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When it comes to gutter cleaning in Rock Hill, 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 Rock Hill.
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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 Rock Hill 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 Rock Hill, 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:
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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 Rock Hill, 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 Rock Hill:
- 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 Rock Hill. 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 Rock Hill, 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 Rock Hill, 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.
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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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SC town plans to replace ‘Nightmare Witch’ that disappeared
Port Royal’s iconic “Nightmare Witch” has disappeared from its long-time perch at the town’s downtown gateway, prompting questions from curious residents about her future.Town Manager Van Willis says the unusual-looking sculpture of a woman holding a shield and holding up her hand as if to say, “Stop,” won’t be returned to her prominent perch, but she’s not being retired, either.Since 2007, the town’s leading lady has been anchored to a wooden platform behind a Port Royal si...
Port Royal’s iconic “Nightmare Witch” has disappeared from its long-time perch at the town’s downtown gateway, prompting questions from curious residents about her future.
Town Manager Van Willis says the unusual-looking sculpture of a woman holding a shield and holding up her hand as if to say, “Stop,” won’t be returned to her prominent perch, but she’s not being retired, either.
Since 2007, the town’s leading lady has been anchored to a wooden platform behind a Port Royal sign at Ribaut Road and Paris Avenue to alert visitors to Port Royal’s Old Village area.
She creeps out some, delights others.
Love her or hate her, at 12 feet tall and sporting rubber hair, this woman at the town’s front door was hard to miss.
So residents noticed when the Nightmare Witch flew the coop a couple of weeks ago.
“What happened to our far from ordinary mermaid at the corner of Ribaut Road and Parris Avenue?” one Port Royal resident asked on the neighborhood app Nextdoor, referencing the town’s promotion of itself as “far from ordinary.”
She’s a piece of art created by Dessa Kirk as part of an exhibit in Chicago in 2000. Port Royal acquired the exhibit the next year and some of the pieces can still be found throughout town, Willis said.
Kirk created the sculpture after learning of an Amazon forest spirit who protects rubber trees from overharvesting, she told the Chicago Tribune in 2000. The lady is made of recycled steel, her hair of old truck tires.
“Mother of Rubber Trees” is her real name.
Besides the Nightmare Witch and mermaid, she also goes by Zephyr and Heisman Medusa (for her pose similar to college football’s famous trophy).
“She will make a reappearance,” Willis promised last Wednesday following a Town Council meeting when the Beaufort Gazette and Island Packet asked where she was.
A few years ago, town officials decided to overhaul Port Royal’s entryway for a fresh look to coincide with new growth including redevelopment of its claim to fame, its deep-water port.
That new entryway does not include the witch, Willis said.
The town has decided to replace the sculpture with an array of seven flags that represent the entities that have ruled the town throughout history — French, Spanish, English, Scottish, Confederate States of America, United States and South Carolina.
Those same flags are imprinted on Port Royal’s official seal positioned on the wall in the Town Council chambers.
The Confederate States of America Flag on that seal is not the same battle flag of Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia that is commonly recognized today as the Confederate flag. The controversial flag will not be part of the flag array, Willis said.
Some residents don’t care if the Nightmare Witch ever returns.
“That thing is creepy if you ask me,” one Port Royal resident said on Nextdoor in a discussion of her whereabouts.
Others say Mother of Rubber set the town apart.
“I love that mermaid or sea witch or whatever you want to call her,” another resident chimed in. “She gave the bland sign character and ‘oomph.’ Hoping she comes back.’”
For now, the sculpture is relegated to obscurity at the town’s public works building. Eventually, town officials say, she will land in a park. Which one has yet to be decided, but Naval Heritage Park is a possibility.
“We’ll find a home,” Mayor Joe DeVito said.
‘Anyone can play’: North Texans are crazy for cornhole, which surged during the pandemic
Blake Holly played so much cornhole during the COVID-19 lockdown that he ended up needing elbow surgery.He walks around North Texas Cornhole tournaments with a personalized black sling. The league logo is monogrammed on the outside, while half of a cornhole bag is sewn inside as a pocket. His unborn son even has a cornhole jersey already waiting for him.He and his wife, Tara, are just that dedicated to the sport. And they haven’t been playing for long.“It’s just a way to kick back, drink beer and throw ...
