The Gutter Gorilla Difference
When it comes to gutter cleaning in Daniel Island, SC, 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 Daniel Island.
Gutter Cleaning in Daniel Island, SC
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 Daniel Island 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 Daniel Island, SC. 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 Daniel Island, SC
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 Daniel Island, SC. 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 Daniel Island:
- 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 Daniel Island. 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 Daniel Island, SC
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 Daniel Island, SC:
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 Daniel Island
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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Latest News in Daniel Island
Schimpf named MaxPrep SC female athlete of the year
Philip M. Bowman
Daniel Island resident Emma Schimpf was recently named the MaxPrep female athlete of the year in South Carolina for her outstanding senior season as a member of the Oceanside Collegiate Academy girls’ golf team.Schimpf’s biggest accomplishment during her high school career was a state record at the Class AAA golf state championship last fall when she carded a two-day total of 133 to win medalist honors.Schimpf was 11-under-par for the two-day tournament and beat runner-up Sydney Roberts of Chesnee by five strokes fo...
Daniel Island resident Emma Schimpf was recently named the MaxPrep female athlete of the year in South Carolina for her outstanding senior season as a member of the Oceanside Collegiate Academy girls’ golf team.
Schimpf’s biggest accomplishment during her high school career was a state record at the Class AAA golf state championship last fall when she carded a two-day total of 133 to win medalist honors.
Schimpf was 11-under-par for the two-day tournament and beat runner-up Sydney Roberts of Chesnee by five strokes for the match, which was held at Hackler Course on the campus of Coastal Carolina University in Conway.
“It’s pretty cool,” Schimpf said. “It’s a big honor that I will always look back on. I played really well during the tournament. The only bogey I had was on the last hole, so I was pretty much bogey free. I made a lot of birdies.”
Schimpf was a two-time individual state champ first in 2019, and again last fall. She has been the Lowcountry golfer of the year as well, including 2019 when she qualified for both the U.S. Women’s Amateur and the U.S. Junior Girls Championship. Schimpf also won the 2020 SCJGA Fall Challenge.
Schimpf comes from one of Daniel Island’s top golf families.
Her older sister, Abbey, plays for the University of South Carolina. The younger Schimpf decided to stay closer to home and will attend the College of Charleston this fall.
The Cougars will get an impact player.
“Emma will have an immediate impact on our program,” CofC coach Jamie Futrell tweeted on National Signing Day. “With her being local, I have been able to watch her develop into a great player over the past few years. She has shown the ability to play at her best in the biggest events.”
Schimpf is spending the majority of her summer practicing and refining her game. She is scheduled to play two tournaments, including the U.S. Women’s Amateur Qualifier, which was scheduled to begin July 6 at the Carolina Trace Country Club (Lake Course) in Sanford, North Carolina.
She is also scheduled to play in The South Carolina Women’s Open in mid-August.
But for now, she’s putting her high school career in perspective.
“It’s pretty crazy that it’s over,” she said. “It’s been a lot of fun, and I will remember my teammates, the practice and the matches. It was well worth it. Playing at the college level will be more competitive, and it will be more like the team aspect rather than the individual performance.”
Schimpf hasn’t made it official, but expects to major in business or health when she begins classes at the College of Charleston.
Four Generals Named to IMLCA All-Region Teams
Washington and Lee University
LEXINGTON, Va. – The Intercollegiate Men\'s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IMLCA) announced its Division III All-Region teams on Wednesday and Washington and Lee University has several players recognized on the Region 4 squads.Senior goalkeeper Jack Taylor (Baltimore, Md. / Saint Paul\'s) and sophomore defenseman Harris Hubbard (Daniel ...
LEXINGTON, Va. – The Intercollegiate Men\'s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IMLCA) announced its Division III All-Region teams on Wednesday and Washington and Lee University has several players recognized on the Region 4 squads.
Senior goalkeeper Jack Taylor (Baltimore, Md. / Saint Paul\'s) and sophomore defenseman Harris Hubbard (Daniel Island, S.C. / Bishop England) were both selected to the IMLCA Region 4 Second Team, while senior attackman Stuart Greenspon (Aldie, Va. / Episcopal) and senior midfielder Ben Mulholland (Sewickley, Pa. / Sewickley Academy) were each named to the honorable mention squad.
