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Cost Analysis of Latex Paint and Vinyl Siding

Do It Right The First Time

Rhino Shield saves you time and money, proving to be a valuable and long term investment to protect your property!  Rhino Shield Ceramic Coating is a durable, flexible, maintenance-free wall coating that is much more than paint. It is a 100% acrylic, waterborne, high-build formula that can help resist water penetration, with the insulation, Keep some noise out, repels the sun's harsh rays, and can help fight mold and mildew. Innovative technology combines elastomeric acrylic resins with urethane resins, resulting in a flexible yet tough surface that can take on just about anything.  We call Rhino Shield an elasotomeric eurathane ceramic coating.  It is designed to protect your home from the external elements.  You still need to be proactive in checking your home for any potential water leaks from the roof, gutters, and the home shifting. Cleaning your home every year or two is also recommended.

 

 

Painting on your home’s exterior

Rhino Shield is here to meet all your needs and services.  WE are a full service company.  When we say full service company, all our crews are set up to everything from pressure washing, wood repairs, prepping the home, to the final finished product.  Every homeowner has different needs and budgets, and we want to help in whatever makes sence. Even is that means a traditional paint quote.  If you have a historical home we can assist in guiding you on were to go for special wood repairs.  We have special product for coating metal roofs, to other speciality products that can help protect the project you are looking for.  All our crews are experienced in several areas, if we don't know the answer, and they don't know the answer, we go find the answer from our other experts.

 

When it comes to painting your homes exterior it is something that should be done every 3-5 years depending upon the type of siding you have.  If you have masonite/lp siding it should be done every 3 years not less.  So the struggle most homeowners have is going thru the cycle, paint looks good for awhile, and then having to find a painter again to come out and give bids and then pay for it again.  Yes it costs less to paint, but in the long run it will cost you more than if you had used Rhino Shield.   

All our crews are set to do almost any kind of repair, so that will save you time and headache from having to track down a contractor.  One thing to remeber is that we are a full service company, so we can also work on those decks, fences, and pergulas.  And remember we are always working within your budget, so if necessary we can apply traditional paint to areas such as porch ceilings, carports, and railings.  We prefer to use Rhino Shield, but we also understand that you have to live and we will work with in those means.  And in the case that Rhino Shield is just too expensive we can do just traditional paint, we use Sherwin Williams, Benjamin Moore, Valspar, Porter, etc. and you have a company that is insured working on your home.

 

But Imagine only having to do it once and be done, well at least for the next 25 years.   

 

Vinyl Siding Drawbacks

Vinyl had been a popular siding material and still is available.  They say, and you will never have to paint your house again.  Which is true and if you decide to use vinyl please make sure they remove the old siding vs. covering it up.   Unlike wood or cedar, this durable plastic will not rot or flake. But what are the drawbacks that vinyl siding sales people don’t tell you?

1.  Health Concerns

Vinyl is made from a PVC (polyvinyl chloride) plastic resin, a material suspected to cause cancer (see ‘Environmental Aspects’ section in Vinyl Siding in Wikipedia). Although vinyl may be safe while it is on your home, some scientists believe that manufacturing and disposing vinyl is hazardous to our health and to the environment. Accidental fires in vinyl-sided buildings are more dangerous because vinyl produces toxic fumes when heated. In addition, doctors are reporting a high incidence of neurological damage, respiratory problems, liver and kidney failure, birth defects, and cancer among people who work in or live near factories where vinyl is produced.


To learn more about the ways vinyl siding impacts our health and the environment, watch the award-winning documentary film Blue Vinyl, available on DVD. Or, read what the environmental group Greenpeace has to say about vinyl. For an opposing viewpoint, read the arguments written by the Vinyl Institute.

2.  Durability

In extreme weather, vinyl siding is less durable than wood and masonry. Violent wind can get underneath the thin sheets of vinyl siding and lift a panel from the wall. Windblown debris and strong hail can puncture vinyl. Damage to a vinyl siding panel cannot be patched; you will need to replace the panel, and replacement color matching can be difficult.

Liquid vinyl coatings, which are sprayed on like paint, may prove to be more durable than vinyl panels. However, liquid vinyl coatings are difficult to apply correctly. Numerous problems have been reported. (See "Miracle Liquid Siding Products" on Ask the Builder.)

3.  Maintenance

Unlike wood and masonry, vinyl siding presents its own breed of maintenance worries. Moisture trapped beneath the vinyl siding  accelerates rot, promote mold and mildew, and invite insect infestations. Roof leaks, faulty gutters, or other sources of moisture should be repaired without delay. Vinyl siding may not be a wise option for an older home with a chronically damp cellar.

4.  Energy Conservation

Vinyl siding doesn’t insulate your walls as well as wood, so it won’t significantly lower your utility bill, even when used in conjunction with foam behind the panel. The shape of the vinyl panel itself will not allow a uniform fit of the foam insulation.

5.  Historic Preservation

No matter how closely vinyl resembles wood, any artificial siding will diminish the historic authenticity of an older home. In many cases, the original trim and ornamental details are covered or removed. In some installations, the original clapboard is completely removed or seriously damaged. Vinyl siding will always alter the overall texture and proportions of the house, changing the depth of moldings and replacing natural wood grain with factory-made embossed patterns.   Wood that was used on these older homes is better than wood made today.  It is almost petrofied wood!!  We just have to remove the layers of paint products that have been used, and that is something many people are unwilling to do, but when you do, you have the best surface for Rhino Shield to be applied to.  Our product is breathable so the surface continues to breathe.  

6.  Property Values

For new construction in the United States, vinyl is becoming increasingly less common. And on the other hand, many home shoppers still perceive vinyl as a tacky shortcut or a cover-up for possible problems. Homes built before 1940 lose their historic appeal when their authentic siding is covered. Before you install vinyl over wood clapboard or cedar shingles, look closely at other homes in your neighborhood. In a neighborhood of historic homes or upscale houses constructed primarily of wood and masonry, adding vinyl siding can diminish a home’s appeal to potential buyers.

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