The Gutter Gorilla Difference
When it comes to gutter cleaning in Ballantyne, NC, our philosophy is simple: provide our clients with quality, dependable gutter services at a fair price. Unlike some gutter cleaning companies, we believe in honesty, hard work, and helpful advice. At the end of the day, your satisfaction is our primary goal. Before we pull out of your driveway, we will take the extra time to educate you about the work we performed. That way, you can sleep with confidence, knowing that your gutters are working correctly. We genuinely take pride in our work and strive to treat your home like it was our own, so you can focus on your obligations while we handle the dirty work. Regardless of the gutter service you choose, you can rest easy knowing your home is in the hands of trained, insured professionals. Whether you need a simple gutter repair or a complete gutter installation, we have the skills to get the job done with a level of service and quality unmatched by our competition. No shortcuts. No compromises. Only efficient, trustworthy gutter services in Ballantyne.
Gutter Cleaning in Ballantyne, NC
We treat every gutter project as a top priority. Attention to detail is the heart and soul of our business. We go far beyond providing simple gutter services, giving you incredible insight into your seamless gutters project. Your gutter installation will be handled by licensed and insured professionals. It all starts here, please begin below.
The primary role of your gutter system is to channel water off of your roof and direct it away from your home’s foundation. Gutter blockages can result in water running over the sides of your gutters. That water will eventually settle around your foundation. With time, pooling water will affect the reliability of your home’s structure, causing cracks, mold growth, and even collapse.
Your home’s gutter system is held up by fascia boards, which are typically made of wood. When your clogged gutters overflow with water, your fascia boards will begin to rot. On top of that, your fascia boards must hold the increased weight of your clogged gutters. The combination of rot and weight can cause your gutter system to fail, resulting in expensive repairs.
If you want to maintain the beauty of your landscaping, having clog-free gutters is essential. When your gutters can’t do their job, overflowing water will pour down the sides of your home. Eventually, this water will damage the trees, shrubs, and flower beds close to the base of your home.
When your gutters are full of leaves and other debris, rainwater, and other forms of precipitation have nowhere to go. This causes water to fill your gutters to the brim. Because each gallon of water weighs around eight pounds, this extra weight will cause your gutters to crack, bend, or even tear away from your roof. Your gutters are rendered completely useless at that point, and you’re looking at very expensive repairs.
If you don’t have the time and patience to commit to proper gutter cleaning, The Gutter Gorilla team is here to help. We have been cleaning gutters in Ballantyne for years. With a fully trained team of gutter professionals on staff, we have the experience and resources to clean your gutters effectively and efficiently.
Common Signs of Clogged Gutters
One of the most common questions we get at The Gutter Gorilla centers around when homeowners need gutter cleaning in Ballantyne, NC. The answer is nuanced, but generally speaking, your gutters need to be cleaned twice a year or whenever they become clogged. Unfortunately, it’s not exactly easy for the average homeowner to climb up on a ladder, get on their roof, and look to see if their gutters are full of debris.
Luckily, there are some common signs that you can look out for to save yourself from costly repairs:
Gutter Installation in Ballantyne, NC
Buying a home is one of the largest financial investments that you will make as an adult. As a homeowner, you know that protecting that investment is a priority. While most homeowners do a good job of staying up to date with home maintenance, sometimes life happens, and things begin to slip through the cracks. For many homeowners, gutters and downspouts are often one of those overlooked items.
Whether you need gutters installed on your new home or your old gutter system is dilapidated and needs replacing, we’ve got your back.
At The Gutter Gorilla, we specialize in custom gutter installation in Ballantyne, NC. Because we have our own machinery, we are essentially cutting out middlemen manufacturers so that our customers benefit from lower prices and higher quality gutter systems. We strive to be friendly, affordable, and effective. We will always make your schedule a priority over our own.
When you trust The Gutter Gorilla with your new gutter installation, know that you are working with the best in the business.
Here are just a few reasons why we are the premier gutter installation company in Ballantyne:
- We only use premium materials and install seamless, 6” aluminum k-style gutters to hold more water.
- Our installation methods are tried and tested.
- Our gutter installation experts are knowledgeable, friendly, and ready to work hard for you.
- We offer a warranty on all our products and services.
- We are licensed and insured.
- Your satisfaction is our #1 concern. We back that up with actions, not words.
When Should You Consider Gutter Installation?
