The Gutter Gorilla Difference
When it comes to gutter cleaning in Isle of Palms, 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 Isle of Palms.
Gutter Cleaning in Isle of Palms, 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 Isle of Palms 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 Isle of Palms, 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 Isle of Palms, 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 Isle of Palms, 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 Isle of Palms:
- 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 Isle of Palms. 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 Isle of Palms, 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 Isle of Palms, 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 Isle of Palms
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 Isle of Palms
9th Annual Carolina Children’s Charity Cornhole Tournament and Band Blast takes place
ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. (WCBD) – On Saturday, the 9th Annual Carolina Children’s Charity Cornhole Tournament and Band Blast came to the Windjammer. The annual event was postponed in 2020 due to the pandemic, however, many were happy to see it back on in 2021.Sonya Beale, the Executive Director for the Carolina Children’s Charity (CCC) said the day was all about local people, helping local children.The organization has been operating since 1987, focused on Lowcountry children with birth defects and or ch...
ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. (WCBD) – On Saturday, the 9th Annual Carolina Children’s Charity Cornhole Tournament and Band Blast came to the Windjammer. The annual event was postponed in 2020 due to the pandemic, however, many were happy to see it back on in 2021.
Sonya Beale, the Executive Director for the Carolina Children’s Charity (CCC) said the day was all about local people, helping local children.
The organization has been operating since 1987, focused on Lowcountry children with birth defects and or childhood diseases gain access to medications, equipment, lodging, and therapy. Through the years and $4.5 million, they have assisted thousands of children under the age of 18 in Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, and Berkeley County.
Beale said the organization’s assistance comes in handy with insurance gaps that are often left for children. She said, “even if a family even has really good insurance, the child might have diabetes and they might be on 9 medications, so they have quite a hefty bit of copays, so they can apply to the charity for a grant that would assist with those medication copays with that, related to that specific childhood disease.”
On Saturday, the bands that participated in the Band Blast were the Shakin’ Martinis, King Tide Rising, The Corrodatones, Bluesphere, Scotty Oliver Band, and the South Stand Band.
The Cornhole tournament also brought out some other Lowcountry favorites such as News 2’s Evening Anchor, Brendan Clark. Clark said he has been participating in the annual event for as long as it has been ongoing. He said in 2019, his team was a runner-up and they planned vengeance to win the title of 1st place.
Clark ultimately took home the title of 1st place with his cornhole partner Jeremy Kimball. While vengeance was inflicted, Clark said he was a part of the 9th annual event not for the wins but because the money raised here in the Lowcountry—stays here in the Lowcountry.
You know, when you play cornhole it is about wins and losses a lot of the time but not in this tournament. It’s really about supporting the cause. So wins and losses aren’t necessarily the most important thing, we are just out here, having a great time and supporting a great cause.Brendan Clark, News 2 Anchor, Cornhole Competitor
If you were unable to make it to the 9th Annual Carolina Children’s Charity Cornhole Tournament and Band Blast, the CCC will be hosting an Oyster Roast and Silent/Live Auction at Water Edge on October 28th.
For more on how you can apply for a grant, click here.
CARTA beach shuttle helps parking issues at IOP
Isle of Palms, SC (WCIV) — Parking can sometimes be a problem for those at the beach on a busy day.Now, CARTA is offering a free shuttle from Mount Pleasant to Isle of Palms on the weekends."Just last wee...
Isle of Palms, SC (WCIV) — Parking can sometimes be a problem for those at the beach on a busy day.
Now, CARTA is offering a free shuttle from Mount Pleasant to Isle of Palms on the weekends.
"Just last weekend we got a parking ticket. We parked a little over the edge, I guess," said Michelle Stratton, a mother of two.
Michelle, her husband, and their two kids decided to take the CARTA beach shuttle Monday to avoid parking their car at Isle of Palms.
"(The shuttle) was great. It was a better experience than when we moved here. We didn't realize what the traffic and parking was like here. We brought all of the stuff for our kids and you know it was so easy taking the shuttle," said Stratton.
Her kids, Noah and Sara, were excited to be at the beach.
Noah said he was excited to be playing in the water and san and Sara said she planned to build a sandcastle.
Mike Seekings, chairman of the CARTA board, said they have been hearing for a long time the beach was at the top of peoples' list when it comes to public transportation.
So they started the beach shuttle.
It will run every weekend now until Labor Day.
Rides start at 9:15 a.m. at Mount Pleasant Towne Center, and the last pickup at IOP is at 5:35 p.m.
The shuttle is completely free for riders.
"We predicted the cost would be in the vicinity of $24,000. So we broke it down one third, one third, one third. Isle of palms, Mount Pleasant and CARTA," said Seekings.
The Mount Pleasant Towne Center is providing free parking before you hop on the shuttle.
Masks are required at all times on the shuttle.
Riders are limited to four regular shopping bags each and no bulky items are allowed on, including umbrellas and surfboards.
