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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!

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!

 

Home Show Season in Full Swing

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

It’s hard to believe that another year has come and gone. 2016 was one for the books, and we want to thank each and every one of you for making it such a successful year for us. With the start of new year comes a variety of events and loads of excitement for all of us here at Rhino Shield! Top on our list is the exterior home business’s favorite and busiest time of year…Home Show Season!

This four month long stretch of back to back Home Shows is gearing up for its start the weekend of January 27th in Savannah, Georgia for the 2017 Low Country Home & Garden Show.  Home Show season will continue through the last weekend of April and will take place all over the southeast from Atlanta, Georgia to Knoxville, Tennessee.

Keep your eyes peeled for the Rhino Shield booths at your local Home Show, and stop by for information about all of our latest products and services. We’ll even be offering free tickets to some of our favorite Home Shows. Just give us a call at our local office to check on availability!

Our first Home Show, the 2017 Low Country Home & Garden Show, will be held in Savannah, Georgia at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center from Friday January, 27th through Sunday January, 29th. The Dogwood Arts House & Garden Show will be the following weekend in Knoxville, Tennessee at the Knoxville Convention Center. And if you’re looking to give your honey and your home some love on Valentine’s Day, check out the North Atlanta Home Show at the Infinite Energy Center February 10th-12th just outside of the city in Gwinnnett County. Rounding out our February list of Home Shows will be The Athens Home & Garden Show in Athens, Georgia February 24th-26th at the Classic Center.

We’ll be adding several other Home Shows to our list through the end of April so keep an eye out for Home Shows in your home town.  Trust us, you won’t want to miss all of the fun, excitement, and giveaways! We’ll see you there!

 

Getting More Bang for Your Buck

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

The housing market is hot right now, and property value is high. Because of this, home prices have been increasing steadily over the past few years! If you’re getting ready to sell, there are several ways you can increase the value of your home to get the most bang for your buck! We’ve compiled a list of our top five tips for increasing the value of your home. It won’t disappoint.

  1. Curb Appeal- This one is HUGE. If your home looks good from the street, it’s going to turn heads! This is the first step to getting buyers inside. Simple, low maintenance landscaping can go a long way, and so can a few trees, especially ones that provide shade, helping lower cooling costs during the summer months. Keep it simple, clean, and fresh!
  2. Paint- A coat of fresh paint can also go a long way. It helps make the interior look updated, and full of life. Any home that looks well taken care of is appealing to those in the market for a new home. And when it comes to the exterior, Rhino Shield’s Exterior Coating can help add immeasurable value to your home. Because of its durability and 25 year warranty, buyers will flocking outside on open house days.
  3. Bathroom Updates- It’s been said that people spend an average of 92 days of their lives in the bathroom, so it’s important that bathrooms be clean, fresh, and updated. Even if a full remodel is out of your budget, small affordable changes, like new light fixtures can make all the difference.
  4. Kitchen Updates- Kitchens have always been the center of the home. It’s where people gather with their families and friends for fellowship, fun, and fantastic food, so people want nice kitchens. But you don’t have to start from scratch. Instead, work on changing one outdated or old appliance at a time. Stainless steal is the way to go these days, so keep that in mind! Also, if you have the ability to add in an island, do it!
  5. Regular Maintenance- Last but not least, make sure you keep up with the maintenance on your home. Change out those air filters! The little things may not seem like a big deal at the time, but added together they can make a huge difference in your home’s value.

We want you to get the best price for your home, and these simple steps can benefit you greatly! If your planning on selling, consider Rhino Shield for your exterior! We’re here to help, so give us a call!

 

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!

Winter Weather Preparations

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Winter is just around the corner (hard to believe, we know), but we were finally able to break out those warm winter clothes this past week as temperatures dropped into the low forties and high thirties.

It won’t long before we start seeing freezing temperatures, and that means only one thing for your home: trouble. Fear not though, Rhino Shield is here to help! Here are five easy steps you can take to prepare your home for the winter weather, protecting it from natural elements that can harm your most prized possession during the upcoming season.

