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Why Rhino Shield is One of the Best Paint Companies for Exterior Paint

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Choosing the right exterior paint for your home is important. You want paint that will stand the test of time and look great. Rhino Shield is definitely one of the paint companies you should consider. Here’s why it just might be the right option.paint companies

1. Safe

When looking at various paint companies, you need to think about more than just how your home looks. You also need to think about the safety of the product you are choosing. Rhino Shield has a very low amount of VOCs. That stands for volatile organic compounds, and when inhaled, they can lead to cancer. If it gets on your skin while you’re painting, it’s also completely safe.

2. Encapsulates Lead

When you have our team of professionals apply Rhino Shield to your home, we also test for lead paint, and we take the time to safely remove it. Unfortunately, many paint companies don’t even test for lead, and that can be dangerous, especially if your existing paint is old.
That said, if you prefer to just apply Rhino Shield over your existing paint, it can encapsulate lead. Its thickness makes it safe to put over lead-based paint, and it holds in the lead so you don’t have to worry about it getting into the air and being inhaled by you, your family, your pets, or your neighbors.

3. Nonflammable

Annually, there are about 365,500 home fires in the United States—that’s the equivalent of 1,000 per day. These fires cause more than 2,500 deaths and over 11,000 injuries. To minimize your risk, it helps to choose the right paint companies, and Rhino Shield is nonflammable.
If you live in an area prone to wildfires, you may even qualify for a discount on your homeowner’s coverage. Rhino Shield’s class A fire and smoke rating resists these types of fires, and many home insurance companies offer special discounts as a result.

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4. Reduced Effects of Aging

Almost all exterior paint looks great right away, but the true test is whether or not the paint can withstand aging. Rhino Shield has been tested by BASF, a third-party company, and the paint excelled in regards to resisting the effects of aging.
BASF also tested Rhino Shield products for tensile strength, flexibility, breathability, and viscosity. This exterior paint excelled in all of those categories.

5. Multiple Colors and Custom Options

Safety and environmental friendliness is just one element to consider when choosing paint companies for your home. You also need to think about how it’s going to look. In addition to resisting aging as explained above, Rhino Shield also offers a huge range of colors.
You may even be able to customize your color, and you can use the online tool to visualize how different exterior paint colors will look on the outside of your home. You just upload a picture, choose a color, and test it out.

Now that you know why this is one of the best paint companies for exterior paint, it’s time to move forward. Contact Rhino Shield today, and learn more about getting this great product on your home.

Exterior House Painting Trends Throughout History

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

It’s common today to see a wide array of building materials and colors on residential homes when driving down the street. However, that wasn’t always the case.

If you are considering changing the look and/or color of your home’s facade, it can help to have some historical context for exterior house painting trends. This is particularly true if your home is considered to be historic.

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Colors (or a Lack Thereof)

Before the Revolutionary War, American homeowners did not use paint. Instead, the building materials themselves – white pine, white oak and white cedar, were both attractive and durable.

In the early 1800s, homeowners began using paints to color the exteriors of their homes, however these colors were usually limited to those derived from natural elements like colored clays, red iron oxide and lamp black. While there were some chemical-based blue and green colors available at this time, they were too expensive for the average homeowner. What’s more, the colors weren’t necessarily stable and could change.

In the mid-1850s, synthetic dyes and pigments were created. For the first time, regular homeowners had access to – and could afford – colored paint to change the look of their homes. Fast forward to the mid-late 20th century, when consumers could have specific paint colors mixed right in the store, giving homeowners the chance to have a custom color for the outside of their home.

Choosing House Painting Colors Based on House Style

If you are painting a house that was built before 1920 and want to use a white paint, consider instead using an off-white color, which is what would have been available to homeowners at that time.

If your home dates back to the latter part of the eighteenth century, you might consider house painting using earth tones and monochromatic schemes with your trim and siding. Colors available at that time were deep yellows, browns, grays, and reds.

Between about 1790 and 1840, homeowners favored off-white and cream colors for their homes’ exteriors, mimicking classic Roman and Greek themes. Homes from this period with shutters usually had a copper-based green paint, standing in sharp contrast to the home’s light color.

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Technology is Revolutionizing Exterior House Painting

Regardless of what color you want on the outside of your house, there’s a better way to get an attractive exterior today. Gone are the days of having to scrape and paint your house every few years to keep it looking nice.

Rhino Shield is a revolutionary product that is better than paint. In fact, homeowners who use Rhino Shield can go 25 years before having to paint their home again! Its application is not limited to wood siding, either. You can also use Rhino shield on brick, stucco, metal and vinyl surfaces to provide lasting protection.

When you choose Rhino Shield, you can count on prompt service, professional and experienced installers and skilled workmanship. To learn more about this versatile house painting product, contact your local office today at 877-678-2054, or request a free estimate online.

Stucco Siding

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

There are several different types of sidings, each with their own benefits. Those sidings range anywhere from wood and metal, including steel and aluminum, to vinyl, fiber cement, and stucco.