Blake Holly played so much cornhole during the COVID-19 lockdown that he ended up needing elbow surgery.
He walks around North Texas Cornhole tournaments with a personalized black sling. The league logo is monogrammed on the outside, while half of a cornhole bag is sewn inside as a pocket. His unborn son even has a cornhole jersey already waiting for him.
He and his wife, Tara, are just that dedicated to the sport. And they haven’t been playing for long.
“It’s just a way to kick back, drink beer and throw bags,” Blake said.
Over the past 18 months, cornhole has grown in more ways than not. That’s due in part to the COVID-19 pandemic. When the world went on lockdown in March 2020, there weren’t any live events for sports fans to look forward to.
Cornhole, which is pretty much already a socially distant sport, came to the rescue and helped fill those empty areas of programming on networks like ESPN with something live and competitive. For the pros over at the American Cornhole League, it helped build an audience.
“It made our sport legitimate in the eyes of the people who were craving sports in the summer last year,” league analyst Trey Ryder said. “All that did was give us the momentum to roll into this year.”
There’s something about the game of cornhole that Ryder believes triggers a sense of nostalgia. Maybe from when playing it at a backyard barbecue, while tailgating at a football game or watching it on ESPN.
From the outside looking in, throwing a bag in a hole seems pretty easy. Ryder put it into perspective this way: When Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes completes a crazy pass, logically, no one at home thinks, “I can do that.”
With cornhole it’s different. “I can do that” is kind of the point. The mission statement of ACL, a professional cornhole league, is “Anyone can play. Anyone can win,” for that reason.
Sarah Cassidy, the reigning women’s world doubles and singles champion is a former Taco Bell manager turned professional cornhole athlete.
Pros compete for thousands of dollars in payouts at tournaments throughout the year.
“There’s some type of either nostalgia or memory that’s triggered that makes the game so relatable,” Ryder said. “When that happens to people, not only do they become a fan of watching the game, they become a fan of wanting to play. They want to become a player.”
While cornhole rules can differ broadly across the backyard spectrum, often mandating a spirit of sorts in one’s hand, most tournament rules are fairly simple.
Similar to baseball, cornhole matches are broken down by innings. An inning is finished when a player pitches all four of their bags. Any bag that lands on the board is worth one point, and bags that are thrown or knocked through the hole are worth three points. The first player, or team, to 21 points wins.
Cornhole has been broadcast on ESPN since about 2017. People poke fun at it and say, “Really, that’s on ESPN?” Yes, yes it is. Along with hot dog-eating contests and dog shows. It’s not the most traditional programming, but people love it.
According to Brent Colborne, ESPN’s senior director of programming and acquisitions, cornhole exceeded the network’s expectations in terms of viewership when it originally aired on ESPN’s The Ocho, which highlights some of the more obscure sports like stone skipping, sign spinning and arm wrestling.
“We saw success really right out of the gate,” Colborne said.
Recently, the 2021 ACL Pro Invitational that aired on ESPN over July 4th weekend brought in about half a million viewers. Because cornhole is seen by many as a backyard sport, ESPN usually sees an uptick in viewers around that same time every year. As a whole, Ryder said ACL has seen over 250 million impressions across its social media platforms this year, and expects the league to reach half a billion impressions by the end of 2021.
Watching cornhole on ESPN during the pandemic is how some North Texans found a love for the sport, eventually leading them to join North Texas Cornhole.
Before joining the league, most of them casually played other sports or just stayed at home. Now they’re spending three to four nights a week at cornhole tournaments throughout the Metroplex.
If you catch a tournament, you’ll see so many people from different walks of life. Almost every one of them has a unique story in how they found the sport and why they continue to play.
Rowlett resident Lynsey Belloso used to play soccer, but stopped once she got pregnant. Bored from watching her husband play in cornhole tournaments for hours, she decided to join him. Belloso nearly played up until her water broke. She was playing in a tournament one day, had her baby the next and was at another tournament just a couple days after that.
Pregnant, banged up elbow, 50 years old or 12 years old, anyone can play.
