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When it comes to gutter cleaning in Mount Holly, 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 Mount Holly.
Gutter Cleaning in Mount Holly, 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 Mount Holly 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 Mount Holly, 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 Mount Holly, 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 Mount Holly, 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 Mount Holly:
- 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 Mount Holly. 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 Mount Holly, 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 Mount Holly, 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 Mount Holly
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 Mount Holly
Vote saves Mount Holly retired couple’s home from demolition for park expansion
MOUNT HOLLY, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) — A Gaston County couple is relieved, knowing they won’t be losing their home since voters rejected a Mount Holly park bond by around 200 votes.Several homes on East Catawba Avenue would have been torn down for a park expansion if voters had given the bond the green light.Tina and Jeff Starnes have lived in their home for 35 years and were extremely worried the passing of the Park Bond would tear down so many of their memories. Now that the bond failed, the Starnes’ are hav...
MOUNT HOLLY, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) — A Gaston County couple is relieved, knowing they won’t be losing their home since voters rejected a Mount Holly park bond by around 200 votes.
Several homes on East Catawba Avenue would have been torn down for a park expansion if voters had given the bond the green light.
Tina and Jeff Starnes have lived in their home for 35 years and were extremely worried the passing of the Park Bond would tear down so many of their memories. Now that the bond failed, the Starnes’ are having conversations with the City of Mount Holly about what comes next.
The city originally offered Jeff and Tina slightly more than the tax value of their home. They were frustrated by the offer since the market value was so much more.
“We don’t want to get rich off of this thing. And we’re not going to get rich. All we ever wanted was to be treated fairly,” Jeff Starnes said.
Now conversations with the city are going much smoother according to Starnes.
“One of the city council members approached me one night and said that after the news report, he didn’t realize that there was a human element to the whole thing. To him, it had been a business transaction and nothing more until he saw the report on FOX 46,” Jeff said.
The city had planned to tear down the homes on East Catawba Street to expand veterans park and build an amphitheater. But since it failed, the city has to find a new way to come up with $13.5 million to bring its plans to life.
“I’ve let plenty of people know as well, that these are some smart people, our city council, elected officials, they are all working all the time. And they’re very intelligent and very creative. I’m sure that in the end, everybody’s going to get what they want,” Tina said.
Tina and Jeff are still in talks with the city about the purchase of their home and what comes next, but they’re happy with the potential deal.
“Because of the dialogue that we’ve had with the city, since the last news report, that dialogues opened up and it’s been very positive. So like, I say, they want us to be happy, they’re not going to make us rich, but they’re gonna make sure that we’re taken care of their quality of life is, you know, not affected,” Jeff said.
When asked about plans for what comes next for the city’s park expansion plans, the city manager sent FOX 46 the following statement:
“It is unfortunate that the park bond referendum did not pass on November 2nd.A tremendous amount of work and energy went into carefully crafting these plans, with public input during the feasibility studies and subsequent planning processes that brought these projects to the forefront. Since these projects are grounded in what the public was looking for in our Parks and Recreation facilities, the vision is still clear to our Mayor and City Council that these projects can be a vital component to bettering Mount Holly.The projects listed in the bond package were the top three priorities, based on the public’s input. The parks and recreation need far exceed these three listed.The dialogue will continue with funding opportunities explored along the way.”
New Pizza Place Opening in at Former Cici's in Gastonia
GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — A new pizza buffet restaurant will soon open at the site of a similar restaurant that closed last year.Joe and Carie Scarborough will open Pizza+ Buffet in early December at the site of the former Cici’s Pizza that closed in 2020 due to hardships related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Cici’s Pizza has since filed for bankruptcy.“This location (3746 E. Franklin Blvd.) has been here for years and it was recently renovated. Upon hearing about its history and popularity in the community, we ...
GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — A new pizza buffet restaurant will soon open at the site of a similar restaurant that closed last year.
Joe and Carie Scarborough will open Pizza+ Buffet in early December at the site of the former Cici’s Pizza that closed in 2020 due to hardships related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Cici’s Pizza has since filed for bankruptcy.
“This location (3746 E. Franklin Blvd.) has been here for years and it was recently renovated. Upon hearing about its history and popularity in the community, we decided to take on the business, keeping the traditions of a pizza buffet, but with a couple of modifications,” said Joe Scarborough of Mount Holly.
“Our customers will continue to enjoy an unlimited amount of pizza and play modern arcade games,” he said.
The Scarboroughs do not have an exact opening date, but say it will happen in early December.
“When we moved here, we discovered that people like to keep traditions and we aspire to be a family-owned business that will cater to that,” said Carie Scarborough, who moved to Mount Holly from Ohio in 2017.
