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Hilton Head, We Love You!

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Hilton Head is one of the most beautiful beach towns on the East Coast. It’s also one of America’s favorite islands. With long stretches of beautiful beaches, 24 golf courses, and tons of fascinating history, Hilton Head Island is a go to for vacationers all across the United States. It’s also home to over 40,000 people. That means thousands of homes are in need of durable, low maintenance coatings for their exteriors. Rhino Shield has the perfect solution!

Weather your home is stucco, cedar, hardiplank, or vinyl, our exterior coating will make your home look vibrant and fresh for the next 25 years! We even coat tabby shell stucco, a siding very common in the Hilton Head area (it’s to die for by the way).

If you’re a Hilton Head resident in need of a new coating for your home, we have just what you need! Our coating will keep your coastal home looking fresh for the next twenty five years, protecting it from not only the salt air, but the constant, powerful UV rays of the summer sun, as well as the moisture that comes from the surrounding ocean waters.

There are many factors that contribute to the gradual deterioration of a home’s exterior. These include the ultra-violet rays of the sun, humidity, mildew and fungi growth, as well as airborne salt and pollution. When your home is located on or near the beach, deterioration can occur 5-10 times faster than it would anywhere else.

At Rhino Shield, we offer our Rhino Shield Coating that has several advantages over other exterior paint brands currently on the market. Rhino Shield paint protects your home and helps it stay looking brand new for up to 25 years. Our 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.

If your a salt life fanatic, a beach bum, a Hilton Head resident, or property owner in the coastal area, we understand that the weather can wreak havoc on your beach home’s exterior. Salt damage is a constant concern for coastal homeowners. Our exterior paint will help protect your home as well as your investment for the next twenty five years. Give us a call today! We’ll be happy to help. And head over to Rhino Shield California for more information on the salty air.

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 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.

Also popular within this area, are brick and stucco. 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.

As for stucco, it 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.

Finally, 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!

 

Keep Your Gutters Clean

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Gutters play an essential role in the upkeep of your home, but before they can do their job, you need to do yours!

Rain gutters are positioned to extend beyond the edges of a roof to collect both rain and hail runoff. They are usually located on every side of the home and are attached to  downspouts that carry water to the ground, keeping it away from the sides of the house.

However, it’s important that your gutters be inspected often to make sure they’re working properly. There are several signs that gutters either need to be cleaned or replaced.

First and foremost, keep an eye out for water stains. This is a tell tale sign that gutters need cleaning. Wood damage is another give away, along with a black color in between the edges and around the seams of your gutters.

If you find yellow stains along your home’s soffits, this can indicate gutter or roof leaks and should be addressed immediately to prevent flooding and water damage.

Always make sure that your gutters are free of leaves, as well as trees. Keeping trees and other hedges trimmed away from the house is essential in keeping your gutters working properly. If you find that trees are somehow growing out of your gutters, gutter guards and leaf guards can help!

Always remember, hand washing or pressure washing is the best way to keep gutters clean, clear, and functioning properly so that your home doesn’t look like this one:

Keep your gutters clean, because when they feel loved, so does your home! If you’re in Georgia and are in need of a pressure washer, head over to our Say Goodbye to Pollen blog for a list of reputable businesses in your area. There are several gutter professionals in and around the Atlanta area as well including:

Trusted Gutter Solutions, LLC

Pro Gutter Roof Siding

Buddy Allen Roofing & Construction

J&M Seamless Gutters

Morales Gutters, LLC

404 Gutters, LLC

 

For more information give Rhino Shield a call at (678) 205-4500. We’ll be happy to help!

Military Appreciation Day

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Here at Rhino Shield, we love all of our members of the United States Armed Forces. From the Army and Marine Corps, to the Navy, Air Force, and National Guard, we are happy to support all those who serve and have served this amazing country. When our clients do the same, we can’t help but share!

This year on May 20th, the great City of Walthourville will be hosting their 8th Annual Military Appreciation Day Celebration. Beginning at 9am, Military Appreciation Day will kick off at City Hall with a parade to Johnnie Frazier Park. Food, fun, and several different activities will follow throughout the day.

We invite all of our Georgia clients, past and present, especially those in the Richmond Hill, Savannah, Hinesville, and Midway areas, to stop by the City of Walthourville for this fun filled, celebratory day. And while you’re there, check out City Hall located at 222 Busbee Road next to the Volunteer Fire Department, coated by yours truly!

Rhino Shield is happy to support our military, their families, and our clients who serve or have served. To all the active duty and veterans out there, you can never be celebrated enough. We are forever thankful for your service and sacrifice! We hope to see each and every one of you on May 2oth!

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.

March Home Shows

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Last weekend was the start of a jam-packed month of Home Shows, and boy did we have a blast. We saw several new faces, and a few familiar ones too! Whether you’re a new client or old, we’re always happy to welcome you with open arms. And that’s exactly what we did at this past weekend’s incredible Home Shows.

We kicked off the busy month Friday, March 3rd at the Atlanta Log & Timber Show in Duluth, Georgia and headed south to Hilton Head, South Carolina Saturday March, 4th to the Sun City’s Eight Annual Home & Garden Expo . It was an exciting weekend, and we enjoyed meeting with all of those who stopped by our booth.

This weekend we’re heading north to Tennessee for both the 2017 Tri-State Home Show in Chattanooga and the Spring Knoxville Home & Garden Show in Knoxville. If you’re in the Tennessee area, stop by and see us Friday, March 10th- Sunday, March 12th at the Chattanooga Convention and Trade Center or Saturday, March 11th- Sunday, March 12th at the Knoxville Expo Center for some awesome exhibits, exciting giveaways, and beneficial information for your home. It’s going to be a busy weekend, and we can’t wait to share it with you.

Later in the month we’ll be back in Knoxville for the Indoor and Outdoor Living Show Friday, March 17th- Sunday, March 19th at the Knoxville Convention Center. It’s going to be HUGE, with an all new floor plan that is sure to blow your mind. You won’t want to miss this one!

But if you do, you’ll have two more opportunities in the month of March to get all the latest and greatest for your home. We’ll be rounding out the month at the Low Country Home & Garden Show in Bluffton, Georgia, as well as the Spring Atlanta Home Show in Atlanta. Drop by and see us Friday March 24th- Sunday, March 26th in Bluffton at the Buckwalker Regional Park or the Cobb Galleria in Atlanta for two Home Shows that are sure to have just what you’re looking for when it comes to your home.

Like we said, it’s quite a busy month for us here at Rhino Shield, and we’re excited for the opportunity to hit the road and meet with our clients face to face! Please come out and see us at one of the many home shows around the southeast. Home Shows run through April, and are perfect if you’re in need for some spring time inspiration. We look forward to seeing you!

 

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!

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!