Sometimes, it can be difficult to determine whether you need new gutter installation or gutter repairs. The most reliable answer will come after our team has had a chance to inspect your gutters in Ballantyne. Before you call our office to schedule an inspection, consider the following symptoms of a failing gutter system:
- Gutters are starting to pull apart and separate.
- Gutter guards are starting to sag and pull away from the roof.
- The gutter hangers have begun to break or bend.
- Downspouts are starting to crease or are no longer straight.
- Gutters show signs of rust or have visible holes.
Quick, Reliable Gutter Repairs in Ballantyne, NC
Cleaning and repairing gutters can be a tiresome task. We understand that the last thing you want to do with your free time is to try and figure out how to repair your damaged gutters. However, gutters that are left unrepaired can cause extensive damage to your home and lawn. If you see that your gutters are damaged, you must get them repaired by a professional as soon as possible. Gutter repairs range in complexity and can be as simple as patching a hole in one of your downspouts to re-securing gutters on your home’s fascia board. We recommend that you call our office to schedule a gutter inspection, so our team can get a full understanding of the repairs that need completing.
Here are a few signs that you should be aware of that usually require gutter repairs in Ballantyne, NC:
Pooling WaterPuddles of water accumulating near your home’s foundation
LeaksThe next time it rains, grab your umbrella and check your gutters for signs of drips or leaks.
Displaced HardwareIf you notice gutter-hanging hardware laying on the ground under the edge of your roof, it’s time to call in The Gutter Gorilla. This is a sign that your gutters aren’t fastened securely. One strong gust of wind or heavy rainstorm could cause serious damage to your gutter system.
MoldCheck your basement and your attic for signs of mold growth. If you see any mold or mildew, your gutters might not be doing their job of directing water away from your home.
Peeling PaintHave you noticed that paint is starting to peel down the side of your house? Is there rust beginning to form on your gutters? If so, you could be dealing with a leak. Usually, the result of rust or a puncture, this type of problem needs to be patched by a professional
Uneven GuttersIf your gutters are uneven or starting to sag in the middle, it’s not a good sign. In situations like these, pooling water will not be able to drain towards your corner downspouts. Eventually, the entire gutter will pull away from your home. It is highly recommended that you hire our team of professionals to repair this problem before it gets even worse.
The Trusted Choice for All Your Gutter Needs in Ballantyne
At The Gutter Gorilla, our commitment is to provide you with an easy, care-free, educational experience. When you give us the opportunity to earn your business, you can trust that we will provide you with the highest quality gutter repair services at the best prices in the Lowcountry. From the moment we first visit your home for an inspection to the time we do our final walk though, your satisfaction is our top priority.
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Meet Robin Anthony, the Certified Sake Adviser Behind Prime Fish in Ballantyne
The owner and head chef expertly pairs the Japanese rice drink with sushi and tapasAge: 30You might know him from: Red Sake and YAMA Waverly, where he used to be head sushi chefFamily status: Married with two children, ages 10 and 4Favorite sports team: Real Madrid CFCurrently reading: The Seafood Industry by George Flick and Roy MartinFavorite sports team: PanthersWhere does your love of food come from? Since I was a kid, I’ve lo...
The owner and head chef expertly pairs the Japanese rice drink with sushi and tapas
You might know him from: Red Sake and YAMA Waverly, where he used to be head sushi chef
Family status: Married with two children, ages 10 and 4
Favorite sports team: Real Madrid CF
Currently reading: The Seafood Industry by George Flick and Roy Martin
Favorite sports team: Panthers
Where does your love of food come from? Since I was a kid, I’ve loved to be in the kitchen cooking for my family. I’m mostly self-taught; I watch a lot of cooking instructional videos.
What inspired you to open Prime Fish? The owner of YAMA introduced me to Edomae-style sushi, then I helped the owner of Red Sake open it and create the menu. I was there for one year to get it all set up, then went out on my own. I want to serve what people are getting in LA and New York and expand the palate of Charlotteans.
How would you describe your approach to sushi? I do Edomae-style, which is Tokyo-style sushi. You must have really good knife skills and lots of experience with fish. It’s the traditional way sushi is made. There are precise measurements of slicing the fish. It’s about the art of sushi. The way sashimi and nigiri is done in the U.S. isn’t how it’s supposed to be.
How can we tell the difference? American-style sushi rolls are usually fried and sauced. You know your nigiri has been cut perfectly when it fits in your mouth in one bite. It means you have the right amount of rice with the correct cut of fish.
