The Gutter Gorilla Difference
When it comes to gutter cleaning in North Charleston, 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 North Charleston.
Gutter Cleaning in North Charleston, 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 North Charleston 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 North Charleston, 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 North Charleston, 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 North Charleston, 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 North Charleston:
- 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 North Charleston. 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 North Charleston, 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 North Charleston, 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 North Charleston
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.
Ready to get started? Start your free estimate right from our website, or give our office a call today to learn more about our exceptional gutter services in North Charleston. We will handle the heavy lifting while you spend your free time enjoying life!Contact Us
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Newlyweds Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani Surprise With Pop-Up Concert In Oklahoma
Boot Kickin' Mayhem
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani surprised fans in Oklahoma with a pop-up performance.The country superstar surprised Thursday (July 15) evening at his bar ...
The country superstar surprised Thursday (July 15) evening at his bar and restaurant Ole Red in Tishomingo, Oklahoma, marking their first live performance since becoming husband and wife.
Shelton invited fans to a free concert which acted as rehearsals for his upcoming ‘Friends & Heroes’ tour, the pop-up rehearsals not only featured a variety of songs from Shelton’s catalog, including “Boys Round Here,” “Corn,” “Mine Would Be You,”
The set also included a performance of alongside his wife Stefani. The newlyweds performed their two chart-topping duets “Happy Anywhere” and “Nobody But You.”
“Come on out and get yourself a drink if you’re bored,” Shelton tweeted on Thursday morning (July 15), inviting fans to the concert. “I repeat it’s only a rehearsal… it may not be good but at least it’s free!”
I’ve got some shows coming up soon so I’m gonna be rehearsing today around 4 CT at @OleRed’s The Doghouse in Tishomingo. Come on out and get yourself a drink if you’re bored. I repeat it’s only a rehearsal… It may not be good but at least it’s free!
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) July 15, 2021
In a video shared by 93.1 Katy Country in Sherman, Texas, the newlyweds are seen singing the aforementioned tracks surrounded by fans, while Shelton’s bandmates were spread out throughout the venue.
“Goodbye Gwen Stefani,” Shelton said as she exited the stage.
Shelton opted for a more laid back look during his Tishomingo appearance, trading his signature cowboy boots for athletic shoes, one fan even noted “love the fact that he is wearing running shoes and not boots.” He even showed off his wedding band.
Watch their performance below.
Shelton and Stefani recently tied the knot on the “Minimum Wage” singer’s ranch in Oklahoma.
After six years together, the country superstar, 45, and No Doubt singer, 51, exchanged vows during an intimate ceremony in front of their closest family and friends. The Carson Daly-officiated ceremony took place inside a chapel on Shelton’s ranch, built exclusively for the superstar couple to say their “I Do’s.”
Additionally, Shelton’s Friends And Heroes Tour kicks off later this summer on August 18 in Nebraska and will run through October. The country hitmaker’s tour comes in support of his latest album, Body Language, which was released earlier this year. The 12-track project includes his 28th No. 1 single “Happy Anywhere” and his recent single “Minimum Wage.”
The tour includes support from Martina McBride, Tracy Byrd, Trace Adkins and Lindsay Ell. See a full list of tour dates below.
BLAKE SHELTON’S “FRIENDS AND HEROES 2021” DATES August 18: Omaha, NE / CHI Health Center* August 20: Denver, CO / Ball Arena* September 2: Philadelphia, PA / Wells Fargo Center September 3-4: Washington, D.C. / The Anthem September 9: Nashville, TN / Bridgestone Arena September 10: Evansville, IN / Ford Center September 11: Rosemont, IL / Allstate Arena* September 16: North Charleston, SC / North Charleston Coliseum September 17: Greenville, SC / Bon Secours Wellness Arena September 18: Duluth, GA / Infinite Energy Center September 23: St. Louis, MO / Enterprise Center September 24: Tulsa, OK / BOK Center September 25: Fort Worth, TX /Dickies Arena September 30: Grand Rapids, MI / Van Andel Arena October 1: Detroit, MI / Little Caesars Arena* October 2: Milwaukee, WI / Fiserv Forum*
S.C. sees nearly 2,500 claims in week; unemployment falls
Almost 2,500 initial unemployment claims were filed in South Carolina for the week ending July 10 as federal unemployment benefit payments began to disappear.The 2,490 claims filed from July 4-July 10 represented an increase of 317 from the previous week, though the nearly $9.5 million paid to claimants in a combination of state and federal benefits was around $40 million less than the previous week.S.C’s unemployment rate fell to 4.5% in June from 4.6% in May, according to the ...
