The Gutter Gorilla Difference
When it comes to gutter cleaning in Matthews, 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 Matthews.
Gutter Cleaning in Matthews, 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 Matthews 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 Matthews, 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 Matthews, 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 Matthews, 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 Matthews:
- 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 Matthews. 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 Matthews, 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 Matthews, 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 Matthews
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 Matthews
A bar that combines wine, craft beer, coffee and bottles is opening on the Grand Strand
Mary and Joseph Albanese used to frequent a bar called Carolina Beer Temple in Matthews, N.C., where they lived before moving to the Myrtle Beach area.Inspired by its concept, they are opening Cap’n Cork in Murrells Inlet, which will be a craft beer tap room, wine bar, coffee shop and bottle shop, with bottles of wine and bottled craft beer for sale.“They have this kind of idea with the craft beer, the wine bar and then bottle shop, and we didn’t see anything like that down here so we thought there was an oppo...
Mary and Joseph Albanese used to frequent a bar called Carolina Beer Temple in Matthews, N.C., where they lived before moving to the Myrtle Beach area.
Inspired by its concept, they are opening Cap’n Cork in Murrells Inlet, which will be a craft beer tap room, wine bar, coffee shop and bottle shop, with bottles of wine and bottled craft beer for sale.
“They have this kind of idea with the craft beer, the wine bar and then bottle shop, and we didn’t see anything like that down here so we thought there was an opportunity,” Mary said.
Cap’n Cork is located in the Woodside Village shopping plaza behind a Chick-fil-A off U.S. 17 Bypass South. The location was formerly a Vienna’s Pizzeria and Sports Bar and has been heavily renovated.
Mary has been an information technologies (IT) director and Joseph is a former six-year Army medic who has been involved in wine sales for several years, including at Total Wine in Myrtle Beach.
“My husband wanted to retire but he didn’t want to be idle,” Mary said.
Their son, Joey, has been a beer den master at Lowes Foods and a bartender, and will oversee the craft beer selections with the moniker “The Ale Man.”
Their daughters are helping with website development and social media and may someday join in the business’ operations.
The bar will have 24 craft beer taps.
Mary said the family plans to feature craft brews from the Carolinas including Myrtle Beach area breweries Grand Strand Brewery, New South Brewing Co., and Tidal Creek Brewhouse, as well as Legal Remedy Brewing in Rock Hill and several breweries in Asheville, N.C.
Cap’n Cork has a palette of fruit crates serving as display cases for craft beer and wine bottles, and four wine barrels serving as tables and another two being used as display stands.
Two Brothers Woodworks in Market Common is building a live edge primary bar top from a large slice of a maple tree that will be protected with epoxy.
The brothers are also making a 10-inch-wide lean bar along an adjacent wall for bar overflow, and a 10-person community table from a local pecan tree featuring copper U-shaped leg supports. The coffee bar will be granite.
The menu isn’t finalized but limited food options will likely include light appetizers such as charcuterie, cheese boards, hummus, soft pretzels with beer cheese and other dips, caprese salad, antipasto, a Utica tomato pie, and Lowcountry Kettle Potato Chips from Charleston.
Salads and sandwiches may be added, Mary said, but Cap’n Cork does not offer fried foods.
Daily drink specials will include Wine Down Wednesdays, Thirsty Thursday beer specials, Friday Night Flights and Prosecco Sundays, and there will be a monthly flavored mimosa special.
Cap’n Cork has preliminary hours of 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and from 12-6 p.m. Sunday, and will be closed Monday and Tuesday.
Six Exercises to Help Seniors Build Strength, Improve Balance and Prevent Falls
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Exercises that help us perform everyday activities become increasingly important as we get older.
Our balance declines and we lose muscle, making ordinary activities like climbing stairs more difficult, and increasing the risk of injury and falls, says Rachael Holden, a fitness educator who specializes in older people. She recommends “functional exercises,” which replicate the movements people make in daily activities.
“Having confidence in your ability to move safely in your day-to-day routine allows you to be more independent as you get older,” says Ms. Holden, who works with seniors at insurer and healthcare provider Humana’s neighborhood center in Matthews, N.C. She says she builds workouts around exercises that mimic everyday functions, like bending down to pick up groceries or standing up from a chair.
This six-exercise routine can be performed at home as a circuit. Seniors with a higher level of fitness can make these exercises more challenging by increasing repetitions, sets or time and by adding weight, she says. With any exercise routine, consult a physician before starting, start slow and focus on technique.
Sit to Stand
Why: As we age, weak legs, poor balance and stiffness in the back and ankles can make sitting down into a chair and standing up again challenging, says Ms. Holden. The sit-to-stand exercise is a beginner-friendly alternative to a squat and will build lower-body strength and stability.
How: Sit in a chair or on a couch. Keep your spine tall and arms long by your sides. Push down through your feet to stand tall. Slowly lower back down to a seated position. Perform 10 repetitions. “You can do these during commercial breaks when you watch TV,” says Ms. Holden.
