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Spring Showers: What The Rain Means For Your Roofing System

We can’t wait for Spring! We are looking forward to seeing the sun shining, the flowers blooming, and the skies turning bloom, but before the world is completely with Spring again, we have to get past those notorious spring showers. We have all heard of the saying, “April showers bring May flowers.” The team at Just Leaks is ready for rainy season, but are you?

Your commercial or industrial roofing system is one of the most expensive systems on your building. It is important to a roof maintenance plan to reduce the likelihood of leaks. This way, you can minimize the impact of heavy rains on your roofing system. During any spring shower, usually, gallons of water are running across your roof. If your roofing system has a low slope, it is essential that this water drains and evacuates as soon as possible. If you notice water overflowing or running down any walls, contact our team right away for 24-hour emergency leak repairs.

When a roof is properly cared for, leaks during the rainy season are usually not a problem. Just Leaks promotes proactive maintenance to minimize roof leaks and to secure the longevity of your roofing system. Our favorite motto is “maintenance preserves!.” Unfortunately, roof leaks do happen, and when they do, our clients trust our team to take care of the problem quickly, which is why we offer 24-hour emergency leak repairs. We aim to be there when you need us the most.

With spring officially here, it is critical to make sure you are ready for those April showers. Just Leaks provides tailored, experienced, and reliable roofing service to commercial and industrial operations throughout San Jose and the SF Bay Area. We are committed to repairing your roof quickly and accurately. Because of our diligence to our clients, we are proud to have earned the reputation as the leading roofing service in San Jose. To schedule an appointment for a free estimate or emergency, 24-hour leak repair, call Just Leaks at (408) 249-4646.

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DIY Roof Replacement vs. Professional Roofing Replacement

Both DIY roof replacement and professional roofing replacement have advantages, but one option clearly benefits your business more? Our team at Just Leaks is here to help answer the age-old question of whether DIY roof replacement is really worth it. We strongly believe a professional roofing replacement is the safer option.

It is always tempting to go the DIY route, having your building maintenance team handle it for you. You might be thinking of how much money you might save in the long-run. For example, if your business needs a new commercial or industrial roof installed by professionals, you might balk at the price and quickly return to the DIY roof replacement option. However, if you decide to DIY, you will most likely find yourself running into various problems, including spending more money than you originally planned.

Here are five reasons how doing the roof replacement yourself for your commercial and industrial roofing system could create more problems for your business:

  1. Your team might skip an essential step that is vital to ensuring the reliability of your roof.
  2. To put it simply, our team has more experience in commercial and industrial roofing, and this unfamiliarity could jeopardize your entire building’s system.
  3. There might also be insurance issues, specifically if a problem arises during your DIY roof replacement.
  4. Our experience leads to efficient and effective roof replacement, which will save you money in the long-term, possibly even more than DIY roof replacement.
  5. Learn more about new commercial roofs here.

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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Ponding Water Explained

We have all heard the term “ponding water,” but what does it even mean? The team at Just Leaks is here to break it down for you. When you understand what ponding water is and what it means for your commercial or industrial roofing system, ponding water seems like less of a big deal, and you can easily keep an eye on your roofing system for any telltale signs.

Ponding water is any water that remains on your commercial or industrial roofing system for more than 48 hours. It may have been a rough couple of nights with rain, snow, or runoff, and you might wake up see that water has accumulated on your roofing system. If ponding water sits for too long, it can lead to these negative consequences:

  • Wear and tear on your roofing system’s structure.
  • Physical damage to your roof’s membrane.
  • Algae and vegetation will start to grow and take over.
  • Any dirt, debris, or contamination can begin to collect.

Each of these consequences, if not addressed, can lead to the deterioration and failure of your roofing system. Even the smallest amount of water can take a toll on your roofing system. However, the team at Just Leaks doesn’t want you to worry — instead, if you notice water accumulating on your roof, contact our team for a free estimate.

If you have any questions about your ponding water or believe ponding water affects your commercial or industrial roofing system, call Just Leaks at (408) 249-4646.

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New Year’s Resolution for Your Roofing System: Solar Panels

The team at Just Leaks would like to wish everyone a safe and happy New Year! We can’t believe how fast the year flew by, and we would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for continuing to choose us for all your commercial and industrial roofing systems. We hope to see you in the New Year!

Now is the perfect time to start thinking of your resolutions for 2021. Solar panel installation may be the right resolution for you and your business, as there are many benefits to installing solar panels on your commercial or industrial roofing system. Here are some benefits of solar energy for commercial buildings:

  1. Solar power is an excellent return on investment. We like to think of solar panel installation as an investment, not an expense.
  2. Solar panel installation will reduce your operating costs. We strongly believe the cost of installing solar panels will more than pay for itself over the lifespan of your solar panel system.
  3. You can easily predict your future energy bills. A commercial solar panel system will dramatically reduce your energy costs, and you will know exactly what to expect each month.
  4. You are eligible for tax credit and bonus depreciation when installing solar panels on your commercial or industrial roofing system, especially since we live in California.
  5. You will now be committed to green and clean energy. Not only is this good for the environment, but you will be sharing a positive message with your customers.
  6. Most importantly, commercial solar panels require little to no maintenance and are built to withstand rain, hail, snow, and any other elements you can think of.

If you are interested in learning about installing a solar energy system on your commercial or industrial building or would like to hear more about the financial benefits of this system, call Just Leaks at (408) 249-4646.

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A New Year means a new you, and perhaps a new roofing system? A solar energy system for your commercial or industrial roofing system is an excellent way to end 2020 and start 2021. The team at Just Leaks would be happy to discuss your options with you and go over the benefits of solar energy.

