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Is Ceramic Coating Worth It?

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

When it comes to your home’s exterior, paint is no longer the only option. You may be thinking about Rhino Shield’s ceramic coating instead. Wondering if it’s worth it? Interested in learning about the cost advantages of ceramic coating over traditional exterior paint?

 

How Does Ceramic Coating Save You Money?

When you opt for Rhino Shield exterior coating, you don’t have to worry about repainting. The coating lasts for 25 years, and it comes with a warranty so you really don’t need to do any paint-related maintenance during that time period.

In contrast, with traditional exterior home paint, you have to pay for repainting every three to five years. During that time, you may also have to do touch ups. All of that adds up, but you avoid those expenses when you choose ceramic coating.

 

What Are the Benefits of Ceramic Coating?

In addition to saving you money on the cost of repainting, ceramic coating saves you money simply by offer a higher quality experience than traditional exterior paint. Rhino Shield coating doesn’t just add color to the outside of your home. It also gives your home an extra layer of protection. This multi-layered coating adds some extra insulation to your home, potentially saving you money in cooling and heating costs.

Its unique formula resists water penetration, helping to protect your home against water-based damage. On top of that, it contains additives that add fire resistance, kill mildew and algae, and blocks UV rays. All of those elements need to be factored in when you’re trying to figure out how ceramic coatings are cost effective.

 

How Does the Application Process Help?

Beyond the money-saving, cost-effective attributes of ceramic coating explained above, the application process also helps you to save money in the long run. At Georgia Coatings, we go through a number of steps in each and every application job. That ensures you get superior quality at affordable prices.

We don’t believe in just painting over issues. That’s why we start with a thorough inspection of your home and we do any necessary repairs. Then, we power wash the exterior so that no fungus gets trapped beneath the ceramic coating.

We sand and scrape so there aren’t bulky layers of old paint beneath the ceramic coating. If you have lead-based paint on your home, we can also take the necessary steps to mitigate that so it’s no longer a risk to you or your family.

 

Are There Additional Benefits to Ceramic Coating?

Rhino Shield can cost a little more upfront than traditional paint, but the long term benefits and cost savings more than make up for the difference. If you have an older home, Rhino Shield protects its intrinsic value. It’s the perfect choice for revitalizing old clapboard and bringing out the original texture and features of the home. Vinyl in contrast hides the original beauty of the home and may even bring down its value.

 

Ready to learn more? Then, contact us directly. At Georgia Coatings, we know that ceramic coating is worth it, and we’d love to tell you more about that. You can call us for an estimate or begin by playing with our color visualizer tool.

Home Painting Restoration with Rhino Shield Exterior Paint

Friday, October 6th, 2017

After the devastating effects of Hurricane Irma, many homeowners are rebuilding or mitigating damage. In particular, some residents need to repaint their homes. Rather than choosing traditional home painting, you may want to consider Rhino Shield.

Lasts for 25 Years

Normally, you need to repaint your home every three to seven years. With Rhino Shield, you don’t have to worry about home painting on that type of schedule. Instead, you go through the process once, and your home looks great for over a generation.

Worried that Rhino Shield won’t actually last that long? Luckily, it comes with a warranty. If anything happens within that time frame, you can look forward to free reapplication.

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Offers More Than Home Painting

When you opt to put Rhino Shield on your home, you get more than just home painting. You get a multi-layered level of protection on your home. The base layer protects your home from algae, mold, and salt. That can be essential when you live in a coastal area that gets hit by storms.

Another layer provides insulation and soundproofing. On top of that, you get a ceramic coating and UV-resistant layer that safeguards your color choice.

 

Comes in a Wide Range of Custom Colors

With Rhino Shield, you can choose any color of home painting you want. Need to match some colors from your existing home? That’s easy when you use the color visualizer tool. You can even upload a picture of your home, and play with different colors schemes to see what looks the best.

 

Saves Time and Money

Rhino Shield is an investment in your property. This 100% acrylic formula protects your home from water and other threats. It also saves you money on home painting in the future.

Additionally, our team handles many repairs as part of the process. We repair issues with wood siding, and if you have a historic home that needs special wood repairs, we can refer you to one of the specialists in our network. We offer free estimates so you can figure out exactly how much Rhino Shield can save you compared to traditional home painting methods.

 

Doesn’t Harm the Environment

When you opt for Rhino Shield, you don’t have to worry about any harmful effects to the environment. In addition to being durable and long lasting, it’s also a green, eco-friendly provider. Rhino Shield is non-toxic, it doesn’t emit a lot of odors like other types of paint, and it’s safe when it comes into contact with your skin.

If your current home’s exterior has lead paint, our specialists have the skills to paint over that or encapsulate it. You don’t have to hire special lead mitigation professionals. As we encapsulate the old lead paint rather than just painting over it, you also don’t need to be concerned about the lead resurfacing if something happens to the top coat.

