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 West Ashley, SC.
Hixon's Roofing has been West Ashley's go-to contractor for new roof installations and repairs for nearly three decades. As locals in the West Ashley 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 West Ashley. 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 West Ashley? 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 West Ashley.
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 West Ashley, 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 West Ashley, 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 West Ashley. 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
This fall, students in all of Colleton County’s public schools will walk into classrooms with a buddy who helps to look out for them. This buddy, or mentor, is also known as a School Resource Officer (SRO).SRO’s are law enforcement officers employed with the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office. Each officer who chooses to become an SRO does receives special and additional training through the S.C. Criminal Justice Academy. This training allows them to work with children and to be leaders in local schools.After co...
This fall, students in all of Colleton County’s public schools will walk into classrooms with a buddy who helps to look out for them. This buddy, or mentor, is also known as a School Resource Officer (SRO).
SRO’s are law enforcement officers employed with the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office. Each officer who chooses to become an SRO does receives special and additional training through the S.C. Criminal Justice Academy. This training allows them to work with children and to be leaders in local schools.
After completing this additional training, each SRO in Colleton County is then assigned to a certain school. There, these officers work with their schools’ administration, helping teachers and school leaders to influence students in a positive way.
“These officers ensure the safety and well-being of our students and staff within our schools,” said Colleton County Sheriff Buddy Hill. “They play a critical role in our community’s safety and in the education of our students. We look forward to all that our officers will do this year to help our students and our communities thrive.”
School Resource Officers are trained by the sheriff’s office and are funded jointly, through the efforts of the sheriff’s office and the Colleton County School District.
This year, each school in Colleton County will have assigned SRO’s. Colleton County High School has two of these officers. This is because of the number of students who attend the school.
Colleton County School District Superintendent Dr. Vallerie Cave said she sets safety as a priority. “Through the support of the SRO partnership our students and families can be assured we put safety and well-being first. We appreciate the support of the Sheriff’s Department and look forward to a great school year,” she said.
These School Resource Officer assignments are:
Colleton County High School: Deputy Robin “Caroline” Chaplin and Deputy L. Cummings
Colleton County Middle School: Deputy Kyle Breland and Deputy Daniel Lopez
Hendersonville Elementary School: Cpl. Stencil White
Bells Elementary School: Cpl. Jimmy Wiggins
Cottageville Elementary School: Deputy Heidi Coleman
Northside Elementary School: Sgt. Shannon Thomason
Forest Hills Elementary School: Lt. Ricky Valentine
Black Street Elementary School: Cpl. Chad Cummings
Annually students in grades three through eight participate in state assessments for the content areas of English Language Arts, mathematics, and science. These assessments measure a student’s mastery level of grade level standards. The test administered for English Language Arts and mathematics is the South Carolina College-and-Career Readiness Assessment (SCREADY) while the South Carolina Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (SCPASS) assesses science. The SCPASS is given to students in grades four and six only.Key Points:...
Annually students in grades three through eight participate in state assessments for the content areas of English Language Arts, mathematics, and science. These assessments measure a student’s mastery level of grade level standards. The test administered for English Language Arts and mathematics is the South Carolina College-and-Career Readiness Assessment (SCREADY) while the South Carolina Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (SCPASS) assesses science. The SCPASS is given to students in grades four and six only.
• Overall, there was positive growth between the school years 2021-2022 and 2020-2021 in all content areas as indicated in Figure 1.1. The data indicates English Language Arts experienced 5.49%, mathematics 2.81%, and science 6.18% of growth. This growth can be attributed to the initiatives implemented during 2021-2022 school year. Those initiatives include but not limited to refining professional learning communities (PLCs), the implementation of a reading curriculum in kindergarten through grade five, an increase of focused professional learning opportunities for all staff and focused leadership development.
• There is positive progress for both ELA and Math in grades three, five, six, seven, and eight when comparing the percentages of students scoring meeting or exceeding expectations from the 2021-2022 school year to the 2020-2021 school year as indicated in Figure 1.1.
• While progress can be noted in English Language Arts in grade four, regression was seen in mathematics and science between the 2021-2022 and 2020-2021 school years as indicated in Figure 1.1.
• When comparing the achievement performance of Colleton County School District students versus their grade level peers across the state, while we have made progress one can determine that our students are still not performing at the level of their peers across the state as indicated in Figure 1.1 and 1.2.
• One can compare the growth between the 2021-2022 and 2020-2021 school years for both the district and the state. It should be noted in this comparison, students in grades six, seven and eight had more growth than their grade level peers across the state as indicated in Figure 1.3.
• When looking at the percentage of students scoring meeting and exceeding between the school years 2021-2022 and 2020-2021 in Figure 1.1, the following points can be made about each school location:
o Bells Elementary, Hendersonville Elementary, and Colleton County Middle School saw positive growth for all grade levels and in all content areas.
o Cottageville Elementary demonstrated positive growth in all grade levels for mathematics and science along with third grade English Language Arts.
o Forest Hills Elementary noted positive growth for fourth and fifth grade English Language Arts along with third and fifth grade mathematics.
o Positive growth can be noted at Northside Elementary for fifth grade English Language Arts along with third and fifth grade mathematics.
