When it comes to protection, few features are as important as the roof above your head. Your roof is much more than just a hat for your house - it keeps outside elements like rain, sleet, snow, and wind outside so you and your family can stay comfortable and dry inside. A properly maintained roof also helps protect your home's structural integrity, keeps critters out, and insulates your home during cold months. With all that said, it's easy to see why your roof plays such a crucial role in your everyday life. That's why, when your roof needs maintenance or replacement, you need to work with experienced, trustworthy roofers in Ravenel, SC.
Hixon's Roofing has been Ravenel's go-to contractor for new roof installations and repairs for nearly three decades. As locals in the Ravenel community, we pride ourselves on honesty, hard work, and being a business that you can count on consistently. There's no secret as to why our company is successful. The bottom line is that we do right by our customers and treat them the way we would like our own family to be treated. That's why, when you hire Hixon's Roofing, you'll be greeted with a warm smile and provided the highest quality roofing services in South Carolina.
When you work with Hixon's Roofing, you're not working with a mediocre roofing company in Ravenel. You're working with a team of experts who are fully insured, bonded, and licensed for your peace of mind. If you're looking for the best service and the best products in the roofing industry, look no further than Hixon's Roofing.
There's a reason why Hixon's Roofing is considered the best roofing company in South Carolina. Instead of talking about why it would be our pleasure to show you in person. Whether your residential roof needs inspecting or your commercial structure needs a replacement, we're here to serve you.
Hixon's has seen and done it all when it comes to residential roofing services in South Carolina. Whether you own a small, secluded ranch-style home or a sprawling mansion in the suburbs, we have the expertise and tools to accommodate any job. Do you need a small leak fixed on your asphalt roof? No problem, we've got you covered. Are you in need of a brand-new roof built from scratch? We can help you with that, too. At Hixon' Roofing, we pride ourselves on combining top-notch roofing services with family values. Trust, honesty, and hard work mean a lot to us. We treat your home and yard just like we would treat our own. If we create trash or debris in your yard, we clean it up. It all goes back to treating our customers how we would like to be treated - something that Hixon's has been doing since 1984.
What types of residential roofing services do we offer in Ravenel? Here are some of our most common job requests:
Our team specializes in all forms of roof repair, from minor leaks to major structural issues.
We will build you a new roof from scratch, using high-quality materials. If you have a vision, we can make it a reality.
Depending on your needs, we can remove your old roof and install a new roof on your home.
We will replace your old, worn-out shingles, metals, and other roofing materials.
We provide quality craftsmanship and products because we believe in what we do. We want happy customers who refer their friends and family. You may not see flashy internet ads everywhere for our company, but that's by design. Our word-of-mouth referrals are so frequent and far-reaching that we don't need to pay for ad spots. We would rather invest that money into the best tools and most knowledgeable roofing experts available. That way, we can better serve our customers.
Because, at the end of the day, your satisfaction is our #1 priority.
Your home's roof is exposed to the elements 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. As a homeowner, you probably do your best to keep your roof in good condition with regular maintenance and inspections. However, even properly maintained roofs can be damaged without notice. Mother Nature has her own set of rules, and when she chooses to unleash her power on your roof, there isn't too much you can do.
If your roof is leaking, growing moss, or your shingles are cracked, it's time to call the pros. You need contractors that are efficient, effective, and on-time. That's where Hixon's Roofing comes in.
Hixon's Roofing will provide quality roofing repairs for homes and businesses with all types of roofs. Whether you have a small, single-story home with a minor leak or a sprawling estate with multiple roofing issues, Hixon's will get your roof back to new in no time. It doesn't matter if we installed your roof or not, Hixon's will provide top-notch customer service and the highest quality roofing repairs in Ravenel.
While some situations like downed trees require obvious roof repair, it's not always clear when your roof needs some TLC. Keep these common signs in mind the next time you do a visual inspection of your roof:
If the shingles on your roof are cracked or curling, you can safely assume that they are nearing the end of their lifespan. If you notice shingles missing, it's an obvious sign that your roof needs some repair.
Asphalt and composite shingles will shed granules over time, especially when they're starting to wear out. Often, these granules find their way into your gutter system. When you're cleaning your gutters this quarter, keep an eye out for this course, black grit. It's a telltale sign that your roof may need attention or repair.
It's a good idea for every homeowner to check their attics for signs of leaks and general disrepair. While you're up there, look at the ceiling in your attic. If you notice the rafters or decking is sagging towards the ground, you could have a serious problem on your hands caused by a leak. If your roof deck is sagging, call Hixon's as soon as possible for an inspection. If the damage is localized, you can often avoid a full roof replacement.
