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Key Items to Look for When Buying a Home

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

Are you in the market for a new home? Whether you’re a first time home buyer, or one who has been around the block a time or two, here’s a list of key items to look for when searching for your next home.

Good Foundation

You want to make sure your future home is built on a solid foundation, literally and figuratively. It’s okay if there is some settling. However, if things are sinking, there’s a HUGE problem. That’s why you always have an inspection done. You never know what’s hiding underneath the shell of a home.

New Big Ticket Items

Homes are expensive, and there will always be little fixes that need to be taken care of, as well as maintenance to make sure your home stays in the best shape possible. It’s best to search for homes with newer Hot Water Heaters, Roofs, and HVAC units. Paint is an easy, and cheap fix. If your big ticket items are on the verge of dying, it’s going to cost you a pretty penny for replacement.

Long Lasting Siding

There are several different types of siding options out there including vinyl, wood, brick, stone, metal, and hardi plank siding. Certain options are better than others. Brick, as well as hardi plank siding are low maintenance sidings that are incredibly durable and long lasting. Both brick and hardi plank siding can be painted if exterior colors need a face lift.

Perks

There are several other things to look for when searching for a home that can add to its value, helping to keep cash in your pocket. Keep an eye out for homes with new, stainless steal appliances. Thermal pane windows are also an added benefit. They’re energy efficient, lowering your electric bill and keeping your home cooler in the summer. Wood flooring also adds value to a home, especially if they’re throughout the home or throughout the main level.

Property

It’s important to have a decent size lot. It’s rare these days, especially is suburban areas, but it adds immense value. Fenced in yards also add value. Families with dogs, and other pets, as well as children look specifically for homes with fenced in yards. It is great for resale, so keep that in mind.

Rhino Shield Exterior Coating

Rhino Shield’s exterior coating is ALWAYS an added bonus. It’s ceramic base works alongside of an adhesive sealing primer to insulate, resist algae, mold, and salt air. It also offers protection from fire and UV damage. The best part, is that Rhino Shield’s exterior coating lasts for 25 years! If that’s not a benefit, we don’t know what is.

Head over to our main page to find out more on Rhino Shield, and good luck in your search. We know you’ll find the perfect house to call a home!

Painted Brick Exterior Has Never Been More Popular

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

Painted brick is becoming more and more popular, and it’s obvious why! This fresh new look gives your home an updated and upscale vibe that regular brick lacks. It doesn’t matter if you have a four sided brick ranch, or a two story colonial. Painting it’s exterior is the perfect way to update a boring or outdated home.

It’s also a relatively easy process! And there are so many options. Paint your brick a dark grey or green to give it a more moody look. Or go with a white or cream for a more classic and clean feel. The possibilities are endless! Just look at the transformation.

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Regular painted brick needs to be repainted every 3-5 years, and requires a lot of maintenance. Rhino Shield’s exterior coating is ceramic, helping with heat penetration. This is especially important during the hot summer months in the South. Rhino Shield’s exterior coating will protect your home’s exterior while keeping your interior cool in the summer months, and toasty in the winter.

Rhino Shield truly can do it all. So if you’re thinking about redoing your brick exterior, contact us today! We’ll be happy to lay out the pros and cons of painted brick. Give us a call or visit our main page to find out more about our products. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Rhino Shield Georgia Sponsors Special Olympics’ Duck Pluck

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

Rhino Shield Georgia is excited to share their support for the Special Olympics at their 13th Annual Duck Pluck Atlanta event. We absolutely love supporting our local charities, and Special Olympics Atlanta is one of our favorites! This year, the event will take place at Post Chastain, August 10th at 1:00pm.

How to Participate

Each year, the Special Olympics Atlanta sets a goal for the community to adopt 10,000 yellow rubber duckies, raising money to provide meals, housing, and medals for athletes at their five State Games. On August 10th, all 10,000 ducks will take a swim in Post Chastain’s pool. Seven ducks will be “plucked” out for prizes. There are several ways to help raise money and join the cause!

Single Duck Adoptions

For just $5, individuals are able to adopt a single duck. This provides one meal for one athlete at the State Games.

Quack Pack

For $30, seven ducks will be adopted! This provides gold, silver, and bronze medals for one competition at State Games. (And you’ll even receive one souvenir junior duck in the mail.)

Mega Quack Pack

For $60, fourteen ducks will be adopted and helps provide two nights housing for four athletes at State Games.

Flock of Ducks

For $100, twenty two ducks will be adopted. This provides two nights housing and two meals for four athletes at State Games.

Golden Goose Pack

For $200, forty five ducks will be adopted! This provides two nights housing and two meals for EIGHT athletes at State Games.

Prizes

Donating not only helps an amazing cause, but also provides you an opportunity to win some amazing prizes including:

A two-night stay at the Mandarin Oriental in Atlanta

Two round-trip tickets on Spirit Airlines

A two-night stay at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort on St. Simons Island

A Dell laptop computer

$400 MasterCard gift card

$250 Macy’s gift card

$250 Waffle House gift card

 

Head over to Duck Pluck Atlanta to donate today, or join our team directly at https://www.duckrace.com/atlanta/teams/7430. We hope to see each of you on August 10th!