Stucco, however, has a very distinct look, one that we absolutely love here at Rhino Shield! It has a smooth surface, allowing you to add coloring to your cement coats, as well as artistic designs, mosaics and murals into your stucco walls before the cement dries. Stucco is incredibly versatile and can be as traditional or creative as you are!

On top of that, it has several benefits. Made up of Portland cement, sand, lime, and water, stucco offers a solid, durable, and seamless exterior for your home. Stucco offers a natural resistance to fire, lasting durability, and is incredibly low maintenance, which for most homeowners is a necessity! And it only costs about $6-$9 per square foot to install. Stucco is an incredible insulator of both warm and cool air, and it won’t ever rot out.

Unfortunately though, stucco can sometimes develop several hairline cracks. Our APS (Adhesive Primer Sealer) works great to fill in minor cracks. Our products work great to keep water out, and our ceramic coatings help with insulation, and long lasting results that are sure to satisfy our customers.

If you find larger cracks, stucco patch fill ins may be required. If your stucco home is bowing away from the house, if it sounds hollow, or contains large cracks or holes, a professional fix may be required. We have two great partners:

Jeff at Advanced Stucco- (770) 592-1597

Randall- (770) 480-6173

And remember, Rhino Shield Georgia is here to help with all of your exterior housing needs no matter what type of siding you have! Call us today for a quote!

April Home Shows

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

The busy Spring Home Show season is beginning to wind down. With just two Home Shows this month, you have no excuse to not make it out to at least one of them! You even have two weekends to recover before gearing up for the 2017 East Metro Home and Garden Expo on April 22nd.

Located at the Georgia International Horse Park’s Indoor Exhibition Center in Conyers, Georgia, the Home & Garden Expo admission is FREE, with a five dollar per vehicle parking fee. This Indoor Exhibition Center is even pet friendly so gather the family up, and don’t forget to pack the pup! There will be door prizes, interactive activities, and several vendors waiting to give you inspiration for your home.

If you aren’t able to make it out to Conyers, head down to Georgia’s beautiful coastal line for the Savannah Remodeling Expo at the Savannah Civic Center Friday, April 28th through Sunday, April 30th. You’ll have three days to connect with the local leading remodelers, builders, and design professionals as well as gain knowledge on how to make your home improvement project into a reality. Admission is also FREE, so you can’t get much better than that!

Summer is right around the corner and you want to make sure your home is in tip top shape for neighborhood parties, cookouts, and all things Summer. We’ll be there to help you with any needs you may have for the exterior of your home. Come out and see us! You won’t regret it! And use the ticket below for entry to the Savannah Home Show. Remember, both Home Shows are FREE admission! You can’t beat that!

Giving Back

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

At the start of the new year, we here at Rhino Shield talked about how giving back to local charities was a part of our New Year’s Resolution. And we’re sticking to it! One of our favorite local charities is the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. And although it’s a Catholic-based organization, volunteers don’t have to be Catholic to take part!

According the Society’s web page, “members of the Society of St.Vincent de Paul (or “Vincentians” ) are men and women who strive to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to individuals in need. We are young and old. Our members come in every shade of skin color. Some of us are wealthy, some are financially poor, but all of us are blessed with an awareness that our blessings (time, talent or treasure) are to be shared with our brothers and sisters in need.”

One Saturday out of each month, Rhino Shield employees volunteer their time at the St. Vincent de Paul Society, giving back to those in need. You can too! All you have to do is visit their website to find out how to volunteer, or donate to your local St. Vincent de Paul Society. They have drop off locations and thrift stores all across the United States. Simply shopping at a thrift store near you, can help those in your community get back on their feet.

The Saint Vincent de Paul Society has raised millions of dollars, with volunteers donating over ten million hours of community service to those in need. We’re proud to be a part of such an outstanding organization! What charity’s are your favorite? Because this one is one of ours.

Financing

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

It’s hard to believe that we’re already heading into March. It seems like Christmas was just yesterday, not only for us, but for our wallets too. Getting into the spirit of giving is easy, but sometimes it can be pretty difficult to recover from all the Winter holidays and festivities.

As Spring approaches, new expenses start to arise. And many times those expenses come in the form of home maintenance. Luckily, Rhino Shield has plenty of options for financing to make your life just a little bit easier!

When it comes to your finances, we want you to not only feel comfortable, but confident in your choice to choose Rhino Shield by Georgia Coatings. Because of that, we offer our customers three, six, and even twelve month same as cash options. These options include zero percent interest with approval. We also offer regular installment loans (subject to credit approval). And last but not least, we take the ever so popular credit card including Visa, Discover, Master Card, and American Express.

We know that life can be stressful sometimes. The most unexpected circumstances can come at the most unexpected times. Because of this unfortunately, our homes tend to fall to the back burner. Rhino Shield makes it easy for our customers to make their home a priority. After all, your home is most likely the biggest investment you’ll ever make.

Head over to our main webpage or give us a call at 877-678-2054 for financing questions. We’re here to help in any way that we can!

