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Rhino Shield by Georgia Coatings Continues Award Streak

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Each year the Rhino Shield Enterprise, made up of over thirty dealers covering all fifty states, hosts The Champion’s Trip for its top performing branches. To qualify for the trip, dealers must order enough product, and maintain a high volume of annual sales. Rhino Shield by Georgia Coatings has qualified for the trip every year for the last sixteen years since opening in 2009.

This year the trip was held in Montego Bay, Jamaica at the Hotel Rui Palace and we couldn’t have had a better time! After a long year of hard work, it was nice to enjoy a little fun in the sun, fellowship, and camaraderie with our fellow dealers all across the country.

Rhino Shield is an outstanding company that produces incredible products. We are honored to be a part of such an outstanding, reputable brand and even more humbled to have been named the number two volume producing Rhino Shield dealer in the country. What an accomplishment!

In addition, Rhino Shield by Georgia Coatings was awarded with both the 2016 Rhino Shield Gold Quality Award and the 2016 Rhino Shield Growth Award, two awards we have received every year since 2009. The Gold Quality Award, one given to only those branches who have maintained an A rating with both the Better Business Bureau and Angie’s List, is one award we are incredibly proud of.

Here at Rhino Shield, it is our goal to provide our customers with the best products and best customer service in the industry. We strive to make each year better than the one before! We are so excited to see what 2017 has in store for us and our amazing customers. If the exterior of your home is in need of a pick me up, give us a call. These awards really do speak for themselves!

 

Home Show Season in Full Swing

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

It’s hard to believe that another year has come and gone. 2016 was one for the books, and we want to thank each and every one of you for making it such a successful year for us. With the start of new year comes a variety of events and loads of excitement for all of us here at Rhino Shield! Top on our list is the exterior home business’s favorite and busiest time of year…Home Show Season!

This four month long stretch of back to back Home Shows is gearing up for its start the weekend of January 27th in Savannah, Georgia for the 2017 Low Country Home & Garden Show.  Home Show season will continue through the last weekend of April and will take place all over the southeast from Atlanta, Georgia to Knoxville, Tennessee.

Keep your eyes peeled for the Rhino Shield booths at your local Home Show, and stop by for information about all of our latest products and services. We’ll even be offering free tickets to some of our favorite Home Shows. Just give us a call at our local office to check on availability!

Our first Home Show, the 2017 Low Country Home & Garden Show, will be held in Savannah, Georgia at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center from Friday January, 27th through Sunday January, 29th. The Dogwood Arts House & Garden Show will be the following weekend in Knoxville, Tennessee at the Knoxville Convention Center. And if you’re looking to give your honey and your home some love on Valentine’s Day, check out the North Atlanta Home Show at the Infinite Energy Center February 10th-12th just outside of the city in Gwinnnett County. Rounding out our February list of Home Shows will be The Athens Home & Garden Show in Athens, Georgia February 24th-26th at the Classic Center.

We’ll be adding several other Home Shows to our list through the end of April so keep an eye out for Home Shows in your home town.  Trust us, you won’t want to miss all of the fun, excitement, and giveaways! We’ll see you there!

 

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!

 

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!

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!

Bob Vila Endorses Ceramic Coatings

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Many of us know Bob Vila from his PBS six season series “This Old House” which premiered in 1979 and won several Emmys over the years. Since then, Vila has become a staple in the home improvement and restoration industry. He’s written several books and starred in many other television shows. He also has his own self titled home improvement website that gives “tried, true, trustworthy home advice.”

Bob Vila recently endorsed ceramic coatings in his web article “Ceramic Coatings for Increased Insulation,” and we couldn’t be more thrilled. If you weren’t sure of Rhino Shield before, you will be now!

Ceramic coatings have been around for years and have several advantages over regular paints and coatings. They help reduce thermal conductivity by using ceramic micro-spheres that offer lower conductivity than the traditional paint solids. This makes them very effective in preventing unnecessary heat loss or heat gain. As a result, insulation increases and power bills decrease. And who doesn’t like saving money?!

At Rhino Shield, we provide our customers with several different coating options including our different Rhino Shield Roof Coatings. These multi-layer, rubber-like coatings add extra layers of water sealant, helping keep roofs cooler and extending their lives by several years. Ceramic roof coatings often pay for themselves, as they are thousands of dollars cheaper than replacing a roof.

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This beautiful tropical green roof is coated with Rhino Shield’s Supershield Roof Coating. Our Supershield Roof Coating is specifically designed for metal roofs in need of a fresh look and some extra protection, and is offered in a sloped roof formula perfect for residential buildings, a flat roof formula for commercial buildings, and a ponding water formula for roofs in the most challenging of situations.

Our Rhino Shield Roof Coatings help increase energy savings, which is why we were awarded the US Department of Energy’s Energy Star Rating for TWO of our fabulous roof coatings! We pride ourselves on our incredible, long lasting products here at Rhino Shield. If you’re roof is in need of something to help spruce it up or protect it from natural outdoor elements, give us a call! And head over to Bob Vila’s website for more information on ceramic coatings and all things home improvement, because both Bob and Rhino Shield love your home just as much as you do!

Coated Brick: The Next Big Thing

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

With the rise in popularity of shows like HGTV’s Fixer Upper and Flip Or Flop, we’ve seen a spike in the number of clients painting or coating their home’s brick exterior. And Rhino Shield is loving this new trend just as much as our clients are.

This new craze brings a hint of modern flare to any type of home, and we are swooning at the finished product. So are two of our most recent clients who gave Rhino Shield rave reviews saying, “This crew was incredible. They worked so hard every day to transform this home- we are extremely pleased with their work and will readily promote Rhino Shield and the entire process.”

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Some of the more popular colors include varying shades of grey, cream, and white (like our most recent client’s chose). The transformation is stunning! Brick coatings turn typical brick houses into  stunningly elegant, and unique homes. The finished products are incredible but it’s no easy feat to transform these brick homes.

Brick is unique and special steps must be taken to ensure homes are fully protected. Brick, much like human skin, contains pores. Some brick is more porous than others. If a home has very porous brick, Rhino Shield must first apply a block filler to help fill in these pours for a smoother texture. After the brick is coated, it must be sprayed and back rolled to ensure any cracks and crevices are completely filled in. This gives homes the opportunity to take full advantage of the Rhino Shield product.

Rhino Shield is classified as a Low E Coating, helping lower the cost of energy bills, as well as protecting your home from outside elements for the next twenty five years. If you’re interested in coating your brick home with our product, give us a call. We are incredibly excited about this new craze, and can’t wait to hear from you soon!

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!

Winning Gold Medals in the Exterior Home Industry

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Photo Credit: NBC.com

The summer Olympics may be over for the next four years, but Rhino Shield’s long lasting exterior coating will continue to win gold for another twenty five. We are so proud of not only Rhino Shield and our long lasting products, but of all the United States Athletes who participated in this years Rio Olympic Games. They may or may not have won a medal, but to us each and every one of them are winners. We are incredibly proud of them, especially our local athletes from Georgia! These include

Here at Rhino Shield, we love the Olympics and spent two exciting weeks cheering on our athletes from across the world. From popular events like gymnastics, swimming, and volleyball to more obscure events like field hockey, fencing, and trampoline, we were there watching and supporting our American Athletes. They’ve worked hard, just like we have here at Rhino Shield. It’s incredible to watch hard work pay off, and boy has it paid off immensely! If you’re as big of a fan as we are of the Olympics, you may have seen our commercial a time or two over those two weeks. If not, head over to our Rhino Shield Georgia Facebook Page and take a look. Go Team USA, and Go Rhino Shield!