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When it comes to gutter cleaning in Gastonia, 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 Gastonia.
Gutter Cleaning in Gastonia, 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 Gastonia 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 Gastonia, 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 Gastonia, 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 Gastonia, 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 Gastonia:
- 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 Gastonia. 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 Gastonia, 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 Gastonia, 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 Gastonia
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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Mini market in Gastonia offers oasis in food desert
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - A grand opening for a new mini-market on West May Avenue in Gastonia is only the start of a bigger plan for one local power couple.Mic’s Mini Market sits in a food desert but the owners are working on a plan to change that.Monday was the grand opening of Mic’s Mini Market in Gastonia, the fourth company owned by Micholas and Chyncia Rodgers in the community.The company is named after Micholas but even he claims it was Chycnia’s dream.“The thought behind that was he ...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - A grand opening for a new mini-market on West May Avenue in Gastonia is only the start of a bigger plan for one local power couple.
Mic’s Mini Market sits in a food desert but the owners are working on a plan to change that.
Monday was the grand opening of Mic’s Mini Market in Gastonia, the fourth company owned by Micholas and Chyncia Rodgers in the community.
The company is named after Micholas but even he claims it was Chycnia’s dream.
“The thought behind that was he had to come work here, so I said if I name it after him he’s going to come work,” Chyncia said jokingly.
They’re hoping this idea works because in this lot a little more than a tenth of an acre, there are supersized dreams about what the market can mean to the community.
The market that used to be here closed in March 2020, right when the pandemic hit before the Rodgers bought it in November.
“It was the store we came to all the time so when it closed we had to go to this one down here and it’s a little higher (prices),” customer Monica Brice said.
Monica Brice and Anthony Sharpe were happy to see a market return to their community.
“We’ve been missing it, the convenience, the convenience of the neighborhood,” Sharpe said.
In this neighborhood, there is a lack of options.
According to data from the United States Department of Agriculture, the market sits on the edge of a low-income and low-access area, commonly known as a food desert.
The closest discount grocery store is more than one mile away. The closest Food Lion and Shaw’s are two miles away. That’s why Rodgers said making sure produce on the menu was mandatory.
“We want this store to be a community, like a destination,” Chycnia Rodgers said.
“We want to have food trucks here, healthy food options so people can just walk out their door and get food that’s accessible.”
Sharpe agreed that the idea was a necessary one.
“This is the first store that’s tried to open in the neighborhood with produce and stuff like that so we need that more in the neighborhood,” Sharpe said.
The Rodgers says they plan to partner with local farmers, even have farmers markets and maybe one day a mini garden.
“Our vision is to possibly even have…a place where we can have people grow in the community, where they can come up and pick their own vegetables, that’s definitely something we want to do,” Rodgers said.
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Gaston woman spreads awareness and communication through American Sign Language
Listening is often called the key to effective communication, but for the 5% of the world's population who are deaf that simply isn't possible.The efforts of the deaf and hard of hearing community have often been hampered by the public's lack of knowledge of American Sign Language.Growing up with a deaf mother, Starr Clinton often grew frustrated at the lack of knowledge of the American Sign Language, which is often the only way deaf and hard of hearing people can communicate with others."My mother ta...
Listening is often called the key to effective communication, but for the 5% of the world's population who are deaf that simply isn't possible.
The efforts of the deaf and hard of hearing community have often been hampered by the public's lack of knowledge of American Sign Language.
Growing up with a deaf mother, Starr Clinton often grew frustrated at the lack of knowledge of the American Sign Language, which is often the only way deaf and hard of hearing people can communicate with others.
"My mother taught me ASL as I was learning how to speak. I would often have to interpret for her and it would be frustrating because I wanted to be a kid and play with my friends," Clinton said.
"It was very frustrating to know that this (ASL) isn't being learned, but then I realized that it wasn't because people did not want to learn, it was because they did not have the resources to do so."
