If you own or manage a commercial building, you know your roof does a whole lot more than provide protection from rain, sleet, and snow. When it's properly maintained and functional, your roof is an asset to your business. Like the quality of your services, a great-looking roof signals to customers that you're serious about what you do. However, when your commercial roof is in disrepair, it is more than just an eye sore. It becomes a liability that can disrupt your day-to-day business and affect your bottom line.
At Hixon's Roofing & Construction, we know how important it is to have a functional, fantastic-looking roof protecting your customers and your products. That's why, when you need commercial roof repair in St. George, SC, you're only a call away from the highest quality roofing services in the Lowcountry.
Because we've been serving South Carolina business owners since 1984, we'd like to think we know a thing or two about top-notch commercial roof repair and replacement. Unlike some of our competitors, our primary goal is to exceed our customers' expectations through top-notch customer service, innovative roof repair and replacement strategies, and cutting-edge tools.
As a family-owned company, we believe that fair pricing and honesty goes a long way. We're proud to be a business that you can trust with your commercial roofing structure, and it shows. It doesn't matter if you have a small storefront with a leaky roof or a multi-family facility that needs extensive maintenance. No job is too small or big for our team of professionals!
When you choose Hixon's Roofing, you get more than mediocre commercial roofing services. You get the very best our industry has to offer. When you choose Hixon's for your commercial roof repair or replacement, you also receive:
Locally Owned & Operated Business with Your Best Interests at Heart
Commercial and residential roofing are similar in that they both require seasoned professionals to perform quality work. However, unlike the more straightforward approach of residential roofing, commercial roofing projects can be lengthy and complex. In our experience, there are dozens of factors that must be considered when completing a commercial roof project.
In South Carolina, commercial roof repair must account for rooftop HVAC systems, external utilities, external piping, the type of commercial roof, and much more. Because commercial roofing structures vary in design and complexity, even common tasks like leak repairs become more difficult. Whether you need a commercial roof inspection or a total roof replacement, your contractors must be highly trained and follow best practices specific to commercial roofing, not just residential. At Hixon's, our commercial roofing contractors have years of experience and training for commercial property needs.
Like the residential side of our business, we have completed hundreds of commercial roofing contracts in South Carolina. We know exactly what it takes to inspect, repair, or replace your commercial roofing structure. When business owners in South Carolina need roof repairs, they come to Hixon's Roofing because they know we will get the job done right the first time. They know our commercial roof technicians are friendly, dependable, hold the highest qualifications in the industry. That way, they can accomplish any commercial roofing project, no matter how small or big. We're talking roof repairs for small offices to roof replacements on large commercial campuses.
Don't settle for average roofing contractors if you're starting a commercial roofing project. Commercial roofing services are an investment, and you need to get your money's worth. Hixon's Roofing & Construction is here to earn your trust by exceeding your expectations with any commercial roofing job you have.
A safe and well-maintained roof is a vital component of any building's structural integrity, and that's why the importance of commercial roof repair is so high. A well-built roof protects the building's interior from severe weather and even helps with fire prevention. A variety of problems can plague your roof's health such as standing water, blisters, and gaps in flashing. It's imperative to keep up with minor repairs now so that massive problems don't cause financial issues later.
A few benefits of hiring Hixon's for your commercial roof repair include:
This benefit sounds like a no-brainer, but it deserves to be highlighted because of how important it is. Your safety and your customers' safety are crucial when you own a commercial property.
Hiring trained, licensed commercial roofing experts keeps you safe by:
Having a functional, well-maintained roof that works properly, 24/7. When your commercial roof is in good shape and working correctly, you and your customers are much safer.
Commercial roof repair is a dangerous job for a novice. A quick search online will bring up dozens of cases in South Carolina where DIYers have injured themselves trying to repair their commercial property.
Here at Hixon's commercial roof repair, we often speak to entrepreneurs who list their budget as the biggest reason why roof repair is low on their "to-do" list. That stance is understandable, but we believe quality commercial roofing maintenance actually boosts your bottom line over time. The truth is regular roof inspections uncover minor repair issues before they turn into budget busters.
Hiring Hixon's for your commercial roof repair is usually more affordable than dealing with a huge issue down the road. Plus, commercial roof maintenance extends the life of your roof, which can help you avoid replacing your roof much longer than you would without proper maintenance.
