Avoid San Francisco Roofing Issues With these Tips

Winter is on the way, and it will bring numerous elements that can place stress on Bay Area commercial roofing. The good news is that by following the steps below, you can care for your facility’s roof and keep it in good condition throughout the harshest of seasons.

Prioritize Inspections

Inspections are an important line of defense against roof damage. Travelers Insurance, for instance, recommends having your commercial roof inspected twice annually, with one inspection in the spring and another in the fall. It’s good to have a San Francisco roofing company perform inspections at those times for these reasons: In the spring, an inspection can identify lingering damage from the previous winter, and in the fall, it can identify needed preventative maintenance.

Responding to Harsh Weather

While regular, twice-yearly inspections are indeed key for keeping San Francisco commercial roofing in good shape, they’re not the only step needed for success. For example, a harsh storm may call for an additional inspection. Strong gusts of wind may tear roofing materials off, which in turn will only make the remaining materials more vulnerable to damage. Temperature swings can also damage a roof over time.

Be on the Lookout for Warning Signs

During winter, there are several warning signs that may signal your roof is in trouble. Those include the following.

Blocked roof drains can prevent water from escaping your roof. That’s a problem in any season, but during winter, undrained water can build up and freeze, accumulating a large amount of weight over time.
Icicles that hang from gutters are a sign of ice dams. They can contribute to the aforementioned problem of insufficient drainage. Additionally, ice dams can cause damage by themselves, in the form of harm to eaves, shingles, and other roof system components.
Snow buildup on a roof can become extremely heavy. Take steps to remove snow as soon as it is possible to do so safely.
On the inside of the building, watch out for leaks, and call a professional immediately if you notice any.

The Best Bay Area Roofing Company for The Job

To come up with a personalized winter care plan for your facility, don’t hesitate to work with a roofing company. Professionals can take your roof’s age, needs, and other factors into account, setting it up for a successful winter season. Ben’s Roofing, a San Francisco commercial roofing company, has consistently gained a reputation for being among the leading Bay Area industrial roofing companies. Get in touch by contacting us through our website here.

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Giraffes seen during safari in the Okavango Delta

Safety, security and assurance are all words you want to hear when your travel planning begins. What Covid-19 has highlighted is how vital these three components are to any well-crafted itinerary. Not always the glamorous side to planning an African adventure, but especially given our current travel environment, it is important that you travel with a company who is giving full attention to these areas. 

safe as a leopard and cub

Safe & secure in Africa, Photo Credit: Katharina Riebesel

Rhino Africa was founded on the principle that every single client is expertly looked after before, during and after their travel. Holidays, especially those to Africa, are for experiencing as much as possible, connecting with loved ones and trying to take in as much as you can in. We make sure we take care of all the details so every client experiences a perfect African holiday.

Travel Security during Covid-19 

The travel landscape has shifted through the Covid-19 pandemic and, at Rhino Africa, we have made sure that we are providing even more security for our travellers: going the extra mile so each holiday can be booked with confidence. 

These are the 3 reasons why travelling with Rhino Africa provides you with piece of mind: 

Increased flexibility with adjusted Covid-19 Terms & Conditions;
Comprehensive Covid-19 Travel Protection & Insurance Services;
Free Covid-19 testing for clients departing from South Africa.

Increased Flexibility in our Terms & Conditions

With Covid-19 thoroughly raining on our travel plans for 2020, it has given us the opportunity to amend our Terms & Conditions. We now offer 100% free cancellation with new bookings made before 31 Decembers 2020, with a travel date of March 2021 onwards. You may also cancel your trip 60 days prior to departure and get 100% of your deposit back! This guarantee is applicable to an inability to travel due to possible complications associated with Covid-19, such as travel bans and quarantine requirements which prevent travel from taking place.

Breakfast with giraffes at Giraffe Manor

Breakfast with a difference, Photo Credit: Giraffe Manor

Comprehensive Travel Protection and Insurance Services

Rhino Africa has partnered with the best in the business, Global Rescue, to make sure that all holiday investments are safe and secure. Global Rescue offers medical and security advisory and evacuation services. They have an exclusive partnership with the Johns Hopkins Emergency Medicine Division of Special Operations, in addition to partnerships with Elite Medical Group and Partners HealthCare, the Harvard Medical School affiliate.

With five operations centres in five countries, Global Rescue is staffed 24/7/365 by experienced nurses, critical care trained paramedics to assist members in any situation. With international travel being an uncertain landscape for the foreseeable future, ensuring you have travel protection is as important as booking the perfect safari lodge.

Lion Sands River Lodge is located in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve

The earthy hues of the luxurious exteriors of River Lodge.Photo Credit: Lion Sands River Lodge

Why do more than one million members trust Global Rescue? 

Medical and security advisory services; 
Emergency assistance 24/7/365; 
Medical and security evacuation services; 
Detailed destination reports and real-time event alerts; 
My Global Rescue Mobile AppSM; 
Access to travel insurance.

Learn more about Global Rescue’s travel services. 

What about Travel Insurance?

With some African countries specifying travel insurance as a prerequisite for entry, we have taken the hard work out of sourcing your own travel insurance and made it part of the booking process through Global Rescue. Travel insurance includes:

Up to $100 000 medical expense & emergency assistance cover;
Up to 150% of the trip cost reimbursed for unforeseen Trip Interruptions;  
Up to $100 000 cancelation cover including claims arising from Covid-19;
Cancelation for any reason benefit – up to 75% of non-refundable trip costs (upgrade)

Free Covid-19 Testing if departing from South Africa

A unique service for our Rhino Africa clients, this provides peace of mind when completing your trip and starting the process of getting back home. Our Travel Experts will arrange it all, making sure it is complete and your test results are returned to you before your departure date. For guests travelling outside of South Africa, our Travel Experts will also ensure that all appropriate testing is conducted accordingly. 

Morning sunrise in Cape Town with Table Mountain

The first rays of sunlight tinge clouds with red colours above the world famous Table Mountain in the Cape.

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Travel Protection & Travel Insurance

Is travel insurance worth it? 

This is a question we get asked a lot and our answer is always the same. Investing in comprehensive travel insurance makes absolute sense when travelling to Africa. With the ongoing travel uncertainties, having the confidence to book knowing you will be reimbursed should you not be able to travel, is worth the investment. Africa is generally considered a long-haul destination and as a rule of thumb, the longer it takes you to get to your destination, the more your trip needs travel insurance

What Covid-19 cover is included in Global Rescue Travel Insurance? 

Covid-19 is treated the same as any other illness, which might affect travel of any nature. This includes: 

Trip Cancellation 
Trip Interruption 
Accident & Sickness Medical Expense 

In short, you are covered for any Covid-19 related travel complication. 

Am I covered if I decide to travel against travel restrictions/advice?

Yes, assuming you are not committing a felony or crime by doing so. However, if the traveller incurs a loss as a direct result of an event which occurs prior to the travel insurance effective date, benefits would not be available. 

Does my policy cover me if I am diagnosed with Covid-19 whilst travelling overseas? 

Yes. Covid-19 is treated the same as any other sickness. 

Am I covered for cancellation if I am diagnosed with Covid-19 before I travel? 

Yes, but also fully depends on the plan option selected by the client. This can include trip cancellation, interruptions or accident and sickness medical expenses. 

Sunset in Africa

Sunsets in Africa – pure magic

For any further questions, our Travel Experts are always ready and eager to assist. Africa is open for travel and we can’t wait to welcome everyone back to Africa soon.

Original Source: blog.rhinoafrica.com