Tell me about developing an Asian raw bar menu. Edomae-style sushi is the foundation—we just combined it with Southern European and French flavors, like carpaccio and crudo. Carpaccio isn’t sushi, but it’s raw—so we’re combining several raw foods from different countries. Ninety percent of this menu is raw, and at least 95% is seafood-based. The French use a lot of microgreens and edible flowers; we get all of ours from a local farmer in Charlotte.
What is a certified sake adviser, and how does one earn this title? Japan has a Sake Service Institute, where I got my certification. I studied and did a lot of prep on my own, so the course didn’t take too long. They have professors that come to Atlanta, California, and New York once a year to give the exam. I took mine in Atlanta. I passed on the first try, but if you fail, you have to wait do it again the next year.
What’s an example of a great fish and sake pairing? Sashimi is good with a floral sake. Nigiri is better with a dry sake. Our menu pairs it for you. It took me about four years to research it. I have been drinking sake a long time (laughs).
What’s your favorite food and sake pairing? I love beef with Cowboy Yamahai sake. If you eat beef, it has to be this one. For sashimi, I drink Immortal Wing, a very fragrant sake with a honeydew aroma.
Anything else we should know about sake? Sake’s profile changes when you drink it cold versus hot. The aroma and taste will all be different. So for an appetizer, you might start with a hot one, and for your meal, I’ll give you a cold one.
Is there one recipe you’d still love to master? Edomae-style sushi (laughs). You’re always learning.
Do your kids eat sushi? My oldest one does—she eats sushi like Cheetos.
What’s your favorite food city? New York. I eat a variety of Asian cuisines, and I like Italian food.
Any rules to live by in the kitchen? Follow your head chef, and always come on time.
THE TOUGH STUFF
Sake or wine? Sake
Ramen bowl or poke bowl? Ramen bowl
Calamari or oysters? Oysters
Shrimp tempura or shrimp cocktail? Shrimp cocktail
Lobster roll or egg roll? Lobster roll
Comedy or drama? Drama
More money or more free time?I want both
Street eats or sit-down? Both. I’m a foodie
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City Council shifts focus on Centene project to transportation improvements
As the Centene Corp. (NYSE: CNC) development remains on schedule in the University City area, the city of Charlotte is shifting its focus to transportation improvements near the site.Tracy Dodson, assistant city manager, presented an update on the Centene project off Governor Hunt Road to Charlotte City Council during yesterday's business meeting.Centene ...
As the Centene Corp. (NYSE: CNC) development remains on schedule in the University City area, the city of Charlotte is shifting its focus to transportation improvements near the site.
Tracy Dodson, assistant city manager, presented an update on the Centene project off Governor Hunt Road to Charlotte City Council during yesterday's business meeting.
Centene announced in July of 2020 that Charlotte will be home to its East Coast headquarters, bringing more than 3,200 jobs with an average salary of $100,000. The Centene campus at University Research Park is expected to bring in over $1 billion in capital investment.
Adding a project of this size to an already congested University City area requires turning the focus, at some point, to mobility.
“When working on a campus this size, a typical traffic analysis could lead to a lot of major turn lanes here, signals here…,” said Dodson. “We really said, ‘What do we need to do for the campus itself and what are potentially regional improvements that we can partner with Centene to make?’”
The partnership with Centene led to identifying two intersections along Mallard Creek Church Road that would need improvements – at Claude Freeman Drive and the Interstate 85 interchange. Together, these two projects will cost about $13.5 million.
Dodson proposed that City Council continue its partnership with Centene for these mobility improvements. Charlotte could reimburse the Fortune 500 company up to $6.6 million through the city’s capital investment plan, or CIP.
If council decides to fork over this money, it would not affect other CIP projects that are underway. The funds would be delivered through the 2022 and 2024 bond cycles.
The problem some council members had with this proposition is that the I-85 interchange is already on the N.C. Department of Transportation’s to-do list.
“I share a little bit of concern about us paying for something that is NCDOT liability and that’s for two reasons,” said Ed Driggs, District 7. “One, it sets a precedent, I think, and I worry (NCDOT will) then kind of draw a conclusion from that. The other thing is it sends a message and that message is Charlotte can afford to pay itself.”
Right now, the interchange at I-85 and Mallard Creek is a state-maintained road. NCDOT identified the site as a needed improvement project within the last couple years, but Dodson said it is near the bottom of the list.
