Rhino Shield was designed to allow moisture and vapors to flow through it to prevent condensation and extra moisture. According to ASTM standards, our product is rated “fully permeable.”
Rhino Shield passes the Miami-Dade wind driven rain standard. Manufactured in Florida and used extensively on the coasts, this is an important 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.
Our 2010 Rhino Shield has incorporated new mildewcide cocktail. This is an EPA registered triple cocktail. In this 3-part cocktail are fungicide, mildewcide, and algaecide.
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. Our mildewcide cocktail is environmentally safe and 0 VOC.
Our product is more durable than any coating product on the market today. BASF is a well respected chemical company usually 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." This company has performed several third party tests on our product. Through many tests, BASF found Rhino Shield to excel at breathability, tensile strength, viscosity, flexibility, and tear resistance. Additionally, BASF performed an accelerated aging test. At the end of the test, Rhino Shield showed no visible signs of aging and still retained its flexibility.
Ceramic microspheres help insulate your home, unlike mineral fillers in traditional outdoor paint products. Rhino Shield acts as a thermal barrier, keeping heat outside in the summer and inside in the winter. That's why it is considered a “low-e” product.
Rhino Shield is the most salt tolerant coating on the market. This is vital in coastal areas. As the testing shows, we are in the top category of salt tolerance, and even out-performed the industry standard, Rustoleum.
Rhino Shield is Class A fire and smoke rated, and even contains materials that are used to make flame retardant materials. If you live in an area that is prone to wildfires, you may be eligible for a homeowner's insurance discount if you coat your home with Rhino Shield.