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What to Do in a Commercial or Industrial Roofing Emergency

When something is amiss with your commercial or industrial roofing system, Just Leaks is here for you, to help you each step of the way. There are several types of roofing emergencies caused by weather, neglect, or damaged equipment. Regardless of the type of roofing emergency, the Just Leaks team has a few tips and tricks to help you keep your cool:

  1. First, make sure you have Just Leaks in your speed dial! This way, we can keep on your roofing system’s maintenance and prevent potentially costly and dangerous situations.
    Carefully examine the damage and, if possible, try and take photos. You can share these with the team at Just Leaks.
  2. Establish the extent of the damage, precisely how is it affecting your operation? For example, do you have to pause any production lines, shut down your business entirely, or are overall concerned about liability?
  3. Make sure to contact Just Leaks immediately. We offer 24-hour emergency assistance. The sooner you contact our team, the sooner we can arrive at your operation, gather resources, and spring into action.
  4. When contacting our team, we recommend that you share as much as you can with us. You can also share with us the photos you took. Our team will assess whether your roofing system requires replacement or repair, what materials are necessary, etc.
  5. Most importantly, make sure you proceed with immense caution. If your commercial or industrial roofing system is experiencing a roofing emergency, please be careful. Your best option is to call Just Leaks as soon as possible, as we provide 24-hour emergency assistance to commercial and industrial roofing systems throughout the Bay Area.

If you think your roofing system needs a replacement, the Just Leaks team would be happy to help. To schedule an appointment for a free roof estimate, call Just Leaks at (408) 249-4646.

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The Benefits of Professional Roofing Replacement Compared to DIY Roofing

Both DIY roof replacement and professional roofing replacement have advantages, but which ones have more benefits for your business? Our team at Just Leaks will break it down for you, so you can understand why professional roofing replacement is the more logical, safer, and overall better option. 

It is always tempting to go the DIY route, having your building maintenance team handle it for you. It is still easy to think you would end up saving money in the long-run. A new commercial or industrial roof installed by professionals is not an inexpensive procedure. Still, there is a clear difference in price between doing it yourself and hiring a professional team that has many manhours of experience. If you go down the DIY road, you might find yourself spending more money than you budgeted, or perhaps needing more expensive repairs in the future. Sometimes, the benefit of saving money by doing it yourself goes out the window. 

If you plan on completing the project with your own maintenance team, you could put your business at risk. Here are five reasons how doing the roof replacement yourself could create problems for your business:

  1. Increased Workers Comp rates and risk of injury.
  2. Your team may miss out on essential steps vital to ensuring the reliability of your roof.
  3. Your team’s unfamiliarity with commercial roofing processes could jeopardize your entire roofing system and expose your business to many safety risks. 
  4. If a problem develops during the roofing replacement, are you certain your insurance will cover it?
  5. If equipment, people, or your products are damaged while the commercial roof is being replaced, do you carry enough insurance or cash flow to cover those damages?

When it comes to your commercial or industrial roofing system’s safety and reliability, it is always better to be safe than sorry. The team at Just Leaks can go over your options with you, ensuring you are involved in the process each step of the way.

If you think your roofing system needs a replacement, the team at Just Leaks would be happy to help. To schedule an appointment for a free roof estimate, call Just Leaks at (408) 249-4646. 

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Don’t Sweat It — How to Make Sure Your Roofing System Can Withstand the Heat

We all know how hot it can get during the summertime in the Bay area. Imagine how dreadful it would be if we couldn’t escape the heat to our cool, A/C blasting home. Think of how your commercial or industrial roofing system feels. They take the brunt of the sun’s rays, which is why we have to make sure we give our roofing systems a little extra TLC during the summertime.

By staying on top of your roofing maintenance, you can avoid potentially costly and dangerous repairs. This way, our team can carefully inspect your roofing system for any signs of wear and tear. We can develop a plan designed to ensure your roofing system’s longevity and quality that extends long past the end of summer.

When our roofing experts arrive at your commercial or industrial roofing system, we will examine the condition of your roofing system. We will carefully and thoroughly perform the following services:

  • We walk around your entire commercial or industrial roofing system, and we look for any pesky debris that could affect the condition of your roofing systems, such as mold, mildew, or grime.
  • We will check your roofing system’s metal strips, also known as flashing, around the vents and gutters.
  • If your roofing system has eaves or gutters, we will look there too.
    We will make sure no pesky pests are living on the roof.
  • If your roofing system is under any hanging tree limbs, we will decide whether or not to remove them.

These services are just examples of what our roofing technicians will perform during a visit to your roofing system. A qualified roofing team should only examine your roofing system as your roofing system is vital to your business’s overall success and operation. The team at Just Leaks meets all those criteria and more.

