The Gutter Gorilla Difference
When it comes to gutter cleaning in Mount Pleasant, 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 Mount Pleasant.
Gutter Cleaning in Mount Pleasant, 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 Mount Pleasant 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 Pleasant, 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 Mount Pleasant, 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 Mount Pleasant, 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 Mount Pleasant:
- 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 Pleasant. 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 Pleasant, 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 Mount Pleasant, 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 Mount Pleasant
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 Pleasant
Mount Pleasant movie theater closes after being sold to Charlotte firm for $14.25M
MOUNT PLEASANT — The screens at Regal Cinebarre are now dark after a Charlotte-based company that owns several commercial properties in the Charleston area bought the movie theater in one of the town’s designated redevelopment centers.Collett Capital, with Charleston-based partner Buxton Development Group, paid $14.25 million for the 7-acre theater property on Houston Northcutt Boulevard on Nov. 16, according to Charleston County land records.“Plans for the site have not been finalized,” said Tyler Covin...
MOUNT PLEASANT — The screens at Regal Cinebarre are now dark after a Charlotte-based company that owns several commercial properties in the Charleston area bought the movie theater in one of the town’s designated redevelopment centers.
Collett Capital, with Charleston-based partner Buxton Development Group, paid $14.25 million for the 7-acre theater property on Houston Northcutt Boulevard on Nov. 16, according to Charleston County land records.
“Plans for the site have not been finalized,” said Tyler Covington, a principal at Collett Capital. “The team looks forward to working with the town of Mount Pleasant and other local stakeholders to revitalize the property.”
A representative of the Knoxville, Tenn.-based entertainment company did not respond for comment, but a theater worker on the site who was helping to tie up loose ends said the business closed about two weeks ago.
A sign at the 33,000-square-foot, shuttered theater directs movie-goers to Regal’s nearby screens in Palmetto Grande about five miles north at Mount Pleasant Towne Centre.
Whatever is developed at the site, it will not be another movie theater for the foreseeable future. The sales agreement restricts Collett Capital or a future property owner from selling or leasing the site for a commercial movie theater for the next 20 years.
The theater is in a 175-acre area designated as a redevelopment center along Houston Northcutt Boulevard near Town Hall. Collett’s website refers to the site as “Houston Northcutt Redevelopment.”
Under the town’s 10-year comprehensive plan, the site could be redeveloped for commercial uses such as stores and offices.
The plan also limits residential construction to one house per acre in redeveloped areas, but the theater site most likely would not be redeveloped for housing since the town’s elected leaders have little appetite for more homes or apartments in the sprawling Charleston-area suburb.
Regal Cinemas bought the property in 2005 for $3.09 million, land records show.
COVID-19 hit the movie industry hard, forcing the theater to be closed for all but a couple of months last year after the outbreak in March 2020. It reopened earlier this year in May.
Regal also owns one other venue in the Charleston area at Azalea Square in Summerville.
Collett Capital is no stranger to the Lowcountry real estate market.
In the Charleston area, in addition to the theater site, the company owns Dorchester Village Shopping Center on Dorchester Road in Summerville, the 71-unit Haddon Hall Apartments in West Ashley, and The Shelmore, a former Bi-Lo grocery store redeveloped into office space in Mount Pleasant.
Covington pointed out a separate entity called Collett shares the same address as Collett Capital, but they are different companies. In the Charleston area, Collett manages Fairfax retail center on St. James Avenue in Goose Creek and is developing Cedar Grove Shopping Center on Dorchester Road in North Charleston.
Mount Pleasant resident says new restriction may strand her in South Africa
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) — “We have one route out of South Africa and that is Lufthansa. If they put a restriction in place, we will be stuck in South Africa," Alyson Samson said.Samson is a Mount Pleasant resident and a South Africa native. She has lived in the Palmetto State for over a year and is flying home to South Africa next week to see her children for the first time in years.“The last time we saw them was when they came to us in New Jersey in December of 2019," said Samson.The trip...
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) — “We have one route out of South Africa and that is Lufthansa. If they put a restriction in place, we will be stuck in South Africa," Alyson Samson said.
Samson is a Mount Pleasant resident and a South Africa native. She has lived in the Palmetto State for over a year and is flying home to South Africa next week to see her children for the first time in years.
“The last time we saw them was when they came to us in New Jersey in December of 2019," said Samson.
The trip has become more difficult since President Joe Biden instituted a travel restriction on the country, due to the omicron variant of COVID-19. The Samsons, who are U.S. visa card holders, will now be forced to add a two week trip to Mexico before coming home.
That is because only U.S. passport and green card holders are permitted to fly directly back to the states, after a stay in South Africa. For people like the Samson, they have to spend a 15-night quarantine period in another country, before re-entering.
“I almost feel, why did we get vaccinated if they’re not going to let us fly," said Samson. "I could be sitting next to someone with a US passport at a local Starbucks in Johannesburg and both of us get on the flight. Who knows who’s going to get COVID."