District staff has utilized the data trends to inform the decision-making process in regards to student learning and the 2022-2023 school year. Schools will continue to implement the initiatives from the 2021-2022 school year along with implementing new innovative practices so that we can meet the needs of all students. Some of the innovative practices that will be implemented during the 2022-2023 school year are ArtsNow, STEM, Coding for the Littles, Focus on Culturally Responsive Teaching, the continued implementation of a reading curriculum for kindergarten through grade five, and the implementation of a mathematics and reading curriculum for grades six through eight.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - A popular restaurant in West Ashley serving up soup, salad and sandwiches is preparing to close its doors for the last time.Ladles Soups, located 3125 Bees Ferry Road in Charleston, will close down on Thursday at 8 p.m., according to a post on the store’s Facebook page.“I truly cannot express how grateful we are to the local community that kept us going for so long, especially through the last few years,” the post states. “We are sad to leave you but excited to begin the next ch...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - A popular restaurant in West Ashley serving up soup, salad and sandwiches is preparing to close its doors for the last time.
Ladles Soups, located 3125 Bees Ferry Road in Charleston, will close down on Thursday at 8 p.m., according to a post on the store’s Facebook page.
“I truly cannot express how grateful we are to the local community that kept us going for so long, especially through the last few years,” the post states. “We are sad to leave you but excited to begin the next chapter of our lives.”
Suzie Allen, who founded Ladles Soups with the opening of the West Ashley store in October of 2007, calls the closure heartbreaking.
“Ladles is a labor of love, and we never really had a chance to get it off the ground,” she said. “You know, it takes time to build a chain of restaurants and COVID, it’s sad, it took that one down.”
Allen said COVID has created sometimes-insurmountable challenges for many restaurants, especially in the Charleston area. As businesses started reopening after initial closures, they faced struggles to pay the bills.
“It put up very strenuous money strain on all businesses, not just the restaurant industry, everyone, because you know you have an overhead to pay,” she said. “You have to make sales in order to pay overhead. You have to do that. I think just a lot of these people did the best that they could possibly do and at some point, it just drains the life out of you.”
She called COVID and its aftermath a “perfect storm” for businesses and hopes customers understand and appreciate the dedication restaurant owners and employees face in keeping the doors open every day.
“You’re losing business because you don’t have enough employees to serve the customers that are coming in,” she said. “They get frustrated because they’re not getting served quickly enough. We can’t get the food that we used to be able to get. We’re limited to the things that we can order and it has nothing to do with our food vendors; it has to do with just the supply chain. The problem is they’re paying more for goods. They can’t they make less money and they can’t pay the overhead. It’s just really hard.”
But she said she is grateful for her customers, both longtime and new.
“Thank you for patronizing us and supporting us, and we do have diehard customers that come no matter what. And, you know, without them, we would have never even gotten to where we were,” she said. “And I’m not saying Ladles is done, because it’s by no means done.”
The downtown Charleston and James Island locations are remaining open, along with a location in the Outer Banks, Allen said.
Allen sold the West Ashley location in 2017, but her family still owns the other Charleston-area locations.
“Hopefully, down the road you know, we’ll be able to open up some more locations. That’s what we’re hoping for,” she said.
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West Ashley, SC (WCIV) — The battle continues over a plot of land in West Ashley. The City of North Charleston is going head to head with the City of Charleston over the annexation of one acre of land in West Ashley.This started in 2017 when North Charleston annexed the acre of land. The City of Charleston said annexation was illegal and included a portion of historic ground. But, in 2018, a judge ruled the City of Charleston could not sue, but the City of North Charleston did not have the right to jump over Charleston for this ...
West Ashley, SC (WCIV) — The battle continues over a plot of land in West Ashley. The City of North Charleston is going head to head with the City of Charleston over the annexation of one acre of land in West Ashley.
This started in 2017 when North Charleston annexed the acre of land. The City of Charleston said annexation was illegal and included a portion of historic ground. But, in 2018, a judge ruled the City of Charleston could not sue, but the City of North Charleston did not have the right to jump over Charleston for this land.
Both cities went to the appeals court on Tuesday to fight that decision.
North Charleston said they annexed the acre because it was given to the city.
"We did not take any trust property by annexation. We didn't take any City of Charleston property by annexation," said Derek Van Raalte, attorney for North Charleston.
But, the City of Charleston said that the land grab included a piece of a 100-foot strip of land over which the City of Charleston has jurisdiction.
That land is a part of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
"The City of Charleston and the property put an affidavit for a land surveyor. (The surveyor) attested the annexation included 62 or 64 feet of the national trust property, " said George Trenholm Walker, attorney for National Trust for Historic Preservation.