Taylor had an outstanding senior season that also landed him First Team All-ODAC and USILA Honorable Mention All-America accolades. He started all 16 games and registered 166 saves en route to posting a .567 save percentage and a 9.31 goals-against average in just over 818 total minutes. Taylor logged eight games with double-digit saves, including a career-best 19 saves in a win over Lynchburg. He then posted 18 saves the very next evening in a loss to the Hornets.
For his career, Taylor played in 59 career games, with 56 starts. He recorded a .562 save percentage and an 8.42 goals-against average, and finished his career ranked fourth in program history with 521 career saves.
Hubbard also received First Team All-ODAC and USILA Honorable Mention All-America laurels this spring. He started all 16 games for a defense that ranked Top 50 in Division III in both scoring defense (8.69 GPG) and man-down defense (.776). A transfer from Furman University, he totaled 23 ground balls and ranked third on the team with 12 caused turnovers. He tallied one assist for the season, coming in a loss to Hampden-Sydney on March 27.
Greenspon earned First Team All-ODAC honors in 2021 after starting all 16 games and leading the team in scoring with 60 points on 38 goals and 22 assists. He totaled at least one point in every contest and tallied multiple points in every game except for two. He had five games of five points or more, including a five-goal, two-assist effort in a 21-9 win over Randolph-Macon. In three seasons with the Generals, Greenspon finished with 106 points on 70 goals and 36 assists.
Mulholland also garnered a First Team All-ODAC citation this spring after playing in and starting 15 games, totaling 24 points on 20 goals and four assists. He also collected 12 ground balls and one caused turnover. He had seven multi-goal games, including a career-best four goals and one assist in a season-opening 19-8 win over Mary Washington. Mulholland completes his career with 84 points on 67 goals and 17 assists. He also posted 41 ground balls and four caused turnovers.
Washington and Lee completed the 2021 season with an 11-5 overall record and a 9-1 record in league play. The Generals earned the top seed for the ODAC Tournament and advanced to the championship game before falling to fourth-ranked Lynchburg, 16-6.
Wedding community steps up to help Jean\'s brides after Mt. Pleasant fire destroys shop
MT. PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) — Jeans\'s Bridal Shop, Auto Money Title Loans, and IHT Wealth Management in the Lafayette Village were gutted by a fire last night.The fire started sometime around midnight, and investigators spent the day on scene figuring out what happened and what could be salvaged.The iconic Jean’s Bridal Shop of Moun...
MT. PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) — Jeans\'s Bridal Shop, Auto Money Title Loans, and IHT Wealth Management in the Lafayette Village were gutted by a fire last night.
The fire started sometime around midnight, and investigators spent the day on scene figuring out what happened and what could be salvaged.
The iconic Jean’s Bridal Shop of Mount Pleasant was where bridal dresses, tuxedoes and even mother of the bride gowns were lovingly stored and altered for more than 40 years. When its roof caved in, months of planning were lost.
Kim Lamar was one of those brides who lost her dress in the blaze.
She remembers the exact time she heard that Jean’s was on fire, it was 7:04 a.m. this morning when her mom sent her a text about the fire.
Lamar said she looked over at her fiancé and said "my dress is burned!"
"Well I panicked first. Because I thought to myself, how am I going to get a wedding dress in ten days?" Lamar said.
"It\'s really hard to go into a bridal dress (store) and find a dress off the rack that you love and two that fits. I had ordered my original dress in November, months and months ago. It\'s sort of like the first thing you do when you find out that you are getting married, you find your perfect dress," she said.
Weddings are a big business in Charleston, which is a good thing today because the bridal shop owners say everyone in the wedding community was already working hard this morning to see how they could help brides like Lamar find the perfect wedding dress 2.0.
Lamar started making calls and although she was hesitant, she was able to find something she loved.
"(The dress shop owner) found me this beautiful dress which I love, I said I think I prefer this dress more than my original dress!”
Lamar was able to find a new dress, one she said she also loves, at White on Daniel Island. It needed alterations, which Roberta Fisher with A Stitch Witch was able to take on.
Those businesses were not the only ones that have offered to help brides and wedding parties in a bind due to the fire.
"The bigger the storm, the brighter the rainbow, is what I keep telling myself," Lamar said.
Meeting Notes - July 8, 2021
These are the issues coming before various City of Charleston boards and committees and the review results that are specific to Daniel Island and the Cainhoy area. All meetings are open for public comment except the Technical Review Committee (TRC) meetings. Learn more about each meeting online at www.charleston-sc.gov/AgendaCenter/.City of Charleston TRC meeting: July 15Site plan for Phase 2 of The Waterfront for 41 multi-family units on...