The added trip to Mexico will cut short their stay with family by two weeks and cost them $6,000 in extra expenses, something Samson says is hard to understand.
On top of that, only one airline is currently flying out of South Africa. If that airline cancels flights, the couple will be stuck indefinitely.
Samson says this trip to see family is too important to pass up, and she is willing to face the consequences if it is necessary.
“Being separated from your family is the worst thing. It really is. I have to see my children. Also, my parents are elderly, and this might be their last Christmas. So, I have to go. I have to go," said Samson.
The U.S. State Department currently list South Africa as a "Do Not Travel" destination.
This South Carolina city ranks among the nation’s ‘top boomtowns.’ Here’s why
South Carolina is home to one of the “top boomtowns” in the United States, a new report finds.Mount Pleasant ranks No. 5 on a list of the fastest-growing places in terms of population, jobs and salaries, according to results from the finance website SmartAsset.The Charleston-area town made it into the rankings after the website said it used the most recent U.S. government data to study 500 of the biggest c...
South Carolina is home to one of the “top boomtowns” in the United States, a new report finds.
Mount Pleasant ranks No. 5 on a list of the fastest-growing places in terms of population, jobs and salaries, according to results from the finance website SmartAsset.
The Charleston-area town made it into the rankings after the website said it used the most recent U.S. government data to study 500 of the biggest cities in the country. Then, each city was analyzed for growth in the following areas: population, economy, businesses, housing units, unemployment rates and household incomes.
Mount Pleasant earned a spot on the national list after boasting one of the fastest rates of growth in household incomes from 2014 to 2019. During that period, “the median household income grew by more than 47% — a rate that is roughly 25 percentage points higher than the national average,” SmartAsset said in a report published Nov. 3.
Also in the report, Mount Pleasant was one of the highest-scoring cities in the population category. SmartAsset said the town’s population rose 13.53% from 2015 to 2020.
The latest U.S. Census Bureau estimates show more than 90,000 people live in Mount Pleasant, making it the fourth-most populous place in South Carolina. That puts the town behind Charleston, Columbia and North Charleston when it comes to the number of residents, The State reported in August.
North Charleston, Rock Hill and and Charleston also made it into SmartAsset’s rankings, landing in the Nos. 11, 12 and 25 spots, respectively. There are no other Palmetto State destinations on the list, which shows results for the top 50 cities nationwide.
It’s not the first time a South Carolina town has been recognized as an up-and-coming destination.
In October 2020, Mount Pleasant ranked No. 9 on a list of places with rapidly growing economies. For that list, WalletHub evaluated seven years of U.S. demographic and economic trends, McClatchy News reported.
For the latest SmartAsset list, more than half of the top 10 cities were in the northwestern part of the country.
Bucking that trend to earn the highest spot on the list was Murfreesboro, Tennessee, roughly 35 miles southeast of Nashville. Rounding out the five best cities were Nampa, Idaho; Meridian, Idaho; and Conroe, Texas.
How SC golfers fared in PGA Tour’s fall events
Players in golf’s major league look at the PGA Tour’s nine-tournament fall schedule from various angles. Some choose to rest after the long summer grind that ended around Labor Day, while others hope to “make” their 2021-22 season in the autumn events.Dustin Johnson, the state of South Carolina’s top performer who is ranked No. 3 in the world, belongs in the rest and relaxation crowd. He teed up only once on the Tour in the fall, sharing 45th place in the CJ Cup.Among the tour’s 16-player Pal...
Players in golf’s major league look at the PGA Tour’s nine-tournament fall schedule from various angles. Some choose to rest after the long summer grind that ended around Labor Day, while others hope to “make” their 2021-22 season in the autumn events.
Dustin Johnson, the state of South Carolina’s top performer who is ranked No. 3 in the world, belongs in the rest and relaxation crowd. He teed up only once on the Tour in the fall, sharing 45th place in the CJ Cup.
Among the tour’s 16-player Palmetto State contingent, Matt NeSmith, Doc Redman and Bill Haas took the opposite route. They each played seven times before Thanksgiving.
Overall, the state players’ results did not create a lot of excitement.
NeSmith, a former All-American at USC, forged the best fall among the state players. He made the cut in five of his seven starts, earned at top-15 in the Shriners’ tournament in Las Vegas and ranks 83rd in the season-long FedEx Cup standings.
Mount Pleasant’s Andrew Novak, a former S.C. Amateur champion who played at Wofford, got his rookie season off to a nice start with 22nd- and 26th-place finishes among his five starts,
Jonathan Byrd (20th in Bermuda) and William McGirt (17th at Sanderson) joined NeSmith and Novak with top-25 finishes.
Injuries, as well as lower status that limited opportunities, likely played a role in results. Scott Brown, Ben Martin and D.J. Trahan made only two starts. Tommy Gainey got into one field, and Wesley Bryan, playing on a major medical extension, played in one event.
