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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North Charleston using special zoning to help prepare for growth in rural and urban areas
NORTH CHARLESTON — The city is implementing a wave of new transit-friendly zoning rules calling for wide sidewalks and more space for outdoor dining around the Lowcountry Rapid Transit line.The special overlay districts, which add an additional layer of zoning that help provide consistency in a certain area, are also being used to help preserve the rural character of undeveloped properties across the Ashley River.North Charleston has already passed two special overlay districts since last year, and a third zoning district...
NORTH CHARLESTON — The city is implementing a wave of new transit-friendly zoning rules calling for wide sidewalks and more space for outdoor dining around the Lowcountry Rapid Transit line.
The special overlay districts, which add an additional layer of zoning that help provide consistency in a certain area, are also being used to help preserve the rural character of undeveloped properties across the Ashley River.
North Charleston has already passed two special overlay districts since last year, and a third zoning district is being considered.
Overlays are common tools used by municipalities to help provide consistency in an area with multiple base zonings, said Kathryn Basha, planning director with the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments.
“With an overlay district, you get some uniformity,” she said. “They’re really common.”
North Charleston’s most recent proposal, the Upper 52-78 Overlay District, will soon be reviewed by the city’s Public Safety Committee.
The plan couples with the Rivers Avenue Corridor South Overlay District to prepare for expected growth from the Lowcountry Rapid Transit system along U.S. Highways 78 and 52.
The two Rivers Avenue overlays are similar, both focusing on transit-oriented development. The districts call for new development to face Rivers Avenue, the creation of a 12-foot-wide sidewalk and restrictive commercial uses.
What’s different is the Upper 52-78 Overlay District includes a plan for a “backage” road that allows drivers to access businesses from the rear.
The back road will help make the corridor safe for cyclists and pedestrians by limiting curb cuts and traffic buildup along busy thoroughfares, Basha said.
“It’ll definitely create a much better living space for people using the corridor and who want to access transit,” Basha said.
North Charleston drew from other cities where these kinds of zonings have been successful.
For example, the idea for an activity zone along Rivers Avenue and University Boulevard was inspired by Mount Pleasant’s Boulevard Overlay. That district covers Johnnie Dodds, Coleman to Rifle Range Road, and Chuck Dawley boulevards. The plan calls for an activity zone, or a public, walkable space adjacent to businesses.
“We wanted to create public open space along the corridor that creates more pedestrian-scaled activities,” said Megan Clark, the city’s deputy planning and zoning director.
Basha wrote the Highway Commercial District being used by the town of McClellanville, where residents didn’t want the commercial corridor to disrupt the rural look and feel of the area. There hasn’t been a lot of development in the town since the ordinance was adopted 20 years. But new development, such as a Dollar General, has abided by zoning guidelines, she said.
Similarly, the Oakland Shopping Center in Mount Pleasant sits in a special district that called for the complex’s deep buffer and controlled access points, Basha said.
North Charleston is also paying attention to development in rural parts of the region.
The Ashley River Road Corridor Overlay covers the city’s 9,000 acres where North Charleston hopes to maintain the scenic character as a 1,000-home complex is under construction.
The plan calls for more open space by clustering development, a 200-foot-wide buffer, trails and limited curb cuts onto S.C. Highway 61.
“It was a unique opportunity for the city because it’s an area that hasn’t been developed,” Clark said.
The districts have been effective in areas with transit lines. Basha worked for years as a planner in Virginia. A focus around zoning for transit-oriented development in Arlington County has led to a transformation in the city. Once made up mostly of 1930s-era commercial strips, layered zoning helped pave the way for transit-friendly development, Basha said.
The fact that North Charleston is taking similar steps is admirable, Basha said.
“We’re really impressed with North Charleston being proactive and putting this in place,” she said. “We want not only the (LCRT) to be successful, but we also want the development and services along that line being able to maximize their potential.”
South Carolina Surf U14 girls soccer club prepares for nationals
MOUNT PLEASANT – The South Carolina Surf U14 girls soccer club has a chance to bring home some serious hardware.The club team based in Mount Pleasant won six games in seven days from June 18 to 24 to claim the Southern Regional Championship in a field of 11 other teams and advance to the United States Youth Soccer (USYS) National Championship against the three other regional victors (Far West, Midwest, and Eastern).The competition is scheduled for the week of July 19 in Tampa.The Surf defeated teams from states suc...
MOUNT PLEASANT – The South Carolina Surf U14 girls soccer club has a chance to bring home some serious hardware.
The club team based in Mount Pleasant won six games in seven days from June 18 to 24 to claim the Southern Regional Championship in a field of 11 other teams and advance to the United States Youth Soccer (USYS) National Championship against the three other regional victors (Far West, Midwest, and Eastern).
