span 70 years.1
  • Durability.  Some metal roofs can sustain wind gusts up to 140 miles per hour and will not corrode or crack.2 Furthermore, most metal roofs don't require periodic (and costly) maintenance that other roofing materials often do.
  • Safety. Metal roofs will not ignite or burn in a wildfire or from lightning. This feature could also enable a homeowner to enjoy better rates on their homeowner’s insurance.
  • Energy efficiency. Metal roofs can save you up to 40% in energy costs, due to their solar reflection and insulation capabilities.3
  • Environmentally friendly. When they are at the end of their lives, metal roofs are 100% recyclable. By contrast, most shingle tear-off waste ends up in the waste stream — up to 20 billion pounds per year.4
  • Property re-sale. The longevity of metal roofing is seen as a positive by many would-be home buyers. Metal roofs typically provide a 1% to 6% increase in a home’s property value.5
Metal roofing was used to re-roof this residential home using the Eclipse Roof System
What does “standing seam” mean?
As the term implies, a standing seam roof is one with raised seams between panels. A standing seam panel also has a minimal amount (or none) of “exposed fasteners” to greatly reduce or eliminate roof leaks. These types of roofs are increasing in popularity due to their sleek, modern look; weather tightness; design options and longevity.
Many people unfamiliar with standing seam metal roofs may experience a bit of sticker shock when they see a contractor’s quote. However, due to the patented design of the Eclipse Roof System®, customers can enjoy all the benefits of a standing seam roof at a much lower cost.


The Eclipse Roof System® by Lester Buildings

When shopping for a new roof, consumers will quickly realize that there are myriad types and companies to choose from. Of all the options available, why choose Eclipse for your reroofing project?
The patented Eclipse Roof System® offers the appearance of a sleek-looking standing seam roof and is available in myriad colors. What’s more, an Eclipse roof requires one-third to one-half the metal panels than a typical standing seam roof and requires no roofing deck, so homeowners can enjoy quick installation that results in additional cost savings in terms of labor.
Additionally, while a typical standing seam roof keeps the weather out and can add to a building’s aesthetics, it does little for the building’s strength. Eclipse, on the other hand, combines the structural integrity of a through-fastened roof with the sleek appearance of a standing seam metal roof. A batten snaps over the ribs, concealing panel fasteners to create bold, clean lines, a weathertight barrier and a stronger building, overall.
Another unique feature offered by an Eclipse roof is that it can be installed on a roof with as low as one-half inch/12 pitch. A typical standing seam requires at least a 3/12 pitch – any less requires an expensive type of mechanical seam.
When you’re ready to reroof your home or commercial building with a long-standing metal roof, the beauty and function of an Eclipse roof can’t be beat. Contact your local Lester Buildings dealer or representative to get started.

Learn more about the Eclipse Roof System® by visiting our website or contact your local dealer or rep.


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