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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!

PROTECT Stain & Sealer

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

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This month, we are excited to introduce Rhino Shield’s newest product, PROTECT Stain and Sealer. With several sealers already on the market, we are convinced the benefits from ours outweigh the rest. If you’re looking for a product that will protect your decks, rails,┬ástained doors, log homes, and cedar shakes, PROTECT is the product for you! And it’s a great alternative to paint, never taking away the natural beauty of your wood grain. It will restore and protect surfaces from water damage and UV rays, giving your home a more durable exterior for years to come.

Our product has undergone extensive independent lab testing, ensuring it’s long lasting performance and durability, and outperforming several other formulas already on the market. Our revolutionary nanotechnology not only helps fight harmful UV rays, but also provides an excellent gloss and color retention for the surfaces of your home. The secret to our formula is its micro silicone additive polysiloxane, which dramatically improves water resiliency, especially on wood surfaces, resulting in an extended lifespan for your wood!

In addition, PROTECT is abrasion resistant, protecting the surfaces of your home from normal, every day wear and tear caused by foot traffic and the like. PROTECT comes in unlimited colors, and is sure to match or surpass your expectations, just like it did ours. Head over to our main page and request a brochure for more information. You won’t be disappointed!