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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!

 

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!

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!

Rhino Shield Transformations

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Rhino Shield has been busy all across the country brightening, rejuvenating, and giving hundreds of home’s an exterior coating that will last for the next twenty five years. Our extraordinary coating product can be applied to stucco, hardiplank, masonite, LP, brick, block, or trim. The options are endless. Just look at the difference in this gorgeous cedar home in Dallas, Georgia.

Something that was once dark, worn, and slightly weathered from years of love by Mother Nature, was brought back to life with a simple color change and a coating unlike any other.

Rhino Shield by Georgia Coatings serves much of the Southeast including Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee. We are incredibly versatile and love a good challenge.With several projects going on at once, we’re always busy. Currently, Rhino Shield is working on a lead removal project in Athens, Georgia.

There’s a lot that goes into safely removing lead paint from the exterior of a home. Our client and crew’s well being is of the upmost importance to us here at Rhino Shield. Thorough preparation, meticulous attention to detail, and a safety oriented focus on the job site plays a crucial role in the success of a project. And things are rolling right along in Athens.

 

Once the lead paint is removed, we’ll be able to start applying our exterior coating, bringing this gorgeous colonial home back to life. Check back with us towards the end of the month for updates and after pictures of this uniquely picturesque home!

Rhino Shield is proud of the work we do and the transformations we create for homes all across Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee. If your home is in need of a transformation, give us a call. We’ll be happy to help!

Say Goodbye to Pollen

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Pollen season has finally come to an end and if you’re anything like us, we’re more than pleased to say goodbye to runny noses, sore throats, and itchy eyes. We can even take our car to get washed without worrying weather or not it will turn yellow again the next day!

What many of us fail to realize though, is that it’s not just people that are affected by pollen, it’s our homes too! Now is the perfect time to get out there and power wash your home. Powering washing should be done once a year to keep your home looking fresh and clean.

Power washing the surface of your home helps free it of dirt, mold, and mildew. It also helps get rid of tannin stains caused by surrounding trees, leaves, and sticks, as well as rubber marks from tires, oil, and irrigation rust. All these things can cause serious health risks for you and your family, so a yearly cleaning benefits you as much as it does your home.

Power washing helps maintain the value of your home, and in some cases can even increase the value of your property. It’s the easiest and most affordable way to maintain your home’s value for future sales. If you’re short on time, like so many of us are these days, check out the pressure washing services near you. Georgia has a ton of options including:

 

JPS Handyman

Oh Improvements & Painting

DA Kirkland Contracting

Dillard Construction

Proview Window Cleaning Services

Foreman Roofing and Repairs

M&C Pressure Washing

Russel Property Services

 

If you’re an existing customer, contact Rhino Shield for a quote on power washing and any questions you may have about cleaning the exterior of your home! We’ll be happy to help.

May Testimonials

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Good review, after good review have been pouring into the office over the last few months, and we are so excited to share some of those with you! Summer is here, as many of you can tell with the recent change in temperatures, and now is the time to spruce up your home for the summer outdoor weather, block parties, and cook outs. If you aren’t quite sure on what option to choose, continuing read, and we’re sure you’ll go with Rhino Shield!

Gerald Tully of Atlanta, Georgia recently gave us a five out of five rating in each of the ten categories listed on our ten question customer response survey. The ten questions are as follows:

  1. Were you satisfied with the time/dates available when scheduling your estimate appointment?
  2. Was your Rhino Shield by Georgia Coatings, Inc. representative courteous & knowledgeable?
  3. If you chose to utilize our financial loan services, did you feel you were given information in a timely manner?
  4. Did you feel that you were updated on a regular basis regarding the installation of your Ceramic Coating System?
  5. Did you feel that the crew members working on your home were courteous & dependable?
  6. Did the crew members properly clean up after completion of work?
  7. When calling our main office, were you treated in a friendly & helpful manner?
  8. How would you rate your over-all experience with Rhino Shield by Georgia Coatings, & your Ceramic Coating System?
  9. How would you rate the new appearance of your home?
  10. Would you recommend the Rhino Shield Ceramic Coating System to your family and/or friends?

Mr. Tully also said, “We are extremely pleased with all aspects of work. Prep was thorough and the finished coating is beautiful.”

James Moorehead of Atlanta, Georgia also gave us all fives, saying “Our home looks fantastic! Although we chose the same colors, it’s so much brighter and fresher looking. We’re looking forward to seeing a break in our electric bills.”

Rhino Shield prides itself on high quality products, and high quality customer service. We want our customers to feel confident in their decision to choose Rhino Shield, and as more good reviews roll in, we’re confident we’re succeeding. If your home is in need of some tender loving care, let us help! Head over to our home page, or give us a call today. We can’t wait to make you our next satisfied customer!

 

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!

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.