Pizza+Buffet will also include different kinds of pasta, soups and desserts and bi-weekly pizza specials.
“We will serve traditional pizzas and three unique types that we want to surprise our customers with that will be called the ‘Gaston Meateater,’ the ‘All the Way’ and the ‘Buffalo Yardbird,’” Carie Scarborough said.
To help run the restaurant, 15 former employees of Cici’s Pizza will return upon opening, however; the Scarboroughs will create more employment opportunities in all positions.
Yet, this isn’t the only business they have opened in Gaston County, upon becoming husband and wife in 2017. They also transformed a former Ben & Jerry’s located at 3908 E. Franklin Blvd. into Joe and Carie’s Creamery featuring ice cream and bakery treats.
“I met Carie in Ohio during a bowling tournament and got her to move here shortly after. We would visit local ice cream shops in Ohio and once the old Ben & Jerry’s became available, we decided to take a stab at it,” said Joe Scarborough.
With a new restaurant launching soon, they plan to offer those 8 and under a free voucher to get ice cream at Joe and Carie’s Creamery at a later time.
Pizza+ Buffet will be open every Monday through Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., every Friday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., and on Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m..
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Mount Holly musician uses global experience for local venue business
A Mount Holly business owner wants to use his global music experience to create a space for great talent and entertainment.Eric Brice, 60, opened an entertainment and venue rental space called The Living Room this year in Mount Holly to perform and bring the local community together.He grew up in Mount Holly and Detroit in the the 1960s and 1970s.His music background allowed him to tour globally with famous artists like The Clark Sisters and Xscape playing the guitar, piano, and more during the 1980s and 1...
A Mount Holly business owner wants to use his global music experience to create a space for great talent and entertainment.
Eric Brice, 60, opened an entertainment and venue rental space called The Living Room this year in Mount Holly to perform and bring the local community together.
He grew up in Mount Holly and Detroit in the the 1960s and 1970s.
His music background allowed him to tour globally with famous artists like The Clark Sisters and Xscape playing the guitar, piano, and more during the 1980s and 1990s.
"I just want to bring the community together to enjoy some great talent," said Brice.
He began playing music around age 3 at his grandmother's home.
"My aunt told me I was playing the guitar on the porch outside and my grandma kept asking, 'What's that sound I hear,?'" said Brice. "She came outside and saw me playing and just started shouting and jumping with joy."
As a teenager, Brice would perform at Mount Holly's St. Paul Fire-Baptized Holiness Church, join bands in the area and participate in a performing arts festival led by Motown Music representatives.
He finally started making some progress on finding his own gigs after failing an audition to work with the Rhythm and Blues group The Dramatics.
"After my mentor, Raymond Johnson, told me I didn't get it, he asked me to stick around in the studio and learn from other artists," said Brice. "That's when I started really learning and meeting more professionals."
Brice began touring with artists like Stephanie Mills, Da Brat, Israel Houghton and New Breed. He also met his wife, Dena, while on tour with Peabo Bryson in 1991.
He returned home to Mount Holly in 1991 and continued to perform around the world and locally before opening his own venue space this year.
Brice opened The Living Room at 1132 S. Main St., in Mount Holly in June.
The Living Room hosts performances from local artists, comedy shows, card game tournaments and more.
The space has also been used for weddings, memorial services and graduations.
Prices for booking the venue can range from $650 for three hours to $1,200 for a full-day rental.
Brice says that he wants people to enjoy themselves at The Living Room but he mainly enjoys performing at the space.
"Music is just what I'm gifted to do," said Brice. "I may not know how to do a lot of other things but I do know how to be the best Eric Brice you've ever seen."
In addition to owning The Living Room, Brice continues to perform around the world and spend time with his wife and three children; Ericah, Evan and Eja.
He plans to include spoken word, Rhythm and Blues open mic nights, video game tournaments and more in the 2022 events for The Living Room.
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After altercation led to playoff ban, Mountain Island Charter School parents hoping to create change
MT. HOLLY, N.C. (WBTV) - Days after Mountain Island Charter School’s varsity football team was disqualified from participating in the state playoffs this season, parents addressed school board members Monday night.Some addressed concerns related to the administration’s handling of the incident. Others discussed how the school can move forward. .“Very hard for us, our heartache for our children,” said Turkessa Hadley.Her son is a senior on the Raptors’ football team.On Oct. 22, the tea...
MT. HOLLY, N.C. (WBTV) - Days after Mountain Island Charter School’s varsity football team was disqualified from participating in the state playoffs this season, parents addressed school board members Monday night.
Some addressed concerns related to the administration’s handling of the incident. Others discussed how the school can move forward. .
