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Warning: The Dangers of Ponding Water

Ponding water can wreak havoc on your commercial or industrial roofing system, but sometimes, it can be easy to underestimate the full extent of the effects of ponding water. The team at Just Leaks is here to help you become aware of the dangers of ponding water.

Ponding water is any water that hasn’t drained or dissipated within 48 hours. If the water hasn’t vanished after 48 hours, it will most likely stay there. Once the ponding water has been on the roof for a significant time, it will cause the roof to sag, resulting in possibly even more ponding water.

As the ponding water increases on your commercial or industrial roofing system, your roofing system will continue to bear more weight. Eventually, over time and without proper repair, your roofing system could collapse, and your equipment, inventory, staff, and customers could potentially be in danger. Also, ponding water can lead to increased leaks. As you can see, ponding water spells trouble, and if you believe your roofing system has ponding water, contact Just Leaks right away.

The team at Just Leaks can perform a thorough roofing inspection to ensure your commercial or industrial roofing system is in pristine condition — no ponding water! For a free estimate for your commercial or industrial roofing system, please give us a call at (408) 249-4646.

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How the Natural Elements Can Affect Your Roofing System

There are many factors that can affect the condition of your roofing system, especially Mother Nature. Mother Nature can actually wreak havoc on your commercial or industrial roofing system, if you don’t pay attention to the natural weather patterns. The team at Just Leaks wants you to be aware of these six elements: 

  1. Sun: Just like how we are prone to sunburns, your roofing system can be prone to damage caused by the UV rays of the sun, including excessive deterioration. 
  2. Rain: Rain, rain, go away! It is a well-known fact that rain can lead to leaks, along with other aesthetic damage. 
  3. Condensation: Condensation is a build-up of water, as it forms from an accumulation of warm air that contains low level of moisture. It can cause some of your structures to even decay. Proper ventilation is a must to combat this. 
  4. Wind: This weather element can be especially damaging to weak and vulnerable roofing structures. 
  5. Thermal shock: Thermal shock is caused by extreme temperatures and climate changes. When the temperatures rise and fall dramatically, thermal shock can happen. 
  6. Trees: A living extension of Mother Nature, trees, are known to damage roofing systems, especially during rain or wind storms. 

The team at Just Leaks can perform a thorough roofing inspection to ensure your commercial or industrial roofing system is in pristine condition. We are honest and upfront about the condition of your roofing system, providing you with a report, complete with detailed pictures. For a free estimate for your commercial or industrial roofing system, please give us a call at (408) 249-4646.

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What should you look for in a Roofing Contractor?

Before picking a roofing contractor, there are important factors to consider. Your commercial and industrial roofing system is an imperative component of your operation! Consider where you would be without your roofing system or what would happen to your operation if your roofing system went awry, which is why is crucial to select a roofing contractor that knows what they are doing.

Here is what you should look for in a roofing contractor:

  1. Communication is paramount. Your roofing contractor should be open and honest each step of the way, informing you of the condition of your roofing system and which services are necessary to keep your roofing system in proper order.
  2. We recommend choosing a company that is local. A local company will know how the weather affects your roofing system, along with the nuances of working within that region. Also, a local company often has an established reputation in the community.
  3. Insurance is a must! Any roofing company worth their salt will have the appropriate insurance.
  4. Never choose a company just based on price. Sometimes, the lowest price isn’t always a good sign. Have you ever heard of the saying: “you get what you pay for?” Often, it can be the case for roofing contractors.

We are everything you have been looking for and more! Our roofing contractors are honest, professional, and ready to help keep your roofing system in tip-top shape, so you can focus on running your operation. For a free estimate for your commercial or industrial roofing system, please give us a call at (408) 249-4646.

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Pooling on The Roof is For The Birds

Goose Pond

This picture says it all! Pooling on a commercial or industrial roofing system can lead to a myriad of problems, including birds creating a nest on your rooftop and potentially dangerous and expensive leaks.