But chairs, body boards and small umbrellas are allowed.
"I think the shuttle should stay. I think it will help most families that do not live in the direct area (of the beach). And that way it's easier for us to tote (our kids) down to the beach," said Stratton.
Dozens of dead Jellyfish spotted on South Carolina beaches raising questions and safety concerns
ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. (WCBD) – Dead jellyfish are lining the sand along Lowcountry beaches and now many are wondering what’s causing the problem.Dozens of dead jellyfish have been spotted both in water and along the sand at the beach on the Isle of Palms raising the question for beach goers: why are so many washing up? Experts say it’s not completely unusual.“Yesterday we saw maybe four or five,” said a beach goer.Experts say the jellyfish showing up are ‘Cannonball Jellyfish’. The...
ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. (WCBD) – Dead jellyfish are lining the sand along Lowcountry beaches and now many are wondering what’s causing the problem.
Dozens of dead jellyfish have been spotted both in water and along the sand at the beach on the Isle of Palms raising the question for beach goers: why are so many washing up? Experts say it’s not completely unusual.
“Yesterday we saw maybe four or five,” said a beach goer.
Experts say the jellyfish showing up are ‘Cannonball Jellyfish’. They’re a more mild type of the species than the ones that generally sting people.
The flowy creatures by nature begin showing up in waters off the coast of Charleston as the weather and water warms up.
“They really rely on wind and water currents to and tide to move them horizontally through the water,” says Erin Weeks, a Media Coordinator with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resource’s Marine Division.
Weeks says Cannonball Jellyfish stranding’s are common May through August, particularly after storms.
“So anytime we see periods of strong onshore winds or storms offshore that would cause currents pushing jellyfish onto the beaches we’ll see stranding’s,” says Weeks.
Weeks says while the purple and clear blobs are fun to look at, they should be left alone if encountered on the beach.
“They are typically considered harmless to humans, if you do get stung by them it’ll be mild it’s more like a skin irritation,” says Weeks.
And while this type of jellyfish showing up on the Isle of Palms are mainly harmless. Weeks says other types of jellyfish packing stronger stings have also been known to call the Carolina coast home.
“So if you’re not able to identify the jelly in the water or on the beach it’s best just to avoid them because actually dead jellyfish can still sting you after they’ve been beached,” says Weeks.
Weeks says the Department of Natural Resources does not require sightings of Cannonball Jellyfish to be reported. They say beach goers can expect to stranding’s from time to time over the next several months.
South Carolina Professional Firefighter Association raises concern about low IOP pay
ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. (WCIV) — The South Carolina Professional Firefighters Association said the wages for the Isle of Palm Fire Department are not high enough.The city of Isle of Palms said the lowest paid firefighter earns $12.55 an hour."They are not paying well. And they are not paying down the road, people are realizing it,&qu...
ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. (WCIV) — The South Carolina Professional Firefighters Association said the wages for the Isle of Palm Fire Department are not high enough.
The city of Isle of Palms said the lowest paid firefighter earns $12.55 an hour.
"They are not paying well. And they are not paying down the road, people are realizing it," said William Pesature, Vice President of the SC Professional Firefighter Association.
Pesature said in the firefighting world you want to build a team that has experience, training and standing.
He said the Isle of Palms is not doing that for their firefighters and a change needs to be made when it comes to pay.
He said the department has two problems: no fire chief for the last eight months and the firefighter pay rate.
"You should be able to afford a decent wage for your firefighters so that they want to stay there. If you have one of the richest cities in the state, and you are not taking care of your first responders? What's going to happen to your in an emergency situation?" he said.
Pesature said the issue should concern taxpayers on the island because when someone leaves the department the city has to pay to train a new employee.
"Training is very expensive. Because they have to pay for a person to go to school and then when they are supposed to be in the fire house (and) they have to pay someone overtime to cover their spot to maintain the standards of staffing," he said.
ABC News 4 reached out to the city for comment. Desiree Farago, the city administrator said in part, "The City is in the process of finalizing a wage and compensation analysis with the goal of identifying market based and competitive wages for all City positions. We expect the report and recommendations for adjustments will be in place before the end of the year."
"We have also collected feedback from every member of the fire department regarding how we reward high performance and increase wages throughout their tenure with the city that will be incorporated into new compensation policies," John Moye, an IOP councilman, said.
Moye said the consultant's leading the wage compensation plan should be presenting to council sometime in September.
SCDOT tells Isle of Palms to restore beach parking, rolls back prior approval
ISLE OF PALMS — The fight over South Carolina beach parking has taken another sharp turn after the state Department of Transportation revoked its approval of the island’s 2015 parking plan that barred nonresidents from using spaces on most streets.The barrier island across from Mount Pleasant has been the subject of intense blowback after announcing plans in 2020 to eliminate hundreds of parking spaces near the popular beach — a plan the DOT also blocked.The IOP town government already is facing a parking laws...