“Very hard for us, our heartache for our children,” said Turkessa Hadley.
Her son is a senior on the Raptors’ football team.
On Oct. 22, the team was involved in an altercation at Carver High School.
Parents say three players were ejected.
Under North Carolina High School Athletic Association policy, that’s an automatic sideline for the playoffs.
“A team whose players and coaches accumulate three or more individual ejections for fighting (note: if a situation occurs where three of more players on one team are ejected during one fighting incident, those three individual ejections will cause the team to lose its playoff privileges),” part of the policy reads.
It’s a rule parents want changed.
“Trying to see if we can eventually get this ruling change to see if there’s any type of amendment so that this does not happen to any other senior, football player, student-athlete, community and family,” Hadley said. “We want to be that voice of change and hopefully this will prevent it from happening in the future.”
Hamani Fisher’s son also plays on the football team.
“We’re training and teaching our students to advocate for what’s right. We want to encourage everyone across the state to go ahead and petition that this ruling be changed, that it will not affect any other student the way it has affected ours. We want to make the bad into the good for others, not just for us, but we’re fighting for others and that’s what we want to train our children to do,” he said.
School administration did not submit an appeal. Parents told WBTV, they feel the school did not do enough to fight for the players.
“Our drive around this whole situation is just follow the process that North Carolina High School Athletic Association has outlined. Follow it, see what happens and then move from there,” Hadley said. “But we just want to make sure that our young men and athletes actually see that they are supported.”
Monday night, board members addressed the team.
“For the football players who are here, you know, we don’t just care about you, but we are proud of you,” a board member stated. “To have a season and we’re 9-1 and it ended in a way that we did not want and ended in a way that none of us are happy about.”
While the lesson may have already been learned on the field, parents are hoping the fumbled season somehow leads to a bigger score.
“I actually told my son you know, at this point, there may be a blessing in disguise. We could have went through, had our 9-1, played our first playoff game and fell out of the competition and no one would have thought of MICS. But now that this has actually happened, it doesn’t feel so good right now but there may be something good that will come out of it just because we came together as a unit, we came together as a family, as a community, again to show support for our student-athletes and advocate for them,” Hadley added.
WBTV reached out to school administration for comment, but as of Monday night, we have not received a response.
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City of Mt. Holly planning park expansion at expense of retired couple’s home
MOUNT HOLLY, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) — Park expansions, greenways, and creek crossings could all be built in Mount Holly, but not without a cost.It would cost the City of Mount Holly more than $13 million, but it would also cost one retired couple 35 years worth of memories. A stretch of homes on East Catawba Avenue would be torn down to expand a portion of Veterans Park.Tina and Jeff Starnes got married in April of 1986 and by May, they moved into their home on East Catawba Avenue.“We raised three kids here....
MOUNT HOLLY, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) — Park expansions, greenways, and creek crossings could all be built in Mount Holly, but not without a cost.
It would cost the City of Mount Holly more than $13 million, but it would also cost one retired couple 35 years worth of memories. A stretch of homes on East Catawba Avenue would be torn down to expand a portion of Veterans Park.
Tina and Jeff Starnes got married in April of 1986 and by May, they moved into their home on East Catawba Avenue.
“We raised three kids here. You know, this is where everybody comes for their holiday meals and stuff,” Jeff Starnes said.
The City of Mount Holly reached out to the Starnes in the Fall of 2019, when the Park Bond plans were just getting started.
“We told them, we were not interested in selling at all, we had no interest in it, so we’d never, never discussed moving or any of that stuff,” Jeff said.
Close to a year later, the city made them an offer for their home based on the tax value rather than the market value. According to Zillow, the tax value of the Starnes’ home is far less than the current market value.
“We’re for parks in the city and the greenways, all the greenways. And, you know, we really enjoy it. We’ve taken part in the process and have gone to the planning meetings and stuff like that. We just never dreamed that they would do number one, you know, take our house from us,” Jeff said.
But nothing is for sure yet, it’s all based off of the outcome of the Park Bond on the November Ballot. The Mount Holly community has the power to vote yes or no, which would increase property taxes by about seven percent.
“Looking like a lot of the older people like us are not wanting higher taxes,” Tina Starnes said.
So although the Starnes want Mount Holly to become a better city to live in, they don’t want it to be at their expense. Jeff gave the city a number he would feel comfortable selling his home for, but still hasn’t gotten a response.
“We have roots here, I have trees that are as old when my kids brought home from Earth Day. We have our pets buried in the backyard.”
If the Park Bond does pass, five projects will be completed throughout Mount Holly, including new creek crossings, trails, and the expansion of Veterans Park.
For more information on the Bond, visit this link.