Many commercial property owners are concerned about liability, and rightfully so. A roof that has not been maintained for long periods of time can cause physical harm. You may be financially responsible if someone is hurt because your roof is in disrepair.
Hiring a qualified team of commercial roofers in South Carolina lets you get a detailed assessment of your roof's condition. That way, you can take the necessary steps to protect your customers, your building, and ultimately, your business.
Unsurprisingly, most commercial roof warranties require that owners prove that their roof has had regular maintenance prior to paying repairs. Commercial roof repair in South Carolina can be costly, and it's frustrating to fork out money for repairs that should be covered under your warranty.
Fortunately, you can avoid fiascos like these by maintaining a regular roof inspection schedule from Hixon's Roofing. That way, you will have the proof needed to provide to your insurance agency if you must file a claim.
A functional, well-maintained roof is a crucial component of any commercial building's structural integrity. When properly maintained, your commercial roof will protect you from the elements and add an aesthetically aura to your building. When properly maintained, your commercial roof will protect you from the elements and add an aesthetical aura to your building. However, when you fail to maintain your roof, a variety of problems can occur. Keep your eye out for the following signs that your commercial roof needs repair.
Standing water can have incredibly adverse effects on your commercial roofing system. It can cause leaks that deteriorate your roof's integrity, which leads to water intrusion. When water intrudes your commercial building, it can cause a litany of health hazards like mold and bacteria. When you spot standing water on your roof, your roof's support system may be seriously compromised, especially with wooden materials.
Commercial roofs are made with materials meant for outdoor conditions, but too much heat or moisture can cause a blistering effect that allows moisture to seep in and weaken your roof's structure. When this happens, your roof ages prematurely, thereby reducing its ability to protect you and your customers or tenants.
Having a functional drainage system is paramount to the health of your commercial roof. If scuppers or drains are clogged with waste and debris, water pools on your roof, which will eventually make its way inside. Gaps in flashing can also cause water to permeate the building. Additionally, cracks and worn seams give water access inside. Keep a sharp eye out for signs of clogged drains and gaps in your roof's flashing. If you notice these signs, call Hixon's commercial roof repair as soon as possible.
Let's be honest: replacing your businesses' roof is no small task. Regular maintenance and care can go a long way in extending the life of your commercial roof, but with enough time, even the best roofs will need to be replaced. When it does, you need to be able to work with a team of professionals who understand the nuances of commercial roof replacement. When it comes to the highest quality roof replacement, look no further than Hixon's Roofing & Construction.
When you trust Hixon's with your new commercial roof installation, know that we will be there for you every step of the way. We are happy to help consult with you about material choices, the style of roof you need installed, and more. We'll provide detailed information pertaining to your commercial roof replacement, so you're always up to date on our progress.
We understand that the mere thought of an entirely new roof may be a bit intimidating, but we don't want you to worry about a thing. With Hixon's Roofing on your side, your new commercial roof will be completed in a timely, professional manner, no matter how complex your needs are. Our team is licensed and insured, so you can have peace of mind during the entirety of the project - no questions asked.
This popular single-ply commercial roofing membrane gives you long-lasting durability. It is environmentally friendly and comes in varying thicknesses and roll widths.
Commonly referred to as rubber roofing, EPDM is a single-ply membrane option that can hold up against very high temperatures. EPDM doesn't necessitate major maintenance. It also expands and contracts with your commercial building and is popular because of its resistance to UV radiation.
PVC is a vinyl roofing option with a flexible membrane used to protect flat commercial roofs. Resistant to water and fire, this roofing material is very strong and durable. With regular maintenance and care, this commercial roofing material will last you a long time. As a bonus, PVC roofing is affordable and energy-efficient, which can reduce your energy costs.
Additional commercial roofing options can include:
As business owners, we know how hectic day-to-day life can be and how maintaining your roof can be a huge headache that you push off to the last minute. In a sense, these situations are why we opened Hixon's Roofing - to be the proverbial aspirin for commercial roofing pains. Whether you need simple repairs for your storefront or a full commercial roof replacement for a commercial building, know that we have your back.