We have earned a stellar reputation among operations in San Jose and beyond. You and your roofing system deserve only the best, and the team at Just Leaks is here to deliver. We will examine your roofing system to ensure your commercial flat roof is ready for the summer heat. If you have any questions about your roofing system, please give us a call (408) 249-4646.

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Benefits of Solar-Powered Industrial and Commercial Roofing Systems


Solar technology is the fastest-growing energy in the nation. It is a clean, safe, and renewable source of energy. Commercial rooftop solar projects offer exceptional financial returns, but they are great for the environment! Regardless of what type of business you have, from an office building to a factory, commercial solar works for virtually all types of companies.

Installing a solar system on your commercial building’s roofing system can significantly reduce your overall operating costs and your electricity bill. With solar panels, you will be able to produce power and then sell it back to your electrical provider. As a California business, you also have additional advantages, including tax benefits. You are likely to see a high return on investment.

Most of the Bay Area residents are environmentally friendly, and they appreciate the fact that the business is choosing to take a stand against global warming. Solar-powered industrial and commercial roofing systems are an effective way to minimize your carbon footprint. Solar power systems convert the sun’s rays into electricity, which in turn, helps combat greenhouse gas emissions and reduces our overall dependence on fossil fuel.

The team at Just Leaks can help you decide on a solar-powered industrial and commercial roofing system that is right for you and your operation. We will perform a full analysis of your energy bill and available solar energy on your roof. In most cases, we can offset almost all of your energy needs, and you will save a bit of money each year. It will take as little as three years to pay back the installation of a solar system.

We have earned a stellar reputation among operations in San Jose and beyond. You and your roofing system deserve only the best, and the team at Just Leaks is here to deliver. We will examine your roofing system to ensure your commercial flat roof is ready for the summer heat. If you have any questions about your roofing system, please give us a call at (408) 249-4646.

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The Effects of UV Radiation on Flat Roofing Systems

As summer approaches, commercial property managers might breathe a sigh of relief, knowing that winter is behind them. The rains, chilly temperature, and heavy winds are a thing of the past. However, you still have to be on your guard — winter isn’t your only enemy. The summer heat can lead to several issues that commercial property managers are often aware of. The summer sunshine also means UV rays, and UV rays can have a damaging effect on your roofing system. Here are the most detrimental effects of UV rays on commercial roofing:

One of the earliest symptoms of UV damage is blistering. If your flat roofing system has cracks and holes on the surface on the roof, typically, water will enter these openings. When heated by the sun, these openings will expand. This expanding water will ultimately lift the tar paper or roofing felt from your roof’s surface, leading to bubbles and blisters. To prevent blistering from occurring, we recommend having a professional examine your commercial roofing system. The team at Just Leaks will examine your roofing system for any problems that make your roof vulnerable to UV rays.

UV rays will target your roofing system’s composition. Direct exposure to certain chemicals in your commercial roofing system can cause your roofing system to deteriorate over time. Again, to prevent deterioration from happening, an inspection performed by qualified roofing professionals is a must — often, our team can mitigate the harmful effects of UV radiation by developing a solution personalized to your roofing system.

We have earned a stellar reputation among operations in San Jose and beyond. You and your roofing system deserve only the best, and the team at Just Leaks is here to deliver. We will examine your roofing system to ensure your commercial flat roof is ready for the summer heat. If you have any questions about your roofing system, please give us a call at (408) 249-4646.

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FAQ About Your Commercial or Industrial Roofing System


When it comes to your commercial or industrial roofing system, things can get confusing. You might have a million questions about your roofing system, from deciding which material to use to routine maintenance to the importance of hiring a licensed contractor. The team at Just Leaks is here to answer any questions you may have honestly and accurately. We have compiled this FAQ as a starting place for any questions about your commercial and industrial roofing system:

Which material do I use? Because of modern manufacturing, there are quite a few roofing materials to choose from. It can be a challenge to find the perfect one for your building. Before making your decision, it is important to consider the material’s weather barrier features, slope, cost, and appearance, as each material has certain disadvantages and benefits. The team at Just Leaks can help you decide which material is most suitable for your commercial or industrial building.
Is routine maintenance essential? Absolutely! It is critical to keep your commercial or industrial roofing system is good health, and the first step is routine maintenance. Together, we can develop a maintenance schedule personalized to your roofing system and budget. We can set up a plan that meets both your operations and your operation’s roofing system’s needs. Problems that are typically left unchecked will cost you both more money and time in the long-run.
Is it important to hire a licensed contractor? The short answer: yes! To put it, a licensed contractor knows what they are doing. They possess both the education, experience and equipment to properly maintain and repair your roofing system. Fortunately, the team at Just Leaks is double-certified. We are licensed in California as both a general building contractor and roofing contractor.

