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.
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Boeing goes another month with no deliveries of SC-based 787 Dreamliner jet
Another month went by with no Boeing Co. customers picking up 787 Dreamliners as the South Carolina-based jet program’s delivery hiatus drags on amid quality issues.Boeing also logged no new orders in September for the 787, which is built exclusively in North Charleston, and the company confirmed it’s still producing the widebody at a decelerated rate of less than five aircraft per month as it continues to focus on inspections and other tasks.But commitments for other aircraft still resulted in the company’s e...
Another month went by with no Boeing Co. customers picking up 787 Dreamliners as the South Carolina-based jet program’s delivery hiatus drags on amid quality issues.
Boeing also logged no new orders in September for the 787, which is built exclusively in North Charleston, and the company confirmed it’s still producing the widebody at a decelerated rate of less than five aircraft per month as it continues to focus on inspections and other tasks.
But commitments for other aircraft still resulted in the company’s eighth straight month with net positive orders.
Boeing logged 27 gross orders last month, 16 of which were for the 737 Max. The planemaker also won orders for six 777 freighters and five P-8A Poseidon aircraft for the German navy.
Five orders were canceled, including one for a 787-9 for Air Lease Corp.
Boeing is continuing to ramp up deliveries for the Max, handing over 26 of the jets to customers in September. The company has delivered 179 Maxes this year and 194 since the jet’s return to service.
In the first nine months of the year, Boeing delivered 241 aircraft overall. Just 14 were 787s. Zero Dreamliners were delivered in the third quarter.
Deliveries of the 787 have been stopped since late May, when the Federal Aviation Administration said it needed more information about Boeing’s plans for inspecting assembled 787s — a process that became necessary after Boeing uncovered production issues with the jets involving small gaps where parts of the aircraft are joined.
Deliveries have been on hold for more than four months, but this is the second time 787 deliveries have been paused in the last year. A roughly five-month stoppage ended in late March, and deliveries resumed briefly before being stopped again two months later.
Boeing said that it’s continuing to hold “detailed, transparent discussions with the FAA” and its suppliers and customers.
“While these efforts continue to impact deliveries, we’re confident this is the right approach to drive stability and first-time quality across our operations and to position the program for the long term as market demand recovers,” Boeing said in its summary of third-quarter deliveries.
About 100 Dreamliners are awaiting delivery.
A recent Wall Street Journal report, citing unidentified sources familiar with the company’s thinking, had reported that 787 deliveries likely won’t restart before late October.
During this hiatus, production of the Dreamliner has slowed.
Boeing dialed back assembly work at the North Charleston plant so that fewer than five jets would be built per month. The company said it was “reprioritizing production resources” to support inspections after another 787 production issue was uncovered this summer.
At the time the production slowdown was announced in July, Boeing said the shuffling of resources would last “a few weeks.”
But according to Boeing’s statement Oct. 12, the 787 production rate is still lower than five per month, three months later.
Boeing’s production resources “remain focused on inspections and rework,” the company said Tuesday.
An update to Boeing’s Dreamliner production plan could be coming soon, according to a Reuters report citing statements made by the CEO of a major 787 supplier earlier this month. Alessandro Profumo, head of the Italian aerospace firm Leonardo, which makes parts of the 787 airframe, told Reuters that Boeing would be coming out with a plan in the coming days.
Profumo also said Leonardo expects Boeing to return to a rate of 10 jets per month by the end of 2025.
The five-per-month rate Boeing recently dipped below was already greatly reduced from the double-digit rates the program sustained before the pandemic. At its peak in 2019, the 787 program supported a 14-per-month rate, at that time split between North Charleston and Washington state.
Boeing consolidated the program in South Carolina earlier this year after it shut down the original assembly line near Seattle.
So far in 2021, Boeing has logged 21 new orders for Dreamliners. August was the program’s strongest month with seven orders.