Contact our office today to learn more about our commercial roofing services and how we make it difficult for other commercial roofing companies to compete with our pricing. We think you will be happy you did!800-777-8283
South Carolina had a shocking 2022.South Carolina saw a rise in lightning strikes year over year, placing it 23rd highest among states with the most lightning in 2022, a new report shows.Vaisala Xweather, a weather, environmental and industrial measurements company, revealed the Palmetto State’s ranking as part of its annual lightning report. Released last ...
South Carolina had a shocking 2022.
South Carolina saw a rise in lightning strikes year over year, placing it 23rd highest among states with the most lightning in 2022, a new report shows.
Vaisala Xweather, a weather, environmental and industrial measurements company, revealed the Palmetto State’s ranking as part of its annual lightning report. Released last week, the report details lightning trends across the U.S. by counting cloud-to-cloud and cloud-to-ground lightning strikes in each state. The company uses its own national detection network to detect lightning strikes all day, every day of the year.
“Lightning can start wildfires, cause power outages, and damage infrastructure. Monitoring lightning in real-time and analyzing long-term trends is essential for protecting life and property and understanding changes to our climate,” Chris Vagasky, meteorologist and lightning expert at Vaisala Xweather, said in a press release.
According to the report, South Carolina had more than 2.94 million total lightning counts in 2022 to earn its 23rd highest ranking. The state was ranked lower at 29th in 2021 with approximately 2.1 million total lightning counts.
But which place in South Carolina had the most lightning in 2022?
That honor goes to St. George, a small town in Dorchester County The town had 193 lightning events per square kilometer in 2022, the report states.
Texas ranked at the top of the list easily with more than 27 million lightning events in 2022. Florida, the second highest-ranked state, had about 18.7 million lightning events. The states of Louisiana, Oklahoma and Mississippi came in at third, fourth and fifth highest ranked respectively.
Also, May 21 was the single day in the U.S. with the most lightning events at about 3.3 million lightning bolts.
However, though Texas had the top spot, there were 14 million fewer lightning events there in 2022 compared to the previous year, the report states.
“Even as lightning counts across the continental United States returned closer to average levels, 22 states still saw below-average lightning – including Texas, which saw its count drop by 34% from 2021,” Vagasky said.
According to the National Weather Service, there were 19 reported lightning U.S. fatalities in 2022, none of which were in South Carolina.
This story was originally published January 10, 2023, 8:00 AM.
A developer is requesting to change more than 360 acres of residential land to industrial land.ST. GEORGE, S.C. (WCSC) - Calling one place home all your life until a rezoning request sign pops up on your street. That is what happened to a group of people who live in St. George.One developer is requesting to change more than 360 acres of residential land to industrial land that would affect large properties off Highway 78 one mile east of St. George.Although Dorchester County’s plans do not say what exactly will be ...
A developer is requesting to change more than 360 acres of residential land to industrial land.
ST. GEORGE, S.C. (WCSC) - Calling one place home all your life until a rezoning request sign pops up on your street. That is what happened to a group of people who live in St. George.
One developer is requesting to change more than 360 acres of residential land to industrial land that would affect large properties off Highway 78 one mile east of St. George.
Although Dorchester County’s plans do not say what exactly will be built in this area, a number of residents who have spent their whole lives here say they want their land to be kept the way they’ve always known it to be.
Richard Myers was born on Sugar Hill Road in St. George and has lived here all his life.
“Everybody seems to know that something big is going to happen in this area except the people that live here,” Myers said.
He owns around 37 acres, which has the possibility of turning into industrial land.
“All of this that we’re standing on now used to be our farm, but as the years changed... the farm got smaller,” Myers said. “But we still got a farm, and we want to keep it that way. We don’t want a factory sitting in the middle of it or a warehouse.”
Another resident in the area, Barbara Felder, is the sixth generation in her family to live here. Her grandparents and aunt’s home is still on the land.
She was asked what her reaction was when she first saw the Dorchester County rezoning sign down the street.
“We were shocked,” Felder said. “There were no letters or no communication about the changes in our area.”
Felder says she worries about how this rezoning could affect pollution, their roads and access to emergency vehicles.
“We shouldn’t let the county nor the developer to come in our community and tell us what to do as taxpayers and for our future,” Felder said.
Myers says he has no intention of selling his land but knows his taxes will rise if he doesn’t.
