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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!

 

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.

Before

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!

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

Bluffton Bluffton After Bluffton Before Bluffton Before

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.

 

Community Involvement Top Priority for Rhino Shield Georgia

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Community involvement is top priority for us at Rhino Shield. We love our city, our state, and all of the outstanding charitable organizations in it! What better way to show our love, than through charitable donations to these amazing organizations.

SMILE 5k

A few weeks back we sponsored and participated in St. Mary’s Independent Living Extensions’ S.M.I.L.E. 5k race. Along with the support of Saint John Newman Catholic Church, the organization was able to host its eighth 5k race and one mile fun run at the Lilburn City Park and Greenway Trail. St. Mary’s Independent Living Extensions (SMILE) is a nonprofit organization that provides supported living services to developmentally disabled  adults in the community. SMILE’s 5k race was a huge success, and we had a blast being a part of it.

SMILE 5k

A success and sweaty 5k race for SMILE.

Big Heart Hustle

June 9th will be our second major 5k race of the year supporting Camp Big Heart at the Big Heart Hustle. Camp Big Heart is a summer camp focusing exclusively on providing a camping experience for special needs children and adults. The Inaugural Big Heart Hustle 5K takes off  Sunday, June 10th at 8:00am. The course, located entirely within beautiful Brook Run Park in Dunwoody, Georgia is runner and walker friendly. Post-race activities include music, food, vendors, and a variety of kid friendly activities. 100% of the event proceeds go to support Camp Big Heart, providing needed supplies, equipment, and scholarships for campers who would not otherwise be able to attend.

Head over to the Camp Big Heart website for more information or to sign up for the big day! We can’t wait to see you all there. It is a wonderful cause for the community. Don’t miss out. And don’t forget to head to our Main Page to find more information on Rhino Shield and all of our great products.

April Showers Bring May Flowers and Mold

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

April has always been known for it’s heavy rain and cloudy days. This year has been no exception. We’re beyond ready for sunshine! Have we had a sunny weekend in the last two months?

Where there’s rain, there’s problems. An important part of maintaining your home’s exterior is protecting it from the outside elements. To keep it looking fresh and clean,  it’s important to take necessary steps to prevent unsightly bio growth including mold, mildew, and algae. Rhino Shield has the perfect products to help you maintain the beauty of your home’s exterior.

Mildew

Mildew is a thin whitish coating consisting of minute fungal hyphae, growing on plants or damp organic material such as paper or leather. Mildew is a very common focus that can be found almost anywhere that dampness occurs. For the most part, mildew can be clean be cleaned using mildew removers, or bleach.

Mold

A mold or mould is a fungus that grows in the form of multicellular filaments called hyphae. Mold is everywhere, both in the air and on varying surfaces. It thrives in moisture, and is often found in homes where leaks. Mold is commonly found in windows, or pipes, or on paper products, cardboard, ceiling tiles, and wood products. It can grow in dust, paints, wallpaper, insulation, drywall, carpet, fabric, and upholstery according to the CDC.

Algae

Algae is the simple nonflowering plant of a large group that includes the seaweeds and many single-celled forms. Algae contain chlorophyll but lack true stems, roots, leaves, and vascular tissue. They thrive in moist habitats. and can survive in a wide range of temperatures. They can be found in water or on land.

Most standard paints use a basic mildewcide. Rhino Shield uses a four prong approach to combat a wide range of mildew, fungi, and algae. In addition, inorganic additives such as zinc oxide (used in skin rash pastes) are used to provide long term effectiveness. Best of all Rhino Shield fights bio growth in an eco-friendly way! The biocides and additives are zero-VOC EPA registered agents. So say goodbye to mold, mildew, and algae! Head over to Rhino Shield’s 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!

Chattanooga Sidings and the Rhino Shield Difference

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Chattanooga, the fourth largest city in Tennessee, is known as the Scenic City. With beautiful mountain views, and picturesque scenery, it’s popular for its outdoor life and booming downtown area. It’s thriving, and people all across the United States are beginning to call the gorgeous city of Chattanooga home.

Chattanooga is one of our favorite cities here at Rhino Shield, and we’re pros when it comes to all the popular sidings within the region. This includes masonite siding, stucco, brick and hardie board.

Hardie Board

Hardie board has been around since we can remember, but its popularity comes and goes. Typically known for its low maintenance and long lasting durability, it can be found in just about any neighborhood in the Chattanooga area, including the one pictured below. This home’s siding was made up of every popular siding in the area including wood, lead paint, masonite, and hardie plank!

Most hardie board siding comes with a 50-year limited warranty. It is completely rot, fire, storm, and insect resistant. It even holds up well against the salt from the ocean. Color options are unlimited, so homeowners are able to be as traditional or as original as they please. If you’re not a fan of hardie board though, and prefer a different look, you still have several options.

Brick

Also popular within this area, is brick. Personally, we love the new trend of coating brick! You can’t go wrong with white. Even grey coatings on brick look fresh and up to date. Brick is incredibly low maintenance. It’s also weather resistant. There is no need to paint or perform the routine maintenance that is required by other sidings such as wood or vinyl.

Stucco

Stucco is an incredible insulator for both warm and cool air. It’s energy efficient and will save you boatloads on your monthly electric bill. Not to mention, its smooth, traditional look is second to none. Creativity is endless with stucco siding, and its innovation can’t be beat.

Masonite

Masonite siding, a lesser known but highly popular siding within the Chattanooga area, was first introduced for a low maintenance, low cost alternative to real wood siding. However, it’s durability fell short and it can no longer be found on the market. Here at Rhino Shield though, we’re willing to take on even the most difficult projects (for the most part), and that includes masonite!

So if you’re in the Chattanooga area and have any of the several sidings listed above on your home, or even ones that are not, give us a call. We’ll be happy to give you a quote for our long lasting coating that will give your home an amazing exterior for the next twenty five years or more!

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!