Recently, the team at Just Leaks investigated six roof leaks. After a thorough inspection performed by our team, we identified the source of the leaks. We located HVAC units with missing base flashings. We saw that roof flashing had, in fact, never been installed on the HVAC units. We quickly fixed the issue in order to prevent further damage. Our team applied gravel to the flood coat area to prep for flashings, along with installing cap sheet flashings that were tied to the roof. Upon our comprehensive inspection, we also located and repaired ruptured pipe joints.

After we completed the project, we sent our client photos capturing and detailing the repair process. We were thrilled to receive such wonderful feedback from our client. He praised us for our detailed description and explanation of our work, along with our ability to always be there for his roofing needs.

For each of our clients, like this one mentioned, we take pictures of our work and caption them with detailed explanations. We strive to ensure our customers know what is going on at all times, so they are completely aware of what work we are doing. We have attached some photos and descriptions as examples:

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Just Leaks provides tailored, experienced, and reliable roof service to commercial and industrial companies throughout San Jose and the surrounding communities. Because of our dedication to excellence and individualized attention, we are proud to have earned the reputation as the leading company in the bay area. To schedule an appointment for a free estimate, call Just Leaks at (408) 249-4646.

The world is anew with signs of spring, such as blooming flowers, budding leaves, and of course, spring showers. The saying goes “April showers bring May flowers,” so it’s time to figure out how these spring showers will affect the condition of our roof. The team at Just Leaks is here to help.

Your roof is your first line of defense of rain, wind, and hail. You rely on your roof to shield you against the downpour of Mother Nature. Unfortunately, even the smallest hole or crack in your roof can let water enter your commercial property. Also, during autumn, leaves are known to accumulate in your roof drains and gutters. Rain runoff can wash them off into your drainage system, and ultimately, clog your entire system. When your draining system is clogged, it can truncate your insulation or even end up damaging your roof deck.

In order to prevent against the effects of spring showers, we recommend routine roof annual cleaning and repair. Not only is spring known spring showers, but it is also known for the term “spring cleaning.” It is the perfect time to have your commercial roof cleaned and repaired, if repaired. Our crew will clean your entire roof of debris. We thoroughly inspect and clean your drains, overflows, and downspouts. Next, we will walk your entire commercial roof to inspect and repair any issues.

Just Leaks provides tailored, experienced, and reliable roof service to commercial and industrial companies throughout San Jose and the surrounding communities. Our crew will thoroughly inspect your roof to ensure it is ready to withstand the upcoming spring showers. To schedule an appointment for a free estimate, call Just Leaks at (408) 249-4646.

It can be a challenge to find the right roof for your commercial building. It gets even more challenging when you are searching for an eco-friendly roof. How do you choose which eco-friendly option is right for you and your business? The team at Just Leaks has compiled a list of eco-friendly options for you to consider:

  • Cool roof: Cool roofs are also known as white roofs. Due to the roofs’ high solar reflective, the temperature inside your building will stay much cooler, compared to a building equipped with a darker roof. Because of less heat in your building, you will be able to keep the cost and usage of your energy down.
  • Metal roof: Metal roofs have the same advantages as a cool roof. They are lighter in color and are able to reflect heat. Because they are extremely durable, they can withstand severe weather, such as heavy wind or rain. Metal roofs are also made with recycled materials.
  • Solar roof: With a solar roof, you basically possess your own independent source of energy, and this source of energy is reliable. Fortunately, we have access to excellent weather predictions, which allows us to prepare for interruptions. Solar roof shingles can also be integrated into your roof’s original design. They come in several different styles from a variety of manufacturers.

Just Leaks provides tailored, experienced, and reliable roof service to commercial and industrial companies throughout San Jose and the surrounding communities. We will find an eco- friendly roof tailored to your individual needs.To schedule an appointment for a free estimate, call Just Leaks at (408) 249-4646.

Just Leaks is an industrial roof service company serving the bay area. We have earned the reputation as the leading roofing company in San Jose and the surrounding communities, but what exactly makes us special and unique? Why do companies continually choose Just Leaks for all their roofing needs?

Just Leaks provides roofing repair and service tailored to the specific needs of each one of our clients. No roof is the same, so we make sure the service you receive is specialized and individualized to the needs of your business and roof. Because we have a wide range of clients in both the public and private sector, we are experienced in each aspect of roofing, including maintenance, repair, and replacement.

We are fortunate to licensed as both a General Contractor and Roofing Contractor. These licenses allow us to perform services without involving any other contractors. We are able to quickly identify, troubleshoot, and solve your roofing problem.