Why Just Leaks Solar Energy For Your Building…

  • Net Operating Income Is Immediately Increased
  • Average Payback: Under 5 Years
  • Over 40 Years Roofing & General Contractor Experience
  • Quality Craftsmanship
  • Trusted In-house Installation and Maintenance
    We Work With Today’s Top Tech Firms All Over The Bay Area
  • We coordinate the process from end to end.
  • All Plans and Engineering
  • Permits and PG&E Interconnections
  • Financing
  • Installation
  • Panel Level Monitoring System
  • Maintenance
  • 15 Year Warranty

Tip: The 26% tax credit reduces December 31. We recommend determining if your building is qualified today. This can be helpful when budget planning, especially if the roof requires replacement or upgrading now or in the next few years.

For a free, no-obligation savings quote, call Just Leaks at (408) 249-4646. Our team looks forward to making sure your commercial or industrial roofing system is ready for the New Year with a new solar energy system.

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End of the Year Reminder: Roof Leak Repair

Winter is here, which means we might be in store for some rainy days. The team at Just Leaks wants you and your commercial roofing system to be ready for whatever Mother Nature has in store for us. To get your roofing system ready, roof leak repair is essential, especially before we are in the midst of the stormy season.

Just Leaks promotes proactive maintenance to minimize roof leaks and to secure the longevity of your roofing system. Unfortunately, roof leaks do happen, and when they do, our clients trust our team to take care of the problem quickly.

During the rainy season, our crews are constantly on the move to keep our customers’ businesses running smoothly. Each team is trained and equipped to be prepared for the many challenges that various types of commercial roofs and industrial roofs will pose. A detailed accounting of each leak, including photos of the conditions and repairs, is included in our billing.

To schedule an appointment for roof leak repair, call Just Leaks at (408) 249-4646. Our team looks forward to making sure your commercial or industrial roofing system is ready for the New Year.

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End of the Year Reminder: Preventative Maintenance

It is almost 2021, and we couldn’t be more excited to see what 2021 holds for us. Before the New Year is here, the team at Just Leaks encourages you to contact our team for annual maintenance. Your industrial roofing system might need a little TLC before the year is over.

  • What does annual roofing maintenance look like, and why is it important?
    Longer Life – The deterioration of key components, such as drains and waterways, can cause roof system failure even though the majority of the roof membrane is still serviceable. By keeping the roof clean and maintained you allow the entire system to realize full maturity.
  • Fewer Leaks – Most roof membrane defects develop after the heat of the summer. These defects are quite apparent to our technicians well before the rainy season hits. Inspecting, repairing, and maintaining the roof minimizes roof leaks and maximizes the performance of the overall roof system.
  • Less Cost – it is far less expensive to repair any roof deck during a scheduled, Fairweather maintenance session as opposed to making repairs during an emergency call in the rain. By making repairs to defects before they leak, you also avoid the damage the infiltrating water can cause as well as disruption to your business activities. Regular maintenance means a longer service life which translates to less cost for that system on an annual basis. This community substantial savings for your facility’s budget.

To schedule an appointment for annual roofing maintenance, call Just Leaks at (408) 249-4646. Our team looks forward to making sure your commercial or industrial roofing system is ready for the New Year.

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Holidays Wishes From the Team at Just Leaks

The 2020 Just Leaks Roofing Crew

We can’t believe how fast the year went by! The holidays will soon be here, and we will be rushing around trying to get everything ready. In the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it is easy to forget about what the holidays are all about — to show our appreciation and gratitude for all our loved ones. It is the time of the year that we can connect and get together. 

For this blog post, the team at Just Leaks wants to show you just how much care and appreciate your support. Throughout the Bay Area, our clients mean the world to us — we wouldn’t be here without you, to put it simply. We consider you part of our extended family as we take the time to get to know you and understand your needs as a business owner. We go beyond just fixing your roofing system. We want you to rely on our team to be there when your commercial or industrial roofing system needs us the most! 

The team at Just Leaks wants you to stay and secure during the holiday season, especially as the temperatures start to drop. If you need us throughout the holiday season, we encourage you to reach out to our team, and we make sure your commercial or industrial roofing system is ready to go. 

Again, we just want to remind you how much we genuinely care for you, and we wish you a safe and healthy holiday! If your commercial or industrial roofing system needs maintenance, 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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Don’t Let Ponding Water Petrify You (Ponding Water Explained)

Commercial and industrial roofing systems are not designed to hold water. Even flat roofs are designed with a slope to ensure positive drainage. When your commercial or industrial roofing system has accumulated ponding water, it is most likely an indication your roofing system has a drainage problem.

Ponding water on your commercial or industrial roofing system can lead to:

  • Increased ultraviolet exposure, as the ponding water can essentially act as a magnifying glass on your roofing system.
  • Premature deterioration of the roof membrane, flashings, and coatings.
  • Damage any adhesives that might be used to do the field-fabricated single-ply laps, which might negatively impact the entire roofing system.
  • A build-up of insects, mold, or vegetation.
  • A collection of dirt could lead to mud cracking under the roofing system and plants or mold growth.
  • Overall structural damage to your roofing system, which in worst cases, could result in a roof collapse.

All these end-results of ponding water sound petrifying, but it doesn’t have to be with the team at Just Leaks. Roof maintenance is critical in ensuring your commercial or industrial roofing system will adequately drain water. Maintaining positive drainage is incredibly essential, especially since winter is just around the corner. We encourage you to contact Just Leaks, and we will make sure your roofing system is ready for whatever Mother Nature has in store. If your commercial or industrial roofing system needs maintenance, 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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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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