“Nobody walks in and they win because they’re more athletic,” said Seth Northcutt, who runs and competes in North Texas Cornhole events.
Teenagers are starting to give the adults a run for their money, though. Ask anyone within North Texas Cornhole; they’ve been beaten by kids and they’re not ashamed of it.
“It’s crazy how quickly they go from being not very good to kicking your butt,” The Colony resident Grant Duffy said.
As ACL continues to grow throughout the country and around the world, Ryder said making cornhole an Olympic sport by 2030 is the ultimate goal.
To be recognized as an Olympic sport, cornhole must be widely practiced by men in at least 75 countries across four continents and by women in 40 countries across three continents. For now, they have the 2021 ACL Championships to focus on, which will be held Aug. 2-8 in Rock Hill, South Carolina.
Who knows, maybe Belloso and Holly’s sons will be Olympians one day.
Syracuse Football: Even if not highly ranked, 2022 class is looking solid
Syracuse football has picked up several commitments in its 2022 class of late, and we figured it might prove a relevant time to take a look at where these high-school players are rated on a national scale.So far, the Orange has verbal commitments from eight prospects, all of whom are three stars. One player is on offense, with the other seven prospects on the defensive side.As of this week, 247Sports ranked the ‘Cuse 2022 cla...
Syracuse football has picked up several commitments in its 2022 class of late, and we figured it might prove a relevant time to take a look at where these high-school players are rated on a national scale.
So far, the Orange has verbal commitments from eight prospects, all of whom are three stars. One player is on offense, with the other seven prospects on the defensive side.
As of this week, 247Sports ranked the ‘Cuse 2022 class as No. 63 nationally and No. 12 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Rivals.com, meanwhile, has the Orange 2022 cycle at No. 69 overall.
For a bit of context, Syracuse football had 22 commits in its 2021 class. The 247Sports recruiting service ranked this Orange class at No. 56 nationwide and No. 12 in the ACC, while Rivals.com had this ‘Cuse cycle at No. 51 overall.
About a week ago, Syracuse football landed a verbal pledge from Q’yaeir Price, a 6-foot-2 defensive lineman who attends DePaul Catholic High School in Wayne, N.J.
At this juncture, Price is the highest-rated recruit for the Orange in its 2022 class. The 247Sports Composite has him at No. 656 nationally, No. 96 at his position and No. 14 in New Jersey.
Let’s examine the rest of the Syracuse football 2022 class to date.
Mekhi Mason is a 6-foot-1 linebacker from Monsignor Edward Pace High School in Miami Gardens, Fla. He is also one of the Orange’s highest-rated recruits in this cycle.
The 247Sports Composite has Mason at No. 984 overall, No. 97 at linebacker and No. 138 in Florida.
Another defensive lineman is Belizaire Bassette. He attends the American Heritage School, which has two Florida campuses in Delray Beach and Plantation.
The 6-foot-2 Bassette checks in at No. 995 overall via the 247Sports Composite, as well as No. 138 at defensive lineman and No. 141 in Florida.
Up next is LeQuint Allen, a 6-foot-0 running back out of Millville High School in Millville, N.J. Allen, per the 247Sports Composite, is No. 1,109 nationally, No. 81 at running back and No. 28 in New Jersey.
Cornell Perry is a 6-foot-1 defensive back and wide receiver for Woodhaven High School in Brownstown, Mich. According to media reports, Perry is expected to suit up at defensive back for the ‘Cuse.
His rankings from the 247Sports Composite are based on him being a multi-positional athlete, and he is No. 1,232 overall, the No. 110 athlete and No. 35 in Michigan.
Defensive lineman Malachi Davis goes to Holt Senior High School in Holt, Mich. The 247Sports Composite has the 6-foot-5 Davis at No. 1,253 nationwide, No. 158 at defensive lineman and No. 36 in Michigan.
Another high-school player in the secondary is cornerback Quan Peterson, who attends South Pointe High School in Rock Hill, S.C. He is No. 1,257 across the country, No. 112 at cornerback and No. 21 in South Carolina, according to the 247Sports Composite.
At the end of June, Jeremiah Wilson gave his verbal commitment to Syracuse football. The 5-foot-11 cornerback, out of Osceola High School in Kissimmee, Fla., is No. 1,288 overall, No. 115 at his position and No. 181 in Florida.
