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Cost Comparison to Save You Money

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

 

It’s December, and we all know what that means. ‘Tis the season…for spending. A lot. But don’t set your home on the back burner. It needs some Christmas cheer too, and Rhino Shield has the perfect, cost saving solution for you.

Our exterior coating is the best in the business. It’s long lasting, and will save you money too! Basic latex and acrylic paints need to be repainted every three to seven years. That sure is pricey! Our exterior coating will keep your home looking fabulous for twenty five years.

Our exterior coating is unique. It contains high solid contents and binders, and has been applied to both industrial and commercial sites all around the world. Why not invest in this same amazing technology for your home?

Pricing for paint varies immensely with location. We’re seeing more and more cost increases, and less and less quality products. Paint is easily watered down. This causes cracking, peeling, and unwanted maintenance that Rhino Shield’s exterior coating avoids.

Let’s compare Rhino Shield’s exterior coating and paint:

Binders

Paint: Latex, Acrylic

Rhino Shield: Acrylic, Urethane, Elastomeric

Solids

Paint: Clay, Minerals

Rhino Shield: Ceramic Microspheres, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide

Solid Percentage

Paint: 30-35%

Rhino Shield: 60%

Primer

Paint: Basic Latex

Rhino Shield: Exclusive Adhesive Primer

Thickness

Paint: 1.5 dry mils per coat

Rhino Shield: 10 dry mils minimum

 

Cost is important to almost every home owner out there, and we understand that. It’s hard to give exact estimates. Every home is different. Costs can vary based on size, shape, and region as well.

Our coating is long lasting, and worth every penny. Up front, the numbers may look different than the cost of basic paint. In the long run though, our exterior coating will help decrease your costs as well as the petty maintenance that comes along with basic paint, all while increasing your home’s value and lightening your to do list!

We know the holiday season is both busy and pricey. Make the right decision for you and your home by giving the gift of Rhino Shield this Christmas!

 

The First Time Home Buyer’s Guide to Buying

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

Are you a first time home buyer? Are you stressed? Confused? Not sure what to do? You are not alone.

The housing market is on fire. But it’s a seller’s market, so buyers beware! Inventory is low, but demand is higher than ever. It’s not unusual for sellers to receive more than one offer. In fact, a single home in a seller’s market can receive upwards of seven to twelve offers. So where’s the best place to start? Here are several tips that can help you through the process of first time home buying. You can do this! We believe in you!

1.Figure Out What You Can Afford

You can do this by talking to a mortgage lender or using an affordability calculator, but always remember to aim low. Lenders usually provide you with a number that’s on the top end of your budget. Make sure you are comfortable with the number, and if possible, buy a home that still allows you to live your life the way you currently do. If you like to eat out several times a week, or travel the world often, make sure to buy a home at a price that allows you to maintain your lifestyle.

2. Figure Out the Best Loan Type for You

There are several different types of loans, which can make things confusing. Do your research, and figure out which type of loan is best for you. There are fixed-rate and adjustable-rate loans, each with their own advantages. There are conventional loans, as well as government-insured loans like FHA Loans, VA Loans, USDA Loans, and even First Time Home Buyer Loans.  Each loan has their positives and negatives, but there’s one out there that will fit your needs better than the rest. Take your time, and figure out which one that is.

3. Find the Best Rate

Shopping for a mortgage is similar to shopping for a new car. You have to shop around the find the best deal. Interest rates vary from lender to lender, and so do other fees like closing costs. We encourage buyers to get quotes from several different lenders. It can save you a great deal of money in the long run, especially when it comes to interest rates, because we all know interest is what costs us the most.

4. Don’t Empty Out Your Savings

It doesn’t matter if you buy a brand new home, a home that was previously owned, or a renovated flip project. There will inevitably be something that needs to be fixed, replaced, changed, or updated. In preparation for buying your first home, make sure to save not only enough money for a down payment, closing costs, and moving expenses, but for future home repairs as well.

5. Be Careful With Other Purchases

Once you’ve found a house, put in a offer, and your offer has been accepted, be careful with your credit! Don’t open any new lines of credit, take out an auto loan, or make abnormal or large purchases (like furniture or appliances). Wait until after closing to do this! It’s important to maintain your current credit as much as possible. The lender’s mortgage decision is based on your credit score as well as your debt-to-income ratio. Applying for credit can reduce your credit score. Getting a new loan, or adding to your monthly debt payments, will increase your debt-to-income ratio. None of that is good from a mortgage lender’s perspective.

6. Get the Best Home Owner’s Insurance for Your Home

Don’t underestimate how much your home or your personal belongings are worth! Your property’s appraisal is important, but that alone is not enough. Take into consideration any improvements you make, as well as the value of your appliances, furniture, clothing and electronics. Make sure to account for everything that would have to be replaced

7. Maintain Both the Interior and Exterior of Your Home

Homes require a lot of upkeep. Some tasks are more important than others, but it all adds to the value of your home. Houses don’t come with an owner’s manual, so it’s important to do research and find out what all needs to be done to keep your home looking and feeling its best! And Rhino Shield can help! Head over to our main page to find out why our coating will help keep your home’s exterior fresh and protected for the next 25 years!

 

We know home buying is stressful, but it should also be fun! Keep your head up, prepare, research, and enjoy your new 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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After

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!

Home Show Schedule for March Madness

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Home Show season is in full swing, and with Spring just around the corner, it’s time to get your home in tip top shape for the warmer weather. We have Home Shows happening all across the southeast this month. There’s no excuse not to go.