Coastal Homes Rock Rhino Shield Exterior Coating

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

The eastern coastal areas of Hilton Head, Bluffton, Beaufort, Savannah, and Sun City are packed with beauty. From historic homes in the heart of Savannah, to million dollar beach bungalows in Hilton Head, the east coast has it all! Including salt filled air and UV rays from the summer sun. This makes the east coast a prime location for Rhino Shield’s exterior coating.

The damp, salty air of the coast can make it difficult to maintain the exterior part of any home or building. But Rhino Shield’s exterior coating is a durable, flexible, low maintenance wall coating that helps resist water penetration. It’s perfect for coastal homes and can be used on hardi plank, stucco, vinyl, and even cedar planked homes, all of which are popular in these marshy coastal areas. Check out two of our most recent coastal home projects below!

Cedar Plank Home- Bloomingdale, Georgia

Stucco Home- Bluffton, South Carolina

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When your home is located on or near the beach, deterioration can occur 5-10 times faster than it would anywhere else. Rhino Shield’s exterior coating has a Class A fire rating, resists UV light, air pollution, mildew, and lowers the rate of corrosion caused from salt air moisture that occurs as a result of coastal weather conditions.

Rhino Shield can adhere to all common exterior surfaces and reflect over 90% of the sun’s rays. And as most of you coastal homeowners know, the sun near the ocean is powerful all year around. Rhino Shield is also environmentally friendly (low-VOC) and non-toxic. It even has a ceramic base which means it will never chip or flake like other paint products tend to do.

With hundreds of color options to choose from, the possibilities are endless. And no matter what the weather, Rhino Shield homes will continue looking great for 25 years! If you’re a coastal resident looking for a better option when it comes to your home’s exterior, give us a call today. You won’t be disappointed.

 

Commercial Projects Boast Beautiful Exteriors

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

Commercial projects may not be at the forefront of Rhino Shield’s advertisements, social media posts, or website, but it’s a huge part of our company. We put a tremendous amount of effort and work into our large projects, just as we do our small ones. We may not be able to do skyscrapers, but we can do just about anything else!

With our trusted work crews, and reputable products you can trust us to take on any job! From shopping centers, churches, banks, and schools, to businesses, manufacturing plants, apartments buildings and condos, we’re your go-to crew!

Delmar Gardens in Smyrna recently entrusted us to give the exterior of their building a facelift, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome!

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We recently finished up a commercial shopping center as well! Although the building didn’t undergo any major color changes, the fresh coat on the exterior of the building was much needed. It will help keep this area looking bright and new for the next 25 years.

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We couldn’t be more pleased with the commercial projects we’ve taken on over the last few years. They’ve all turned out incredibly well, and we’re looking forward to our next big project. Weather it’s big or small, we’re here for all of your exterior needs. Contact us today for a quote!

Curb Appeal and How Rhino Shield Can Give New Life to Your Home

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Curb appeal is one of the most important factors in selling a home, because well…first impressions are EVERYTHING. If a home’s exterior isn’t appealing, people’s desire to view the inside drops significantly, resulting in a tough sell for the homeowner. After all, a home’s exterior serves as a snapshot of it’s interior.

Here are a few hints to maintaining your home’s curb appeal:

  1. Rid your home’s exterior of clutter, trash, and junk.
  2. Pressure wash once a year. It will keep your home looking fresh and bright.
  3. Landscape. (Meaning mow your lawn, trim your hedges, and maybe add a flower box or two. They’re trendy…thank you Chip and Joanna Gaines.)
  4. Inspect your roof. Make sure it isn’t missing any shingles and give it a good cleaning now and then.
  5. As silly as it sounds, make your house numbers noticeable and simpatico with your home’s style.
  6. Keep your home’s entryway clean and cobweb free.
  7. Make sure your home is free of chipped paint, scratches, and cracks.
  8. Open up your blinds, and make sure your drapery goes just as well with your home’s exterior as they do it’s interior.
  9. Add a cute welcome mat and light fixture on the porch.
  10. And if all else fails, give your exterior a fresh coat of paint. Even better, give it Rhino Shield’s exterior coating!

We have long lasting colors that will stay fresh for years! Your home will be the best looking house on the block. With Rhino Shield,  you can’t go wrong!

 

With hundreds of colors to choose from, and a twenty five year guarantee, what do you have to lose? Give us a call today at 678) 205-4500 and give your home the curb appeal you’ve been longing for!

 

Rhino Shield Transformations

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Rhino Shield has been busy all across the country brightening, rejuvenating, and giving hundreds of home’s an exterior coating that will last for the next twenty five years. Our extraordinary coating product can be applied to stucco, hardiplank, masonite, LP, brick, block, or trim. The options are endless. Just look at the difference in this gorgeous cedar home in Dallas, Georgia.

Something that was once dark, worn, and slightly weathered from years of love by Mother Nature, was brought back to life with a simple color change and a coating unlike any other.

Rhino Shield by Georgia Coatings serves much of the Southeast including Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee. We are incredibly versatile and love a good challenge.With several projects going on at once, we’re always busy. Currently, Rhino Shield is working on a lead removal project in Athens, Georgia.