‘Smells like a wet dog’: Stinky, invasive Bradford Pear trees to be banned in SC
A strong smell that many are familiar with every spring is about to fade into history in South Carolina.The pungent and invasive Bradford Pear tree will soon be illegal to buy in the state.The tree was once thought of as the ultimate landscaping tree, said Matt Clinton, forester with the city of Rock Hill.[Record number of trees falling after storms in Charlott...
A strong smell that many are familiar with every spring is about to fade into history in South Carolina.
The pungent and invasive Bradford Pear tree will soon be illegal to buy in the state.
The tree was once thought of as the ultimate landscaping tree, said Matt Clinton, forester with the city of Rock Hill.
“They would grow in any environment,” Clinton said. “They had wonderful fall foliage, they had a beautiful spring bloom, and they grew really fast,” Clinton said.
That has changed because people have complained about the foul odors the tree produces.
“Everything from cat urine to a fish smell,” Clinton described the tree as its white blooms explode during the spring.
Yvonne Wilson of Wilson’s Nursey described the scent another way.
“I hate to say it on the news, but it smells like wet dog. It stinks,” she said.
Wilson said only a handful of her customers ask about buying the trees anymore.
The nursery owner she didn’t have any in stock when Channel 9 stopped by Friday.
Customer Nancy Cundari voiced another reason for disliking the trees.
“I don’t think it’s a safe tree to have in a yard or parking lot,” she said.
The tree is known to fall apart during severe weather, dropping branches and damaging what lies beneath.
The Bradford Pear also has knife-like thorns that can puncture car tires and leave nasty cuts and scrapes.
Bradford Pears are an invasive species, which is a non-native tree.
It was engineered and brought to the U.S. in the 1960s.
One of the main reasons for the statewide ban is that the tree spreads in the wild.
Birds carry the seed, which leads to thick bunches of new trees that compete with native species and often crowd them out.
By 2024, it will be illegal to sell them in South Carolina.
The delay of enforcement gives nurseries time to adjust their stock and sell what they have.
Bradford Pears live about 20 years so they will vanish from the landscape in a generation or so.
It is apparent they will not be missed.
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Panthers Tracks: Taylor Moton signing that new contract was a very big deal
There’s almost one week to go until the start of the 2021 Carolina Panthers training camp.Preparations are well underway as players and staff get closer to returning from vacation and making their way to Spartanburg, S.C.But the big news of the week is that the Panthers signed right tackle Taylor Moton to a long-term deal. Moton was set to play on the franchise tag, but the two sides were able to agree to terms just before the deadline.Let’s get into it.1. How many of the Panthers’ total offensiv...
There’s almost one week to go until the start of the 2021 Carolina Panthers training camp.
Preparations are well underway as players and staff get closer to returning from vacation and making their way to Spartanburg, S.C.
But the big news of the week is that the Panthers signed right tackle Taylor Moton to a long-term deal. Moton was set to play on the franchise tag, but the two sides were able to agree to terms just before the deadline.
Let’s get into it.
1. How many of the Panthers’ total offensive snaps did Taylor Moton not play last year?
2. Was Taylor Moton called for any penalties during the 2020 season?
The deadline for getting a deal done was 4 p.m. July 15 (Thursday). Otherwise, Moton would play the 2021 season under the franchise tag and then become a free agent in 2022.
The Panthers and Moton’s agent agreed to terms just about an hour before then. The total value of the contract is five years, $85 million with $43 million guaranteed, per a league source with knowledge of the deal.
After starting the first two games of the 2018 season at left tackle, Moton has been a constant on the right side of the line and has played at least 99.5% of the team’s offensive snaps each of the last three years.
He is coming off his best season to date. Moton has allowed 10 sacks in his career, per Pro Football Focus, and only three last season. He has given up four career quarterback hits and allowed 19 pressures in 2020, which was the second-fewest among offensive tackles that played at least 1,000 snaps (Garett Bolles).
Moton was the only tackle to play 1,000 snaps in 2020 and not give up a single quarterback hit, per PFF.
Check out more on the deal here.
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2. Yes, one (false start).