Category Archives: commercial roofs

How Just Leaks Can Support You (When Things Are Going Well)

Usually, we talk about how the weather might negatively affect your roof. San Jose gets a fair share of rain all year, and it’s essential to be cautious about leaks. But this August heat has us less worried and more inspired–with all of this summer sun beating down, it’s hard not to think about the benefits of solar panels on your commercial building.

Solar panels bring energy efficiency and cost savings to the table. 

If you’re trying to get your office building energy efficient, solar paneling is the way to go. It may seem like a lot at first, but you’ll recoup that initial investment over time. To fully consider the cost benefits of solar, you’ll think about:

  • Tax rebates and savings for installing solar panels.
  • A reduction in your energy bills.
  • The ability to market yourself as a green company (which is vital in 2022!). 

Not to mention, your solar panels will last longer than you expect. Solar panels have a very long lifespan—some as long as 50 years!—This means that once installed, you won’t have to worry about replacing them for quite some time. The initial cost is the cost, except for a bit of maintenance here and there.

Besides the money it saves, solar paneling your commercial office building will also help your business make an impact. Solar panels help reduce greenhouse gasses and other pollutants in the air by generating power from renewable sources rather than burning fossil fuels or mining coal like many traditional power plants do.

Just Leaks can help install your solar panels and guide you through the process!

So, if you’re looking for a way to save on your energy bills and help the environment simultaneously, then solar panels might be the solution. Solar panels can be installed in any office building, no matter what size or shape it might be…it’ll just take a little consulting on our end. If you are interested in learning about the various roofing systems or installing a solar system on your commercial or industrial building(s), call Just Leaks at (408) 249-4646 for an in-person consultation. Or visit us online at our website or our Facebook page

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Don’t Ignore a Problem with Your Roof

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Don’t Ignore a Problem with Your Roof

Have you ever heard the saying, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it?” This doesn’t exactly apply to your roof, unfortunately. 

When it comes to your roof, you should try to get to the problem and fix it long before it actually breaks. This can be the difference between a small, easy repair and a costly renovation. Your roof will show you signs that it’s struggling even before the flood gates open up. Before your leaf has a problematic leak, it will have some other problematic symptoms of a leak. You should be on the lookout for:

  • Leaks. Even small leaks turn into significant leaks. In fact, it’s almost more rare for a giant leak to come out of nowhere–typically, all leaks have a small leak in the beginning. 
  • Cracks. If you’re noticing cracks but no leaking, it may just be because you’re in a dry season. When the rain starts to pick up again, the cracks will likely begin leaking. 
  • Droopy ceilings. If you touch a part of your ceiling and it begins to jiggle, there’s only a little time left before it completely bursts!
  • Discoloration. This could mean many things, but typically it might mean water is gathering in one place on your roof, which will put pressure on that part of the structure. A discolored patch may be the first sign that something isn’t going well drainage wise. 

We don’t have to tell you that ignored problems just don’t go away, no matter how much we hope they do. Often, they actually come back more challenging to handle than they would have been before. We understand if you don’t have the time or resources to get your roof fixed today. However, make sure it’s on your list of priorities!

We’re more than happy to check out whatever drips or leaks are threatening the safety of your business. If you are interested in learning about the various roofing systems or installing a solar system on your commercial or industrial building(s), call Just Leaks at (408) 249-4646 for an in-person consultation. Or visit us online at our website or our Facebook page.

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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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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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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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Our Recent Work: Falcon EV Conversion & Our Biggest Solar Project

Every now and then, we love to share our most recent and exciting projects. Today, we celebrate two huge projects that make a huge difference for Just Leaks and the people we serve.

EV Falcon Conversion

Some of you are following us on Facebook and may have already seen the videos of how we converted our Falcon fleet into electric vehicles. Here’s what owner, Scott Siemer, had to say in his Facebook post:

It’s Alive – The E Falcon took it’s first roll on 10/8/2019. We got everything ironed out while it was on the rack so the test drive went off with no problem. With all the mechanical done – it is off to paint. Very excited!!


AC50 Motor with Curtis Controller.

14 – Tesla Smart Module 3wKh Batteries (42kWh total).

BMW 4-speed Transmission.

Elcon 2500 Charger with port where gas fill-up was.

With 42kWhs of energy, I am hoping for a 120-mile range. I have not pressed it yet to see what my 0-60 might be – but not expecting much more than the original. What is striking is the quiet and lightness of the vehicle! Hoping to make this my daily Solar System Inspection Vehicle!”

Take a look at the video of the EV Falcon in action!

It was a costly and time-consuming endeavor, but it was worth every penny! Why? Well, for two big reasons. First, we adore our vintage Falcon fleet, and it has been a longtime dream to convert them into electric vehicles. Secondly, we want to demonstrate our total commitment to facilitating the transition to sustainable and renewable energy and manufacturing practices. The Falcon EV conversions, as well as our all-electric service vans. are our way of showing that we are willing to go the extra mile (both literally and figuratively) at Just Leaks.

Solar Panel Installation

The other big project also ties in with our desire to protect Mother Earth, and that is our solar roof project. Check out this image of the solar panel installation at 150 River Oaks with 385kW!

This is a project we’ve been steadily focusing on for 2 years, and the commercial building owner is a valued customer of ours. When we proved that solar panels would drastically reduce the energy cost of the building, our client grew more and more confident that installing an array of solar panels was a smart move. Plus, there is a rebate incentive that the owner couldn’t pass up!

If you are interested in solar panels for your flat commercial roof, or if you’d like to see our EV Falcon up close and personal, let us know. Just Leaks can perform a thorough roof inspection to ensure your commercial or industrial roofing system is in pristine condition, free of leaks and pooling water, and is energy efficient, too. 

By the way, Autumn is the best time to schedule an appointment for us to provide roof maintenance before the Winter storms hit, so be sure to make an appointment sooner than later. We are honest and upfront about the condition of your roofing system, providing you with a report and 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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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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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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