If a roof is properly cared for, leaks, typically, don’t happen. However, if they do, Just Leaks is the one to call. We are just a phone call away, and we provide 24-hour emergency leak service to clients throughout the bay area. You can rely on us during a crisis.

Just Leaks provides tailored, experienced, and reliable roof service to commercial and industrial companies throughout San Jose and the surrounding communities. Because of our dedication to excellence and individualized attention, we are proud to have earned the reputation as the leading company in the bay area. To schedule an appointment for a free estimate, call Just Leaks at (408) 249-4646.

The New Year is here, and you may be thinking: out with the old and in with the new. The question is: does this saying apply to my roof? The team at Just Leaks Roofing is here to help you decide if you need just roof repair or a complete new roof.

The answer to this question is far from simple. When deciding whether or not your commercial building needs a repair or replacement, we take several things into consideration, including the building’s function, climate, age of the roof, budget, and building code, to name a few. However, the first step to answering deciding on the status of your roof begins with a thorough assessment of your roof. From there, we will be able to discuss the state of your commercial roof and how to proceed.

During an assessment, we will thoroughly inspect your commercial roof. We will carefully analyze:

  • Water infiltration.
  • Interior and exterior damage.
  • Roof membrane movement and damage.
  • Deck and structure issues
  • Best options for you, your business, and your budget.

At first, there is no simple answer to whether or not your roof can be repaired or needs to be replaced. After thorough and detailed assessment of your roof, you will have a final answer. With the New Year upon us, you may need a new roof, or you may be able to hang onto to the past for just a little bit longer. Call Just Leaks today for a comprehensive roof inspection at 408-249-4646. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year.

Your commercial roof requires a skilled team to service, repair, and replace it. If your roof develops leaks or loses its structural integrity, you risk having damaged products and electronics, plus injured customers and employees.

When people think of roof repair for their commercial building, they often get anxious. Roof repair is not something the average building owner and property manager deals with every day, so their anxiety is caused by worry. Worry about what the roof repair will cost and how long the roof repair will take.

At Just Leaks, we have been repairing commercial roofs since the 1990s. Thanks to our vast experience with roof repair, we have found five interesting facts that will should help ease your concerns about roof repair costs.

Maintenance of your roof saves you insurance money. When you insure your commercial building, you can save money on your premiums if you can show a record of careful roof inspections. When you can prove that you’ve been maintaining your commercial roof by a professional team of experts, your rates will not likely climb when you file a roof damage claim.

Maintenance of your roof extends the lifespan of your roof. A properly installed, new, commercial roof can last 20 years or longer with regular maintenance. Maintenance includes cleaning off debris, annual inspections, and repairing smaller problems. Plan your annual budget to include regular roof maintenance.

When a leak or roof damage occurs, call Just Leaks first; then call your insurance agent. Insurance claims processing for commercial roofing repair is commonplace for the roofer, but you may be uncertain how to proceed. The Just Leaks team will help you by providing the key details for your claim and make the process as smooth as possible.

Save for a rainy day. If a leak develops in your commercial roof, Just Leaks can help you fix it right away. However, we encourage our property management and commercial building owner clients to have us do annual roof inspections. Annual inspections and routine repair will cost less than a complete tear-off and replacement. Build into your annual budget the small costs of annual inspections and anticipated minimal repair work.

Commercial roofs are not made of a single piece. Commercial roofs are made up of a series of membranes, which is a coordinated system, to prevent leaks and protect your business. A new commercial roof includes flashing, mechanical and chemical fastening, insulation, drainage and more.

We have only touched on the costs of commercial roofing and repair. If your commercial roof needs to be replaced, call on Just Leaks in San Jose for a comprehensive roof inspection. Only then can we fully determine your roof repair options and give you a legitimate estimate. Call Just Leaks today at 408-249-4646; available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year.

The Just Leaks Roofing team specializes in flat, industrial and commercial roofs. Many people who don’t know about commercial roofs assume that commercial and residential roofs are about the same. However, that is not accurate.

Commercial roofs are similar to residential roofs in that they have a life cycle, require maintenance, and do eventually wear out. But here are five things you should know specifically about commercial roofs:

  1. Commercial roofs cover larger square-footage, resulting in a need to be structurally stronger. Most commercial roofs have an HVAC tie-in on them, which means the roof needs to support the weight of a full-sized or multiple heating and air-conditioning units.
  2. Sheets of material used to cover flat or low-pitched roofs are known as membranes and the primary purpose of these membranes is to waterproof the roof area. There are different types of roofing systems and membranes, including AcryPly Polyester Membrane Systems, Spray Polyurethane Foam Systems, Built-up Capsheet Systems, and Metal Panel Roof Systems.
  3. The most common source of damage to industrial roofs is the heat generated by the sun, so to minimize this damage, many commercial flat roofs are white. White commercial roofs have a side benefit, which means the roof stays cooler, and the energy costs for the building owner during the summer months is typically lower.
  4. Flat, industrial roofs require annual maintenance. From removing accumulated leaves and tree branches and getting rid of pooling water, to inspections for leaks, commercial roofs need to be cleaned and maintained to protect the valuable electronics, equipment, products, and people working inside the building.
  5. Commercial roof replacement is less invasive for the people working inside the building, but it is an extensive process. The roof replacement of a flat, industrial roof is a long-term solution that will resolve all problematic roofing issues. But once the new roof has replaced the old one, it should last 20 years or more.

If you own a building with a flat, industrial roof, you can rest assured that Just Leaks has the experience, the suppliers, and the team that can service all your commercial roofing needs. If you would like an expert team to be your go-to roofer, contact Just Leaks in San Jose for a consultation. We will be happy to do an inspection and provide you an estimate for maintenance or repair. Call Just Leaks at 408-249-4646; available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year.

Autumn and Spring are optimal times to professionally clean your industrial flat roof. The reason? Cleaning your industrial roof at this time of year is a great time to inspect the roof and prepare it for the rainy season between October – February, and high temperatures in June – August.

When you have your commercial flat roof cleaned by Just Leaks, you can count on us to remove debris like tree branches, abandoned equipment or parts, leaves and trash remnants.

Sometimes flat, commercial roofs can get dirty when there are walls around the perimeter of the roof, as well as tall trees surrounding the building. If you want your roof to be clean and bright again so it can retain its reflectivity, the Just Leaks team will be happy to clean and inspect your roof. Not only do we have the tools, non-solvent cleaners, and the experience to properly clean the roof membrane, but we will also take photos of any areas that require repair or maintenance.

Fortunately, most flat, commercial roofs in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley do not get too dirty. Still, most roofs do acquire fallen leaves and trash that is blown on the roof from winds. A professional roof cleaning from Just Leaks will ensure that the drains will remain unclogged from debris, and there will be less risk of water pooling on the roof, which could develop into leaks and water damage.

Commercial roofs benefit in many ways after a professional cleaning, including:

  • Improved Membrane Performance
  • Improved Energy Savings
  • Visual Inspection of Membrane Condition
  • Faster Future Cleanings

If your roof is holding onto leaves and other debris, contact the Just Leaks team to get a roof cleaning estimate. Give us a call today at 408-249-4646.

September should be about Fall Maintenance for your commercial flat roof. This is a service we do once a year to get ready for the winter rains. Our property managers have reported back to us that Fall roof maintenance greatly reduces winter roof leaks and extends the service life of the existing roof system. At Just Leaks, we have never had a management firm stop maintenance once they start.

What does roof maintenance look like? Here is what Just Leaks recommends for Autumn Roof Maintenance:

  1. First, the drains and all areas of accumulated debris are swept clean.  Cleaning the roof in the Fall accomplishes three goals; exposing the roof membrane for inspection, removing debris, which can clog drains; minimizing the formation of mud, which stresses the underlying roof membrane and promotes weed growth.
  2. After the roof is clean, it is then inspected and all minor defects are repaired.  This is done by first walking the perimeter of the roof, paying special attention to the drains and perimeter wall flashings.  The entire field of the roof is then inspected by systematically walking the length of each width of capsheet.
  3. During this walk, the roof mechanic pulls a small cart with all the materials and tools necessary to repair the various defects (such as popped nails, fish mouths, small broken ridges, and blisters, mechanical damage, etc.) that are encountered.  The roof mechanic repairs each defect as it is found using the materials and technique appropriate for that repair.  Any foreign objects such as screws, nails, and stones are cleaned up at this time.

Here are photos of a roof maintenance project we recently completed:

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Even during a long drought, the commercial and industrial roofs in California require Autumn roof maintenance to prepare for the rainy season, regardless of the amount of rainfall. You can save yourself and your commercial tenants from leak damage if you take action in the Fall to do roof maintenance.

If you would like to be proactive and make sure your roof doesn’t leak anytime soon, contact the Just Leaks team for a consultation. We will be happy to provide you an estimate for Fall Roof Maintenance. Give us a call today at 408-249-4646.

When you manage or own a commercial or industrial building, the roofing materials you select can make a big impact on your energy costs, maintenance costs, and more. Just Leaks has been specializing in building, maintaining, and repairing commercial roofs since the 1990s. We have learned a thing or two about roofing materials and which one may be right for your industrial roof. Here are some of the new roofing systems Just Leaks builds for our clients in the San Francisco Bay Area.