As a full-service roofing company, our team of expert roofers has installed hundreds of new roofs in South Carolina. Whether you need a metal roof for your secluded home in the woods or a new roof for your commercial business, we're here to make the installation process easy and streamlined.
It all starts when you call our office for a free estimate. We'll take all the time you need to go over your new roof installation options to customize the structure and style to your needs. Once we have defined the project's details, our roof installation professionals will get to work on your home or business. Unlike some roofing companies in Ravenel, Hixon's is transparent about every step of the installation process. We keep our clients informed at all times and are happy to provide updates as we make progress on your new roof. While we are installing your new roof, we treat your home or business like our own. You can always count on friendly interactions and a clean and tidy work area. After your new roof is installed, we'll clean up behind ourselves so it's like we were never there.
When you hire Hixon's Roofing to install a roof on your home or business, know that we only use the highest-quality materials and the best construction techniques available. That way, you'll have a fantastic-looking roof that will last for decades. On top of our unmatched workmanship, clients also receive a 10-year labor warranty on architectural shingles and a 5-year labor warranty on three-tab and metal roofs.
Residential and commercial roofing are similar in that they both require experienced contractors to perform quality work. However, unlike residential roofing (a more straightforward process), commercial roofing projects can be complicated and lengthy. In our experience, there can be dozens of factors to be considered to complete the job correctly. Commercial roofing contractors in Ravenel, SC, must account for rooftop HVAC systems, external piping, external utilities, and more. Because commercial roofing structures typically have many layers, it's more difficult to find and remediate leaks. As such, our commercial roofing contractors have different skillsets than residential roofing pros.
Like the residential side of our business, we have completed hundreds of commercial roofing projects in South Carolina. We know exactly what it takes to repair, install, or inspect a commercial roof. When businesses in South Carolina need roofing work, they come to Hixon's Roofing because they know that we will get the job done right the first time. They know that our team is dependable, friendly, and highly qualified to accomplish any commercial roofing project. We're talking roof repairs for small offices to new roof installations on huge, multi-building industrial complexes.
If you're starting a commercial roofing project, don't settle for mediocre roofing contractors. After all, a commercial roofing project can be a huge investment, and you need to get your money's worth. Hixon's is here to exceed your expectations and take on any commercial roofing needs you may have, whether they're minor fixes or major roofing replacements.
At Hixon's Roofing, we make it difficult for any other roofing company to compete with our helpful and professional services. For more information about our company and what we can do for your home or business, contact our office in Ravenel. Our customer service reps have the knowledge and information to answer your questions and get the ball rolling on your roofing project in South Carolina today.Contact Us
RAVENEL, S.C. (WCSC) - Charleston County deputies say a standoff that began Tuesday night at a Ravenel home has ended with a man in custody.Michael Shawn Sweeney, 52, is charged with domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, first-degree assault and battery, and four counts of pointing and presenting a firearm, sheriff’s spokesman Andrew Knapp said.Deputies took Sweeney, who had barricaded himself inside a home in the 6400 block of Farm House Road, into custody at approximately 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, just over a fu...
RAVENEL, S.C. (WCSC) - Charleston County deputies say a standoff that began Tuesday night at a Ravenel home has ended with a man in custody.
Michael Shawn Sweeney, 52, is charged with domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, first-degree assault and battery, and four counts of pointing and presenting a firearm, sheriff’s spokesman Andrew Knapp said.
Deputies took Sweeney, who had barricaded himself inside a home in the 6400 block of Farm House Road, into custody at approximately 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, just over a full 24 hours after they first responded to the neighborhood.
“SWAT team members made entry in a tactical operation and located him,” Knapp said. “He was arrested without significant incident.”
Deputies received a report about a domestic disturbance involving a weapon at approximately 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 6400 block of Farm House Road, Knapp said.
Two people who were inside the home were able to leave without injury, but deputies learned that Sweeney armed with firearms remained and barricaded himself inside, refusing to come out.
Just before 11 p.m., deputies called in the SWAT team and crisis negotiators as they continued their efforts to establish contact with him.
At times during the hours-long standoff, the man has come out of the home only to walk back inside. On at least one occasion, he was seen carrying a shotgun in front of deputies, Knapp said.
Knapp said throughout the standoff that there was no known danger to neighboring homes, and people who live in the area were allowed to come and go.
Knapp confirmed Tuesday night that they do have knowledge of past arrests and past “domestic-type incidents” at the house.
Charleston County jail records state Sweeney was booked into the jail on a charge of third-degree domestic violence on June 8.
