The Gutter Gorilla Difference
When it comes to gutter cleaning in West Ashley, 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 West Ashley.
Gutter Cleaning in West Ashley, 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 West Ashley 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 West Ashley, 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 West Ashley, 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 West Ashley, 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 West Ashley:
- 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 West Ashley. 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 West Ashley, 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 West Ashley, 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 West Ashley
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 highway department offering free career training this summer in North Charleston
NORTH CHARLESTON — Those most heavily impacted by the state’s billion-dollar Interstate 526 widening project will soon be offered free career preparation courses.The S.C. Department of Transportation will host job trainings this summer for four North Charleston communities.“We’ll continue to do this over the next five to 10 years,” said Joy Riley, DOT project manager. “Really, we’re just trying to build awareness, get some people signed up.”Made possible by the Federal High...
NORTH CHARLESTON — Those most heavily impacted by the state’s billion-dollar Interstate 526 widening project will soon be offered free career preparation courses.
The S.C. Department of Transportation will host job trainings this summer for four North Charleston communities.
“We’ll continue to do this over the next five to 10 years,” said Joy Riley, DOT project manager. “Really, we’re just trying to build awareness, get some people signed up.”
Made possible by the Federal Highway Administration, the trainings are for residents of Ferndale, Russelldale, Highland Terrace and Liberty Park. The four, low-wealth neighborhoods will be most affected by the Lowcountry Corridor West project, which will widen I-526 between West Ashley and Mount Pleasant and redesign the I-26/I-526 interchange.
The “West” project focuses on 9 miles between West Ashley’s Paul Cantrell Boulevard and North Charleston’s Virginia Avenue.
The upcoming courses include:
Those interested should come to the Lowcountry Corridor community office at 5626 Rivers Ave. or call 843-258-1135.
The job training courses will be the second mitigation effort to roll out from the project. A community history program is already underway, seeking pictures and stories from longtime residents to be displayed at a local community center.
More work will continue next year, which is when the state plans to begin building affordable housing in the impacted communities. The I-526 road plan is expected to begin construction in 2027.
“We want to make sure we have a well-rounded (mitigation) plan,” Riley said.
The CDL courses aim to help place people on a pathway toward a promising career, said Riley, who noted CDL drivers are in high demand in the state.
The job pays well, too. New drivers can make $50,000 to $60,000 a year, Riley said.
Charlynne Smith, president of the Ferndale neighborhood, praised the idea of providing youths with career-readiness opportunities.
“Kids need to learn how to take care of themselves when they’re out of school,” she said.
The $50,000 from the FHA had previously been designated for job training under the state’s program for disadvantaged businesses. That initiative was canceled due to the pandemic. The money was then reallocated to DOT for career readiness in North Charleston.
“We got kind of lucky,” Riley said.
Friends and family remember Charleston 9 at ceremony Friday
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — Friday marked the 14th anniversary of the Sofa Superstore tragedy which claimed the lives of nine Charleston firefighters. Members of the Charleston Fire Department stood watch for 24 hours to commemorate the anniversary and honor the Charleston Nine.A ceremony was held at the Charleston Nine Memorial in West Ashley Friday evening. More than a hundred people turned out to remember the fallen heroes.“Today means a lot because for us it happened yesterday, it didn’t happen 14 years ago,...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — Friday marked the 14th anniversary of the Sofa Superstore tragedy which claimed the lives of nine Charleston firefighters. Members of the Charleston Fire Department stood watch for 24 hours to commemorate the anniversary and honor the Charleston Nine.
A ceremony was held at the Charleston Nine Memorial in West Ashley Friday evening. More than a hundred people turned out to remember the fallen heroes.
“Today means a lot because for us it happened yesterday, it didn’t happen 14 years ago,” said David Griffin, CFD Shift Commander.
Fourteen years ago, Griffin was there — a new firefighter battling the blaze at the Sofa Superstore. He said it was his first time sent to a real fire scene.
“I stood right over there in front of a pump panel not knowing what I was doing. A 27-year-old young man, I thought I knew everything, and I obviously didn’t,” he said. “There was a lot of us that experienced that, this is kind of a slap in the face. It wakes you up to realize this is a very serious job.”
Griffin said he still deals with painful memories then and now but has learned over the years to lean into the pain, rather than fight it.
“I guess \'healed\' would be a strong word because a lot of us are still suffering with it,” he said. “You know for me, I’m on shift today and I stood at my desk for an hour and just cried while I was doing my work. It’s really hard because it hits you at different times, but I think that makes us who we are and it’s why we do what we do.”