Almost 2,500 initial unemployment claims were filed in South Carolina for the week ending July 10 as federal unemployment benefit payments began to disappear.
The 2,490 claims filed from July 4-July 10 represented an increase of 317 from the previous week, though the nearly $9.5 million paid to claimants in a combination of state and federal benefits was around $40 million less than the previous week.
S.C’s unemployment rate fell to 4.5% in June from 4.6% in May, according to the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce.
S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster directed federal program benefits to phase out in the state by the end of June, saying they disincentivized the state’s workforce.
Since March 15, 2020, DEW has paid out $6.5 billion to 910,343 claimants.
For the most recent week, seven S.C. counties saw triple-digit claims, paced by 263 in Greenville County. Richland County saw 192 claims, Spartanburg County 189, Berkeley County 136, Anderson County 128, Pickens County 112 and Horry County 105.
Nationally, initial unemployment claims dropped by 26,000 to 360,000.
Unemployment rose in every S.C. county from May to June, going from 3.8% to 4.6% in Richland County and from 2.7% to 3.5% in Lexington County, according to DEW estimates.
DEW’s seasonally adjusted monthly survey of households estimated the number of South Carolinians working at 2,289,714 in June, an increase of 12,209 people over its May estimate.
Unemployment estimates dropped from May to June to 107,035 people, a decrease of 3,402.
“Employment growth in June continues to demonstrate the state’s recovery and progress,” Dan Ellzey, DEW executive director, said in a news release. “While unemployed individuals dropped by more than 3,400, what is particularly exciting is that the number of people working increased by more than 12,200. That is nearly 9,000 people returning to the workforce from the sidelines.”
The national unemployment rate increased to 5.9% from 5.8%.
South Carolina’s estimated labor force, or people working plus unemployed people looking for work, increased to 2,396,749 from May to June, an increase of 8,807. The survey also reflected an increase of 6,300 nonfarm payroll jobs for the month to 2,118.800.
Industries reporting gains included education and health services and trade, transportation and utilities, which each reported 1,800 new jobs. Financial activities lost 600 jobs, while leisure and hospitality lost 400.
The Charleston/North Charleston metropolitical statistical area added seasonally adjusted, nonfarm 1,800 jobs from May to June, while Greenville/Anderson/Mauldin added 1,100 and Spartanburg 700. The Columbia MSA lost 600 jobs month-to-month.
From June 2020 to June 2021, South Carolina’s economy added 95,900 seasonally adjusted, nonfarm jobs, according to DEW, led by an additional 26,000 in the leisure and hospitality industry.
With more SC breweries popping up, here are the five largest in the state
With the announcement of Peak Drift Brewing opening on North Main Street in Columbia, SC in 2023, comes the question of what are the state’s largest breweries?Peak Drift will be the largest brewery by square footage in South Carolina upon completion at nearly 64,000 square feet of total indoor space and 15,000 square feet of dedicated production space.The South Carolina Brewers Guild estimates that these five b...
With the announcement of Peak Drift Brewing opening on North Main Street in Columbia, SC in 2023, comes the question of what are the state’s largest breweries?
Peak Drift will be the largest brewery by square footage in South Carolina upon completion at nearly 64,000 square feet of total indoor space and 15,000 square feet of dedicated production space.