Neighbors and witnesses reported hearing multiple sirens at different points throughout the standoff.
”Throughout the course of a standoff like this, we use various tactics to establish contact with someone inside a home, and that’s just one of those,” Knapp said. “Obviously, for neighbors in this area it can be unnerving, but everything is OK.”
No injuries have been reported in this incident.
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Markel Townsend turned in another big performance and the AC Flora football team is moving on in the playoffs.The senior running back accounted for five touchdowns as the Falcons (12-0) defeated Hartsville, 53-36, on Saturday in the Class 4A playoffs. AC Flora will host West Florence in the third round on Friday.Townsend finished with 272 yards rushing and had a couple of big runs to break the game open in the second in rainy conditions.“He is one of the best in the state and in my opinion he is the best,” AC...
Markel Townsend turned in another big performance and the AC Flora football team is moving on in the playoffs.
The senior running back accounted for five touchdowns as the Falcons (12-0) defeated Hartsville, 53-36, on Saturday in the Class 4A playoffs. AC Flora will host West Florence in the third round on Friday.
Townsend finished with 272 yards rushing and had a couple of big runs to break the game open in the second in rainy conditions.
“He is one of the best in the state and in my opinion he is the best,” AC Flora coach Ken Floyd said of Townsend. “He is special and feels slighted. But that motivation will help propel him through the playoffs.”
Floyd said he hoped to throw it a little more on Saturday, but the weather forced them to rely on the ground game with the Falcons’ big offensive line.
Aidan Moseley added two TD runs and senior receiver Chris Lofton caught a TD pass and threw one to Jack Purdy.
Hartsville, which trailed through much of the game, got within 41-27, but the Falcons scored a pair of touchdowns in less than a two-minute span to put the game away.
J’Shawn Anderson rushed for 128 yards and a TD and Carmello McDaniel added 128 and two TDs in the loss.
Gray Dangerfield hit a 22-yard field goal as time expired to give the Islanders a win over the Yellow Jackets in the Class 4A Lower State playoffs.
James Island will travel to South Florence next week.
Irmo trailed 21-15 with 2:15 left but took the lead on Eric Tucker’s touchdown run with 33 seconds left. Tucker had three touchdowns for Irmo.
But James Island went 90 yards in less than 30 seconds and Wushi Ravenel’s catch brought the ball down to the Irmo 5 with 2.7 seconds left.
James Island called timeout and hit the game-winner.
Jacob Coman hit a 41-yard field goal with seven seconds left as the Rebels defeated the Bengals in the Class 5A playoffs.
Byrnes will travel to Gaffney next week in the third round. Blythewood ends the season at 10-2, its most wins since 2007.
Blythewood trailed 17-0 at halftime and was down 24-14 with 10:28 left. But Harrison Collins scored on a 1-yard run to cut the lead to 24-21 with 2:24 left. Then, the Bengals recovered a Byrnes fumble on the ensuing kickoff at the 4-yard line.
But Blythewood had to settle for a Ryan Hart field goal to tie it at 24 with 1:43 left. The Rebels answered with the game-winning field goal.
Byrnes quarterback Colby Shaw threw for 265 yards and three touchdowns.
David Herden had a TD pass for Blythewood and the Bengals returned a blocked punt for a touchdown.
The Wildcats’ season came to an end on the road at Summerville.
Campbell McCurry had two TD passes for the Green Wave. Lexington quarterback Taiden Mines had a 50-yard TD run and also threw a touchdown pass to Cam Sutton.
Grayson White scored on a 1-yard run with 14 seconds left and Cortez Lane ran the two-point conversion to help the Bulldogs past the Diamond Hornets in the Class 3A Lower State playoffs.
Camden will host next Dillon next week.
White injured his ankle on the first play of the game and didn’t come back in until late in the game. Lane also was injured during the game. Camden converted on a fourth-and-six to keep the drive alive with a minute left.
Lower Richland took a 26-21 lead on a Marcus Smith to Nate Branch touchdown with 4:58 lead. Smith had two TD passes and also ran for two scores.
Lane had two touchdowns for Camden and Aidan Heriot also had a TD.
Jaden-Allen Hendrix and Alias Graham-Woodberry each ran for two touchdowns as the Indians moved on in the Class 3A Lower State playoffs.
Gilbert is at Beaufort in the third round next week.
Graham-Wodberry led the team with 142 yards and Allen-Hendrix had 129.
Chance Jennings caught a TD pass from Drake Braddock and also ran one in for Gilbert. The Indians held Manning to 82 yards of offense.
The Wildcats jumped out to a 28-0 lead to defeat the Bearcats in the Class 3A Lower State playoffs.