AcryPly Polyester Membrane SystemsThe AcryPly Systems use Titex polyester roll fabric over the entire roof membrane. The fabric from the polyester roll holds the roof membrane together and gives the roof the flexibility it needs during extreme weather changes. Polyester rolls have the ability to support and help restore roofing membranes, extending the roofs life-span for many additional years.

Spray Polyurethane Foam SystemsSpray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) roofing provides excellent insulation and custom slope to avoid ponded water issues and improve water flow to drainage. SPF roofing systems require a roof coating to be applied over the foam in order to cover and protect the spray polyurethane foam from deteriorating due to the sun’s harmful UV rays. Topcoats are highly reflective, providing longevity and brightness with superior dirt pick up resistance and protection against biological attach such as algae.

Built-up Capsheet Systems — The fire-rated cap sheet roofing system is designed for use as a cap sheet over inorganic and organic built-up roofing systems. It may also be used as a heavy-duty venting type base sheet when installed mineral side down and either mechanically fastened or spot mopped over lightweight insulating concrete decks or existing smooth surfaced membranes.

Metal Panel Roof Systems — We offer a selection of metal roofing panels, both single skin and insulated, that can be utilized in several different industries, including standing seam, concealed fastener and exposed fastener panels.  

Sloped Roof Systems — Sloped roof systems include shingles that have ENERGY STAR® qualified solar reflectance and thermal emissivity requirements. They reflect solar energy and radiates heat far better than traditional roofing shingles, which mean they can reduce the roof’s temperature by as much as 20 percent in the summer.

As you can see, there are many roofing materials that could benefit your flat-roofed commercial building. To determine which roofing materials work best for your needs, budget, and location, contact the Just Leaks team for a consultation. Give us a call at 408-249-4646. We’ll be happy to help.

We know this is another HVAC installation – but it is the type of project the Just Leaks roofing team does very well. For those following our recent projects, Just Leaks hopes to get more HVAC installations and roofing projects from property managers and owners of commercial buildings throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

This HVAC installation was challenging, in that we had to install new 20 foot beams in place and re-frame the roof to structurally support a new HVAC unit. Fortunately, we were able to do all the work from the rooftop and not disrupt the occupants. Our client was delighted we were able to reframe the roof deck and install the new capsheet roof and flashings in just 3 days.

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The Just Leaks Team located the new HVAC position on the roof surface, and removed the existing capsheet area to access the underlying plywood and wood frame deck.

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The Just Leaks roofing team removed the plywood and insulation, installed new 20 foot beams, installed new curb framing, and reinstalled the insulation.

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Next, the Just Leaks team installed the new plywood roof deck, frame 4x curb leveler and installed the metal factory HVAC curb. Next, we installed the new capsheet roof over the new plywood deck.

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To wrap up the HVAC installation, Just Leaks tied new roofing into the existing capsheet roof, applied acrylic coating, and set the HVAC back into position.

If you have a roofing question or HVAC project for Just Leaks, we will be glad to help. Contact us for an estimate or consultation by calling 408-249-4646.

Sometimes the Just Leaks team will get a call from a homeowner who is interested in our help with a residential roof. Unfortunately, we have to refer the caller elsewhere because Just Leaks only services and repairs flat, commercial roofs. For those who are unfamiliar with the differences between commercial and residential roofs, here is a quick overview.

Commercial Roof vs. Residential Roof
A commercial roof is usually flat or low-sloped. A residential roof usually is pitched with higher slopes.
Commercial roofs have to be stronger, tougher, and more durable because flat roofs take in more weight due to snow, water, or any other debris that might be left on the roof. Residential roofs typically have less square footage to cover. The pitch of the residential roof helps shed show, water, and debris, so the roofing materials are not required to be as durable as commercial roofing materials.
Commercial roofs require more frequent inspections due to the higher square footage of cover. Residential roofs only occasionally require inspection.
The materials used for commercial roofing may include metal panels, asphalt shingles, or single-ply membranes. Residential roofs are typically much steeper and have numerous options for roofing materials, including heavy roof tiles and fireproof shingles.
Commercial roofing requires expert roofing services that are knowledge about various aspects including external piping, air flow systems, etc. Residential roofs typically do not have external devices, with the exception of solar panels, that require a different roofing skill set.

If you are the owner or property manager of a commercial building, you can rest easy knowing that Just Leaks can do a complete and reliable roof inspection or repair. To learn more about our commercial roof leak repair, commercial roof maintenance, or industrial roof waterproofing services, give us a call at 408-249-4646. We’ll be happy to help.