 

If you are in need of home painting due to the effects of Hurricane Irma or for any other reason, reach out to us today. At Georgia Coatings, Inc, we provide home painting services to people throughout Georgia as well as parts of Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina.

Welcome Baby Jace!

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

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We are thrilled to welcome Joey and Christie’s new addition, sweet baby Jace, to the Rhino Shield family. Christie is back in the office today! Make sure to congratulate her on their new bundle of joy!

Curb Appeal & Landscaping Make all the Difference

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

By now, most of us know that a fresh coat of paint can do wonders for a home. We do it nearly every day here at Rhino Shield. But what makes those heads turn, you ask? Simple, it’s curb appeal and beautiful landscaping. If you’ve caught even a small glimpse of HGTV, you know exactly what we’re talking about. You should also know, we envy those homes just as much as you do. They’re gorgeous! Who could blame us?

Most of the homes you see on television are brand new and sport fresh, bright, and clean exteriors. A fresh coat of paint can go a long way. But it’s the home’s lines, landscape, and lovely curb appeal that really makes it stand out.

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Just look at this basic ranch style home. There’s really not a lot going on. The grass is brown, and the area lacks even the slightest bit of landscaping. You see very few, if any flowers or bushes. The handful that do exist are pushed up against the exterior of the home, breaking every rule of maintenance, as well as our hearts. These overgrown bushes are neglected, dead, and frankly pretty atrocious. So are all the weeds in the front yard. Pine straw is nonexistent, and so is any bit of bite in this property. Most people would drive past this house in a heartbeat. It sparked someone’s interest though, and that someone had an incredible vision.

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We were thrilled to work on this house, and even more excited to see the finished project! The green exterior coating brings an earthy, fresh feel to this home, and the splash of color on the front door brightens it up, drawing outsiders in! The beautiful pathway leads to a unique set of stairs, a cute front porch, and an even cuter pergola adding a hint of modern flare that younger, first time home buyers are looking for.  Fresh flowers, bushes, and plants make this home look well maintained, and stunningly beautiful. What a transformation!

Now we know what you’re thinking…that looks like a lot of work! And you may be right. The owners of this home spent a lot of time and effort sprucing up the place. So if you think this project is a bit overwhelming, that’s okay. There’s plenty of other options that require a lot less effort than this stunner.

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Just take a look at this log cabin! We were in awe of this recently finished project, and amazed by it’s curb appeal. It’s a real head turner. The simplicity of the hanging plants and well maintained bushes make this home a real rustic gem. Because sometimes, less is more!

Fall is just around the corner, which means cooler temperatures are on their way! Now is the time to get outside, water your lawn, your flowers, and any other plants before winter rolls around. Also, make sure to trim your hedges, pick some weeds, and maintain the outside of your home by keeping shrubbery away from any exterior siding. It may seem time consuming and expensive, but you’d be surprise at what simple maintenance, or even what a few simple hanging, or potted plants can do for your home.

But remember, it all starts with a fresh coat of paint, and that’s what Rhino Shield is here for!

Color Visualizer Up and Running

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

There are hundreds and thousands of colors in the world. And just about every one of them can be used to brighten up or tone down the exterior of your home. So how do you choose what color best suits you, your home, and your style for the next twenty five years? The answer is quite simple. It’s called Rhino Shield’s Color Visualizer and it’s up on our website NOW.

It’s as easy as one, two, three! All you have to do is go to our website, create an account, upload a picture of your home, and play, play, play! See what your home looks like painted cream, white, mocha, or grey. Heck, you can even see what it would look like painted pink, purple, green or blue. We have every major color available on the market to look at and pick through. Save the projects you like, and trash the ones you don’t.

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You can even look through Rhino Shield’s photo gallery to discover what’s available for your home. Rhino Shield has it all! From long lasting exterior coatings, to superior staining products. We’re your one stop shop for everything dealing with the exterior of your home.

If your home is in need of a refresher, but you’re hung up on colors, our Color Visualizer is perfect solution for you! Head over to our website and have some fun! It can’t hurt. It can only help!

Cedar Homes Bring Travelers to the Mountains

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Many times when we think of the mountains, we think of the crisp fall air, or the light snowfall of a cold December night. What we fail to realize is that summer months are prime time for mountain travel. With perfect weather, and endless outdoor activities, cabin fever can hit just about any time of year!

Over the years, we’ve had the opportunity to work on several gorgeous rustic mountain homes, freshening up or revamping their entire exterior. We’ve done this all while protecting the homes from frigid winter temperatures and outside elements that eat away at ordinary paint products!

One of our proudest projects is this mountain cabin that went from drab to dreamy overnight! It’s original color was dark and worn, but the new cedar toned coating brought this cabin back to life. Surrounded by gorgeous scenery, we think that wrap around porch is the perfect place to spend an evening basking in the beauty of the night sky, or sharing a morning cup of coffee with family and friends.