We have earned a stellar reputation among operations in San Jose and beyond. You and your roofing system deserve only the best, and the team at Just Leaks is here to deliver. If you have any questions about your roofing system, please give us a call at (408) 249-4646.

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Only the Best for You and Your Roofing System

If you own and manage a commercial property in the San Jose area, you deserve only the best for you and your roofing system. It can be a challenge to find quality roofing services in the Bay Area. However, your search is officially over — for over 25 years, Just Leaks has been providing knowledgeable and reliable roofing services to commercial and industrial roofs in San Jose and beyond.

We have clients both in the private and public sector, which means we have experienced installing, maintaining, and servicing a variety of roofing systems, from 40 year old built-up asphalt to new cool roofs – even if it is covered in solar panels. When we arrive at your commercial or industrial roofing system, we will quickly assess the needs of your roof, so we can develop a course of action specific to your roofing system and overall operation.

We are licensed in California as both a general building contractor and roofing contractor — our experienced roofing system experts perform roofing work, including a new roof drain installation or structural work without bringing in another outside contractor. This makes our roofing system service fast and efficient roofing system service. Not only are we experts in roofing system service, but we also strive to excel in customer service too. We ensure you know what is going on at all times, so you completely understand the “what, why, and how.”

We have earned a stellar reputation among operations in San Jose and beyond. You and your roofing system deserve only the best, and the team at Just Leaks is here to deliver.
For a free estimate for your commercial or industrial roofing system and to prevent problems like these, please give us a call at (408) 249-4646.

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Most Common Problems For Commercial or Industrial Roofing Systems

Commercial and industrial roofing systems face different problems than their residential counterparts. There are many different problems that occur on a commercial or industrial roofing system. Certain such factors such as design, installation, substrate, workmanship, maintenance, and weather conditions can lead to a variety of different problems with your roofing system.

Here are the most common problems for commercial or industrial roofing systems:

Roof Leaks
Ponding Water
Storm Damage
Mechanical Damage
Aged Membrane

Many of these issues are easily avoidable with regular inspections performed by the team at Just Leaks. We recognize how important your commercial or industrial roofing system is to your overall operation, and we wouldn’t want your roofing system to interrupt the daily function of your business.

For a free estimate for your commercial or industrial roofing system and to prevent problems like these, please give us a call at (408) 249-4646.

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5 Ways The Elements Can Affect Your Roofing System

Mother Nature can take a toll on your roofing system. We try to stay one step ahead of Mother Nature as much as possible, making sure the elements don’t severely damage your roofing system and thus your business. Of course, the team at Just Leaks will be there to ensure your commercial or industrial roofing system is in tip-top shape.

  • Both warm and cold weather can affect your roofing system. Warm weather causes your roofing system to expand, while cold weather causes your roof to contract.
    Older roofing systems can crack as cold weather temperatures begin to heat up, causing major leaking in your older roofing system.
  • When water gets underneath roofing materials, it can seep below the roof deck and cause your roofing system to rot. This extra moisture can cause mildew and possibly damage your electrical systems, if left unattended.
  • High winds can cause significant damage to your building structure, so your roofing system needs to be strong enough to withstand high winds.
  • Hail doesn’t just affect your roofing system. These pesky pebbles, so to speak, can affect your walls, support structures, and outdoor-mounted equipment. Hail can puncture your roof by creating water build-up and damaging your roofing system’s flashings and fasteners.

As you can see, the elements can certainly take a toll on your roofing system. To make sure your roofing system can withstand whatever Mother Nature throws your way, please give us a call at (408) 249-4646.

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New Year’s Resolution — Solar Panels for Your Commercial or Industrial Roofing System

Happy New Year’s from the team at Just Leaks! We wish you a safe, happy, and healthy New Year! If you are struggling to figure out your New Year Resolutions for the next year, we are here to help. An excellent way to start the decade off right would be solar panels for your commercial or industrial roofing system. 

Here are some benefits of installing solar panels on your commercial industrial roofing system. Not only do they benefit your business, but they benefit the environment too: 

  1. Solar panels will help lower your electricity bills, as they often generate more electricity than your operation consumes. Even if we are dealing with a foggy day in the Bay area days, your solar panels are still being effective. 
  2. The installation of solar panels can result in tax breaks. You can expect to pay off the installation and equipment costs of solar panels within five to ten years with the various tax breaks for the installation of solar panels on commercial or industrial roofing systems. 
  3. Solar panels little to no maintenance, so you don’t have to worry about keeping your solar panels up and running. 
  4. Solar energy is an alternative source of energy that is both safe and affordable. What more could you ask for? 
  5. 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. With solar panels, you are looking toward the future — a hallmark of an excellent New Year’s Resolution. 

The team at Just Leaks roofing can help you get started! For a free estimate for your commercial or industrial roofing system, please give us a call at (408) 249-4646.

 

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