The competition is scheduled for the week of July 19 in Tampa.
The Surf defeated teams from states such as North Carolina, Texas and Florida to advance to nationals, and also won the S.C. state championships back in May, which qualified it for regionals.
“It’s pretty incredible (with) the amount of hard work, grit and determination,” Surf U14 head coach Andy Grist said. “…They really showed a lot of defensive qualities for that tournament that really helped and won them the tournament.”
The South Carolina Surf has 14 teams total from boys and girls U13 to U19, and seven of them won state championships, including U13, U14, U15 and U19 girls, and U13, U14 and U19 boys. The U14 girls were the only Surf club to make it out of regionals and advance to nationals.
Leading the way for the U14 Surf defensively were team captains Addysen Cole and Claudia Hassell, an outside back from West Ashley and a center back from Mount Pleasant, respectively.
“I’m beyond excited,” Cole said of going to nationals. “It’s so unreal and I can’t wait. I’m really proud of everyone on my team.”
Being captains, both players knew that other players on the team would look up to them.
“I always like to be positive with my teammates and make sure that we have all communicated, and I like to think of each other as family,” Hassell said. “We all like to lift each other up and just make sure that everybody is on the same page, and we just like to get everybody hyped up with music; just get everybody ready for each and every game.”
Leading the way for the Surf offensively in regionals were Zoey Molten and with four goals and Callah Dando with two. Maddy Gwozdo poured in six assists and Molten added two assists of her own.
The team is made up of players from the Charleston, Hilton Head and Myrtle Beach areas, and one of those players from the latter is center midfielder Lilah Jennings from Murrells Inlet, who contributed a goal and an assist in regionals.
“It was mostly our preparation,” Jennings said of the team being able to come out on top at regionals. “We always tried to stay hydrated and we always lifted each other up when we were down. Or when we got a goal scored on us, we were always like, ‘Come on, we got this.’”
The other player on the team from the Myrtle Beach area is Grayson Williams, who did not play at regionals but will be joining the squad for nationals.
Cole, Hassell and Jennings also gave a lot of credit to their coaches, including Grist and assistant coaches Tim Kelly and Michelle Ying, and their parents for the support.
Cole is appreciative for the parents doing things like buying them last-minute Clif Bars and chocolate milk, Jennings appreciated all the scrimmages and training sessions Grist set up for them to prepare the team for nationals and Hassell enjoyed when the team would circle up for a prayer before every game.
Grist said he is grateful to First Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant and the Mount Pleasant Recreation Department for providing the team with playing venues.
Community unites to help brides affected by bridal shop fire
MT. PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) — Community members are helping brides-to-be say yes to the dress again.Wedding dress donation drives have popped up across the city for brides ...
MT. PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) — Community members are helping brides-to-be say yes to the dress again.
Wedding dress donation drives have popped up across the city for brides affected by a fire that damaged three Mount Pleasant businesses, including Jean’s Bridal Shop.
“It’s in perfect condition and it’s just been sitting in there,” said Kimberly Greer, referring to the wedding dress she wore 37 years ago. “It did mean a lot; it was a beautiful dress.”
Greer said her wedding dress has remained in her closet ever since her wedding day. After Thursday morning’s fire destroyed the shop and all that was inside, she felt compelled to help.
“I was so proud of it then, so it means a lot that I can possibly help out somebody,” she said. “And we’re members here at Pivotal Fitness so we didn’t have far to go.”
Pivotal Fitness Park West in Mount Pleasant is living up to its name.
When personal trainer Taylor Rodgers heard of the fire and saw the idea of a wedding dress donation drive on Facebook, she wanted to help, as well.
“I thought to myself, my bosses are really cool. I was like, ‘Hey, let’s do this here,’” said Rodgers. “Within an hour, I had people bringing in dresses.”
Dresses of all shapes, styles and sizes have flooded the facility, each paired with a story from a former bride.
“Somebody just came in and said that she wanted to sell her dress,” Rodgers said. “[She] didn’t know what to do, didn’t know where to give it, and God gave her a sign when she saw this on Facebook.”
It was a sign that through good times and bad, there is always love from your fellow neighbor.
“If I were in their shoes, I mean, it’s not my first-pick dress, but if I came here I would absolutely see that there are beautiful dresses to pick from, and that’s almost more special than just the one dress,” said Rodgers.
Pivotal Fitness is also accepting tuxedo donations. The drive will run now until Thursday, July 22.