Chattanooga

The Tri-State Home Show is this weekend, March 2nd-4th at the Chattanooga Convention and Trade Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee. With over 500 booths, featuring products and services for new home construction, whole house renovations, flooring, bathrooms, kitchens, landscaping, remodeling and more, it’s impossible to walk away empty handed. And don’t forget to register to win some awesome prizes while you’re at it. Friday is senior day! Bring your photo ID for discounted admission prices. Children sixteen and under are FREE!

Hilton Head

The Sun City Annual Home and Garden Show will take place March 9th at the Bluffton from 10:00am-2:00pm and is open to all members of the Sun City Subdivision in Hilton Head. Stop by for some home decorating, and updating ideas.

Bluffton

March 16th-18th is the Low Country Home & Garden Show at the Buckwalter Recreation Center. The Home Show will feature hundreds of local home and garden pros, all in one location, who will provide guests the insight and inspiration needed to renovate, restore, decorate and landscape homes for the Spring and Summer! Admission is free and open to the public, so stop by and enjoy all it has to offer.

Atlanta

March 23rd-25th is the 40th Annual Spring Atlanta Home Show at the Cobb Galleria Center. Take advantage of the one-stop shop for everything you need for your home, inside and out. Talk face-to-face with over 350 participating companies. And don’t forget to enter to win the grand prize package that includes a 7 LED fixture outdoor lighting package as well as a Weston Stone Fire Pit Kit. Marietta’s own Red Hare Brewing Company will have a backyard beer garden, which we think is reason enough to stop by.

Rhino Shield will be at each of these exciting Home Shows. Stop by and see us, and head over to our main page for more information.

Home Show Excitement

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

It’s one of our favorite times of the year: home show season! And it’s in full swing. We have several upcoming home shows all across the southeast, starting this weekend, February 9th- 11th.

The North Atlanta Home Show, the largest home show in Gwinnett County, will be held at the Infinite Energy Center in Duluth, Georgia. This year is the show’s 21st anniversary, and they’ve expanded to include an outdoor living expo. Over 150 companies will be there to help with your home improvement needs, inside and out! And don’t miss Terrapin Beer Co. who will be offering beer samples throughout the show. Make sure to stop by Rhino Shield’s booth 829 for all your exterior painting needs.

If you’re in the Savannah area this weekend, make sure to stop by the 18th Annual Low Country Home and Garden Show at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center.  It starts at 2pm Friday and goes through Sunday, February 11th at 5pm. Regular admission for adults ages seventeen and up are $9. Seniors 65 and up, as well as retired military are $8. Children 16 and under, as well as active duty military are FREE. You won’t want to miss the rows and rows of home improvement ideas, from outdoor landscape and living areas, to indoor DIY projects, the Low Country Home and Garden Show has everything you’ll need to spruce up your home just in time for spring!

Rounding out February is the Dogwood Arts House & Garden Show February 16th-18th at the Knoxville Convention Center in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee. Shop hundreds of retailers and get expert advice on interior design, home improvement, gardening, and so much more. Over 300 exhibitors will offer innovative new ideas for your home and garden. With so much to do, it’s impossible for your family to get bored!

Rhino Shield can’t wait to see each of you at one of our upcoming home shows all across the southeast! There’s more to come, so keep checking back for updates.

 

Beautiful Savannah Homes Sport Rhino Shield Exterior

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Savannah’s exterior is easily one of the most picturesque cities in all of Georgia. It is filled with manicured parks, cobblestone streets, Spanish moss, and antebellum architecture. Historical brick and stucco homes line the streets. It’s a southern hide away that draws people from near and far.

It has low country cuisine that is out of this world, and a beautiful river walk that keeps visitors busy all day long. With several gorgeous walking trails, and countless historical sites, Savannah makes it easy for people to call it home.

146 thousand residents occupy Savannah, several of which have turned to Rhino Shield to help keep the exterior of their home looking fresh and new for 25 years.

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 brick, stucco, and vinyl sidings, all of which are popular in the Savannah area.

Weather you’re looking to do a bright white, beachy pastel, or classic neutral, Rhino Shield has it all. From pinks and blues to creams and taupes, we have the perfect color for any type of home!

If you’re in the Savannah area, and are looking for a long lasting exterior coating that’s different from an every day paint, look no further! Head over to our website for more information or give us a call today at 678-205-4500.

Transformation Advantages at Rhino Shield

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

Did you recently buy a home? Is it in need of a color transformation? Does it already have Rhino Shield’s long lasting coating? If so, you are in luck!

We can easily re-coat and transform your home with a fresh, new color scheme at a reduced cost. All it takes is reapplying the topcoat system, saving you money while making your house the home you always dreamed of!

The process is simple. It’s cost and time efficient, only taking one or two days to complete. Rhino Shield has a 25 year, transferable warranty,  guaranteeing the workmanship and quality of the Rhino Shield product.

The warranty restarts with a new color transformation. Your mind will rest easy for another 25 years, knowing your home’s exterior is in good hands.

And if there is any doubt in your mind, check out this incredible transformation below:

Before

Before the transformation. Before the transformation.

During

During the transformation.

After

After the transformation.

With Rhino Shield, the options are endless. Choose from neutrals like cream, white, beige, and brown. If you like bright and bold, choose a blue or yellow. Feeling beachy? We have pinks, purples, peaches, and greens. And head over to color visualizer to see what color will look best on your home! It’s easy and fun!

It’s amazing what a simple color change can do! If your home is in need of a transformation, contact us today. We’ll be happy to help!