  1. Seal Window Gaps- If the gaps between your window frames are larger than the width of a nickle, it’s a good idea to seal them with caulk. Silicone caulk works best, as it won’t shrink and can withstand the harsh elements of the outdoors.
  2. Turn Off Outside Water Sources- This will help prevent undrained water in pipes from freezing, bursting, and flooding your home. Water damage can be an absolute nightmare. Make sure to disconnect all water hoses and other exterior water sources, and drain them before it’s too late.
  3. Sweep Out Chimneys-Many times, during the summer months, insects, birds, and even squirrels manage to find a way into your chimney. It’s important to have it clean and swept to prevent fires as well as carbon monoxide poisoning.
  4. Inspect Downspouts, Gutters, and Roofs- Making sure your shingles are in good condition before the winter season can help prevent any leaks that may occur as moisture and frigid temperatures mix during the winter season.
  5. Check Foundation- It’s important to double check your foundation along with your windows, for any cracks or entry points that small animals can wiggle their way into, because if they’re big enough for animals to get in, they’re definitely big enough for water to seep through.

We know it’s easy to forget some of the things as the winter months roll in. Between work, getting the kids off to school, and Christmas shopping, it’s easy for your home to get overlooked. This year though, make sure your home is at the top of your priority list, because if you take care of it, it will take care of you!

Bob Vila Endorses Ceramic Coatings

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Many of us know Bob Vila from his PBS six season series “This Old House” which premiered in 1979 and won several Emmys over the years. Since then, Vila has become a staple in the home improvement and restoration industry. He’s written several books and starred in many other television shows. He also has his own self titled home improvement website that gives “tried, true, trustworthy home advice.”

Bob Vila recently endorsed ceramic coatings in his web article “Ceramic Coatings for Increased Insulation,” and we couldn’t be more thrilled. If you weren’t sure of Rhino Shield before, you will be now!

Ceramic coatings have been around for years and have several advantages over regular paints and coatings. They help reduce thermal conductivity by using ceramic micro-spheres that offer lower conductivity than the traditional paint solids. This makes them very effective in preventing unnecessary heat loss or heat gain. As a result, insulation increases and power bills decrease. And who doesn’t like saving money?!

At Rhino Shield, we provide our customers with several different coating options including our different Rhino Shield Roof Coatings. These multi-layer, rubber-like coatings add extra layers of water sealant, helping keep roofs cooler and extending their lives by several years. Ceramic roof coatings often pay for themselves, as they are thousands of dollars cheaper than replacing a roof.

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This beautiful tropical green roof is coated with Rhino Shield’s Supershield Roof Coating. Our Supershield Roof Coating is specifically designed for metal roofs in need of a fresh look and some extra protection, and is offered in a sloped roof formula perfect for residential buildings, a flat roof formula for commercial buildings, and a ponding water formula for roofs in the most challenging of situations.

Our Rhino Shield Roof Coatings help increase energy savings, which is why we were awarded the US Department of Energy’s Energy Star Rating for TWO of our fabulous roof coatings! We pride ourselves on our incredible, long lasting products here at Rhino Shield. If you’re roof is in need of something to help spruce it up or protect it from natural outdoor elements, give us a call! And head over to Bob Vila’s website for more information on ceramic coatings and all things home improvement, because both Bob and Rhino Shield love your home just as much as you do!

Coated Brick: The Next Big Thing

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

With the rise in popularity of shows like HGTV’s Fixer Upper and Flip Or Flop, we’ve seen a spike in the number of clients painting or coating their home’s brick exterior. And Rhino Shield is loving this new trend just as much as our clients are.

This new craze brings a hint of modern flare to any type of home, and we are swooning at the finished product. So are two of our most recent clients who gave Rhino Shield rave reviews saying, “This crew was incredible. They worked so hard every day to transform this home- we are extremely pleased with their work and will readily promote Rhino Shield and the entire process.”

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Some of the more popular colors include varying shades of grey, cream, and white (like our most recent client’s chose). The transformation is stunning! Brick coatings turn typical brick houses into  stunningly elegant, and unique homes. The finished products are incredible but it’s no easy feat to transform these brick homes.

Brick is unique and special steps must be taken to ensure homes are fully protected. Brick, much like human skin, contains pores. Some brick is more porous than others. If a home has very porous brick, Rhino Shield must first apply a block filler to help fill in these pours for a smoother texture. After the brick is coated, it must be sprayed and back rolled to ensure any cracks and crevices are completely filled in. This gives homes the opportunity to take full advantage of the Rhino Shield product.

Rhino Shield is classified as a Low E Coating, helping lower the cost of energy bills, as well as protecting your home from outside elements for the next twenty five years. If you’re interested in coating your brick home with our product, give us a call. We are incredibly excited about this new craze, and can’t wait to hear from you soon!