The benefit of partnering with Centene to make these improvements will allow for NCDOT to stay on track with the building of the North Bridge over I-85. This bridge will connect Research Drive to J.W. Clay Boulevard, accommodating vehicles, pedestrians and public transit users.
The hope is that the bridge helps to alleviate congestion in the area, which Dodson said employs more people than Ballantyne.
Driggs is concerned that trade would be a high price tag for the city, just to ensure the bridge stays on schedule. But the alternative to waiting for the state to make these intersection improvements would be the compounding of congestion and the possibility of losing future development opportunities.
At-large representative Greg Phipps asked if these improvements would fall under the recently passed, $1.2 trillion federal infrastructure bill. Dodson said there are already conversations about gathering a team to look further into what would qualify under the bill.
Another major element Centene and the city would like to see is the implementation of a mobility hub and “last mile” connections.
The mobility hub would be the next step after the intersection improvements. Dodson said University City Partners was asked to help pull in more businesses in the area, like Wells Fargo & Co. and TIAA, to partner with the last-mile connections and mobility hub.
A vote was slated to occur Nov. 22, but the council decided to table this discussion until its December strategy meeting.
?Data for August 18, 2021
Mecklenburg County, NC – As of this morning there were 129,703 cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) with 1,024 deaths due to COVID-19 reported among Mecklenburg County residents.Data as of August 18 are presented in more detail below. MCPH provides these routine updates about reported cases of COVID-19 to help our community better understand how this pandemic is developing in our county. These results only reflect laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 among county residents. Many individuals infected ...
Mecklenburg County, NC – As of this morning there were 129,703 cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) with 1,024 deaths due to COVID-19 reported among Mecklenburg County residents.
Data as of August 18 are presented in more detail below. MCPH provides these routine updates about reported cases of COVID-19 to help our community better understand how this pandemic is developing in our county. These results only reflect laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 among county residents. Many individuals infected by COVID-19 have not been tested because they are asymptomatic. As such, these results are very fluid and only represent a fraction of the true burden of COVID-19 in our community.
Daily case counts provided by MCPH may differ from state and federal counts due to delays in reporting to the various entities. MCPH updates case counts after an initial case review and, where possible, a patient interview is conducted, which includes confirming county residency. Cases reported after 5 p.m. are counted in the following days case count.
Highlights about the 128,892 COVID-19 cases reported in Mecklenburg County as of August 18, 2021 include:
More data on the epidemiology of COVID-19 in Mecklenburg County as of August 18, 2021:
Daily COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH by Date*
(Total Molecular (PCR) Positive Cases – 116,094 Total Antigen Positive Cases – 12,798)
Daily Percent Positive of Laboratory COVID-19 Tests1(as of August 18, 2021)
COVID-19 Case Rate per 100,000 Residentsbased on cases reported to MCPH by Date
COVID-19 Percent Positivity Rates (7-Day Average)
Select Characteristics of COVID-19 Cases and Deaths Reported to MCPH
Cumulative and 14-Day Counts
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COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH by Zip Code of Patient's ResidencePast 14 Days (August 5 - 18, 2021)
COVID-19 Cases per 100,000 Reported to MCPH by Zip Code of Patient's ResidencePast 14 Days (August 5 - 18, 2021)
'Without our teachers showing up... parents could not go back to work.' | NC grant intended to keep teachers, workers on the job
North Carolina's new Child Care Stabilization Grants provide $805 million to boost the pandemic economy.CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A week after announcing a new North Carolina grant program intended to keep workers on the job, Governor Roy Cooper and other political leaders visited a Charlotte child care Thursday to highlight the program's ability to help teachers."Without our teachers showing up every day, those parents could not go back to work," Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (...
North Carolina's new Child Care Stabilization Grants provide $805 million to boost the pandemic economy.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A week after announcing a new North Carolina grant program intended to keep workers on the job, Governor Roy Cooper and other political leaders visited a Charlotte child care Thursday to highlight the program's ability to help teachers.
"Without our teachers showing up every day, those parents could not go back to work," Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Dr. Mandy Cohen said during the visit.
Cohen joined the governer during the visit Thursday to LeafSpring Schools on Providence Road West in the Ballantyne neighborhood.