There’s a lot that goes into safely removing lead paint from the exterior of a home. Our client and crew’s well being is of the upmost importance to us here at Rhino Shield. Thorough preparation, meticulous attention to detail, and a safety oriented focus on the job site plays a crucial role in the success of a project. And things are rolling right along in Athens.

 

Once the lead paint is removed, we’ll be able to start applying our exterior coating, bringing this gorgeous colonial home back to life. Check back with us towards the end of the month for updates and after pictures of this uniquely picturesque home!

Rhino Shield is proud of the work we do and the transformations we create for homes all across Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee. If your home is in need of a transformation, give us a call. We’ll be happy to help!

Say Goodbye to Pollen

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Pollen season has finally come to an end and if you’re anything like us, we’re more than pleased to say goodbye to runny noses, sore throats, and itchy eyes. We can even take our car to get washed without worrying weather or not it will turn yellow again the next day!

What many of us fail to realize though, is that it’s not just people that are affected by pollen, it’s our homes too! Now is the perfect time to get out there and power wash your home. Powering washing should be done once a year to keep your home looking fresh and clean.

Power washing the surface of your home helps free it of dirt, mold, and mildew. It also helps get rid of tannin stains caused by surrounding trees, leaves, and sticks, as well as rubber marks from tires, oil, and irrigation rust. All these things can cause serious health risks for you and your family, so a yearly cleaning benefits you as much as it does your home.

Power washing helps maintain the value of your home, and in some cases can even increase the value of your property. It’s the easiest and most affordable way to maintain your home’s value for future sales. If you’re short on time, like so many of us are these days, check out the pressure washing services near you. Georgia has a ton of options including:

 

JPS Handyman

Oh Improvements & Painting

DA Kirkland Contracting

Dillard Construction

Proview Window Cleaning Services

Foreman Roofing and Repairs

M&C Pressure Washing

Russel Property Services

 

If you’re an existing customer, contact Rhino Shield for a quote on power washing and any questions you may have about cleaning the exterior of your home! We’ll be happy to help.

May Testimonials

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Good review, after good review have been pouring into the office over the last few months, and we are so excited to share some of those with you! Summer is here, as many of you can tell with the recent change in temperatures, and now is the time to spruce up your home for the summer outdoor weather, block parties, and cook outs. If you aren’t quite sure on what option to choose, continuing read, and we’re sure you’ll go with Rhino Shield!

Gerald Tully of Atlanta, Georgia recently gave us a five out of five rating in each of the ten categories listed on our ten question customer response survey. The ten questions are as follows:

  1. Were you satisfied with the time/dates available when scheduling your estimate appointment?
  2. Was your Rhino Shield by Georgia Coatings, Inc. representative courteous & knowledgeable?
  3. If you chose to utilize our financial loan services, did you feel you were given information in a timely manner?
  4. Did you feel that you were updated on a regular basis regarding the installation of your Ceramic Coating System?
  5. Did you feel that the crew members working on your home were courteous & dependable?
  6. Did the crew members properly clean up after completion of work?
  7. When calling our main office, were you treated in a friendly & helpful manner?
  8. How would you rate your over-all experience with Rhino Shield by Georgia Coatings, & your Ceramic Coating System?
  9. How would you rate the new appearance of your home?
  10. Would you recommend the Rhino Shield Ceramic Coating System to your family and/or friends?

Mr. Tully also said, “We are extremely pleased with all aspects of work. Prep was thorough and the finished coating is beautiful.”

James Moorehead of Atlanta, Georgia also gave us all fives, saying “Our home looks fantastic! Although we chose the same colors, it’s so much brighter and fresher looking. We’re looking forward to seeing a break in our electric bills.”

Rhino Shield prides itself on high quality products, and high quality customer service. We want our customers to feel confident in their decision to choose Rhino Shield, and as more good reviews roll in, we’re confident we’re succeeding. If your home is in need of some tender loving care, let us help! Head over to our home page, or give us a call today. We can’t wait to make you our next satisfied customer!

 

Military Appreciation Day

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Here at Rhino Shield, we love all of our members of the United States Armed Forces. From the Army and Marine Corps, to the Navy, Air Force, and National Guard, we are happy to support all those who serve and have served this amazing country. When our clients do the same, we can’t help but share!

This year on May 20th, the great City of Walthourville will be hosting their 8th Annual Military Appreciation Day Celebration. Beginning at 9am, Military Appreciation Day will kick off at City Hall with a parade to Johnnie Frazier Park. Food, fun, and several different activities will follow throughout the day.

We invite all of our Georgia clients, past and present, especially those in the Richmond Hill, Savannah, Hinesville, and Midway areas, to stop by the City of Walthourville for this fun filled, celebratory day. And while you’re there, check out City Hall located at 222 Busbee Road next to the Volunteer Fire Department, coated by yours truly!

Rhino Shield is happy to support our military, their families, and our clients who serve or have served. To all the active duty and veterans out there, you can never be celebrated enough. We are forever thankful for your service and sacrifice! We hope to see each and every one of you on May 2oth!