These are the issues coming before various City of Charleston boards and committees and the review results that are specific to Daniel Island and the Cainhoy area. All meetings are open for public comment except the Technical Review Committee (TRC) meetings. Learn more about each meeting online at www.charleston-sc.gov/AgendaCenter/.
City of Charleston TRC meeting: July 15
Site plan for Phase 2 of The Waterfront for 41 multi-family units on Longshore Street, Daniel Island (no address number listed). This is a 3.38 acre site. The owner is Parcel R Phase 2 Development Company, LLC. The applicant is Thomas & Hutton. Contact: Bryce Lemon, email@example.com.
City of Charleston TRC meeting: July 1
Site plan for the Charleston Regional Parkway “Project Throughput” in Cainhoy (no address number listed). This is a 162.07 acre site. The owner is South Carolina Ports Authority. The applicant is Thomas & Hutton. Contact: Scott Greene, firstname.lastname@example.org. Results: Revise and resubmit.
A preliminary subdivision plat for a 31 lot single family residential subdivision on Lesesne Street, Daniel Island (no address number listed). This is a 81.3 acre site. The owner is The Daniel Island Company. The applicant is Thomas & Hutton. Contact: Brian Riley, email@example.com. Results: Pending final documentation. Once approved, submit Preliminary Plat to planning for stamping.
Road construction plans for a 31 lot single family residential subdivision on Lesesne Street, Daniel Island (no address number listed). This is a 81.3 acre site. The owner is The Daniel Island Company. The applicant is Thomas & Hutton. Contact: Brian Riley, firstname.lastname@example.org. Results: Pending final documentation. Once approved, submit road plans to engineering for stamping.
A major subdivision concept plan for four lots at 2000 Daniel Island Drive, Daniel Island.
This is a 36.9 acre site that will impact public roadway, utilities and stormwater. The owner is Holder Properties, LLC. The applicant is Seamonwhiteside + Associates. Contact: Virginia Skidmore, email@example.com . Results: Revise and resubmit.
• Berkeley County Council conducts its regularly scheduled meetings on the fourth Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Berkeley County Administration Building, 1003 Highway 52, Moncks Corner.
• Berkeley County Board of Education meetings are held twice each month. The second meeting of each month includes special recognitions of students, employees and community members. Executive Committee meets at 5:30 p.m.; public meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.
• Charleston City Council conducts its meetings on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 5 p.m.
Pro golf, tennis add millions in revenue to economy
Teri Errico Griffis
This article first appeared in the May 31, 2021 edition of the Charleston Regional Business Journal.Phil Mickelson’s performance at The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island in late May won the 50-year-old pro his sixth major and the PGA Championship trophy. But the big winner might have been South Caroli...
This article first appeared in the May 31, 2021 edition of the Charleston Regional Business Journal.
Phil Mickelson’s performance at The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island in late May won the 50-year-old pro his sixth major and the PGA Championship trophy. But the big winner might have been South Carolina’s economy.
The largest event to take place in-person in South Carolina since the global pandemic ground the world’s economy to a halt, the PGA Championship is expected to bring millions directly into the Charleston region and signify that things are getting back to normal.
Over time, professional sports events have become critically important to local and statewide finances as hundreds of millions of dollars pour into towns and cities through job creation, tourism and global exposure. Even with pandemic restrictions in place, the PGA showed millions of people that South Carolina was moving forward.
Kiawah Island Golf Resort President Roger Warren called the publicity “priceless.”
The state has grown beyond its historically minor league and college sports persona, beyond its status as only a recreational golf destination with its more than 350 courses and hundreds of year-round events.
In a time where fewer fans were attending events and people aren’t traveling as much, South Carolina will be showcased to more than half a billion households worldwide.
“I think that we as an industry here in South Carolina, specifically in Charleston and Kiawah, on our own, we couldn’t pay for the amount of quality exposure we get through the TV,” Warren said.
Without a global pandemic causing chaos, the state typically plays host each year to three events by NASCAR, PGA Tour and Women’s Tennis Association. The attractions provide nearly $200 million in combined annual economic activity.
So far in 2021, the state has doubled its event tally with the PGA Championship, PGA Tour and WTA calling on South Carolina to host three additional tournaments.