The South Carolina Brewers Guild estimates that these five breweries are the runners up:
Three of South Carolina’s largest breweries are in the Charleston-area, including Westbrook. The Mount Pleasant brewery has 18,500 square feet, according to reports from the Post and Courier.
Westbrook regularly has 22 rotating beers on tap, in bottles, cans and crowlers, said its website. The brewery opened at 510 Ridge Road in 2010.
Husband and wife duo Morgan and Edward Westbrook own the brewery that created the sought-after Mexican Cake imperial stout that is released once a year and its signature White Thai Belgian-style wheat beer.
This North Charleston brewery has 20,000 square feet in a re-adapted warehouse in the Park Circle neighborhood.
Holy City Brewing began in 2011 after two Charleston ricksaw business partners took up home brewing, according to the company’s website. The business expanded into its current building in 2019 and has a four-vessel, thirty-barrel brewing system.
Holy City Brewing is opening its own event space on the marsh in Charleston soon.
Charleston’s Edmund’s Oast brewery has 20,000 square feet, but the company also has a separate restaurant and an “exchange” retail store, bringing it to the third largest brewery in South Carolina.
The brewery is known for its funky and creative brews, usually in the black and white cans. Its most popular beers include the Bound by Time IPA and the Something Cold Blonde Ale.
Edmund’s Oast opened in 2017 and started canning operations in 2018 at its 1505 King St. location.
Thomas Creek Brewery has at least 23,000 square feet, according to TripAdvisor. The brewery has been family-owned since 1998, making it one of the oldest and largest breweries in Greenville County.
Father and son duo Bill and Tom Davis focus on using water from the Blue Ridge Mountains as the base for their craft beers.
Thomas Creek’s flagship brew was the River Falls Red Ale that is still in production.
Sumter’s first brewery is also the largest brewery in the state at 30,000 square feet and three stories tall.
The building at 2 South Main St. has a 15 barrel brewing system and is owned by Gray Shuler. Troy Bervig is the head brewer and has experience brewing across the Midwest after quitting his job in the medical field to become a brewer.
Sumter Original Brewery opened in March 2020 and offers a variety of beers, a full bar, rooftop and a game room.
South Carolina Ports Authority boasts record 2021 fiscal year
South Carolina Ports Authority celebrated a banner year for its Port of Charleston complex.The port system handled a record 2.55 million TEUs in its fiscal year that ended on June 30, a 9.6% increase from fiscal year 2020, at the Port of Charleston’s Wando Welch, North Charleston and Hugh K. Leatherman terminals.Although fiscal year 2021 kicked off last July 2020 amid nationwide business shutdowns brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, South Carolina Ports...
South Carolina Ports Authority celebrated a banner year for its Port of Charleston complex.
The port system handled a record 2.55 million TEUs in its fiscal year that ended on June 30, a 9.6% increase from fiscal year 2020, at the Port of Charleston’s Wando Welch, North Charleston and Hugh K. Leatherman terminals.
Although fiscal year 2021 kicked off last July 2020 amid nationwide business shutdowns brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, South Carolina Ports Authority (SC Ports) and others soon afterward faced an unanticipated boom in imports as consumers’ buying habits shifted from services and travel to retail and home goods, SC Ports said Tuesday.
As a result, SC Ports experienced record monthly year-over-year container volumes between March and June 2021, including volume strength in SC Ports’ containerized, vehicle and inland port business segments.
“While the global pandemic has placed great strain on global supply chains, it has also highlighted how incredibly vital maritime, motor carrier and logistics workers are to the supply chain,” SC Ports President and CEO Jim Newsome said. “They are keeping freight moving while handling unprecedented cargo increases. We owe them much gratitude for their hard work over the past year.”
In fiscal year 2021, SC Ports moved 1.42 million pier containers, a 7.7% increase year-over-year.