Options: If this is challenging, place the chair next to a table or wall so that you can rest one hand on a surface for balance as you rise and lower. Make the exercise more challenging by hovering above the chair rather than sitting or try to stand and sit using the strength of one leg.
Single-Leg Balance Progression
Why: Training for balance and leg strength as we get older can help prevent falls, says Ms. Holden.
How: Stand tall alongside a wall, table or counter. Balance on your right foot. Place both hands on a supporting surface to aid your balance. Eventually use just your fingertips, then one hand, then no hands. Start with balancing for five seconds and work up to 30 seconds on each leg. “Integrate this into your routine by balancing on one leg while doing dishes, brushing your teeth or preparing dinner,” suggests Ms. Holden.
Options: When this becomes easy, close your eyes or stand on an unstable surface like a pillow or Bosu ball.
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Why: “It’s important to minimize disorientation in older adults,” says Ms. Holden. “When we are lying down and then stand up, our blood pressure drops. This can leave people feeling woozy, especially if they have high blood pressure.” Performing push-ups on a wall works the core and upper body from a position that won’t leave you feeling dizzy, Ms. Holden says.
How: Stand about one foot away from a wall. Place your hands on the wall just beyond shoulder-width apart. Slowly lower your chest toward the wall while keeping your back straight. The further you step your feet away from the wall, the more difficult the exercise becomes. Perform 5 to 10 repetitions.
Options: These can be performed against a table or chair.
Why: “Calf raises build leg strength while also working range of motion in the ankle joints,” she says.
How: Stand with feet hips-width apart. Push down through the balls of your feet and raise your heels off the floor. Pause at the top then slowly lower down. Repeat 10 repetitions.
Options: If you feel unstable, perform from a seated position or perform the exercise alongside a wall or chair that you can hold on to for balance. When the exercise becomes easy, try performing on a single leg.
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Grocery Bag Deadlift
Why: “We pick things up more than we realize throughout the day,” says Ms. Holden. “Learning to lift objects using our legs and core can help us avoid straining the lower back.”
How: Stand hip-width apart, knees slightly bent with a grocery bag in front of each foot. Hinge at the hips and stick your rear end back as you lower down to grab the handles of the bags in each hand. Raise the bags up to shin height. Keep a soft bend in the knees and a straight back as you engage the glutes and hamstrings to return to standing position. Slowly lower the bags back to shin height. Repeat 10 repetitions.
Options: Hold one grocery bag in both hands or substitute kettlebells or dumbbells.
Why: The step up is a basic exercise that helps build balance, coordination, core strength and ankle flexibility. “A lot of seniors stumble because they shuffle rather than pick their feet up,” she says. “Step ups get you in the habit of lifting each foot while maintaining balance.”
How: Find a sturdy step around 7 inches in height. Ms. Holden suggests a step in your home, on your porch, a sidewalk curb or an aerobic step. If you are worried about balance, use a step near a railing or wall for support, she says. As your right foot steps up, your left hand should swing forward and vice versa. Make sure your entire foot lands on the step. Repeat at a comfortable pace for 10 to 30 seconds gradually increasing speed.
Option: If this is challenging, start by walking in place with high knees.
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?Data for September 29, 2021
Mecklenburg County, NC – As of this morning there were 150,488 cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) with 1,180 deaths due to COVID-19 reported among Mecklenburg County residents.Data as of September 29 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 infect...
Mecklenburg County, NC – As of this morning there were 150,488 cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) with 1,180 deaths due to COVID-19 reported among Mecklenburg County residents.
Data as of September 29 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 day's case count.
Highlights about the 150,129 COVID-19 cases reported in Mecklenburg County as of September 29, 2021 include:
More data on the epidemiology of COVID-19 in Mecklenburg County as of September 29, 2021:
Daily COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH by Date*
(Total Molecular (PCR) Positive Cases – 135,261 Total Antigen Positive Cases – 14,868)
COVID-19 Cases Reported to MCPH by Zip Code of Patient's ResidencePast 14 Days (September 16 - 29, 2021)
COVID-19 Cases per 100,000 Reported to MCPH by Zip Code of Patient's ResidencePast 14 Days (September 16 - 29, 2021)
It is important to make sure the information you are getting about COVID-19 is coming directly from reliable sources like MCPH, CDC and NCDHHS. The best resource for information about COVID-19 in Mecklenburg County is the County's website, MeckNC.gov. Individuals can also call the County's COVID-19 hotline at 980-314-9400.
For more information, please visit the County's website, MeckNC.gov, the CDC's website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus and NCDHHS' website at www.ncdhhs.gov/coronavirus, which will also include future positive COVID-19 test results in North Carolina.
No. 24 San Diego St. outlasts San Jose St. 19-13 in 2 OTs
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — San Diego State needed a spark on offense and Lucas Johnson delivered.Johnson threw TD passes to Jesse Matthews in both overtime periods for his only completions of the game as No. 24 San Diego State finally got going offensively after a rough regulation and beat San Jose State 19-13 Friday night.Johnson relieved an ineffective and banged-up Jordon Brookshire in the fourth quarter and came through in overtime after a few shaky moments in regulation.“We just thought we were a little sta...