When your commercial or industrial roofing system resembles a pool, most likely, your roofing system is experiencing ponding water. Ponding water usually happens when your drainage system isn’t working correctly. Sometimes certain parts, such as drains, gutters, scuppers, and downspouts, of your roofing system drainage department are not functioning correctly. That’s where we come in.

When ponding water has accumulated on your roofing system, it can lead to serious strain for your roof, seeing as one square foot of ponding water weighs 5 pounds per inch. Now, that sounds like a bird’s dream, but for property managers and business owners, ponding water can be something out a nightmare.

With us on your side, this situation won’t be a nightmare — we will ensure your commercial or industrial roofing system is in excellent condition for you, not the birds. For a free estimate for your commercial or industrial roofing system, please give us a call at (408) 249-4646.

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CA Solar Bill of Rights

The CA Solar Bill of Rights is as good as it sounds. California is proving again and again that our state is the best state for both clean and solar energy innovation. In fact, all new homes built in 2020 onward must have be installed with solar panels. This bill changes the game for both residential and commercial industries in three main ways:

No more unfair fees: Solar owners now have guaranteed, fundamental rights to self-generate and store renewable energy with discriminatory fees.
Faster service: All California utility companies are required to follow a state-mandated, more efficient process for connecting new solar arrays to the grid.
Better compensation: Home batteries will receive fair compensation for exporting power to the grid and ensuring a community of solar power efficiency.

Overall, the CA Solar Bill of Rights emphasizes that no matter where in California you live, how much money you make, what industry your business operates in, you should have access and the ability to save money and help save the planet by the use of solar panels. For more information about the Bill of Rights, to learn more about solar panels, and for an estimate about installing solar panels on your commercial or industrial roofing system, please give us a call at (408) 249-4646.

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The Many Advantages of Solar Panels for your Commercial Building

At Just Leaks, we are a firm believer in solar panels for buildings, as the advantages strongly outweigh the disadvantages of installing solar panels on your commercial or industrial roofing system. The team of roofing experts at Just Leaks can provide you with a roofing estimate and develop a plan of action, designed to get the sun shining on those panels.

Here are some of the main advantages of commercial solar panels in San Jose & Bay Area:

  • Watch your electricity bills lower. Solar panels often generate more electricity than your operation consumes, meaning even on those cloudy Bay area days, you can stop being so dependent on your electricity company.
  • The installation of solar panels can result in tax breaks. Taking all the tax incentives into account, you can expect to pay off the installation and equipment costs of solar panels within five to ten years.
  • Solar panels often require little to no maintenance, which means it is exceptionally easy to keep your solar panels up and running. It is even easier with the Just Leaks team on your side.
  • Solar panels are an alternative source of energy that is safe and affordable, which beats out a lot of other energy sources that come from foreign countries.
  • Overall, one of the biggest benefits of solar panels is how they affect the environment. Solar energy represents an investment in the future of our planet Earth.

If you still aren’t persuaded yet, we encourage you to reach out to the team at Just Leaks, the commercial roof company in San Jose experts. We would more than happy to discuss how solar panels are the right fit for you, your operation, and your roofing system. We encourage you to contact us for a complimentary roofing estimate. Please give us a call at (408) 249-4646.

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Spring Cleaning for Your Roofing System!

With winter behind us, your commercial roof is most likely in need of a little TLC. And the team at Just Leaks is here to help, experts in industrial and commercial roofs in San Jose and Bay Area especially after all the rain the Bay area has experienced this season. It is easy to remember to spring clean your home, but you can’t forget about your roofing system. Here are a few tips and tricks for spring cleaning for your industrial or commercial roof:

  • A healthy gutter means a healthy roofing system. Clogged or weak gutters can lead to water overflow, which could make your roofing system susceptible to damage.
  • Don’t forget about the trees around your property. If the trees are getting dangerously close to your roofing system, they could be scraping and causing damage to your industrial or commercial roof.
  • Moss, mold, and dirt, oh my! This debris can compromise the materials of your roofing system, so a roofing expert should take a look to ensure your entire roofing system is not compromised.
  • After the winter weather, there could be weak spots in your roofing system, and before April rains hit us, it would be smart for a roofing expert to examine your roof for any worn or damaged areas in your roofing system.
  • There can also be moisture accumulation under the roof covering, and our team can check for any loose material or wear around the pipes.

