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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!

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!