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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!

When Is It Time To Repaint House Siding?

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

house-with-hardiplankWhen do you think it’s time to repaint your house siding?

The standard answer you’ll hear is “every 5 to 15 years” but that is a wide and optimistic margin. Consider some variables:

What climate do you live in? If you reside in a coastal area such as Savannah GA, your home will weather quickly from salt-sea air, semitropical heat and some violent storms with high winds. An average acrylic paint would protect your house siding for only a short few years. Repainting every three to five years is not unusual.

If you live in the mountains, ice and snow can ruin an exterior finish almost as quickly as coastal weather. Regions of north Georgia and Tennessee are also notorious for extremes of winter cold and then summer heat. This causes standard acrylic paints to continually shrink and expand. The acrylic paints don’t have the elasticity to do that without cracking.

Another factor to consider is the composition of the exterior substrate.  Log cabins must be repainted or stained every three years to seal and protect the wood. And stucco cracks easily, requiring repainting more often than brick or Hardi-plank. Stucco tends to require repainting every six years.

How old is the home? The house siding may have many coats of old paint that make it appear ‘lumpy and bumpy.’ The oldest layers have long ago lost their elasticity and adherence to the substrate. They have broken down into pieces that flake or peel off, leaving the home vulnerable to weathering and mold. If you have a home like this, the time to repaint is now!

In fact, any time you see signs of cracking, peeling or flaking, the time to repaint your house siding is now.

This time choose Rhino Shield ceramic coating for 25 years of protection. The ceramic micro-particles bond more strongly to the substrate, they go on thicker and protect better, and they have an elastomeric property that allows them to expand and contract with extremes of weather. You can’t go wrong with Rhino Shield. Call Georgia Coatings at 877-678-2054 to get more details.

Ceramic Coating For Tennessee Log Cabins And Cedar Homes

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

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Among the beautiful mountains of Tennessee are dwellings that present a special challenge for our Tennessee affiliate: log cabins and cedar homes. Ernie Jones of the Knoxville office explains that these porous wood sidings rapidly become weather-worn and faded. They must be re-stained approximately every three years. However, with Rhino Shield ceramic coating, he says, “It’s one and done.”

If you were to use standard acrylic paint on such a surface, he explains, it would peel off because of the oils and chemicals used to pre-treat the wood, plus countless applications of stain treatments. But the Rhino Shield process starts with pressure washing and an extra step to seal in those oils and chemicals.

Your Rhino Shield professionals can also make repairs to the siding before applying our special adhesive primer. This primer is a double-binding adhesive, adhering tightly to the wood as well as binding permanently to the ceramic coating top layer that is applied as a final step.

Regular paint would come right off, Jones says, but Rhino Shield is a permanent solution. It comes with a 25 year warranty, but Jones remarks confidently that the coating could really last as long as 40 years. It’s a permanent solution to the mountain home owner’s ‘every-three-years’ headache.

Our Rhino Shield office in Knoxville serves all of east Tennessee, including Chattanooga. They are also part of the Tennessee Self Storage Association, providing near-permanent ceramic coating solutions for the area’s metal storage units, which are high maintenance buildings. But not to worry – Rhino Shield does the job like a champ.

For more information about Rhino Shield service in Tennessee, call 877-678-2054.

Let Rhino Shield Home Painting Services Complete The Purchase

Friday, May 29th, 2015

8 It’s the time of year when most families purchase another home and make the big move before school starts again. When you find the right home, don’t be dismayed if the exterior is weathered. No matter if the exterior is brick, siding, wood or anything else, Rhino Shield home painting services can help. A new coat of paint can make a bargain home look brand new again. It would be a home you could be proud to live in. Contact us about our home painting services. Our expert painters work efficiently, using Rhino Shield ceramic coating paint. Your newly coated and protected home could be ready by move-in.

Rhino Shield ceramic coating paint goes on smoothly and dries quickly to form a thicker barrier against the elements than standard house paints. For Chattanooga, Tennessee, residents this means Rhino Shield ceramic coating paint can take anything that all four seasons have to throw at it: subtropical heat, rain (especially rain), snow and heavy winds. Rhino Shield ceramic coating paint forms the ultimate protective shield for your new investment.

When you call our Rhino Shield home painting services, we’ll gladly come out and give you a free estimate. Rhino Shield ceramic coating paint comes with a 25 year transferable warranty against cracking and peeling. It’s going to be a new home you’ll love for many years. Call our Chattanooga / Eastern Tennessee office at 423-201-4111 or 865-219-3070 to get started. We also specialize in protecting log homes. 7

Beautify For Spring With Rhino Shield Colors

Friday, May 1st, 2015

swatch_booklet Homeowners are outdoors in full force, cleaning up yards and landscaping for Spring. Now is the best time to spruce up your home’s exterior coating as well with an all new color scheme. Rhino Shield ceramic paint coating comes in an enormous assortment of 1,500 beautiful colors, from soft to bold to adventurous. What’s more, Georgia Coatings can match any color swatch from other paint companies such as Sherwin Williams and Behr.

Typically, residential home paint uses a palette of at least three colors that complement each other: a main one for siding, a deeper ‘signature’ color for doors and/or shutters, plus a quieter, more neutral shade for trim and gutters. If you are unsure what to choose, check out some of the combinations we feature on our website or have one of our Georgia Coatings professionals help out.

Start with the neighborhood. Note what residential home paint combinations your neighbors use. It is important to check your community covenant to see if there are limits to your choices.

Also, look at the locale. Soft greens and browns blend in nicely with the mountainous scenery near our Asheville, North Carolina or Knoxville and Chattanooga, Tennessee offices. Light, cool pastels and white residential home paint do better reflect the summer heat in coastal regions near our Savannah, Georgia and Hilton Head, South Carolina offices. Light colors there help to keep cooling bills lower, because dark colors absorb more wavelengths of light (thus heat), while light colors reflect the light.

Red brick commonly used in Atlanta and all over Georgia presents a special challenge that can be handled in one of three ways:
1) Tone down the red with soft whites and gray-toned neutrals;
2) Paint over it. Rhino Shield ceramic paint coating covers brick surfaces like a champ;
3) Go dramatic with black and white or other strong colors to match the intensity of the red brick.

If your objective is to sell the home, choose light neutrals which make a home appear larger and more cheery. Our Rhino Shield ceramic paint coating comes with a 25 year transferable warranty, which can also be a great selling point.

You can count on Georgia Coatings professionals to do an efficient and beautiful job. We always re-confirm the colors before applying. Give us a call. We’d be happy to tell you more.