The City of North Charleston said they never received information that was part of the National trust.
"The City of North Charleston never received title to an inch or a fraction of an inch of the national trust land," said Van Raalte.
The City of Charleston, however, said that to annex that one acre, the city of North Charleston crossed over their land.
According to South Carolina law, that is not allowed; a judge in 2018 ruled the City of North Charleston did not have the right to jump over Charleston's land.
"This is an instance where a municipality went over the borders of another municipality and two parcels of a municipality to annex an acre," said Walker.
But North Charleston said the acre was adjacent to the property they owned. The city of Charleston said this move could lead to issues in the future.
"If Charleston is precluded from challenging an annexation that jumps its borders, it sets out a precedent that opens pandora's box," said Frances Cantwell, the City of Charleston's attorney.
The judges did not decide on Tuesday.
The City of Charleston did not release a new statement, and the city of North Charleston did not respond to our request for comment.
WEST ASHLEY, S.C. (WCIV) — Today marks a new chapter in the turf war between two cities, as the City of Charleston and the City of North Charleston will go to court to over a plot of land in West Ashley, which could shake up the landscape of the town.It all started back in 2017 when the City of North Charleston annexed the Runnymede property next to the Ashley River and Magnolia plantations. The owner of this property also owned land at the Whitfield Tract plantation and gave permission to the city to annex a one-acre property a...
WEST ASHLEY, S.C. (WCIV) — Today marks a new chapter in the turf war between two cities, as the City of Charleston and the City of North Charleston will go to court to over a plot of land in West Ashley, which could shake up the landscape of the town.
It all started back in 2017 when the City of North Charleston annexed the Runnymede property next to the Ashley River and Magnolia plantations. The owner of this property also owned land at the Whitfield Tract plantation and gave permission to the city to annex a one-acre property adjacent to it.
With this land it would open the door for North Charleston to take control of nearly 2,500 acres of land at Whitfield Tract.
But the problem is the city’s current lines do not touch this property, which is an argument the City of Charleston will hammer in at court on Tuesday, Oct. 11.
The City of Charleston and the National Trust for Historic Annexation sued the city of North Charleston in 2018 over this dispute. In the first hearing the court ruled the City of North Charleston did not have the right to jump over Charleston for this land, however Charleston did not have “standing” to sue (which can be a big hurdle to cross in civil cases.)
On Tuesday, there’s two appeals-- one for the one-acre of land and one for the remaining 2,500 acres on Whitfield Tract.
In 2018 the City of Charleston annexed the 2,500 acre property at Whitfield tract as purely a conservation measure just a week after the City of North Charleston annexed the one acre property next to it.
In 2018 the City of Charleston annexed the 2500 acre property at Whitfield tract as purely a conservation measure just a week after the City of North Charleston annexed the one acre property next to it.
Conservation experts are worried Tuesday's decision could be a slippery slope for land acquisition in the future.
“I think that you have some catastrophic impacts that could happen across this state if cities, leapfrogging over other cities. I mean, just imagine, like, Sullivan's Island, leapfrogging over the town of Mount Pleasant to get Cainhoy Road or something," Senior Program Director for the Coastal Conservation League Jason Crowley said.
The City of North Charleston gave ABC News 4 this statement ahead of the court hearing:
The City of North Charleston prevailed at the trial court level and looks forward to moving through tomorrow’s appeal hearing stage as well.
Conservation experts also warn about the environmental impacts this decision could have. The one acre of land in question is right next to the Church Creek River Basin. The property currently acts like a sponge, stopping flooding to the basin from the Ashley River.
But if this property is developed, this could flow downstream into neighborhoods in West Ashley and only increase flooding problems in the City of Charleston.
The City of North Charleston has not confirmed any plans for the property, but certain zoning requirements could leave the door open for developments. The property falls outside the City of Charleston’s urban growth boundary, which prevents them from making any developments.
However, the City of North Charleston does not follow those rules.
While conservation experts argue for the historic nature of these plantations, they say the ecological impacts could be much worse.
“Any sort of change in hydrology change and development in this vast undeveloped area will have catastrophic effects downstream in the communities that are already dealing with some pretty major flooding,” Crowley said.
"And then you add on traffic and all the other things that everyone loves to talk about. And you will just completely destroy this area that people have fought so hard to protect over the last several decades,” Crowley continued.
The City of Charleston provided ABC News 4 with this statement ahead of the court hearing:
Fixing flooding in Church Creek is a top priority for the city of Charleston-- and to do that, we have to prevent overdevelopment of this area at the top of the drainage basin. That's our goal here, and it's why we'll be in court again on Tuesday morning
Tuesday's hearing is an appellate court hearing, which will purely focus on the legality of these annexations. But it also means if the City of Charleston loses, they could appeal all the way to the Supreme Court, which could take years to be heard.