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.
Get Your Roof Wind Damage Estimate
High quality and workmanship!
The team at Rhino-Back Roofing provided exceptional service beginning with the claims process all the way through the installation. The professionalism and courtesy of the office staff, crew leads and supervisors was especially noticeable and appreciated. You will be pleased with the time taken by the company's owner to fully explain their standards of quality and workmanship.
"Best experience ever!"
Best experience ever! Mike was so thorough. Great product and made sure I understood the process. I couldn’t believe I went to work one morning and came home to a completed job! You would not have known they were there except for the beautiful new roof! Completely cleaned up. Would highly recommend them 100%!
Barbara N. - Silver Brook Ln., Granby, CT
Very professional and great to work with
Mike did a great job selecting the appropriate color tiles. The timeline of the project was laid out and all deadlines were met or exceeded. The new roof sections were seamlessly matched to the existing roof–the workmanship is excellent The cleanup was impeccable. The entire team was very professional and great to work with. I highly recommend Rhino Back.
Lois W. - Bayberry Hill Road, Avon, CT
No doubt we made the right decision
We highly recommend Rhino-Back Roofing! Mike Trouern-Trend and his team were fantastic. We had 3 other contractors look at our roof before choosing Rhino-Back, and we have no doubt we made the right decision! Part of our roof is a low pitch that was added onto the house- the roof installed on this part of the house was designed for a steeper pitch, and we had some leaking in the fall… Mike came over as a courtesy and helped us come up with a solution at that time, which got us through the winter with no issues. This spring, Rhino-back replaced our entire roofing system. Most of the house was shingles- we had a rubber roof installed on the low pitch section. Rhino-Back’s team was quick, courteous, and cleaned up after themselves…. not to mention the new roof looks great! They followed up to make sure the property was spotless and we were satisfied- which it was and we certainly were! Save yourself the headache of trying to find the right roofing contractor and call Rhino-back!
Koren M. - Lawton Drive, Simsbury, CT
Mike and his crew were professional, thorough, punctual and efficient.
Complete roof replacement on 1904 home in historic district. Cedar shakes under two layers of asphalt removed, complete new decking, ice and water shield, replaced flashing where needed. Complex job, lots of dormers and odd angles. Mike and his crew were professional, thorough, punctual and efficient. The whole thing finished on budget and on schedule. When we encountered an unanticipated situation, they worked with us to find an economical and effective solution. I felt like part of the process from start to finish. All aspects were explained thoroughly from the day of the estimate, which was much appreciated. They cleaned up the site very well when finished. They showed up,when they said they would, and finished when they said they would. All around a very positive experience.
Stephen J. - North Beacon Street, Hartford, CT
A truly amazing, unexpected experience!
A truly amazing, unexpected experience! Begins with a meeting by Mike, a review of your needs, and a professional quote of the work to be performed. Mike recites precisely what we should expect and, in detail, how it will occur. After speaking with a few other roofers, there was no question, this was the personable company to hire! Extremely professional workers who performed an impeccable job! After watching neighbors replacing their roof with other companies, these same neighbors replied personally to me how amazing this job was and could not believe it only took ONE day! I shared in their amazement as that aspect, although Mike said probably 1 day, was difficult to believe. I'm a believer now! If you're seeking a roofer, don't waste your time with others. THIS is the company to hire, hands down!
Terry F. - Alderman Lane, East Granby, CT
Excellent Job, Rhino-Back
Excellent! Mike (owner) and his crew (led by on site foreman, Caesar) reported to the job at the appointed time. They answered all my pre work questions and concerns and began work. They proceeded to strip the previous roof and replace the existing skylight in less than a day. I am so impressed with their workmanship and the results. Mike was back several times during the day to check on progress and address any possible complications. Stripping the original materials and dropping them in a designated area resulted in a spotless cleanup of a messy job. They were done in a day and when they left you could not tell that they were there, as my deck (drop area) was spotless. Their work has enhanced the value of my property at a very fair price.
Ed M. - West Mountain Road, Simsbury, 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.
Michael Gaul - Simsbury, CT
The total roofing experience with Rhino-Back roofing was exceptional.