Earlier this month, Cooper announced that more than $800 million in federal funding would be directed to early care and learning programs across the state. The North Carolina Child Care Stabilization Grants will support working families with gaining access to high-quality, affordable child care. Those grants will also help child care facilities with recruitment and employee retention through better wages and benefits.
"[Schools and child care facilities] need to try to entice more teachers to come on board, but also keep the ones they have," Cooper said Thursday. "And being able to provide raises and bonuses and to improve working conditions and to increase the quality of the services they're providing to these children and parents, all are going to be critical."
The funding comes from the Biden administration's American Rescue Plan.
This money will help "childcare centers pay bonuses and pay their employees without corresponding increases on parents," Cooper explained.
"Because of the pandemic, many people have withdrawn from the workforce, others have decided to go a different direction in their life is hard work," the governor said. It is hard work, and you've got to have a passion for it. And we got to pay people more."
According to the government's office, grants funded by the $805 million program can be used for a range of activities including: personnel costs; mental health supports; payments for rent, mortgage, utilities, facility maintenance, or insurance; personal protective equipment (PPE); equipment and supplies; and goods or services necessary to maintain or resume child care.
All private, licensed early care and learning programs are eligible to apply for Child Care Stabilization Grants, including for-profit and not-for-profit programs, family child care homes and faith-based centers.
Since March 2020, more than $300 million in emergency funding has been directed toward the early care and learning system to help families, teachers and programs during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the governor's office.
"Here in Mecklenburg County, we are are laser focused on transformational opportunities for the community and residents of Mecklenburg County," Mecklenburg County Commissionr (District 4) Darrell Williams said. "And this is certainly could be in the class of a transformational opportunity for our residents."
The Child Care Stabilization Grants application opened on Oct. 11and closes on Oct. 31. More information, and an application to apply, can be found on the NC DHHS website.
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Novant Health breaks ground on Ballantyne hospital, aims for 2023 completion
Novant Health broke ground on its approximately $180 million Ballantyne Medical Center project on Thursday.The 38-acre site will include a 168,000-square-foot, 36-bed hospital, plus a 56,000-square-foot medical office building. It will be at 10725 Providence Road West in south Charlotte, formerly the Hall Family Farm.Ballantyne Medical will house a 15-room emergency department, two operating rooms, 12 observation beds, a C-section room and eight postpartum beds. That's in addition to imaging, cancer and orthopedic services....
Novant Health broke ground on its approximately $180 million Ballantyne Medical Center project on Thursday.
The 38-acre site will include a 168,000-square-foot, 36-bed hospital, plus a 56,000-square-foot medical office building. It will be at 10725 Providence Road West in south Charlotte, formerly the Hall Family Farm.
Ballantyne Medical will house a 15-room emergency department, two operating rooms, 12 observation beds, a C-section room and eight postpartum beds. That's in addition to imaging, cancer and orthopedic services.
The hospital is slated to open in 2023. The campus will also include walking trails and community event space.
"It is really exciting that this is a new beginning that means access and high-quality care, but also that will be integrated so much into this community," Dr. Pam Oliver, president of Novant's Physician Network, said in prepared remarks.
Winston-Salem-based Novant filed an application in October 2018 to build a $154 million hospital, which the state approved the next March. The health system purchased the site for about $21 million in March 2019, according to Mecklenburg County real estate records. The $180 million price tag encompasses the whole project, a Novant spokesperson said.
Novant is relocating 36 of its beds from Presbyterian Medical Center to the Ballantyne location.
Charlotte's largest providers are investing heavily in hospital care in this region.
Last year's State Medical Facilities Plan outlined a need in Mecklenburg County for 126 more beds by 2022 to meet the community's needs. Novant and Charlotte-based Atrium Health filed competing applications last November for those beds. The state's application process limits new facilities and equipment among health systems.
Novant is planning for a $179 million, 32-bed hospital in Steele Creek. That 186,000-square-foot facility would be at the intersection of Interstate 485 and Steele Creek Road. It would open in 2025, if approved.
Atrium applied for all 126 beds — a $105 million, 119-bed addition to Carolinas Medical Center, plus another seven beds at AH-Pineville.
Construction is also well underway at AH-Union West, a 40-bed, 150,000-square-foot facility in Stallings. That hospital is scheduled to deliver in 2022. Atrium filed this month to allocate another $35 million to the project. The system is also vying to build another hospital in Cornelius, despite its first application being denied.
Robins & Morton is the general contractor for Ballantyne Medical Center. HDR is the project architect.