Mt. Pleasant still awaiting raise for firefighters
MT. PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) — Yesterday\'s fire reminded us once more how much we lean on our first responders. But, how are our officials taking care of them?So far, a 2% cost of living raise went into effect just two weeks ago for town employees and another 2% is expected to be approved later this year.However, there is a larger discussion here, and that\'s how Mount Pleasant salaries fall short against other Lowcountry fire departments.“We’ve got the best fire department in the state and our guys are r...
MT. PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) — Yesterday\'s fire reminded us once more how much we lean on our first responders. But, how are our officials taking care of them?
So far, a 2% cost of living raise went into effect just two weeks ago for town employees and another 2% is expected to be approved later this year.
However, there is a larger discussion here, and that\'s how Mount Pleasant salaries fall short against other Lowcountry fire departments.
“We’ve got the best fire department in the state and our guys are really great at what they do, we are really proud of them,” says Mt. Pleasant Town Councilmember Gary Santos.
The town has a lot to be proud of today, after a major fire broke out Thursday morning.
“To be able to stop that kind of fire where it was, to keep it contained and not down the block, that is a success story,” says Mt. Pleasant Fire Chief Mike Mixon.
Now the story turns back to compensation for those same firefighters.
Three weeks ago ABC News 4 reported Mt. Pleasant firefighters were still at the bottom of the barrel as far as salaries go, compared to other Lowcountry departments.
Mount Pleasant town staff commissioned a wage and compensation study for the 2020 fiscal year. A study to the tune of $48,000 from taxpayers. But when COVID-19 moved across the country, the town hit the pause button.
“We are committed to the wage and class study and getting all of those salaries where they need to be, especially for our first responders and public service workers, you know, who do Yeoman’s work every day,” says Mount Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie.
Back on June 23, ABC News 4 sent a Freedom of Information request to see that study from the town staff. And now, the heat is on.
Mayor Haynie says he spoke with the town administrator yesterday.
“I am committed to getting that study implemented, and according to the town administrator, he thinks, if council supports it, he can implement it within the next 60-90 days,” says Haynie.
We put in a call to the town administer today to find out where things stand with that study and whether it needs to be retooled after the pandemic. We expect to have that study by the end of this month and will update this story with the latest information.
Stephen Hilton announces bid for SC House District 112
On Saturday, June 26 at at the Park West Recreation department in Mount Pleasant, Stephen Hilton announced his bid to represent SC House District 112 in Columbia.Hilton is a long-time resident of Mount Pleasant, attending school at Pinckney Elementary, Cario Middle, and Academic Magnet High School and moving on to attend the University of South Carolina studying Aerospace Engineering.If elected, Hilton said he plans to work towards education reform that will introduce financial education as a requirement so that all students ar...
On Saturday, June 26 at at the Park West Recreation department in Mount Pleasant, Stephen Hilton announced his bid to represent SC House District 112 in Columbia.
Hilton is a long-time resident of Mount Pleasant, attending school at Pinckney Elementary, Cario Middle, and Academic Magnet High School and moving on to attend the University of South Carolina studying Aerospace Engineering.
If elected, Hilton said he plans to work towards education reform that will introduce financial education as a requirement so that all students are equipped with the necessary knowledge to avoid debt and grow their wealth after graduation.
Hilton said he also intends “to protect our beautiful Lowcountry, not only because it is the moral thing to do but it is also what our service economy runs on and why tourists flock with their dollars to our area.
Hilton believes that South Carolina needs to do more to expand new industries in the state as well as do more to protect the small business owner so the next pandemic or natural disaster brought on by climate change does not level the economy and leave people without jobs.
He said he also believes that financial and sex education is important and need to be expanded upon and woven into our public education curriculum.
“With young adults holding over a trillion and a half dollars in debt, a third of people having $0 saved for retirement, and half of people not being able to afford a $400 emergency,” Hilton said a proper financial education needs to be implemented that will “teach all students how to grow wealth, budget, and how to avoid negative debt.”
Such a plan he said would help young high school graduates avoid a lifetime of debt accumulation, while learning how to have a lifetime of wealth creation.
He also believes that proper sex education that does not focus on abstinence only, but rather safe sex will be a major force in driving down the South Carolina teen pregnancy rate which is one of the highest in the country at 22 percent.
At the age of 19, Hilton is confident that his youth offers a unique perspective to governing that no one else in the State House can share.
He said his age gives him “the ability to relate more closely to young people in our community and the difficulties they are feeling in education or the fears they harbor about adulthood and the lack of representation they feel, as well as the ability to relate and talk to young and mature adults about the issues they are dealing with day to day.”
To learn more about Stephen Hilton’s vision for South Carolina go to his website: hiltonforstate.com.