The return of the 737 Max has boosted Boeing’s overall orders. Of its 710 gross orders this year, 575 have been for Max jets.
Boeing’s competitor Airbus secured just one new commitment last month, but it narrowly bested Boeing on deliveries, handing over 40 compared to Boeing’s 35.
$100M+ North Charleston project includes Topgolf, hotels, apartments, offices and dining
NORTH CHARLESTON — A large mixed-use development valued at more than $100 million will bring a slew of new construction projects to the Centre Pointe area near Tanger Outlets.The area has been a magnet for retailers, hotels and dining establishments since it opened nearly 20 years ago, and plans presented to state environmental regulators show hundreds of thousands of square feet in new buildings along International and Tanger Outlet boulevards where land clearing is underway for a new Topgolf center that was announced earlier t...
NORTH CHARLESTON — A large mixed-use development valued at more than $100 million will bring a slew of new construction projects to the Centre Pointe area near Tanger Outlets.
The area has been a magnet for retailers, hotels and dining establishments since it opened nearly 20 years ago, and plans presented to state environmental regulators show hundreds of thousands of square feet in new buildings along International and Tanger Outlet boulevards where land clearing is underway for a new Topgolf center that was announced earlier this year.
The Uptown North Charleston development includes plans for a 175-room hotel, a 100-room hotel, 300-unit apartment building, three-level parking deck with 483 spaces next to Topgolf and five-story office building of 110,000 square feet.
Also planned are a 2,400-square-foot coffee emporium, three restaurants and four small retail sites.
A proposed 32,000-square-foot bowling venue has been scrapped and a second parking garage with more than 500 spaces that would be owned by the city is being considered for the site along International Boulevard, according to Lenn Jewel of the development firm RealtyLink.
Two smaller parcels west of Centre Pointe Drive at International Boulevard are set aside for other developments. They include apartments for corporate clients called Waterwalk and a retail facility.
Jewel valued the entire project at more than $100 million with different venues taking shape over the next few years.
Nearly 30 acres of the proposed project includes wetlands between Tanger Outlets and McCall Center, a retail site at International and Tanger Outlet boulevards that abuts the planned Uptown project.
Developers received approval last year from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to fill the site and offset the loss by acquiring 780 acres in Berkeley and Dorchester counties for remediation. A land-preservation easement with the Lord Berkeley Conservation Trust was finalized in May.
The Coastal Conservation League endorsed Uptown a few years ago as the project focused on an urban infill site rather than new “greenfield” development.
As part of the project, the city is poised to approve a special district for the site by the end of September that would direct half of the increased tax revenue from the completed development to help pay for roadwork, infrastructure and the planned garage. The rest of the money would go to Charleston County School District.
The city is not committed to the parking deck yet, but it is exploring the idea, Mayor Keith Summey said.
North Charleston also is exploring the idea of adding a second garage with 2,000 spaces near its coliseum and convention center complex by using Uptown’s tax revenues.
“It’s just too valuable a property to have asphalt on it,” Summey said.
At the Uptown site, vertical construction on the new Topgolf facility will begin in January, Jewel said. It’s scheduled to be completed in December 2022.
Work on restaurants, a hotel and apartments, some of which could open as early as 2023, will be underway next year as well.
“All of that stuff will be under construction, but it all won’t open at the same time,” Jewel said.
RealtyLink has been working on the Centre Pointe site for the better part of two decades. It includes Walmart, Sam’s Club, Tanger Outlets and numerous restaurants and retailers.
“We have a lot of retail out here,” Jewel said. “What we don’t have here is a lot of rooftops. We are creating this entertainment district tied to the coliseum and convention center.”
The developer’s aim is to create gathering places for people to attend before and after events at the two venues across International Boulevard and to offer amenities for the apartment renters.
“It would serve clientele that are here for happy hour and dinner after work or a place where you could tailgate before a hockey game or get a drink or a bite to eat later,” Jewel said.