The total roofing experience with Rhino-Back roofing was exceptional. All aspects of the job, from the beginning first home visit from Mike Trouern-Trend to evaluate the project, to the promptness of communication relating to the quoting of the project as well as the final installation were seamless. Progress reports on start dates, and timing came regularly from Mike, and Rhino-Back was able to come earlier than expected and completed the job in just a day and a half. The crew that did the actual installation was professional, courteous, and prompt. When they left the job after the first day, the yard was clear of debris and the unused materials were neatly stacked in the driveway. After completion of the job extra care was taken to look for stray scraps of shingles or nails that might had fallen through the tarps. I could not be more pleased with the roofing experience that Rhino-Back provided for my home. I recommend this company to anyone who is looking for a new roof or partial roof repair if they enjoy professional service, outstanding quality and reasonable pricing.
Michael M. - Nod Brook, Simsbury, CT
I would highly recommend Rhinoback for your next roofing project.
Rhino Back was one of the best contractors that I have worked with in a long time. Mike and Josh were very professional as well as there crew. The job was completed in one day, and they even sent someone back the following day to make sure that the cleanup was done to perfection. I received pricing from 4 other contractors and they fell in the middle. I would highly recommend Rhino Back for your next roofing project. Its was nice to work with a company that cares about there customers.
Steve G. - Candlewood Lane, East Granby, CT
Mike and his Team are wonderful
We had a great experience with Rhino Back Roofing from start to finish. Mike and his team are wonderful. Communication was great, install was quick and they did a great job cleaning up.
Angela C. - Lawton Drive, Simsbury, CT
Everything was perfect and done exactly as I was told
Everything went great from start to finish. Mike presented a professional explanation of what they would do and what materials they would use. The contract was written specifically showing exactly what Mike had indicated. When the time came for our roof to be done Josh and his crew showed up on time, I was walked around our house and told how they were going to protect the siding and landscaping. The work was completed the same day including cleanup. Everything was perfect and done exactly as I was told. I would highly recommend Rhino-Back roofing.
Bill N. - Garfield Road, West Hartford, CT
Efficient from the time we had our first meeting
Mike was efficient from the time we had our first meeting. He set all expectations and there were no surprises. From project time to dumpster drop off and pick up to clean up . This was a big job and it took 2 days. I was around for most of it and it was a pleasant experience! They all work very hard. Josh was supervising and did not miss a beat. He answered all questions. Marcos and his team were professional , respectful and extremely diligent. Mike runs a great company and treats his employees with respect. Looking forward to easier winters. Thank you for our new roof and skylights!!
Jennifer S. - Stratford Road, Farmington, 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
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
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 results are spectacular and it looks like a new home!
It was an absolute pleasure to work with Rhino Back Roofing from start to finish. Mike, Josh and the rest of the team are consummate professionals during every phase of the process. From the initial meeting, to the final cleanup, we experienced a sense of confidence that the job was being done right. The results are spectacular and it looks like a new home! Thank you Rhino Back!
Laurie K. - Stratford Road, West Hartford, 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
It was the quickest, cleanest job I’ve ever seen, and we couldn’t be happier with the way it came out.
Mike & Josh at Rhino-Back were outstanding to work with. We were closing on a home in Simsbury and discovered it needed a new roof. Mike went out to look the very next day to give an assessment – knowing that we were under a tight deadline with our close and with a snow storm on the way. He did an excellent job clearly explaining all of the work he was going to do, and kept in touch every step of the way. Josh was able to start and finish putting our roof on two days after we closed on the house and the day before the snow hit – it was the quickest, cleanest job I’ve ever seen, and we couldn’t be happier with the way it came out. We would definitely recommend Rhino-Back to anyone.
Kevin & Stephanie O. - Berkshire Way, Simsbury, CT
Never have I had a company so concerned for customers and their home.
We recently had the best experience ever with Rhino-Back Roofing! Who ever thought putting a roof on your house and spending tons of $$$ would be great??? We DO. Never have I had a company so concerned for customers and their home. The Rhino-Back guys were professional and courteous and so detail oriented. I did get a few estimates for our job and Rhino-Back fell in the middle, but from a customer service perspective it was above and beyond and worth so much more! Mike came out and spent over 45 minutes explaining the entire project and costs, Josh called the day before and discussed all the details, the job was completed in one day, and the follow-up and cleanup were perfect. We had some snafus in scheduling, dumpster removal, etc but every step of the way, the guys were in constant communication and calls were answered immediately and Josh even came over within 15 minutes to answer some questions. I highly, highly recommend this company as their level of quality and customer service is above and beyond the norm. Thanks Rhino-Back, we’ll recommend you always!