Overall, our best recommendation is to have a qualified roofing expert to examine your roofing system. Winter can take a toll on your industrial and commercial roofing system, and before you are faced with a potentially dangerous or expensive problem, we encourage you to contact us for a complimentary roofing estimate. Please give us a call at (408) 249-4646.

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Show Your Roofing System with Some Love this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is all about giving your loved ones a little extra TLC, but what about someone, or should we say something, that is always there for you, rain or shine? That’s right! What about the roofing system for your commercial or industrial roofing system? The team at Just Leaks doesn’t want you to forget about your trusty roofing system this Valentine’s Day, and here are 5 ways you can show your roofing system some love this holiday:

Get rid of all that dirt and debris that might have accumulated during the holiday season this winter on your roofing system.
Have a professional, such as the contractors at Just Leaks, inspect your roofing system for any leaks or any other damages.
Think about trimming any tree branches or other landscape that may hang over your roofing system, as this could cause excess debris or even a potentially expensive and dangerous problem.
We all have responsibilities, and we know that as a business owner you have a quite a few, but one of the responsibilities at the top of your list should be inspecting the gutters on your roofing system for any blockage or damage. One simple clog can lead to problems throughout your entire system.
If you are looking to show your roofing system a gift that keeps on giving, always have a thorough and experienced roofing contractor inspect, maintain, and repair your roof. When it comes to your roofing system, don’t cut corners, and that’s definitely the philosophy at Just Leaks.

The team at Just Leaks is always ready and willing to bestow your roofing system with a little tender loving care. We are the experts in industrial and commercial roofing in San Jose. Please give us a call at (408) 249-4646, if your commercial or industrial roofing system in need of service. You can also set up a time for a free roofing estimate.

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Start 2019 off Right with a Roofing Assessment

At Just Leaks, we specialize in industrial and commercial roofing systems, and for many of our clients, a roofing assessment is the first place we start. So why not start 2019 off on the right foot with a roofing assessment? Our team at Just Leaks couldn’t agree more.

When our roofing contractors arrive at your business, we will get straight to work, examining every nook and cranny of your commercial or industrial roof for any signs of wear or damage. We will provide you with a clear report of your roofing systems’ present condition and expected performance.

Our roof condition report will contain photographs of the roof to illustrate each issue. Often, we will capture a video and a roof map to accurately show you any complicated issues.

Despite the invaluableness of our reports, we don’t charge a fee for them. Instead, we provide these roofing assessments to you so that you can have a complete and clear understanding of your roof’s overall condition, including general roof conditions and specific defects. We will develop a detailed plan for you and your commercial and industrial roofing system.

Happy New Years from the Just Leaks team! Let’s get a head start on your New Year’s resolutions with a roofing assessment with the best commercial roofing company in San Jose. Please give us a call at (408) 249-4646, if your commercial or industrial roofing system in need of service. You can also set up a time for a free roofing estimate.

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Our 24-Hour Emergency Roof Service

If you are looking for a San Jose commercial roofing company you can count on, Just Leaks is the roofing service for you. Because we care about you and your roofing system, we offer 24-hour emergency service. You have enough on your plate to worry about, and at Just Leaks, we try to ease your stress during any times of emergency.

Imagine you go into your office in the early morning, and you notice a giant puddle on the floor. Before you start to panic, you call Just Leaks, and we are there to help. We recognize that when something happens to industrial or commercial roofing system, you can’t help but worry, especially when the operation of your business depends on the condition of your roof. At Just Leaks, we understand the panic and stress you feel when something doesn’t seem right with your roof, and that’s one of the reasons why we offer 24-hour emergency roof service.

With winter practically here, we can expect to see rainy and chilly weather and knowing that Just Leaks is just a phone call away for 24-hour emergency service is a lifesaver. Please give us a call at (408) 249-4646, if your commercial or industrial roofing system in need of service. You can also set up a time for a free roofing estimate.

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