ISLE OF PALMS — The fight over South Carolina beach parking has taken another sharp turn after the state Department of Transportation revoked its approval of the island’s 2015 parking plan that barred nonresidents from using spaces on most streets.
The barrier island across from Mount Pleasant has been the subject of intense blowback after announcing plans in 2020 to eliminate hundreds of parking spaces near the popular beach — a plan the DOT also blocked.
The IOP town government already is facing a parking lawsuit, and statewide legislation over beach parking issues has been introduced with the IOP’s actions in mind. And now the DOT plans to take a broad look at parking plans it previously approved near public beaches.
That could include resident-only parking areas but also examining paid parking rates in places including Myrtle Beach, DOT Secretary Christy Hall told The Post and Courier.
Hall said previous state approvals of parking plans focused on traffic flow, without considering whether the plans were fair for all state residents. That was an error, she said.
Right now, Isle of Palms is the focus of the state’s attention, with Hall saying the parking rules there are potentially unconstitutional. That attention, and the plan to “revoke the full approval” of the parking plan that keeps nonresidents off neighborhood streets, prompted Isle of Palms City Council to vote unanimously Tuesday night to work with DOT on alternatives.
The decision came after a 100-minute executive session where council members discussed the issue privately with legal staff. The special meeting was held the day after the city received a letter from Hall.
“I am of the opinion that the 2015 plan has improperly designated a significant number of state-owned highway right of ways as ‘resident only parking’ potentially denying nonresidents their constitutional guaranty of equality and privilege,” Hall said in the letter to Isle of Palms officials Monday.
That’s a stark reversal of DOT’s opinion in 2015 when then-Secretary of Transportation Janet Oakley said the plan “appears to provide an excellent way for the city to address the issues of summer traffic.”
Most roads in South Carolina are state roads, and state approval is required for parking restrictions or paid parking.
A revocation of Isle of Palms’ 2015 parking plan could potentially allow nonresident parking across the island. Hall said DOT hopes to work with the city on a plan for angled parking on the land side of Palm Boulevard, which would restore some parking on the road closest to the beach.
Prior to Tuesday’s council meeting, Mayor Jimmy Carroll expressed frustration.
“They are basically cramming whatever they want down our throats,” he said. “They basically want us to come up with more parking or they will revoke our 2015 parking plan.”
Hall said she hoped to “trigger some dialogue” with Isle of Palms, and that’s what City Council agreed to Tuesday, faced with the states’ threat.
The Charleston Beach Foundation, a nonprofit group created in response to Isle of Palms’ parking restrictions in 2020, is “thrilled and appreciative” of DOT’s actions, the group said in a statement.
The group filed suit against Isle of Palms after the city in July 2020 temporarily prohibited nonresidents from using 763 parking spots, including all but 10 free parking spaces on the island. That case is pending.
Many of South Carolina’s barrier islands have struggled to manage traffic and parking during beach season as the populations of coastal areas have soared. Isle of Palms, for example, has about 4,300 residents. Mount Pleasant, which connects to the island by bridge, now has about 90,000.
“Our beaches are full in the summer and they want to cram more in there,” Carroll said. “I invite (state Sen. Larry) Grooms to come out in July and get a taste of what we are dealing with.”
Grooms, R-Bonneau, is the sponsor of legislation that would clarify the state’s existing right to regulate parking on state roads.
“We’re taking existing law, a Supreme Court decision and an Attorney General’s opinion, and wrapping it all up so that someone can point to that law,” Grooms said. “It’s making the law clear.”
He added, “No one is trying to open up all the streets on Isle of Palms for public parking.”
Hall said reviews of beach parking in other communities will follow, including a look at paid parking rates on state roadsides.
Isle of Palms raised parking meter rates by 25 percent in 2020. The city expects to collect about $1 million from parking kiosks and lots yearly, which is double the amount the city has said it spends on “beach visitor support” — parking management, beach service officers, beach cleanup, public restrooms and related capital costs.
Isle of Palms’ paid parking areas are on town-owned roads, but some beach communities do have paid parking on the sides of state roads.
“We’ve never really lifted the hood on the rates and looked at the equity issue prior to this happening with Isle of Palms,” Hall said. “I feel like we have an obligation to look at the rates that are being charged for parking in the right of way on state highways.”
She said that’s likely to include a look at rates charged in Myrtle Beach “at some point in time.”
As the clash between the island and the Transportation Department continues, highway officials are also working on a plan to improve bicycle and pedestrian access to Isle of Palms across the IOP Connector.
Carroll said the city just learned of that a week ago and he’s concerned the plan would reduce the emergency lane down the center of the bridge.
“That emergency lane is so critical, especially during the summertime,” he said.
The island and surrounding communities have encouraged ways to get to the beach that don’t require parking, including a shuttle bus from Mount Pleasant and encouraging bicycling. Carroll said any plans to improve bike and pedestrian access should focus on the north side of the bridge because it connects to sidewalks on the island.