There are many weather events that can cause roof damage not the least of which is high winds. Storms any time of year may come with high winds which can lead to severe effects on roofs. When wind storms aren't accompanied by hail or excessive rain, many people don't give a second thought to their potential roof damage. However, these winds add severe pressure to roof shingles and often cause roof damage.
It's hard to always prevent roof damage from strong winds but a properly installed roof system is your best ally. A well constructed roof can resist wind damage, saving you money down the road.
These are key elements of a wind resistant roof:
- Secure Decking or Sheathing - The wood layer underneath your roof's shingles is critical to wind resistance. This layer is often made of plywood, or ledgerboard. Hire a professional roofer to ensure your roof sheathing is wind resistant.
- Roofing Materials - Even regions that don't often experience high winds may experience wind events. Choose roof materials based on their resistance to wind damage.
- In additon to wind damage to shingles, other elements could be effected. Ridge vents, flashing, and penetrations. All these roof elements need to be appropriately secured to resist wind damage.
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Fairly priced, knowledgeable, and willing to answer any and all questions.
This is a fantastic company to work with! They think of everything and are extremely attentive and approachable. The crew was fantastic and did a wonderful job on my roof - from set up to clean up. After getting quotes from multiple companies, Mike and his team were by far the best choice - fairly priced, knowledgeable, and willing to answer any and all questions.
Stephanie S. - Cherryfield Drive, West Hartford, CT
They were great. Came on time, finished quickly – earlier than expected. Very professional. Great owners and staff.
They were great. Came on time, finished quickly – earlier than expected. Very professional. Great owners and staff. Easy to contact. They called and kept us informed on every step of the project. A storm was coming in and they stayed late to make sure the project was finished so we would not have problems with leaks. They made sure to cleanup and the workmanship is wonderful. We have dealt with many contractors (fired a few) through the years and Rhino-Back roofing is the best. We would recommend them 100% percent. Great quality, workmanship and they made that we were happy.
Frank & Frances V. - Top View Drive, Simsbury, CT
The entire process from looking over my roof, the estimate, the setup, scheduling, and the actual roof replacement was handled professionally and expertly.
Recently I had my roof replaced by RHINO-BACK ROOFING. I am more than pleased at the way the roof came out. It is in my estimation a beautiful roof. The entire process from looking over my roof, the estimate, the setup, scheduling, and the actual roof replacement was handled professionally and expertly. Mike Trouern-Trend from Rhino-Back handled the entire job very professionally. He listened to my questions and concerns and handled everything in a courteous and timely manner. I would recommend Rhino-Back Roofing and Mike to anyone needing a roof replacement. In addition to replacing my roof he also replaced my sky-light in my attic. All the work was done to my complete satisfaction.
Bob R. - Davey Street, Simsbury, CT
I felt like I was making an informed decision
A new roof is a big ticket item and I sure am glad I got this one right. Mike and the entire Rhino-Back team have been outstanding! From the initial consult to signing on the line, I felt like I was making an informed decision. It was apparent that Mike wanted to educate me in the process and allow me to make my decision based on data, examples of materials and previous customer reviews. I strongly believe the price was fair for the quality, warranty and excellent customer service I received throughout the process. The installers were quick and clean. The project manager, Tim, kept me informed of scheduling and was a strong presence on install day, and Frank took care of final clean-up the following day. I hope this review helps the next person pondering the roofing decision. I have sound piece-of-mind with my decision to have selected Rhino-Back. Best Regards, Tony
Tony F. - Silkey Heights Drive, Granby, CT
Rhino-Back did a great job and I would definitely recommend them to anyone needing a roof replacement or any type of roof work!
The roofing project went great! Starting with the initial estimate, Mike, the owner, was very clear and enthusiastic in presenting his company and the shingle roofing system they use. His pricing was also very reasonable. He was flexible on the start date as he knew I was starting a new job soon and wanted to be home the day of the job. On that day, Josh, the project supervisor was here about a half hour earlier than the start time. He was friendly and easy to talk to and answered any last questions I had as he explained how the job would proceed. The roofing team arrived a little early and immediately got to work. It was really amazing how energetic and efficient his crew was. They were nonstop action from beginning to end aside from a well deserved lunch break and finished the job in one day. I was expecting it would take two days so was pleasantly surprised. They also cleaned up my property very well and Josh even stopped by the next day to do a more detailed cleanup of smaller material. Finally, Mike followed up with a phone call a few days after completion to see if I had any questions or concerns. Rhino-Back did a great job and I would definitely recommend them to anyone needing a roof replacement or any type of roof work!
John G. - Fox Den Road, Simsbury, CT
The job was completed by a talented crew and our new roof looks great. The cleanup was remarkable!