Jamarion Fling had three rushing touchdowns for Dillon.
Naahzeikial Mays and Benjamin Pugh had TD runs for B-C. Jadyn Johnson also had a TD pass to Jackson Thomas.
Donovan Watkins returned a punt for a touchdown in the Griffins’ road win in the Class 2A Upper State playoffs.
Fairfield will travel to Abbeville next week.
Kensley Copeland and TyDarion Griet each had TD runs for the Griffins.
The Rebels scored three second-half touchdowns to defeat the Raiders in the Class 2A Upper State playoffs.
Strom Thurmond hosts Saluda next week.
Keenan led 6-0 at halftime.
Wagener-Salley scored the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter to defeat the Green Hornets.
This story was originally published November 12, 2022 11:00 PM.
For Bluffton TodayThis July marks the 17th anniversary of the opening of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge.The bridge, which connects downtown Charleston to Mount Pleasant, officially opened to traffic on July 16, 2005, following a week-long celebration. The bridge is named after Arthur Ravenel Jr., the former U.S. congressman and state senator who campaigned for the funding needed to construct the bridge.Before the Ravenel Bridge spanned the Cooper River, the John P. Grace Memorial Bridge and the Silas N. Pearman Bridge con...
For Bluffton Today
This July marks the 17th anniversary of the opening of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge.
The bridge, which connects downtown Charleston to Mount Pleasant, officially opened to traffic on July 16, 2005, following a week-long celebration. The bridge is named after Arthur Ravenel Jr., the former U.S. congressman and state senator who campaigned for the funding needed to construct the bridge.
Before the Ravenel Bridge spanned the Cooper River, the John P. Grace Memorial Bridge and the Silas N. Pearman Bridge connected Charleston and Mount Pleasant.
Grace Bridge opened in 1929. Eventually, the Pearman Bridge was built alongside the Grace Bridge to alleviate traffic and load limits. Pearman Bridge opened in 1966 to northbound traffic while Grace Bridge remained in use for southbound traffic.
By the late 1970s, Grace Bridge was declared structurally unsound. Additionally, the two bridges were not tall enough to allow for the passage of modern container ships. The state of South Carolina deemed it too expensive to replace the bridges, so the Grace and Pearman Bridges remained in use.
Things began to change when Grace Bridge scored a 4 out of 100 on a safety test in 1995.
In an oral history interview with the South Carolina Historical Society, Arthur Ravenel Jr. recalled, “We got a report from a consultant that the highway department had hired to do a feasibility study on the Grace Bridge. … And I’ll never forget what the gentleman said. He says, … ‘Both structurally and functionally…a perfect bridge is 100.’ He says, ‘The Grace Bridge, in both categories, is a 4!’ And everybody gasped!”
Concerned by this report, Sen. Ravenel returned to the state senate on the single-issue platform of raising funds for a new bridge. Thanks to partnerships with local, state and federal entities, and the creation of the S.C. Infrastructure Bank, Ravenel helped secure funding for the bridge by 2001. The total cost of the bridge was about $700 million.
Following four years of construction, the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge Opening Celebration took place from July 9-16, 2005. On July 9 and 10, over 50,000 people visited the bridge for an open house event and had the opportunity to walk on the bridge for the first time. Other events included a black-tie gala fundraiser held on the bridge, an official bridge lighting ceremony, a mile-long display of fireworks across the Cooper River, and a dedication ceremony.
Seventeen years later, the bridge is one of the most recognizable features in the city and popular with locals and visitors alike. Over 80,000 cars and hundreds of walkers, runners and cyclists cross the bridge daily.
On the legacy of the bridge, Ravenel said, “And with tongue in cheek, I tell people it’s the only thing, which in my political experience, it’s the only thing that’s ever been done in the greater Charleston area that no one complains about! Everybody loves the bridge.”
Has Shep Rose found The One? The Southern Charm star introduced fans to Taylor Ann Green during season 7 and there’s no going back. “We had just started dating and it was basically a honeymoon season,” Rose exclusively told Us Weekly in June 2022 ahead of season 8. “We were just sort of off in the corner doing our own thing and, like, making each other laugh and now she’s, like, fully on the show and is friends — a lot better friends — with everybody, so she really blossoms.” The Average Expect...