The fall tournaments make up about 20% of the season-long schedule that resumes Jan. 6 in the Tournament of Champions in Hawaii.
Kevin Kisner, 41st in the world ranking, and Lucas Glover will be in the ToC field, thanks to wins last season — Kisner in the Wyndham and Glover in the John Deere. Surprisingly, Johnson did not win during the 2021 calendar year and did not qualify.
The Tour arrives in this area with the Masters (April 7-10) in Augusta and the RBC Heritage on Hilton Head Island (April 14-17). With the Presidents Cup set for Quail Hollow in Charlotte in September, the Tour’s Wells Fargo Championship moves from Quail Hollow to the District of Columbia area this year.
Chip shots. Jim Crow celebrated his 75th birthday in the best possible way for an avid golfer — with a hole-in-one. A starter at Fort Jackson GC, Crow aced the sixth hole on the Fort’s Old Hickory Course with a pitching wedge from 126 yards. ... The state’s golf community mourned the death of Mike Holland, a member of the South Carolina Golf Hall of Fame who passed away Monday. An All-American at USC, Holland won the 1976 South Carolina Amateur, the 1981 PGA World Team title and twice qualified for the U.S. Open. ... Four former USC players — Pauline Roussin-Bouchard, Kristy McPherson, Katelyn Dambaugh and Anita Uwadia — along with former Furman golfer Haylee Harford will seek LPGA playing status in the Q Series, a 144-hole marathon on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Alabama that ends Dec. 12. ... South Carolina Golf Day will be held Jan. 8 at Columbia CC. The program includes the SCGA’s annual meeting, introduction of 2021 players of the year, recognition of special honorees and induction of Gary Schaal into the South Carolina Golf Hall of Fame. For tickets, call the SCGA office at 803-732-9311. ... The CC of Lexington team — Ben Jett, Rusty Massey and Stan Rawl — won the SCGA’s Lathrop Cup at the River Club in North Augusta. Joined by professional Steve Hartwig, the Lexington team finished in a three-way tie for first with the Thornblade Club and Holly Tree CC in pro-am competition. ... A limited number of tickets remain for the SCJGA’s Oyster Roast, a junior golf fund-raiser scheduled for Dec. 11 at Junction 800 in the Vista. Call the SCGA at 803-732-9311 for information.
Mount Pleasant approves $500k in raises for part-time town employees
MOUNT PLEASANT — Part-time town employees, from lifeguards to municipal judges, will be getting pay increases following a Town Council vote Nov. 9.The decision to spend an estimated $500,000 on higher pay follows two rounds of pay increases for full-time Mount Pleasant employees earlier this year, along with some bonus payments.The raises are aimed at keeping Mount Pleasant competitive in terms of attracting and retaining workers, and come at time of rising consumer inflation when people find their paychecks worth less in...
MOUNT PLEASANT — Part-time town employees, from lifeguards to municipal judges, will be getting pay increases following a Town Council vote Nov. 9.
The decision to spend an estimated $500,000 on higher pay follows two rounds of pay increases for full-time Mount Pleasant employees earlier this year, along with some bonus payments.
The raises are aimed at keeping Mount Pleasant competitive in terms of attracting and retaining workers, and come at time of rising consumer inflation when people find their paychecks worth less in the face of higher prices.
Charleston County, North Charleston and other governments have also been raising pay, and Charleston County established a $13.50 minimum wage for county workers this year.
In Mount Pleasant, many of the town’s part-time workers are associated with recreation programs, including scorekeepers, camp counselors and lifeguards. Others are part of the municipal court system and have full-year jobs that are part-time.
Municipal judges in the town, for example, will see their annual pay rise from $24,365 to $27,000. Administrative clerks will be paid $16.92 hourly instead of $12.59.
Scorekeepers at town sporting events will get $12 hourly instead of $9.35.
Town Council approved the changes Tuesday without comment, and the decision had been expected following the earlier approvals of raises for full-time employees, and takes effect immediately for the Dec. 3 paychecks.
Going forward, part-time employees can expect annual cost-of-living increases, which are meant to keep compensation in line with inflation, annual pay increases, and additional raises based on years of continued employment — an incentive to urge part-time and seasonal workers to return the next year.
All of the changes in pay followed a compensation study conducted by the town. The town has about 150 part-time workers.
Full-time employees received two pay raises this year, partly to make up for 2020, when the town limited raises to 1 percent or $500, whichever was larger, due to economic uncertainty in that first year of the pandemic.
Every full-time employee, except for the town administrator and town attorney, who have employment contracts, got at least a 3 percent increase approved in October. That came on top of the 4 percent increases employees received earlier in the year.
The town also distributed $1.2 million in bonuses, up to $2,500 per employee, for those whose work during the pandemic put them at extra rise of exposure to COVID-19. Federal funds paid for those bonuses.