According to the North Carolina Division of Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, more than 1 million residents in the state suffer from hearing disabilities. The deaf and/or hard of hearing community makes up 0.22% of the American population.
Clinton felt that it was up to her to normalize ASL so people in her community could effectively communicate with the deaf and hard of hearing.
Nita's Silent Hands was born in 2018, what Clinton considers her "baby," which she uses as a tool to educate and raise awareness in honor of what her mother went through.
"I want to create a safe space for the deaf and hard of hearing community. I want to be able to bridge that gap between them and the hearing community," said Clinton.
"The deaf and hard of hearing community are struggling, they can't communicate with others and because of that, businesses are turning them away and refusing service because they either don't have an interpreter or don't want to hire one. This is an issue that needs to be solved."
As a non-profit organization, Nita's Silent Hands contains a variety of programs for the benefit of the deaf and hard of hearing community such as ASL classes, scholarship opportunities to those majoring in deaf studies and other majors and minors related and social spaces with accessible interpreters so the community can engage with others without difficulty.
"I am hoping that an interpreter will be easily accessible to people with the click of a button," said Clinton.
Recently, Clinton participated in the Gaston All American Fair where she helped 40 deaf and hard of hearing individuals by providing them with interactive services so they could understand and enjoy the festivities.
To bring equality toward the deaf and hard of hearing, Clinton attracted the attention of many volunteers and sponsors that helped with her mission.
With the help of her organization's advisor, Jonathan Bryson, Clinton conducted events providing a focus on inclusive social spaces for the community.
By officially adopting the North Carolina School of the Deaf in Morganton, Clinton has provided assistance to the institution by coming up with fundraising efforts to provide the students with everlasting memories after school.
"With the funds, we want to provide a prom that they can attend to, while also getting dresses and make-up services donated. We want to be able to provide those normal school activities everyone gets to have, being deaf or hard of hearing shouldn't stop them," said Clinton.
As a native of Gaston County, awareness within her community is the main focus of her mission.
Gastonia officials passed a "Deaf Awareness Month" proclamation on Tuesday, Sept. 7.
"We have been able to accomplish many things. With the help of my team and the support of the community I hope to do even more, for, in the years to come, ASL will be taught in schools the same way other languages are," said Clinton.
"We want to be a solution."
Currently, Clinton conducts business at "Workbar," a rented space located at 365 N. New Hope Road in Gastonia. Clinton is actively looking for volunteers to spread her advocation via various events and initiatives.
More information about Nita's Silent Hands can be found by visiting nsilenthands.com
Beatriz Guerrero can be reached at 704-869-1828 or on Twitter@BeatrizGue_
A Gastonia grocery store is closing soon. Citizens worry this could create a food desert.
GASTONIA, N.C. — A Gastonia grocery store set to close soon will leave many without a way to shop for fresh foods nearby. Save-A-Lot on West Franklin Boulevard serves mainly low-income neighborhoods, where some residents don’t have transportation.But now, it's shutting its doors for good on Oct. 2. Now, many are worried this will create a food desert for part of town.“Those neighbors around the Save-A-Lot are some of our homeless families, some of our families that are doubled up, some of our families that pro...
GASTONIA, N.C. — A Gastonia grocery store set to close soon will leave many without a way to shop for fresh foods nearby. Save-A-Lot on West Franklin Boulevard serves mainly low-income neighborhoods, where some residents don’t have transportation.
But now, it's shutting its doors for good on Oct. 2. Now, many are worried this will create a food desert for part of town.
“Those neighbors around the Save-A-Lot are some of our homeless families, some of our families that are doubled up, some of our families that probably don’t have their own transportation," said Gale Manning, a food pantry coordinator with the Bountiful Blessings Food Ministry.
Neighbors who live in the west Gastonia neighborhoods said the store's closure will affect many.
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"It's hurting a lot of people," said Helen Tindall. "Some of them can't get over it. It means so much to them."
