The Gutter Gorilla Difference
When it comes to gutter cleaning in Summerville, 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 Summerville.
Gutter Cleaning in Summerville, 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 Summerville 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 Summerville, 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 Summerville, 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 Summerville, 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 Summerville:
- 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 Summerville. 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 Summerville, 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 Summerville, 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 Summerville
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 Summerville. We will handle the heavy lifting while you spend your free time enjoying life!Contact Us
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New fire station coming to Summerville
SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCSC) - A new fire station is coming to the town of Summerville, making it the town’s sixth station.Summerville Fire Department Chief Richard Waring says the new station will be built on Miles Jamison Road, right next to the Coastal Center. He says right now, they’re finishing up site work for the new station, and they hope to finish by December. The plan is for them to start clearing land by Jan. 1, Waring said.There is not an address assigned to the site yet, but Waring says it will be located b...
SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCSC) - A new fire station is coming to the town of Summerville, making it the town’s sixth station.
Summerville Fire Department Chief Richard Waring says the new station will be built on Miles Jamison Road, right next to the Coastal Center. He says right now, they’re finishing up site work for the new station, and they hope to finish by December. The plan is for them to start clearing land by Jan. 1, Waring said.
There is not an address assigned to the site yet, but Waring says it will be located between the traffic circle and the Coastal Center on Miles Jameson Road. It would be on the same side of the road as the Coastal Center.
Waring says Fire Station 6 is going to improve their efficiency, especially as Summerville continues to grow.
“Just looking at the response times and what not for the area that this station’s going to serve,” Waring said. “Neighborhoods such as Summerville Place, the Lakes of Summerville, and those neighborhoods that are in town, it’ll improve our response time to those areas, and that’s what we were looking to do.”
Waring says the closest Summerville fire station to this area is on Trolley Road in the Oakbrook community. While that station averages about a seven to 10 minute response time to the area, Waring says the new Fire Station 6 will get them down to a less than five minute response time.
Waring says Summerville Fire is working with Dorchester County on the land agreement for the new station. While it is in town limits, he says they are going to be able to serve some areas in unincorporated Dorchester County as well.
Waring says they’ve renovated two existing stations over the last few years, but the last new station in town was Fire Station 5 in Knightsville. That was built back in 2014.
“Well, it’s just, it’s exciting,” Waring said. “Anytime you add a new fire station facility, it’s great for the department because it gives us a sense of pride for a new facility, and it’s also a better service we’ll be able to provide for our citizens, so we’re excited for that.”
Waring says Fire Station 6 will have the same features as the other stations in town, like work out equipment, diesel exhaust systems, and safety features on the building.
Fire Station 6 will have one fire engine and 12 firemen based out of it.
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Summerville-Area Unemployment Rate Steady In August: Feds
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The Berkeley County unemployment rate stayed the same during the late summer.SUMMERVILLE, SC — The U.S. posted its weakest job recovery month of the year in September, with just 194,000 non-farm jobs added to the economy.The September jobs report was even worse than that in August, when 366,000 jobs were created, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.The national unemployment rate dropped 0.4 percentage points to 4.8 percent despite the September disappointment.The latest available local unemplo...
The Berkeley County unemployment rate stayed the same during the late summer.
SUMMERVILLE, SC — The U.S. posted its weakest job recovery month of the year in September, with just 194,000 non-farm jobs added to the economy.
The September jobs report was even worse than that in August, when 366,000 jobs were created, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The national unemployment rate dropped 0.4 percentage points to 4.8 percent despite the September disappointment.
The latest available local unemployment figures are for August; that rate stayed the same as July for the Summerville area and is still lower than it was during the worst of the pandemic, the BLS said.
The Berkeley County unemployment rate was 3.9 percent in August, unchanged from July. That reflected some improvement from August 2020, when the unemployment rate stood at 5.0 percent.
The August unemployment rate in Berkeley County was lower than the South Carolina rate of 4.2 percent, according to the latest local figures from the BLS.
Nationally, 17.4 million jobs have been added back to the economy since April 2020. Still, the country is down 5 million positions (3.3 percent) from pre-pandemic levels.
The jobs report was likely affected negatively by multiple crises, according to The Washington Post. Parts of the country were reeling from Hurricane Ida's devastating damage. Wildfires in California have also caused business disruption. Coronavirus cases were also much higher in early to mid-September than they are now.