Welcome Our Newest Addition

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

On behalf of the entire Rhino Shield family, we would like to congratulate Brody and Melisa on their beautiful baby boy Traie! Traie was born ten weeks early, but is doing just fine. We ask that you keep this incredible family in your thoughts and prayers as their sweet boy grows. We are so excited for you both, and are proud to welcome him as our newest addition to the Rhino Shield family!

Rhino Shield by Georgia Coatings Continues Award Streak

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Each year the Rhino Shield Enterprise, made up of over thirty dealers covering all fifty states, hosts The Champion’s Trip for its top performing branches. To qualify for the trip, dealers must order enough product, and maintain a high volume of annual sales. Rhino Shield by Georgia Coatings has qualified for the trip every year for the last sixteen years since opening in 2009.

This year the trip was held in Montego Bay, Jamaica at the Hotel Rui Palace and we couldn’t have had a better time! After a long year of hard work, it was nice to enjoy a little fun in the sun, fellowship, and camaraderie with our fellow dealers all across the country.

Rhino Shield is an outstanding company that produces incredible products. We are honored to be a part of such an outstanding, reputable brand and even more humbled to have been named the number two volume producing Rhino Shield dealer in the country. What an accomplishment!

In addition, Rhino Shield by Georgia Coatings was awarded with both the 2016 Rhino Shield Gold Quality Award and the 2016 Rhino Shield Growth Award, two awards we have received every year since 2009. The Gold Quality Award, one given to only those branches who have maintained an A rating with both the Better Business Bureau and Angie’s List, is one award we are incredibly proud of.

Here at Rhino Shield, it is our goal to provide our customers with the best products and best customer service in the industry. We strive to make each year better than the one before! We are so excited to see what 2017 has in store for us and our amazing customers. If the exterior of your home is in need of a pick me up, give us a call. These awards really do speak for themselves!

 

Rhino Shield Cost Comparison

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Over the last several months we’ve noticed you, our customers, searching for the cost of Rhino Shield. Although it varies drastically from one home to another, we wanted to let you know that we’ve heard you and we’re here to give you the best answer possible!

There are several different products that go hand in hand with the exterior of your home. Among these are vinyl siding, paint, and coating products. Rhino Shield falls into the latter of the three. Each product varies in price point. Vinyl siding can be extremely costly, whereas paint products fall on the lower end of the spectrum. Rhino Shield’s price point lies somewhere in between.

Our average sized project usually has an interior square footage of approximately 2600 square feet. A complete exterior coating on these homes usually range from $10,000-18,000. This is subject to the design and layout of the home. Not every home is the same, which is why the cost can vary significantly. We understand that this can be a huge investment in your home’s exterior, but here at Rhino Shield, we provide our customers with the best products and customer service available. Our products offer benefits that our competitor’s products do not.

Rhino Shield has a proven product that resists fading and is safe for the environment. We even carry a 25-Year Warranty. Investing in our exterior coating prevents costly maintenance by eliminating the need to repaint. Not only does our coating make your home look refreshed, renewed, and absolutely stunning, it keeps it looking that way for years to come.

Rhino Shield Ceramic Coating is durable, flexible, and low maintenance. It resists water penetration, and can provide you and your home with insulation benefits. It can even alleviate the stress that comes from outside noise. Our coating provides fire resistance, UV blockers, mildewcides, and algeacides, aiding in the protection of you and your home.

Vinyl sidings can be extremely pricey, but Rhino Shield has managed to beat out nearly every vinyl siding estimate out there! Vinyl also has several drawbacks. It tends to dent easily, and absorb pigments, making panel replacement nearly impossible. Regular paint, while less expensive, tends to fade fast and peel easily. Rhino Shield adds value to your home, and keeps it looking fresh and new for twenty five years. We know that you won’t be disappointed with out products, so give us a call and get your estimate today!

Unique Color Schemes

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

There are 7.5 billion people in the world, and no two people are exactly the alike. We all have different personalities and different interests. Our favorite foods differ, favorite music, favorite television shows, and even favorite colors. We all have unique styles, especially when it comes to our homes.

In certain neighborhoods the exterior of the homes tend to resemble one another. They share similar features, and similar hues. Many times, homes in these types of neighborhoods, often those with HOA (Home Owner Associations), have certain rules and regulations residents must abide by. Where we see the real uniqueness in those types of neighborhoods is in the interior of the homes.

But luckily, in several neighborhoods, as well as free standing homes on extensive amounts of land, homeowners have to ability to show off their unique style even on their home’s exterior. We’ve had two creative home owners who have gone off the beaten path when it comes to colors, and the results are impressive. Both are incredibly happy with how things turned out, and we couldn’t be more excited for them!

As you can see, our first house was rather bland and ultimately quite standard, but the owners spruced it up with a splash of blue that has them swooning.

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The owners were so thrilled, they even called in to their local radio station to speak to Kimmer about the Rhino Shield product. Who would have known a little blue trim could go a long way!

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Our second client’s home went from dark and drab to bright and bold. This unique yellow is not one you often see, but boy does make a statement!

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If you have a unique style that you’d like Rhino Shield to help you with, give us a call today. We are always looking for exciting projects, and yours can be next!