Both Jewel and Summey expect the Topgolf attraction to be a major draw for the development. Summey said he was impressed when he visited the company’s existing facility in Myrtle Beach.
“It’s a very busy place,” he said. “It’s something that caters to all people.”
Jewel said the Uptown project is more vertical and dense than existing nearby development and some of it will be upscale.
“It will look more urban and more downtown,” he said.
Summey called the new development “a huge plus” for the city.
“It’s tax money for the future, and we are developing what we can and keeping it centralized by adding new life to what is already there,” the mayor said.
One part of the project that had been on the drawing boards for several years is no longer there.
A proposal to put a pedestrian bridge across International Boulevard has been axed because the ramps would have cut into the parking lot.
“It didn’t fit in a practical manner,” Jewel said. “It raised more concerns than it solved.”
In its place, a planned new intersection with traffic lights will be built.
A new street called Veras Way will intersect with International west of McCall Center while a second new street called Topgolf Way will begin off Centre Pointe Drive and end at Tanger Outlet Boulevard between McCall Center and a new parking deck next to Topgolf.
CARTA announces free connections at North Bridge for cyclists and pedestrians
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) will begin a new initiative that helps cyclists and pedestrians looking to cross North Bridge in West Ashley.Free connections are set to begin October 3rd, allowing free transportation between stops on either side of North Bridge for cyclists and pedestrians. The new initiative also allows bicycles to be taken on the bus from one side of the bridge to the other for free.North Bridge does not currently have amenities fo...
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) will begin a new initiative that helps cyclists and pedestrians looking to cross North Bridge in West Ashley.
Free connections are set to begin October 3rd, allowing free transportation between stops on either side of North Bridge for cyclists and pedestrians. The new initiative also allows bicycles to be taken on the bus from one side of the bridge to the other for free.
North Bridge does not currently have amenities for cyclists and pedestrians, however, CARTA’s new initiative also allows cyclists to bring their bicycles on the bus in between stops.
“CARTA is committed to connecting the region by providing safe and reliable transportation to anyone who needs it,” says Mike Seekings, CARTA Board of Directors Chairman. “This new offering will help bridge the safety gap that currently exists so that everyone, regardless of socioeconomic ability will be able to safely cross the North Bridge.”
North Bridge is a section of Route 32 which covers hourly connections between North Charleston and West Ashley through the bridge with stops in North Charleston Superstop, Ashley Landing Mall, and Citadel Mall.
Route 32 service will be doubled, and wait times will be cut in half once the enhanced service begins in October, and will happen every half-hour Monday through Saturday, every hour on Sunday.
According to SCDOT, there have been nine pedestrian/bicycle/motor collisions on the bridge between 2014 and 2017, with three pedestrian/bicycle/motor fatalities reported since 2018.
“Increasing the frequency of Route 32 and allowing bikes on the 32 bus as needed are important and appreciated steps toward a better, more accessible North Bridge crossing for all,” says Charleston Moves Executive Director Katie Zimmerman. “These improvements will offer more safe crossing opportunities to work, appointments, and visiting family.”
The needed structural improvements to North Bridge are underway through the Better North Bridge Project.
The Better North Bridge Project is a collaborative effort between Charleston County, Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments, and Charleston Moves that aims to provide a permanent, standalone bike and pedestrian crossing between North Charleston and West Ashley.
Locals can see full route details and bus tracking in the Transit App which is available to download from the App Store and Google Play.
Video shows former Charleston Co. jail deputy pushing man onto hard floor
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Newly released video shows the moment that a Charleston County jail deputy pushed a man in custody onto the floor, reportedly causing him to hit his head and lose consciousness.In response to a request filed under the Freedom of Information Act, the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office released surveillance footage from Oct. 18, 2020 of Aaron Renaud forcibly moving the unidentified man from the Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center’s search room to another room, where Renaud pushed him onto the h...
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Newly released video shows the moment that a Charleston County jail deputy pushed a man in custody onto the floor, reportedly causing him to hit his head and lose consciousness.