Average hourly wages continued to climb in September, with a 17-cent gain to $30.85. Hourly wages have grown for six months in a row as employers look to fill vacant positions.
Employees have been more willing than ever to leave their employers. A record 4.3 million employees quit their jobs in August, according to the BLS.
The leisure/hospitality and professional/business service industries led the way for September job gains with 74,000 and 60,000 jobs, respectively. Retail trade jobs increased by 56,000 jobs after two months of little change.
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Officials monitoring SC’s seismic activity after three earthquakes Monday
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Officials at the South Carolina Emergency Management Division are closely monitoring our state’s seismic activity.Earlier this week, the Summerville and Ladson area experienced three earthquakes in a matter of hours.Derrec Becker with the state’s Emergency Management Division says the last time we had three earthquakes in about seven hours was back in 2003. And while he says it’s a little unusual to get three in a row, it just proves how seismically active South Carolina is.&ld...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Officials at the South Carolina Emergency Management Division are closely monitoring our state’s seismic activity.
Earlier this week, the Summerville and Ladson area experienced three earthquakes in a matter of hours.
Derrec Becker with the state’s Emergency Management Division says the last time we had three earthquakes in about seven hours was back in 2003. And while he says it’s a little unusual to get three in a row, it just proves how seismically active South Carolina is.
“Where these earthquakes occurred is centered sort of near where the largest earthquake ever recorded on the Eastern seaboard occurred, and that was back in August of 1886,” Becker says.
On August 31, 1886, a magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit Charleston. The initial shock lasted nearly one minute. It was felt over 2.5 million square miles from Chicago to Cuba.
“You felt a 3.2,” Becker says about the earthquake that occurred Monday night. “Imagine an earthquake that is exponentially greater than that. That’s what we experienced. That’s why we’re very cautious when we talk about earthquakes.”
SCEMD did a study and looked at what would happen if we got an earthquake of a similar magnitude of what we got in 1886. They found the following:
South Carolina normally experience 10-20 earthquakes a year, about two or three of which we can actually feel.
“We know that some people might be concerned seeing three right in a row is the building up to something major,” Becker says. “Unfortunately, we won’t know until we get a major earthquake and then we can say definitively ‘yes those were building up to this and those were foreshocks.’ If we don’t experience a major earthquake after this, or in the near future, it’s just normal background seismicity.”
Officials say they are about 50/50 the three earthquakes we experienced were just the Earth releasing pressure. We won’t know if it was building toward something greater for another six months to a year or even longer.
Click here to look through SCEMD’s Earthquake Guide which lists how to take cover and how to prepare for an earthquake.
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DD2 asks parents for help in reporting COVID cases, improving contact tracing
SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCSC) - Dorchester District Two is asking parents to get their kids tested as soon as COVID symptoms appear, and report the results to the district as soon as they know.DD2 Director of Nursing Amanda Santamaria says the district tries to notify parents about close contacts to COVID within 24 hours of them learning about them, but she says they cannot contact trace until they are told about a positive case.Jonelle Young is the parent of a DD2 high schooler. She says she is concerned because sometimes she is no...
SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCSC) - Dorchester District Two is asking parents to get their kids tested as soon as COVID symptoms appear, and report the results to the district as soon as they know.
DD2 Director of Nursing Amanda Santamaria says the district tries to notify parents about close contacts to COVID within 24 hours of them learning about them, but she says they cannot contact trace until they are told about a positive case.
Jonelle Young is the parent of a DD2 high schooler. She says she is concerned because sometimes she is not notified until days after the exposure.
“Because now she’s already been there all those days,” Young said. “So, we’re almost done with it. And I understand it must be really hard and frustrating for teachers and administrators, but then it’s kind of a broken system.”
Dorchester District Two’s Nursing Services team says they’ve seen COVID-19 cases decrease since they went completely virtual for seven school days about a month ago. They are now asking parents and students to work with them by reporting cases as soon as possible, so they can improve contact tracing efforts.
“We can only contact trace when we receive the information from parents,” Santamaria said. “So, if we receive a report that a student tested positive today, but their symptoms started last Thursday, we have to contact trace all the way back to last Tuesday.”
Santamaria says if there is a delay in the notification process, it’s because the district was also notified late about it.