“If they want your property, they’re going to get it because they’re going to run your taxes sky high until you say, ‘Enough,’” Myers said. “‘I got to sell it because I can’t pay the taxes.’”
Both of them say they want to be involved with the rezoning process.
“We are tired of explaining and they need to change and not think about the almighty dollar that’s coming into Dorchester County area,” Felder said.
Dorchester County did not respond for a comment because Monday was a holiday. This rezoning still has to go through three readings before it can be approved.
To take a closer look at the official rezoning plan from the county, click here.
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On October 25th, Fasil Kenema and St. George will square off in the Bahir Dar Stadium for the most anticipated rivalry match in the Ethiopia League. Will Fasil Kenema be able to duplicate their victory from the previous encounter, or will St. George steal a victory on the road? St. George came out on top in the 2021–2022 season of the Ethiopian Premier League, although Fail Kenema finished in second place. In the following paragraphs, we break down our anticipated match outcome....
On October 25th, Fasil Kenema and St. George will square off in the Bahir Dar Stadium for the most anticipated rivalry match in the Ethiopia League. Will Fasil Kenema be able to duplicate their victory from the previous encounter, or will St. George steal a victory on the road? St. George came out on top in the 2021–2022 season of the Ethiopian Premier League, although Fail Kenema finished in second place. In the following paragraphs, we break down our anticipated match outcome.
Fasil Kenema will try to get back to winning and end their bad streak when they play St. George in this match. In the past few weeks, it has not been easy for the home team. They have lost three games to Bumamuru, CS Sfaxien, and Defence Force. They could only win one league game at home, against Adama City. The score was 2-1. Even though we expect a very different result and performance from them in this game, they will have to do a better job on defense, which will help stop the number of goals they concede. Fasil Kenema only has three points in the league because they have only played two games so far.
St. George will enter this match with a perfect record in the league, having won their first four matches against Ethiopian Insurance, Ethio Electric, Sidama Bunna, and Adama City, respectively. The away team is currently in first place in the league with 12 points, which puts them three points ahead of Ethiopian Insurance, who is currently in second place in the Ethiopian Premier League. St. George has scored thirteen goals so far this season, which is the most of any team in the league. In addition to that, they have let in a total of three goals. We hope they will put on another riotous exhibition for us to enjoy in this game.
Matches between these sides have been very tight. Four of their last five matches have ended with only one team scoring. The last time their matchup ended in a draw was in 2020. We expect a close contest in this match. Bet on St. George wins or draws as they look to be in better form this season than Fasil Kenema.
ST. GEORGE — Fenced off and covered in tarps while demolition work can be heard taking place from inside, the former homes of The Inn at St. George and the Bicycle Collective are set to be torn down by the city soon.Over five years after buying the property with an intent to one day see it redeveloped, Marc Mortensen, St. George assistant city manager, told S...
ST. GEORGE — Fenced off and covered in tarps while demolition work can be heard taking place from inside, the former homes of The Inn at St. George and the Bicycle Collective are set to be torn down by the city soon.
Over five years after buying the property with an intent to one day see it redeveloped, Marc Mortensen, St. George assistant city manager, told St. George News on Thursday that the city is now moving on that goal.
With demolition set around the end of February, crews are currently going through the old hotel to remove lead asbestos found inside it, as well as the former Bicycle Collective building.
The city will also be back-filling the hotel’s pool and the basement of the other building and covering them over with road base to help keep the dust down, Mortensen said.
Once this is done, the city will be reaching out to developers to see who is interested in developing the property that sits on St. George Boulevard next door to Ancestor Square.
“It’s obviously a prime piece of property in the heart of our downtown area and a great piece of property for development,” Mortensen said.
A mix of retail and a restaurant, or perhaps even a new hotel or some sort of housing could be built there, he said, and also mentioned the possibility for another mixed use development like Joule Plaza or City View, the latter of which is across the street..
The City of St. George bought The Inn at St. George in late 2016 for $1.6 million. Though the city owned the property, it was privately operated for about a year afterward.
Later, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the hotel was converted by the Switchpoint Community Resource Center into a quarantine shelter for homeless individuals who had contracted the coronavirus.
The hotel was originally called the TraveLodge Inn and opened sometime between 1961 and 1972, according to the Washington County Historical Society. It was also known as the Ancestor Inn and St. George Best Inn.