Great service from beginning to end. Mike gave a very complete explanation of all services to be performed and their prices were very competitive. The job was completed by a talented crew and our new roof looks great. The cleanup was remarkable! I recommend Rhino-Back Roofing without reservation.
Robin W. - Stony Corners Road, Avon, CT
I would recommend them to anyone who wants the best roofing products installed by a professional, accountable contractor.
Rhino-Back did an excellent job, on time and on budget. They completed the work in one day and did a thorough job of post installation cleanup, even coming back after the job to clean up screened in porch that had roof removal debris in hard to reach places. I would recommend them to anyone who wants the best roofing products installed by a professional, accountable contractor.
Charlie P. - Surry Circle, Simsbury, CT
The quality of the roof and the work is excellent
Everyone was very professional from the beginning of the process. The quality of the roof and the work is excellent. They came on time, and everything was done on the same day without any issues. Their customer service is excellent as well.
Alex Z. - Chevas Road, Avon, CT
We would highly recommend this Rhino Back crew to everyone
This is the first time I have been involved with hiring a firm for a big project. The roof is large with a high pitch and several sections. I was really nervous. I have to say the Mike (the owner) made this process so easy and it couldn't have been a better experience. Mike arrived promptly for our initial meeting . He presented himself in a professional, yet friendly manner. Our roofing project was described to us in great detail and he took great care in answering each and every one of our questions. Mike's passion for his job was evident. After selecting Rhino Back to do the job, we were pleased to see that the crew (supervised by Josh who was also great to work with) arrived on time each morning. Care was taken to protect our many plants and the clean-up process was very thorough. Our roof, gutters and skylights look great. We would highly recommend this Rhino Back crew to everyone.
Micky C. - Aster Place, Windsor, CT
Rhino-Back Roofing is a fantastic company and I can't say enough good things about them
Rhino-Back Roofing is a fantastic company and I can't say enough good things about them. I have a beautiful new roof and chimney as of today! Working with Mike is like working with your best friend! He's genuine, friendly, and honest and makes you feel at ease and comfortable. He really cares about getting you the best roof for the best price, and will do anything it takes! We interviewed several roofers and Mike's price was very competitive (actually I think it was the lowest bid even though he had the best Owens Corning materials and warranty). He was very patient with me when I had questions, explaining all my options and the pro's and con's of different methods. When I preferred adding a ridge vent and soffit vents rather than the roof top fan that he recommended, he gave me a price using both methods. I ultimately chose the ridge and soffit vents and his supervisor, Josh cut the soffit vents himself the day before installation. When I thought we needed a few more vents, Josh added 3 more on installation day at no additional charge!. Since a tree had damaged the back eave of the garage, Mike said he'd take care of that for us, and Josh replaced the plywood, back eave and gutter. Josh is an expert craftsman and the result is beautiful! My roof was leaking over my porch and when the tarp we installed failed, Mike pushed up my roof installation date to accommodate me and get the job done. Mike is very involved from start to finish and kept me informed every step of the way. Both he and Josh returned every phone call and text immediately or within a couple of hours. When I woke up on installation day and realized I hadn't asked Mike to include my shed roof, I asked Josh if he could possibly do the shed also. Since they'd ordered extra shingles, they had enough to do my shed and got that done too! The house, garage and shed were done in one day and Josh was on hand all day answering my questions and taking me for a walk around to see the work being done. The roofing crew were professional, courteous and very hard working on a very cold and windy day! I enjoyed talking to them from time to time and was amazed at the beautiful work they were doing. They made sure I had clear access to my doorways as I went in and out during the day, raking away leaves and nails for me. They did an amazing clean up job, even raking all the stubborn leaves from under my bushes along the house. It was like having a fall cleanup crew free of charge! When Josh inspected my chimney the day before installation, he said it would need a rebuild within the year. Since I'd taken out a low interest Energy Conservation Loan from Capital for Change, I wanted get the chimney done immediately in order to add the cost of the chimney rebuild to my loan, which would require completing new paperwork and a few days delay in payment to the roof crew. Mike was completely understanding, patient and helpful, getting me the new paperwork I needed for the loan. He quickly lined up a chimney mason and crew, and within 5 days of the roof installation, the chimney was done (today!). I highly recommend Rhino-Back Roofing with no reservations! Working with Mike was the best experience a girl (or woman with not roofing knowledge) could ask for. Choose Rhino-Back Roofing! You won't be disappointed!
Joanne D. - Arwood Road, Farmington, CT
Great company to do business with!
So thankful for the prompt assistance of Rhino-Back to replace our roof after a hail storm. They were professional and worked directly with my insurance company.
Gennie Busse - Farmview Lane, Granby, CT
"The nicest people to deal with!"
