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Cost Analysis of Latex Paint and Vinyl Siding

Do It Right the First Time

Rhino Shield saves you time and money, proving to be a valuable and long term investment to protect your property! Rhino Shield ceramic coating is a durable, flexible, maintenance-free wall coating that is much more than paint. It is a 100% acrylic, waterborne, high-build formula that can help resist water penetration, keep some noise out, repel the sun's harsh rays, and help fight mold and mildew. Innovative technology combines elastomeric acrylic resins with urethane resins, resulting in a flexible yet tough surface that can take on just about anything. We call Rhino Shield an elasotomeric eurathane ceramic coating. It is designed to protect your home from the external elements. You still need to be proactive in checking your home for any potential water leaks from the roof, gutters, and the home shifting. Cleaning your home every year or two is also recommended.

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Painting Your Home’s Exterior

Rhino Shield is here to meet all your needs and services. We are a full service company. All our painting contractors are set up to handle everything from pressure washing, wood repairs, and prepping the home, to the final finished product. Every homeowner has different needs and budgets, and we want to help in whatever way makes the most sense, even if that means a traditional paint quote. If you have a historical home we can assist in guiding you on where to go for special wood repairs. We have a special product for coating metal roofs, and other speciality products that can help protect the project you are looking for. All our painting contractors are experienced in several areas, so if we don't know the answer, and they don't know the answer, we go find the answer from our other experts.

When it comes to painting your home's exterior, it is something that should be done every 3-5 years depending upon the type of siding you have. If you have masonite/lp siding it should be done every 3 years, not less. The struggle most homeowners have is going through the cycle where paint looks good for awhile, but then they have to find a painter to come out and give bids, and then pay for it again in a few years. Yes, it costs less to paint, but in the long run it will cost you more than if you had used Rhino Shield.   

All our painting contractors are set to do almost any kind of repair, so that will save you time and headache from having to track down several individually specialized contractors. One thing to remeber is that we are a full service company, so we can also work on those decks, fences, and pergolas. We are always working within your budget, so, if necessary, we can apply traditional paint to areas such as porch ceilings, carports, and railings. We prefer to use Rhino Shield, but we also understand that you have to live and we will work within those means. In the case that Rhino Shield is just too expensive, we can use traditional paint, instead. We use Sherwin Williams, Benjamin Moore, Valspar, Porter, etc., and you get the peace of mind that a company that is insured is working on your home.

 

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Vinyl Siding Drawbacks

Vinyl had been a popular siding material and is still available. With vinyl siding you will never have to paint your house again but make sure the installers remove the old siding instead of just covering it up. Unlike wood or cedar, this durable plastic will not rot or flake. What are the drawbacks of vinyl siding that sales people don’t tell you?

1.  Health Concerns

Vinyl is made from a PVC (polyvinyl chloride) plastic resin, a material suspected to cause cancer. Although vinyl may be safe while it is on your home, some scientists believe that manufacturing and disposing vinyl is hazardous to our health and to the environment. Accidental fires in vinyl-sided buildings are more dangerous because vinyl produces toxic fumes when heated. In addition, doctors are reporting a high incidence of neurological damage, respiratory problems, liver and kidney failure, birth defects, and cancer among people who work in or live near factories where vinyl is produced.


To learn more about the ways vinyl siding impacts our health and the environment, watch the award-winning documentary film Blue Vinyl, available on DVD. Or, read what the environmental group Greenpeace has to say about vinyl. For an opposing viewpoint, read the arguments written by the Vinyl Institute.

2.  Durability

In extreme weather, vinyl siding is less durable than wood and masonry. Violent wind can get underneath the thin sheets of vinyl siding and lift a panel from the wall. Windblown debris and strong hail can puncture vinyl. Damage to a vinyl siding panel cannot be patched. You will need to replace the panel, and replacement color matching can be difficult.

Liquid vinyl coatings, which are sprayed on like paint, may prove to be more durable than vinyl panels. However, liquid vinyl coatings are difficult to apply correctly. Numerous problems have been reported.

3.  Maintenance

Unlike wood and masonry, vinyl siding presents its own breed of maintenance worries. Moisture trapped beneath the vinyl siding  accelerates rot, promotes mold and mildew, and invites insect infestations. Roof leaks, faulty gutters, or other sources of moisture should be repaired without delay. Vinyl siding may not be a wise option for an older home with a chronically damp cellar.

4.  Energy Conservation

Vinyl siding doesn’t insulate your walls as well as wood, so it won’t significantly lower your utility bill, even when used in conjunction with foam behind the panel. The shape of the vinyl panel itself will not allow a uniform fit of the foam insulation.

5.  Historic Preservation

No matter how closely vinyl resembles wood, any artificial siding will diminish the historic authenticity of an older home. In many cases, the original trim and ornamental details are covered or removed. In some installations, the original clapboard is completely removed or seriously damaged. Vinyl siding will always alter the overall texture and proportions of the house, changing the depth of moldings and replacing natural wood grain with factory-made embossed patterns. Wood that was used on these older homes is better than wood made today. It is almost petrified wood. We just have to remove the layers of paint products that have been used, which is something many people are unwilling to do. However, it gives you the best surface for Rhino Shield to be applied to. Our product is breathable so the surface continues to breathe.

6.  Property Values

For new construction in the United States, vinyl is becoming increasingly less common. Many home shoppers still perceive vinyl as a tacky shortcut or a cover-up for possible problems. Homes built before 1940 lose their historic appeal when their authentic siding is covered. Before you install vinyl over wood clapboard or cedar shingles, look closely at other homes in your neighborhood. In a neighborhood of historic homes or upscale houses constructed primarily of wood and masonry, adding vinyl siding can diminish a home’s appeal to potential buyers.

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