In response to a request filed under the Freedom of Information Act, the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office released surveillance footage from Oct. 18, 2020 of Aaron Renaud forcibly moving the unidentified man from the Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center’s search room to another room, where Renaud pushed him onto the hard floor.
Renaud then closed the door, all while other detention deputies looked on.
Roughly a month and a half later, in a separate incident inside the detention center, Renaud allegedly “willfully, unlawfully, and feloniously threw [a] juvenile victim against the wall, railing, and floor of the elevator, while the victim was handcuffed and unable to brace or adequately protect himself, causing injury to the victim,” an affidavit said.
In January, Renaud, who served with the Special Operations Group during part of his tenure, was fired by the sheriff’s office.
The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division charged Renaud with two counts of second degree assault and battery in September in connection with these two cases. The division subsequently denied a public records request that sought video footage of the two 2020 incidents to be released.
Renaud’s personnel records show that this is not the first time that accusations have been made against him.
In October 2018, he was accused of sending an “inexcusable” and “inappropriate” text message to colleagues and was suspended for two days without pay.
During his first shift back from work following his suspension, Renaud was accused of ignoring his supervisor and conducting a strip search on an inmate. He was then suspended without pay for another three days, with Sergeant M. Last writing in part that Renaud’s actions “will not be tolerated at the Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center.”
Then, in December 2018, Renaud was fired by the sheriff’s office after an internal investigation reportedly found that he submitted overtime forms to get paid for 37 hours that he had not worked.
However, Al Cannon, the Charleston County Sheriff at the time, “ultimately overturned [his] termination and converted the discipline into a suspension” that was implemented retroactively to cover the time between his firing and reinstatement, according to an internal memo.
Renaud returned to work and less than three years later, he would be booked on two assault and battery charges in the same detention center where he used to be employed. Renaud is currently out of jail on bond.
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North Charleston contestant joins upcoming season of ‘The Bachelorette’
A North Charleston man will be competing on national television for the heart of elementary school teacher and former finalist of “The Bachelor” Michelle Young on the upcoming season of “The Bachelorette.”Alec, 29, is an engineer from North Charleston who will join 29 other men on Season 18 of the ABC program. None of the bachelors are identified by their last names in a series of bios posted by the show on Sept. 27.On fan site ...
A North Charleston man will be competing on national television for the heart of elementary school teacher and former finalist of “The Bachelor” Michelle Young on the upcoming season of “The Bachelorette.”
Alec, 29, is an engineer from North Charleston who will join 29 other men on Season 18 of the ABC program. None of the bachelors are identified by their last names in a series of bios posted by the show on Sept. 27.
According to ABC representatives, contestants aren’t available for press interviews until they have been eliminated from the show, or until the season ends if they are a finalist.
Alec’s bio reads:
“Alec lives to make the most out of every day. After his first marriage ended, Alec learned a lot about the value of commitment and what it takes to truly make love last, so he is not here to waste anyone’s time. He is dependable, emotionally intelligent and values integrity above all else. Alec is hoping to find a woman who appreciates how much his career means to him but will also make him want to be sentimental and bring out the fun side of him. He is true a believer in that old-school, head-over-heels unconditional type of love and is ready to find that with the beautiful Michelle.”
His fun facts include that he loves to read GQ Magazine, doesn’t think bowling makes for a romantic night out and his favorite thing to eat for breakfast is cottage cheese.
His Instagram page also mentions he was a former football player and model for Select Model Atlanta.
“The Bachelorette” was casting eligible bachelors in the Lowcountry in December 2018.
At that time, talent scout Alyx Anne Wilson told The Post and Courier she was eyeing Charleston for potential recruits.
“I’m looking in Charleston specifically just because (the show) hasn’t had a recruiter in this area,” Wilson says. “I pitched the idea since I think we have some great guys.”
The new season of “The Bachelorette” will premiere on Oct. 17.