In April, the Tennis Channel and WTA Media broadcasted the Volvo Car Open and MUSC Women’s Health Open tennis tournaments on Daniel Island to more than 170 countries. In late May, CBS, ESPN, the Golf Channel and other broadcast, cable and digital media platforms aired coverage of the 2021 PGA Championship to more than 175 countries.
On average, the PGA Championship media value generates more than $100 million for the host site and region, according to the PGA.
“This allows us to play with some of the larger states that we haven’t been able to before because we are a small state still,” said Duane Parrish, director of S.C. Parks, Recreation and Tourism. “But we have a lot to offer from the mountains to the sea, and golf is a big part of that.”
While the limited fan attendance has likely lowered the what-could-have-been 2021 impact — the originally estimated $200 million by the PGA Championship, for example, has since been halved — the exposure is still desperately needed for a state that relies on tourism.
“What we’re still going to see is people coming in and going to restaurants, using accommodations, heads in beds, so to speak,” said PGA Championship Director Ryan Ogle. “So there’ll still be a direct impact to the region.”
WTA Chairman and CEO Steve Simon said both the staff and players’ cherish their time each spring in Charleston because of the city’s “A+” hospitality and professionalism.
“The hospitality that’s provided and the warmth and everything else that comes with it just makes it a very special experience,” he said. “And we know that a lot of our players think Charleston’s one of their favorite stops of the year.”
Playing through the pandemic
In the last two years, South Carolina has announced more than $23.5 billion in new investments that have created almost 46,000 jobs through various industries statewide. Gov. Henry McMaster believes that the state’s growing professional sports industry further develops economic opportunities that will benefit South Carolina for years to come.
He said at a press conference in April that “by seizing this once-in-a lifetime opportunity” and sponsoring a third professional golf tournament in a single year, the state is helping to lift up small businesses in the hospitality industry that have been devastated by the pandemic.
“This is great progress, and I expect that we will be seeing ourselves on television and in advertisements in sports channels wall-to-wall during the entire time of those three months,” the governor said.
At the tail end of that period will be the Palmetto Championship at Congaree, beginning June 10, which Parrish anticipates will bring in a further $50 million for the state. The revenue was unexpected as the tournament was a last-minute replacement for a canceled PGA Tour event in Canada.
Even with limited tickets available, the total impact from the Palmetto Championship is still double that from 2019 when the Country Club of Charleston hosted the U.S. Women’s Open and welcomed nearly 100,000 spectators. Charleston was selected as the official site of the 74th annual tournament, held May 30-June 2, 2019.
Like the Congaree golf tournament, the MUSC Health Women’s Open similarly came about after a pandemic-related cancellation. The Billie Jean King Cup tennis tournament held in Hungary was postponed until February, and the WTA needed to fill the calendar void. Simon said the Charleston team’s efficiency and dedication — not to mention the fact that Daniel Island already had infrastructure and protocols in place — made the decision on where to relocate a no-brainer.
“We love being in Charleston… I think it reflects the strength of the partnership we have with everyone in Charleston that we all sat down and talked and agreed it would be best to run two events there back-to-back,” Simon said.
Charleston’s partnership with WTA dates back nearly 50 years to when South Carolina first hosted the formerly named Family Circle Cup on Hilton Head Island in 1973. The tournament has been held on Daniel Island since 2001, and Simon said the event is here for the long-haul.
“This is an investment, a long-term venture,” he said. “There are no plans to move it, and you don’t want to. If you want people to invest into an asset, and you want them to build the infrastructure to make this special, then you have to make a long-term commitment.”
Since both WTA tournaments took place without fans, the WTA pivoted this year by creating a global made-for-TV event. Full coverage from South Carolina was served over a two-week span.
“We’ll have great footage from Charleston and Daniel Island that’s seen by more than 20 million additional fans across the world. That impact is enormous,” Volvo Car Open Tournament Director Bob Moran said.
And those impacts go beyond the weeklong hotel stays and live action. Warren said that in 2012, after the PGA Championship wrapped up, the Lowcountry experienced a trickle-down effect for months.
“Our businesses jumped from August 2012 to 2013, and we had a very significant exposure in our business,” he said. “Everyone felt it. So I feel there is some anticipation. That’s what I’m excited about.”
Defending PGA Champion Collin Morikawa was equally excited talking about the tournament during an April visit to The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island. He said the May event was a “big star” on his calendar.
“We’re peaking at a good time, and we’re really looking forward to this kind of next few months of golf because there’s a lot of good golf to be played,” he said.