Vehicle volume at the Columbus Street Terminal was 253,981 vehicles, a 27% increase from fiscal year 2020.
Meanwhile, SC Ports’ two rail-served inland ports set cargo records, with recorded rail moves up 11.7% to 192,844. Of this, Inland Port Greer moved 12.6% more year-over-year, at 157,842 rail moves, while Inland Port Dillon rail moves rose nearly 7.9% to 35,002.
Besides experiencing record volumes in fiscal year 2021, SC Ports noted on Tuesday additional milestones for the year.
It began an expansion at Inland Port Greer, made additional enhancements to the Wando Welch Terminal and “saw significant progress” with the Charleston Harbor Deepening Project, which will yield 52 feet of depth in 2022, SC Ports said.
SC Ports also noted that phase one of the Hugh K. Leatherman Terminal began operations in March. The terminal is the first greenfield container terminal to open in the U.S. since 2009, and it adds a 1,400-foot berth and 700,000 TEUs of capacity to the Port of Charleston, SC Ports said.
“We have planned our capacity well for the next decade and beyond with the infrastructure that we are delivering,” Newsome said. “In fiscal year 2022, we will continue to invest in our port to provide more capacity and reliability for our customers as we grow above the market. We have the best team and maritime community to accomplish our goals in the year ahead.”
June volumes were also a record for SC Ports, with its container business moving 231,758 TEUs, a 48.1% increase from June 2020 and a 15.6% increase from June 2019.
The Port of Charleston handled 128,622 pier containers in June, which is up 44.5% from June 2020 and up 13.8% from June 2019.
Vehicles handled totaled 23,096, a 60.7% increase from June 2020 and a 25.3% increase from June 2019.
June rail moves at Inland Port Greer and Inland Port Dillon were 13,383 and 2,593, respectively.
Parent Survival Guide: Lowcountry acceleration academy
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - A new charter academy will be opening its doors soon and giving Lowcountry students in danger of not graduating another option to get their diploma.English teacher Bria Burke-Koskela is eager to start her 7th year of teaching high school English. This year will be a little different as she will be one of several English coaches at Lowcountry Acceleration Academy.“It’s meant to help students who have had difficulty in a traditional environment or had trauma in a traditional environment,&rdqu...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - A new charter academy will be opening its doors soon and giving Lowcountry students in danger of not graduating another option to get their diploma.
English teacher Bria Burke-Koskela is eager to start her 7th year of teaching high school English. This year will be a little different as she will be one of several English coaches at Lowcountry Acceleration Academy.
“It’s meant to help students who have had difficulty in a traditional environment or had trauma in a traditional environment,” Burke-Koskela said.
The free charter high school, situated in North Charleston off Rivers Avenue, is meant for students ages 14 to 21. The charter school is part of a national network of public high school dropout reengagement programs.
“We are focused on partnering with area school districts: Charleston, Berkeley, DD2. Our role is to make sure our students are graduating with a high school diploma, and we work together to identify those students,” said Dr. Jacinta Bryant, the academy’s director.
The charter school allows students in-person and virtual options. Bryant says the school is open to students with academic challenges, social and emotional difficulties or work and family responsibilities that don’t have time for a regular school schedule.
She says they will also be providing transportation.
“Our students learn better when they are on a more personalized pathway,” Bryant said. “As a teacher you always want to be the best resource for your kids.”
Burke-Koskela says students are expected to meet in person at least 12 hours a week. The potential graduates can go at their own pace taking one class at a time or taking more.
The school is open year-round.
“We have done education the same way for so long I think new opportunities like this are going to reach students who have not been reached before. We don’t have classrooms, and it’s a coffee shop vibe and we get to come to them so I’m excited to get to tell jokes, make some relationships, and get involved. So I’m very excited,” Burke- Koskela said.
Bryant says Lowcountry Acceleration Academy is always taking applications from interested students. Doors will open Aug. 23, and the school hopes to start with more than 200 students with a cap of 350.
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