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It truly is amazing what a little color can do to a home. This dreary, worn down farmhouse appears to have doubled in size with its new white exterior. It’s cheerful, bright, and incredibly welcoming. And this look is guaranteed to last for the next twenty five years! Surrounded by acres of gorgeous land, this southern gem looks to be the perfect place for a peaceful weekend getaway. And lets face it, we all could use a break from the real world every once in a while.

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The best way to escape reality? This shabby chic cottage. With a touch of New England flare, this mountain home is truly unique, standing out amongst its neighbors. Its fresh new coating gave this home the splash of color it desperately needed to make a name for itself. And boy, did it do just that! Its warm undertones and charming style takes us back to the comfort of our childhood, when times were different, and life was a little bit more magical. This whimsical cottage is truly the perfect place to spend an evening outside, chasing the glow of firefly lights at dusk.

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This mountain home revampted its outdated exterior with a fresh updated cedar coating that’s durable, long lasting, and has become extremely popular in recent years. This cabin looks brand new, and makes a statement even from a mile away! With beautiful curb appeal, and fantastic mountain views, who would ever want to leave?

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From Blue Ridge to Blood Mountain, and Gatlinburg to Pigeon Forge, the North Georgia and Tennessee Mountain areas are a perfect place to plan your upcoming summer vacation. With endless trails, and countless activities including white water rafting, horseback riding, and lazy river rentals, you’ll never run out of things to do. We could all stand to put down our phones, and reconnect with each other, and the beautiful outdoors.

For those of you who already call the mountains home, or have a vacation home nearby, Rhino Shield has everything you need to protect your home from outside elements that tend to eat through and destroy regular paint products. If you’re in need of a fresh or updated exterior, Rhino Shield is here to help! We won’t let you down.

Happy Customers, Happy Business

Sunday, March 6th, 2016

This week we received a Certified Satisfied Customer form from Ted of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This is what Ted had to say:

“Carlos and his crew were very courteous. They were very skilled and the job was completed to my satisfaction. They always kept me informed of the progress. I would be very happy to have them work on any future jobs for me.”

At Rhino Shield, we do our best to not only please our customers, but exceed their expectations in a timely and professional manner. When our customers are happy, we’re happy! Thank you Ted for the wonderful review. It was a pleasure working with you, and we hope to serve you again in the future.

 

February Testimonial

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

We are always excited to hear from our happy customers, and this month we received a letter from Martin and Marian of Brookhaven, Georgia praising the work of our team. We couldn’t be any more thrilled! This is what they had to say:

Dear Jeff,

Over the last several days we have had the pleasure of Mr. German Guevara and his crew installing out Rhino Shield product on our house in Brookhaven. Since it is a completely frame house the task was sizable and demanded a great deal of attention to small detail. We are pleased to say that the job was completed efficiently and very professionally by German and his crew.

We will not hesitate to recommend the Rhino Shield process as well as the professionalism of German and his crew.

We look forward to many years of enjoyment in our Rhino Shield house! Thanks and best wishes to the Georgia Coatings team.

Martin and Marian

Home Shows

Friday, February 19th, 2016

 

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Today is the start of a very busy weekend for us here at Rhino Shield with two amazing home shows in the Atlanta area. Today is the opening day for the North Atlanta Home Show. We’ll be at the Infinite Energy Center in Gwinnett County today through Sunday, so make sure to drop by for all your exterior home needs, and check out the Atlanta Home Show website at  for more details on this weekend’s event.

Tomorrow Saturday, February 20th and Sunday, February 21st is also the Athens Home & Garden Show! If you’re in the Athens area, and in need of some exterior home inspiration, stop by the Athens Classic Center Exhibit Hall in the heart of Bulldog Nation, or head over to the Athens Area Home Builder’s Association’s website  for more information. You don’t want to miss this. We can’t wait to see you there!

 

Welcoming Our Newest Georgia Team Member to Rhino Shield

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Today we’d like to introduce Shelby Castagna as Rhino Shield’s newest team member, and Social Media Director. Shelby graduated Summa Cum Laude from Valdosta State University in 2013 with a degree in Communications and an emphasis in Public Relations. Not only was she involved with PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America), but she also represented the Kappa Beta Chapter of Phi Mu as the Vice President of her sorority her Junior year. Shelby interned two years in a row with Just Got 2 Have It, a sale’s representative group at the Atlanta Gift Mart, making her no stranger to the Apparel, Gift, or Home Show Markets. Shelby is currently working as a Flight Attendant in the Atlanta area, but is excited about getting back into the Social Media world for Rhino Shield. Welcome to an outstanding team, Shelby! We’re happy to have you.

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