Benefits of Rhino Shield

Rhino Shield does so much more than what traditional paint can do for your house. Renewing the look of your home is a benefit of both paint and of our ceramic coating. But with Rhino Shield, the renewed look will far outlast that of paint. Unlike conventional house paint, which is solely used for aesthetics, Rhino Shield is largely beneficial to the overall well-being of your house. Protection from UV rays, resistance to weathering, and a seal against moisture are only a few benefits of our ceramic coating. Other benefits of Rhino Shield include:

Breathability

According to ASTM standards, Rhino Shield is considered “fully permeable.” Permeability allows the coating to release vapors and condensation, rather than locking them in and causing moisture damage.

Windproof

Homeowners in coastal regions rely on Rhino Shield to protect their homes from high winds and heavy rains. Rhino Shield passed the Miami-Dade wind driven rain standard. The standard is to withstand 98 mile-per-hour wind driven rain.

In 2004, after Hurricane Ivan, field tests were conducted on waterfront homes coated with Rhino Shield in areas that had experienced the worst conditions (126 mph wind-driven rain). Results of this study found that no moisture had penetrated the coating or the house.

Mildewcide

Our 2010 Rhino Shield has incorporated new mildewcide cocktail. This is an EPA registered triple cocktail. It includes a mildewcide, algaecide, and fungicide.

Most paints and coating products contain only a mildewcide, but studies show that our 3 part cocktail is much more effective. The algaecide that is included actually prevents photosynthesis from happening on the surface of your home. This cocktail is zero voc. It is environmentally safe and supports our efforts to design the greenest coating possible.

BASF Tested and Verified

Unlike traditional outdoor paint, Rhino Shield will not peel, crack, blister, or flake. Rhino Shield has been third-party tested by BASF Chemical Company. BASF is one of the largest and most respected chemical companies in the world. They are recognized by the slogan "We don't make a lot of the product you buy; we make a lot of the products you buy better." BASF has performed several rounds of testing on Rhino Shield. Rhino Shield excels at flexibility, tear resistance, tensile strength, breathability, and viscosity. They also simulated an accelerated aging process in which Rhino Shield showed no signs of aging.

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Ceramic Microspheres

Testing shows the solids used in Rhino Shield offer much lower thermo-conductivity than the mineral filler used in traditional paint. Rhino Shield is classified as a “low-e” coating because it acts as a thermal barrier, keeping heat inside in the winter and keeping heat outside in the summer.

Salt Tolerance

Rhino Shield out-performed the industry leader, Rustoleum, in the area of salt tolerance. This is very important in coastal areas, where salt content in the air can wear down traditional outdoor paint products.

Class A Fire and Smoke Rated

Rhino Shield has a Class-A fire and smoke rating. Gulf South residents who live in wildfire-prone areas may be eligible for a homeowner's insurance discount if their home is coated in a Class-A fire rated material.

 
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