Around the time the city bought the hotel, it was also in the process of buying the neighbor building that once housed the St. George Bicycle Collective. The Collective has since relocated to 39 Bluff St. in St. George.
Before then, it served as the home of an Intermountain Healthcare thrift store that eventually transitioned into the Switchpoint Thrift Store in 2016 and changed locations. Long before that, the building was the site of the Trafalga restaurant which was also served as a Greyhound bus stop for a time.
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Small town hospitality and historic charm are hallmarks of St. George the county seat of Dorchester County. Originally known as George’s Station along the South Carolina Railroad, the Town of St. George was incorporated in January 1875.Before the construction of Interstates 26 and 95, St. George was a popular stop for tourists traveling to Florida by way of U.S. Highway 15. Today, the Town of St. George is easily accessible from the interstate.Dive deep into the town’s local history at ...
Small town hospitality and historic charm are hallmarks of St. George the county seat of Dorchester County. Originally known as George’s Station along the South Carolina Railroad, the Town of St. George was incorporated in January 1875.
Before the construction of Interstates 26 and 95, St. George was a popular stop for tourists traveling to Florida by way of U.S. Highway 15. Today, the Town of St. George is easily accessible from the interstate.
Dive deep into the town’s local history at The Heritage Museum, located in the former County Courthouse at 101 Ridge St. A nonprofit formed in 2014, the Dorchester County Archives & History Center is dedicated to preserving the past for future generations. The organization is working to digitize more than 100,000 documents for researchers. Plus, a detailed photo collection of the Lowcountry donated by Brandon Coffey is available to view at the museum. Visit Tuesday through Saturday; tickets are $5 each for adults.
Appleby’s Methodist Church is a one-story wooden Methodist church built between 1840 and 1850. Visit today to see how the church looked in the mid-1800s – an example of Greek Revival meeting house style – with two rows of pews thought to be the originals. The site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on Feb. 14, 1978.
Indian Field Camp Ground is a rustic and simple Methodist campground still in use today. It was built in 1848 with 99 wooden cabins that form a circle around a large wooden tabernacle and preaching area. The site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on March 30, 1973.
Another of the area’s Methodist camps is Shady Grove, a place of worship created by former slaves in 1870. The campground consisted of rustic cabins – known as "tents – that have been passed down from generation to generation. Fire destroyed the original tents in the late 1950s. Even though they were replaced, many of those tents burned in two more fires. Much of the camp was rebuilt in the early 1990s. Families continue to gather each October for camp meeting of fellowship and worship.
There are also two additional Methodist campgrounds in the surrounding area, St. Paul and Cypress, making this part of the county a time capsule for long-standing religious traditions.
Don’t miss the historic Koger-Murray-Carroll-House, so named in honor of its past owners. Dating back to at least 1775, was once an important stagecoach stop between inland settlements and Charleston. The exact construction date remains unknown, but it's thought to be the oldest house in Dorchester County.
Located in the heart of St. George is the Klauber Building. Built in 1894, it was first a mercantile serving a community bustling with railroad commerce. Today, the building houses an area chamber of commerce, visitor center and town museum. It’s open each weekday.
The Klauber also hosts the weekly St. George Farmers Market. Stop by from 3-6 p.m. each Thursday through Oct. 27 for local farm fresh produce, foods, art, culture and music.
Also situated in the center of St. George at 206 Parler Avenue is the Lourie Theatre, built in the 1920s to show silent movies. In the early 1980s, the theatre closed, and the building began to deteriorate. Several years later, a group of dedicated community members banded together to restore the theatre – now a vibrant performing arts center for the town.
Constructed in 1925, the Rosenwald School was a six-teacher school created by educator Booker T. Washington and the philanthropic president of Sears & Roebuck, Julius Rosenwald. The two men began a program to construction schools for African-American children. They completed 5,400 schools in states around the South. Thousands of children attended these schools between 1912 and the late 1950s when schools became integrated. In 2014, the school, located at 205 Ann Street, was given in trust to the Town of St. George and work began on the restoration and preservation of the building.
Before you start your journey exploring St. George stop by the Klauber Building at 225 Parler Avenue for tips and directions.
You’ll see many beautiful vintage homes driving around St. George, including the 1912 Badham House, pictured here.