Tindall has been shopping at the store since it opened about a decade ago. Her grandson, who passed away four years ago in a car crash, used to be the manager at the store.
"I have asked for the Save-A-Lot clock just in remembrance of him," said Tindall, who enjoys shopping there to honor her grandson.
The nearest grocery store to the Save-A-Lot is a Food Lion, according to navigation apps like Apple Maps. It's less than two miles away, but it's a 30-minute walk. Manning worries that will be difficult for people carrying groceries, but she says the food pantry is ready to help families in need.
“The good thing about it is that we’re on the bus line and they can walk also," said Manning. "But we will be here to meet them with open arms. We will feed them.”
Bountiful Blessings is already feeding more than 2,000 families every week. The pantry, operated by the Mt. Zion Restoration Church, relies on volunteers and is also in need of donations.
Harold Varner III lends more than just name to Youth on Course program
These days, the course is called Catawba Creek. But back when a 9-year-old Harold Varner III started playing there, it was known as Gastonia (N.C.) Municipal.His father, who was a car salesman, and his mother, a nursing assistant, managed to come up with $100 so their gifted and gregarious son could play golf as many times as he wanted that summer. And the summer after that, and the summer after that.When he eventually got a job at Gaston Country Club doing everything from picking the range to maintenance work, Varn...
These days, the course is called Catawba Creek. But back when a 9-year-old Harold Varner III started playing there, it was known as Gastonia (N.C.) Municipal.
His father, who was a car salesman, and his mother, a nursing assistant, managed to come up with $100 so their gifted and gregarious son could play golf as many times as he wanted that summer. And the summer after that, and the summer after that.
When he eventually got a job at Gaston Country Club doing everything from picking the range to maintenance work, Varner had playing privileges there. He also came under the transformative guidance of Bruce Sudderth, a highly regarded teacher who is a member of the Carolinas PGA Hall of Fame.
Varner still sees some of those “old men” he met as a precocious kid and played with – and sometimes beat in the weekly dogfight -- at Catawba Creek. And he fondly remembers the Par Busters, a group of predominately African-American golfers that his dad belonged to who would keep a youngster like him in check.
“It takes a village to raise a kid and Gastonia's obviously my village,” Varner says of the satellite city of 75,000 just outside Charlotte, North Carolina.
“Obviously, the members at Gaston Country Club, the old men at Gaston Municipal, and then the Par Busters -- they basically raised a little kid and turned him into a man.”
Varner knows the life lessons learned at those clubs and from those men were just as important as the ones he got on the practice range from Sudderth. That’s one of the reasons he wanted to get involved in Youth on Course, which provides affordable access to golf for kids aged 6-18.
The organization is the “closest thing to my journey,” Varner explains.
Kids enrolled in the Youth on Course program can walk and play 18 holes for $5 or less at more than 1,400 courses across the United States and Canada. The organization also offers caddie and internship programs, and it has awarded more than $2 million in scholarships.
“I think it's going to do a lot,” Varner says. “I think it's going to do exactly what I've wanted every other organization to do -- give a kid a chance to play golf. …
“They're going to learn a lot from the people that they encounter, how to talk to a human, how to treat people and then get better at golf.”
But Varner has done more than lend his name to the non-profit as an ambassador. His own HV3 Foundation is a substantial supporter of the Youth on Course program and its facilities affiliated with the Carolinas Golf Association.
Among the more than 50 courses involved are Forest Oaks Country Club, which was once the home of the Wyndham Championship; Pine Needles Lodge & Resort, which hosts its fourth U.S. Women’s Open next June and the Nos. 1, 3 and 5 courses at Pinehurst Country Club.
Adam Heieck, who is the CEO of Youth on Course, sees Varner as the perfect fit as the organization’s first ambassador.
“Harold has been a vocal champion of our organization for years, not to mention his significant financial contributions which have made a huge difference for young golfers in the Carolinas,” he said when the partnership was announced earlier this year.
So, what is the best lesson the 31-year-old learned from the people in his village when he was a teenager?