Bryce Mulkey’s brother, Louis Mulkey, died in the fire. He attended the ceremony with several other family members.
“It’s always tough coming over here,” Bryce Mulkey said. “It’s almost like a reunion with a lot of people. You come back and see family and friends and some of the other families from the nine and catch up and take a little bit of solace and inspiration from that, so it helps quite a bit.”
Charleston Fire Chief Daniel Curia was living in North Carolina when the tragedy happened. He said the lessons learned created a ripple effect through the entire American fire service.
“The sacrifice was enormous, but it changed everything,” Curia said. “Everything from how we command fires, to how we staff fires, to standardizing strategies and tactics. The entire fire service has embraced what came out of this fire.”
The ceremony has been held at the Charleston Nine Memorial since 2008. It’s located at the site of the former Sofa Superstore. The nine monuments are placed where the body of each firefighter was found on June 18, 2007.
Dispute over Long Savannah wetland permits ends in settlement
A challenge to the Long Savannah development has been settled after the builders of the 3,000-acre complex agreed to adjust their plans to avoid some wetlands destruction.The settlement, provided to The Post and Courier, says builders will avoid filling or excavating another 50 acres of wetlands on the project. Before, the proposal had called for the disruption of 209 acres across its entire span.Developers have rights to build 4,500 homes in total on the West Ashley land, at the edges of Charleston’s suburbs. The project...
A challenge to the Long Savannah development has been settled after the builders of the 3,000-acre complex agreed to adjust their plans to avoid some wetlands destruction.
The settlement, provided to The Post and Courier, says builders will avoid filling or excavating another 50 acres of wetlands on the project. Before, the proposal had called for the disruption of 209 acres across its entire span.
Developers have rights to build 4,500 homes in total on the West Ashley land, at the edges of Charleston’s suburbs. The project also includes conserved green space in large city and county parks, but successive floods in existing neighborhoods nearby brought fresh scrutiny to the plans and their affects on the area, including around flood-prone Church Creek.
With the settlement, “We feel its a better project than when it first popped up,” said Andrew Wunderley of Charleston Waterkeeper.
That group along with the S.C. Wildlife Federation and Sierra Club challenged a state certification of the building plan.
“We are pleased to have reached an agreement that addresses the collective thoughts and ideas associated with a community plan that improves the Church Creek drainage system and conserves over 1,800 acres of land,” developer Taylor Bush wrote in an email.
Other components of the agreement include requirements that builders remove some older roadbeds to allow water to flow across the area in a more natural way. The land has been altered many times in history already, for logging and phosphate mining, once a booming business in the Lowcountry.
Developers will also make a one-time donation of $250,000 to a trust that will fund water-management projects in the three drainage basins that the development covers. A similar trust was set up to settle a separate environmental lawsuit earlier this year, centering on plastic pollution in Charleston Harbor.
Wetlands provide important wildlife habitat and serve as sponges that absorb and filter water. They are protected by state and federal rules. In addition to settling a state-level dispute, the agreement waives the rights of the three environmental groups to challenge the Long Savannah plan as developers seek future permits from the Army Corps of Engineers, which runs the federal wetland protection program.
The developers will be required to mitigate the destruction of the remaining 159 acres of wetlands with restoration work elsewhere.
“We were somewhat leery that we would have success in getting the certification stopped at the state level and the permit stopped at the Corps level,” said Steve Gilbert, a consultant for the Wildlife Federation.
Benjamin Cunningham, an attorney representing that group and the Sierra Club, said there was relief an agreement had been reached, but concern lingered over how the work will affect the area.
The groups may weigh in, however, when builders bring more complete stormwater designs to the city of Charleston. The rules for how to store and drain rainfall are particularly strict in the Church Creek basin, where part of the project is located.
“We wanted to maintain our ability to raise some issues with the changing climate and perhaps changing habitat,” said Cunningham, who works for the South Carolina Environmental Law Project.
Where you can grab a scoop (or two) of ice cream in the Lowcountry this summer
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – We’re in for a hot and humid summer, and what better way to cool off than with a few scoops of delicious ice cream.Whether you prefer a cup or cone, the tri-county is home to several ice cream shops. Just pick your favorite flavor and toppings (or choose one of these unique options).Here is a list of (mostly local) shops offering traditional and unique flavors:Off Track Ice CreamLocated on Beaufain Street in downtown Charleston, this shop features traditional,...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – We’re in for a hot and humid summer, and what better way to cool off than with a few scoops of delicious ice cream.
Whether you prefer a cup or cone, the tri-county is home to several ice cream shops. Just pick your favorite flavor and toppings (or choose one of these unique options).
