New Product Gives Consumers Innovative Upgrade with Big Savings.
Paul Boor, vice president of engineering at Lester Building Systems, asked himself a simple question. How can we make a better metal roof system? Specifically, can we make one that delivers the benefits of both a standing seam roof and a through-fastened roof?
The answer? Yes. Recently, Lester Building Systems announced the launch of its patented Eclipse Roof System (U.S. Patent No. 9,127,451 BI). The Eclipse Roof System is the only roofing system of its kind. For the first time, customers benefit from a roof system that combines the structural integrity, efficiency and ease of installation of a through-fastened roof with the sleek appearance and leak-free performance of a standing seam roof.
It’s not often that a bold innovation occurs in the world of metal roofing that is widely recognized as a game-changer. Paul Boor noted, “It adds up to a visually striking panel with classic, clean, bold lines and weather tightness that is unrivalled by any through-fastened panel. Best of all, it comes at a fraction of the price of a standing seam roof panel.”
The 36-inch-wide Eclipse panel installs quicker and easier than the typical standing seam panel, requiring one-third to one-half the number of panels and fewer screws than the typical standing seam roof panel. Importantly, the 26-gauge Eclipse panel can be installed over open purlins. No roof deck is required. Less material and less labor for installation equates to an exceptional value.