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — San Diego State needed a spark on offense and Lucas Johnson delivered.
Johnson threw TD passes to Jesse Matthews in both overtime periods for his only completions of the game as No. 24 San Diego State finally got going offensively after a rough regulation and beat San Jose State 19-13 Friday night.
Johnson relieved an ineffective and banged-up Jordon Brookshire in the fourth quarter and came through in overtime after a few shaky moments in regulation.
“We just thought we were a little stagnant and we needed to do something different,” coach Brady Hoke said.
Neither team scored a touchdown in regulation before Johnson delivered a 14-yard pass on the opening possession of overtime for the Aztecs (6-0, 2-0 Mountain West).
Tyler Nevens answered with a 1-yard run for the Spartans (3-4, 1-2).
But Trenton Thompson intercepted Nick Nash to start the second overtime to set the stage for Johnson and Matthews.
“We’ve never been in a game like that before,” Thompson said. “It was a crazy one for us.”
That set the stage for Johnson and Matthews to end it with a 24-yard pass on third down against man coverage to help San Diego State improve to 6-0 for the second time in 46 years.
“I love that matchup all day,” Johnson said. “He went up and made a spectacular play two times. I give a lot of props to him.”
The game was an offensive slog with the teams combining for 14 punts, four field goals, one fumble, one missed field goal and a turnover on downs without scoring a touchdown in regulation.
The game went to overtime when San Jose State let the clock run down and spiked the ball on third down to set up a 52-yard field goal try to Matt Mecurio with 20 seconds left.
Mecurio made kicks from 32 and 48 yards in regulation to match field goals from 52 and 26 yards by San Diego State's Matt Araiza.
Araiza was the star of the game in regulation for San Diego State, delivering an 86-yard punt in the third quarter and backing the Spartans up to their 5 with a 53-yarder late in the fourth quarter.
San Diego State: The Aztecs came into the game 10th in the nation in rushing at 244 yards per game, but could get nothing going at all against the Spartans as the offense showed it's not at the same level as the Aztecs stingy defense. San Diego State finished with 70 yards on 36 carries.
San Jose State: The Spartans fell just short in trying to beat a ranked team for the first time since topping No. 16 Fresno State 62-52 in 2013. They have lost eight straight against ranked teams and 29 of the last 30.
The Spartans were flagged for offsides on two punt plays in the first half. The first didn't prove costly because Jordan Brookshire lost a fumble after the drive was extended. But the second one led to points. The Aztecs opted for a field goal after that penalty and Araiza delivered a career-long 53-yard field goal to make it 3-0 early in the second quarter.
The Spartans finished with 12 penalties.
San Diego State: Visit Air Force on Oct. 23.
San Jose State: Visit UNLV on Thursday night.
New mural shares Matthews' history of agriculture and farming
MATTHEWS, N.C. — Osiris Rain is no stranger to a spray paint can and the questions he typically gets when he creates public art.“'Did you paint all of this?'” he said. “'Did you also do the one down the street?'…that’s usually how things go.”But it’s the public’s curiosity that makes his job so much fun.“You get to have conversations with people,” he said. “You get to learn about the community you’re working in, and also, the beauty of this is...
MATTHEWS, N.C. — Osiris Rain is no stranger to a spray paint can and the questions he typically gets when he creates public art.
“'Did you paint all of this?'” he said. “'Did you also do the one down the street?'…that’s usually how things go.”
But it’s the public’s curiosity that makes his job so much fun.
“You get to have conversations with people,” he said. “You get to learn about the community you’re working in, and also, the beauty of this is its public. You don’t have to feel like you need a special education to go into a gallery to enjoy what you’re seeing.”
At 17 years old, Rain left his Waxhaw home to study art in Italy, Canada and Norway.
“I enjoyed it,” he said. “I loved it. It instilled immediately a passion for travel for me, and since then, I’ve traveled all of the world and painted all over the world.”
But a small cheese and charcuterie shop in Matthews led him to his next project.
“Matthews doesn’t have a ton of public art,” Chris Sottile said. “We’re definitely behind some of the more trendier neighborhoods like NoDa or Plaza Midwood, and I just thought it would be something that would bring more people to downtown.”
Sottile is the owner of the Loyalist Market and began working with the town to have Rain create a mural outside his building.
“I think part of Osiris’s design is a mother cow and her calfz, so it was kind of a nod to slow food with a slight nod at what we do here,” he said.
Rain’s abstract mural works to incorporate Matthews' agricultural past and also ties in connections with farming and slow food.
“What’s great about it is when you step back, you start seeing other images fall into place,” he said.
Pops of color and rich history are all intertwined together. For Rain, he hopes it allows people to stop and see all the unique gems he’s hidden in this piece of art.
“It’s meant to be playful,” he said. “It’s meant to bring energy to the area.”
Rain says he’s hoping to create more work in the Matthews area. You can see the finished mural along North Trade Street as you enter into Matthews.