She says she understands this is frustrating for others, especially when having to quarantine a second or third time.
“So we will continue doing everything we can to mitigate the spread and keep students safe and unfortunately when exposures happen we hope that they will understand it’s just something that we have to do,” she said.
Santamaria says each elementary and middle school in the district has at least one nurse and all high schools have two. While nurses handle most of the contact tracing throughout the day, she says they do use extra help when needed.
She says they are hiring substitute nurses for when they need extra help or when a nurse is out.
If you are interested, you can apply on the DD2 website.
The substitute nurses they hire can be registered nurses or licensed practical nurses who have valid nursing licenses. They do not need a separate registration to work in schools.
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New townhomes, barber shop, restaurant coming to Nexton; Goose Creek to get Planet Fitness
SUMMERVILLE – Pulte Homes is putting the final touches on Nexton Towns — 16 coastal-inspired townhomes — that are in the Midtown section of the Nexton development.Five of the townhomes, which will be priced from $290,000, will go on the market by the end of October.Another five are expected to be available in early December.The two-story, 2- and 3-bedroom residences, will be between 1,420 and 1,672 square feet.The Lily floorplan features a one-ca...
SUMMERVILLE – Pulte Homes is putting the final touches on Nexton Towns — 16 coastal-inspired townhomes — that are in the Midtown section of the Nexton development.
Five of the townhomes, which will be priced from $290,000, will go on the market by the end of October.
Another five are expected to be available in early December.
The two-story, 2- and 3-bedroom residences, will be between 1,420 and 1,672 square feet.
The Lily floorplan features a one-car garage and a large kitchen island that’s ideal for doing homework, meal prep or casual dining.
“The Lily model has been designed for those who want the comfort of a single-family home without all the outside maintenance hassles,” said Pulte Homes sales manager Ann Taylor.
The first phase of Midtown, also known as the Blueway District, features the Midtown Club, which is in the heart of the new neighborhood and currently under construction.
With an expected completion date next year, the Midtown Club will include a lagoon-style pool, a fitness center, rooms for yoga, remote co-working space, a lawn with food truck hook-ups, outdoor space with open fields, a pavilion, playground and tennis and pickleball courts.
Diesel Barbershop will celebrate its grand opening on Oct. 18 with a ribbon cutting.
Diesel Barbershop, located at 504 Nexton Square Drive, in Nexton Square, will be the 29th location in the U.S.
Diesel Barbershop is a modern-day reimagining of the vintage corner barbershop.
“We feel extremely privileged to have the opportunity to serve Summerville and Nexton,” said owner-operator Bo Maness. “It’s been an experience that is unique from anything else in the area. It has been an absolute pleasure getting to know everyone in the Nexton community during our buildout.”
A raffle for a free Diesel Plus for a Year will be held. The service includes haircut, shampoo scalp massage, hot towel face treatment, back-of-the-neck shave and shoulder massage.
The ceremony begins at 9:45 a.m.
Planet Fitness plans to expand into Goose Creek by the end of the year, taking a spot once held by another gym.
The new fitness site, Planet Fitness’s sixth in the Charleston area, is expected to open in December at 214 St. James Ave. in Goose Creek.
The 28,000-square-foot facility was the site of O2 Fitness, which closed its doors in 2020.
O2 entered the Charleston market in 2013 when the Raleigh-based company bought a dozen former East Shore Athletic Clubs throughout Charleston.
On the way
Viva Chicken, the fast-casual Peruvian rotisserie street food restaurant, will open a new location at the Nexton development in Summerville.
The restaurant, which will be at 506 Nexton Square Drive, Suite 103, is slated to open in December.
This will be the second opening for the privately-owned company in South Carolina this year. In the fall, Viva will open its first South Carolina restaurant in Greenville, at 1139 Woodruff Road, Suite B, just off Interstates 85 and 385 in the fall.
“Nexton Square has become a destination for local foodies and guests visiting the area as well, so we jumped at the opportunity for that to be our first Lowcountry location,” said Viva Chicken CEO Gerald Pulsinelli. “In terms of expansion strategy, we like to focus on areas within driving distance of other restaurants. Summerville is one of the fastest-growing cities in the area, which is one of the reasons we narrowed our search there.”
The Nexton location will be the 14th for the fast-casual brand. Viva Chicken also has restaurants in North Carolina and Utah.