“There's a lot of them,” said Varner, who became a father last weekend when Harold William Varner IV, otherwise known as Liam, was born. “Yes sir, no sir, and thank you and please go a long way. We don't do that now. Like, it's unheard of. It's like uncommon.
“Like when you hear it -- for example (Hideki) Matsuyama's caddie basically gave respect to the golf course (by bowing on the 18th green at Augusta National after the Masters), and we're like in awe of it. When did respect become like a shocking thing?”
While golf is obviously a focus with the AJGA’s HV3 Foundation All-Stars and the other tournaments it runs for kids, Varner’s foundation is dedicated to promoting affordable access to all sports, particularly for young people in underserved communities.
“I'm super excited just give a kid a chance to obviously play golf,” he says. “But the biggest thing for us is providing access through sports in general and that's where we're getting closer to.”
Paying it forward through organizations like Youth on Course is the goal.
“I just want to do great things for the people that have done great things for my life,” he says. “I don't think it's hard to do. So, you can put a face if you have to put a face on it. I'll put my face in it because I like to do things and move in silence and just help cause that's what you're supposed to do.
“You don't need recognition to help.”
‘I’m going to step out on faith:’ Gastonia woman opens new business amidst pandemic uncertainty
GASTONIA, N.C. (WBTV) - Opening a new business isn’t an easy venture especially in the middle of a pandemic.In North Carolina, it all started when Governor Roy Cooper issued a stay-at-home order in March 2020.Months later, on May 22, Phase 2 allowed many places to reopen, but only on a limited basis.Now, as of two weeks ago, many are operating at 50 percent capacity thanks to the Governor’s latest Executive Order.Keeping doors open at small and large businesses alike was a challenge in and of itself, b...
GASTONIA, N.C. (WBTV) - Opening a new business isn’t an easy venture especially in the middle of a pandemic.
In North Carolina, it all started when Governor Roy Cooper issued a stay-at-home order in March 2020.
Months later, on May 22, Phase 2 allowed many places to reopen, but only on a limited basis.
Now, as of two weeks ago, many are operating at 50 percent capacity thanks to the Governor’s latest Executive Order.
Keeping doors open at small and large businesses alike was a challenge in and of itself, but one Gastonia woman says she took the risk of starting her own despite the ever-changing uncertainties.
“I was really nervous during the pandemic but I had to step out on faith,” said Chantel Setzer-Porter, the owner of Vibrant Ink Tattoos.
Setzer-Porter says it was faith and encouragement from her mentor Eddie Lee. Prior to opening her own business, she worked at Lee’s tattoo shop in Gastonia.
“He’s like my dad and he always encouraged me to be the best person I could be and I was like well I’m going to step out on faith and get my own place because I feel like I have the clientele to hold it up during this pandemic,” she said.
She opened her first Vibrant Ink Tattoos in Shelby last November, then a couple of months later, Lee announced he was moving and sold his shop to her.
“I wasn’t expecting to expand so soon that’s for sure but I definitely couldn’t pass up the opportunity for myself and just bringing in people with me too, this could be big for a lot of people and for the community,” she said.
She says over the last year she’s seen several businesses close their doors for good, some cut back, and others start fresh, but she didn’t let that discourage her from chasing her dreams.
With lessened restrictions, more people getting the vaccine, and COVID-19 cases declining from previous records - she’s optimistic, but still cautious.
With the nature of the tattoo business, she says they already maintain very high disinfecting standards especially since they’re dealing with bodily fluids. With the pandemic, she says she’s cleaning twice as much, masks are required, and she’s mindful of the capacity.
In the meantime, she hopes other businesses can bounce back as the fight against the virus continues.
“I’m looking forward to more businesses popping up and people getting back on their feet and networking more,” she said.
The second location of Vibrant Ink Tattoos opens Tuesday, March 16, and is located at 1204 W. Franklin Blvd. in Gastonia.
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