Exemplary workmanship, attention to detail and the nicest people to deal with! Mike and his team dealt with everything from beginning to end with expertise and persistence . The work ethic of the roofing crew was admirable and folks, this was not their first rodeo! We watched in awe as they worked together like a well oiled machine-We were left with a 1st class roofing installation and couldn’t be more pleased. Thank you everyone at Rhino-back. You are the best in the business.
Carolan - Granby, CT
Granby Roofing Project
My Fiance and I live in Granby, CT and had Rhino Back replace our garage and walkway roof recently. It went about as well as it could possibly go. While it was a struggle to get other roofers we contacted to even call us back, Mike and his crew contacted us within a 1/2 hour of our initial inquiry online and he personally came out to look at the job the next day. After we made a deposit and picked out a color the crew was out there in a week or so. We left for work and when we got back we had a new roof!! They left the area cleaner then it was before they got there. And now we have a roof thats good for the next 50 yrs and a no questions asked warranty that transfers to the next owner. We probably could have found someone cheaper and saved a couple hundred bucks, but for what we got and how easy it was, the money was totally worth it. Mike even sent us brownies and a christmas card for crying out loud!!!
Nathan L. - Zimmer Road, Granby, CT
Rhino-Back Roofing was professional from day one.
Rhino Back Roofing was professional from day one. We had several contractors come to our home to inspect our roof and give us estimates for a new roof. Mike did a very complete inspection – far more than the other representatives from other companies. When he was done, he provided us with a very clear estimate for his services. He helped us to understand the entire process and what to expect every step of the way. Despite the difficult spring weather, he was excellent about communicating with us about when he would come to complete the project. When he and his crew arrived, we were very impressed with their quality of work, attention to detail, and seamless teamwork to complete the roof in less than a full day. The crew members were incredible! We have lots of delicate landscaping around our home and we were very concerned about the damage that might occur. When they were done cleaning up, we were astonished to see that nothing was damaged. Removing two layers of shingles and plywood is certainly messy, but their clean up far exceeded my expectations. Mike even came by after the dumpster was removed and did a final clean up and inspection. We have yet to find a nail or shingle around our house. The quality of the roofing materials and the roof guarantee was far better than others offered; yet Mike’s prices were the same as the others. His communication and follow-through also far exceeded my expectations. The final cost was actually a little less than his estimate and we could not be happier with the new roof.
Heather & Sean C. - Lark Road, Simsbury, CT
I’m glad we went with Rhino-Back and would absolutely recommend them to friends.
We just had our roof done, and were very pleased with RhinoBack. Mike and his team were great to work with and followed through to make sure we were completely satisfied with the new roof – even after paid in full. They were very responsive and came back a couple of times to make sure they cleaned everything up (had to wait for the snow to melt on the ground). We got several quotes for our roof, but I’m glad we went with RhinoBack and would absolutely recommend them to friends.
Trey & Kim S. - Sunset Hill Road, Simsbury, CT
Rhino-Back Roofing was great. Mike spent a lot of time explaining the process and answering questions to put our mind at ease.
Rhino-Back Roofing was great. Mike spent a lot of time explaining the process and answering questions to put our mind at ease. He was a super nice person to work with and followed through on everything he said he would do. They were also very competitively priced and the products and workmanship were excellent. We would highly recommend Mike Trouern-Trend and Rhino-Back Roofing!
David & Ellen T. - Chestnut Hill Road, Simsbury, CT
I am a big fan of this family owned business.
I am a big fan of this family owned business. We just had our roof done by them. They were easy to work with, competitively priced and superior in their workmanship in every way. They were fast, clean, trustworthy and skilled. Can’t say enough what a great job they did. They showed up when they said they would. We had no headaches, no complaints.
Eliza F. - Shelley Drive, Granby, CT
Every aspect of the process went impeccably
Every aspect of the process went impeccably, from my first meeting with Mike to the time that the roof was completed. Mike carefully explained the complete process in full detail and everything went according to plan. His staff is kind and courteous and his team of installers is highly skilled and take great pride in their work. I would highly recommend Rhino-Back Roofing, to family, neighbors and friends. Please consider using them if you are in need of a roof. I assure you that you will be pleased you did.
Scott S. - Terrace Road, Simsbury, CT
Affordable and GREAT to work with.
Lisa Trouern-Trend and her husband Mike, own Rhino Back Roofing, a local family company. They did my roof in September and were affordable and GREAT to work with. We were in a similar situation and Mike walked us through all of our options. Highly recommend.
Jami H. - Bloomfield, CT
They know what they're doing!
Mike and team recently replaced our roof, a number of skylights and added a rubber roof on a low pitch addition. As we went through the quoting process, Mike outlined various options and came up with some creative solutions that were very competitive on pricing. I'm writing this one month later and the completed work is excellent. The actual install took a day and the team was organized, methodical and very respectful of our property. I highly recommend you consider this business for any of the related services they provide.