House siding can take a real beating any time of the year, summer or winter. Yet, it does an important job of protecting the rest of your home and family from the elements. The least you can do in return is keep your home siding in good condition with regular maintenance and application of a durable exterior coating.

There are many options for exterior protection from house paint to ceramic coatings. At Palmetto Ceramic Coatings, we’re dealers of Rhino Shield®, a tough elastomeric ceramic wall coating system that outlasts even the worst weather.

But first, let’s take a look at just how the seasons in South Carolina can damage your home.

How Summer Damages the Siding

In South Carolina, the summers are hot and humid thanks to our close proximity to the ocean. This means that the air is filled with moisture and sea salt that can seep into microcracks in the paint and cause chipping, peeling, and flaking. Not to mention the sun’s UV rays baking down on siding causing it to fade and even wear out faster.

How Winter Can Damage Your Siding

Of course, your home doesn’t get much of a break during the cold season. Winters in South Carolina are considered milder, but there is an extreme temperature variation from night today. It can be 60+ degrees Fahrenheit in the daytime and down into the 30s F. at night. These temperature changes cause expansion and contraction in the siding material and paint, creating more microcracks where moisture can get in and weaken the paint.

Ceramic Coatings Provide Lasting Protection

Such relentless abuse is why homeowners must keep painting and coating their siding every year. Otherwise, they could end up having to replace sections of the siding or even the entire home exterior. Rhino Shield® prevents this and reduces the need for annual maintenance for up to 25 years.

Its secret to success is in the unique formulation that makes this product better than paint. It is made from a mixture of ceramic microbeads and elastomeric acrylic resins that resist moisture, heat, and chemicals. The resins also have a slight degree of flexibility, so it can handle those extreme temperature changes without cracking.

What else does Rhino Shield® stand up too?

  • Fire
  • Mold
  • Mildew
  • Fading
  • Insects
  • Time

Ceramic coatings can take a load off your shoulders by reducing the amount of money and time needed to keep your home looking good. Let our team help you with picking the perfect Rhino Shield® product and color to protect your property. Give Palmetto Ceramic Coatings a call or fill out our online form to begin with a free cost estimate right away.