Has Shep Rose found The One? The Southern Charm star introduced fans to Taylor Ann Green during season 7 and there’s no going back. “We had just started dating and it was basically a honeymoon season,” Rose exclusively told Us Weekly in June 2022 ahead of season 8. “We were just sort of off in the corner doing our own thing and, like, making each other laugh and now she’s, like, fully on the show and is friends — a lot better friends — with everybody, so she really blossoms.” The Average Expectations: Lessons in Lowering the Bar author has been part of the Bravo show since its 2014 premiere alongside Craig Conover, Kathryn Dennis, Whitney Sudler-Smith and former stars Cameran Eubanks and Thomas Ravenel. The season 8 cast also includes Naomie Olindo, Leva Bonaparte, Austen Kroll, Madison LeCroy and newcomer Olivia Flowers. “I knew that people were talking about us because I understand how the show works,” Rose told Us about the eighth installment. “When you think that, like, you're the center of attention, you can react in a number of different ways. And sometimes I didn't navigate that all that well.” The pair’s relationship will be tested when Kroll alleged that Rose doesn’t always speak to Green kindly. “I am an equal opportunity bastard, sometimes, and the way I was raised and the way my family is is that we were very blunt,” Rose told Us. “Austen's stipulation — and he’s right — he’s like, ‘Shep, I know that. I know how you feel about Taylor. That’s no secret but she is your girlfriend and sometimes you can be very gruff and that’s not how you're supposed to [act] and people on the outside don't understand that and it can look really bad.’ And he is right.” Despite any season 8 hiccups, Rose and Green were going strong. “I am trending in that direction,” he told Us about a potential engagement. “Let's put it that way. We've actually started to talk about it. We're both, like, nervous about the prospect for lots of different reasons, but I think that's natural.” Conover agreed, telling Us: “I think if Shep was gonna have a forever relationship, this is it. She actually likes Shep and loves him for who he really is. There's no, like, trying to change him or anything.” However, the two called it quits one month later, with a source telling Us in July that "it's over" between the pair. Scroll through for a timeline of their relationship:
The 33rd annual Holiday Festival of Lights returns Friday to James Island County Park with 51 nights of fun for the whole family. The annual tradition will run every day from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. through Dec. 31, 2022.“This event is a one-of-a-kind light show featuring over 700 light displays, almost all of which were built in our park by our talented staff – and there is something new every year,” said Sarah Reynolds, spokesman for the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission.“These unique li...
The 33rd annual Holiday Festival of Lights returns Friday to James Island County Park with 51 nights of fun for the whole family. The annual tradition will run every day from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. through Dec. 31, 2022.
“This event is a one-of-a-kind light show featuring over 700 light displays, almost all of which were built in our park by our talented staff – and there is something new every year,” said Sarah Reynolds, spokesman for the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission.
“These unique light displays range in theme from holiday characters to dinosaurs to iconic Lowcountry landmarks such as the Ravenel Bridge.”
This year’s festival will include more than 2 million glimmering lights on displays that stretch three miles. They can be viewed from the comfort of a vehicle.
But there’s a lot more fun for anyone who has been naughty or nice, Reynolds reminded.
“The beautiful light displays and festive atmosphere are sure to put anyone in the holiday spirit,” she added.
Train ride. Stop in parking lot A and enjoy a leisurely 12-minute train ride for a closer view of the lights. The train costs $3 per person and runs nightly from 6 p.m to 10 p.m.
Santa’s Village. Guests can park their cars during the light show route to visit Santa’s Village where other attractions are available, including an old-fashioned carousel, marshmallow roasting areas, shops in the Winter Wonderland and a portable climbing wall. Children can build their own reindeer in the reindeer workshop and guests can admire giant holiday greeting cards created by local students for the festival’s annual art competition.
Shops. The Winter Wonderland will include an assortment of different shops offering items like festive gifts, ornaments, toys, personalized items, holiday decorations and stocking stuffers. Guests can also marvel at the holiday sand sculpture created from more than 50 tons of sand.
Santa Claus. Jolly Old St. Nick will appear in Santa’s Village nightly from Nov. 21 to Dec. 23. Attendees can meet him for free, but photos can be purchased for an added fee.
Sweets. Head over to Santa’s Sweet Shoppe during the festival to warm up with hot chocolate or indulge in sweets like candy, hand-dipped ice cream and freshly baked treats.
Tickets are $20 per vehicle at the gate or $15 online. More in-demand nights — which were determined by the festival’s organizers to help manage wait times and traffic — will cost $30 per vehicle at the gate or $25 online.
“To provide our guests with quicker access into the park and less wait times for attractions, we’ve identified ‘peak’ nights and ‘regular’ nights at the Holiday Festival of Lights,” Reynolds said. “Regular nights tend to be our less busy evenings, so you will experience less wait time, and you will even save $10 on your vehicle admission.”
For more information or to purchase tickets in advance, visit ccprc.com.
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