Here is a list of (mostly local) shops offering traditional and unique flavors:
Off Track Ice Cream
Located on Beaufain Street in downtown Charleston, this shop features traditional, vegan, and inventive flavors made from scratch using locally sourced ingredients.
You can find special scoops during the summer season like peanut butter and jelly, vegan birthday cake donut, and vegan Fluffernutter Blondie.
Off Track Ice Cream is open Sunday – Thursday from noon until 10:00 p.m., and Friday – Saturday from noon until 11:00 p.m.
Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery
Satisfy your sweet tooth with a stop at Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery at Windmill Station in Summerville.
This stop was recently named one of the top ten fastest-growing restaurant chains in America and has been featured on TV shows like Cupcake Wars. You can grab ice cream-inspired cupcakes, like the hot fudge sundae, cookies-n-cream, or a scoop of traditional flavors. But if that’s not enough, go for the combo! The shop offers a ‘cupcake smash’ which includes a delicious cupcake with a scoop and a half of ice cream.
The Pineapple Hut
If you’re really feeling the summer vibes, make a trip out to Folly Beach for a swirl of ice cream inside a pineapple! You no longer have to travel to Disney World to enjoy a Pineapple Dole Whip – this food truck features the Pineapple Whip, Pineapple Float, Chunky Whip, and Paradise Whip.
Find them on West Erie Avenue Tuesday through Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. (or until they are sold out).
Park Circle Creamery
Grab a double scoop of handcrafted ice cream at Park Circle Creamery in North Charleston.
This shop offers 16 made-in-house flavors using local ingredients. “Our handcrafted ice cream is artfully made with the finest local ingredients to provide our customers with a unique blend of flavor, smooth creamy texture, and a refreshing finish,” the shop said on its website.
From blueberry cheesecake to cappuccino, German chocolate, Lucky Charms, mint Oreo, or even vegan coconut Oreo – you can’t go wrong when stopping by this shop over the summer.
Kaminsky’s Dessert Café
If you’d rather drink your ice cream, stop by Kaminsky’s Dessert Café in either historic downtown Charleston or West Ashley for a delicious heaping milkshake.
Enjoy a number of shake flavors including the espresso milkshake, candy bar shake, mint chocolate chip, banana pudding, salted caramel and more! The shop also offers three floats including coke or root beer, cappuccino, or affogato.
They also have a selection of sundaes for your enjoyment.
Charleston, SC yoga studios to try for International Yoga Day
Happy International Yoga Day, CHS. Do you know all the countless health benefits that can come with adding a little bit of namaste into your life? The balance experts (yep, that’s a real thing) over at Roper St. Francis Physical Therapy Powered by ATI let us know that while balance decreases with age and puts folks at risk for falling, trouble walking + difficulty with certain tasks, physica...
Happy International Yoga Day, CHS. Do you know all the countless health benefits that can come with adding a little bit of namaste into your life?
The balance experts (yep, that’s a real thing) over at Roper St. Francis Physical Therapy Powered by ATI let us know that while balance decreases with age and puts folks at risk for falling, trouble walking + difficulty with certain tasks, physical exercise can help combat this loss — and an activity like yoga will actually increase your sense of balance through strength and coordination training.
Charleston has dozens of studios offering a wide range of yoga classes, from gentle stretching sessions to cardio-infused classes that will make you sweat. Here are 8 to try:
? Charleston Power Yoga | 557 King St., Downtown
? Holy Cow Yoga Center | 10 Windermere Blvd., West Ashley
? Meditate Center for the Healing Arts | 757 St. Andrews Blvd., West Ashley
? Mission Yoga | 125 Spring St., Downtown
? Satsang Yoga Charleston | 1256 Ben Sawyer Blvd., Mount Pleasant
? Serenity Tree Yoga | Offering classes on Folly Beach, Breach Inlet on IOP + at the Charleston Harbor Resort
? Still Soul Studio | 579 King St., Downtown | Temporarily closed due to COVID-19 but offering online classes
? Yoloha Yoga Factory Charleston | 1738 Signal Point Rd., James Island
With yoga, everyone’s a poser – so don’t be intimidated to take a beginner-level class, even if you feel out of shape. But if you’re experiencing other symptoms in addition to a loss of balance — like dizziness, nausea or vertigo — you should consult a doctor first, as it may be a sign of an underlying vestibular disorder.
If that’s the case, physical therapy may be a better choice for you. With Roper St. Francis Physical Therapy Powered by ATI, physical therapists can help create a customized progression of therapy for you that targets the specific symptoms you’re facing — so you’ll be ready to hop on a yoga mat in no time. ?