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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!

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!

Fall Is In Full Swing…Sort Of.

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

It’s finally starting to feel like fall in Georgia, and we couldn’t be happier! The summer heat has taken a tole on us as well as our clients, so we are beyond excited for lower temperatures and crisper air. Trees have started to change and the familiar smell of bonfires is in the air. Hersey’s chocolate bars are melting between  marshmallows and graham crackers, pumpkins are being picked from local pumpkin patches, and kids are getting lost in corn mazes across the country.

In just a few short days we’ll all have the neighborhood children ringing our doorbells for candy on the spookiest day of the year. Before we know it, we’ll be sitting around the dining room table for Thanksgiving dinner. Soon after that the streets will be lined with the twinkling lights of Christmas, and parents will be out searching for the biggest and best Barbie Doll or Nerf Gun toy out this year.  But let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

For now, we’ll focus on fall and all of our amazing clients who have brought the spirit of fall straight to the exterior of their homes. When we think of fall, we think of dark, natural, rich tones such as brown, beige, rust, forest green, and mustard. It turns out, so do our clients! Below are just a few incredible examples.

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Fall is one of our favorite seasons here at Rhino Shield, and it’s the perfect time to give your home’s exterior a little freshening up before the frigid temperatures of winter roll in. It’s also the perfect time to protect your home’s exterior against all the natural elements that eat away at your home during the winter season. Don’t look any further. Rhino Shield is here to help! Just give us a call and let us know what we can do for you! We may even include a slice of pumpkin pie or sweet potato casserole in the price!

Unique Color Schemes

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

There are 7.5 billion people in the world, and no two people are exactly the alike. We all have different personalities and different interests. Our favorite foods differ, favorite music, favorite television shows, and even favorite colors. We all have unique styles, especially when it comes to our homes.

In certain neighborhoods the exterior of the homes tend to resemble one another. They share similar features, and similar hues. Many times, homes in these types of neighborhoods, often those with HOA (Home Owner Associations), have certain rules and regulations residents must abide by. Where we see the real uniqueness in those types of neighborhoods is in the interior of the homes.

But luckily, in several neighborhoods, as well as free standing homes on extensive amounts of land, homeowners have to ability to show off their unique style even on their home’s exterior. We’ve had two creative home owners who have gone off the beaten path when it comes to colors, and the results are impressive. Both are incredibly happy with how things turned out, and we couldn’t be more excited for them!

As you can see, our first house was rather bland and ultimately quite standard, but the owners spruced it up with a splash of blue that has them swooning.

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The owners were so thrilled, they even called in to their local radio station to speak to Kimmer about the Rhino Shield product. Who would have known a little blue trim could go a long way!

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Our second client’s home went from dark and drab to bright and bold. This unique yellow is not one you often see, but boy does make a statement!

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If you have a unique style that you’d like Rhino Shield to help you with, give us a call today. We are always looking for exciting projects, and yours can be next!