October Hail and Wind Damage

October has introduced rapid changes in the weather.  The phones are already ringing regarding the storm damages.  These types of quick moving storms bring hail and heavy winds.  Wind damage and hail damage often cause serve damages to roofs, gutters, and siding.  Often times shingles are blown off completely in these storms or curled back either of which cause water to enter the home via roof leaks.

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Memphis, Bartlett, Eads, Cordova, Germantown, and Collierville in  West Tennesse and Southaven, Nesbit, Horn Lake, Hernando, Coldwater, and Senatobia in North  Mississippi are all damages to homes due to strong wind and hail.

We do offer free roof inspections and estimates for roof repairs and roof replacements.  We work with all major insurance companies.  Contact us at 901.368.5609 in West Tennessee or North Mississippi or 615.609.7966 for the Middle Tennessee areas including Franklin, Brentwood, Fairview, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Spring Hill and Hermitage.

We do offer emergency services for covering your roof with tarps to prevent further damages.

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Moments in Masonry

So, who do you call when someone crashes through your brick mailbox late at night?  Well perhaps, the authorities for starters but after that Quinta Contractors.  Our masons have years of experience in everything brick from restoring mailboxes to bricking up new walls for a room addition.

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Damaged mailbox

 

Larry did just that and our crew was able to rebuild his mailbox quickly.  We were able to find brick which matched his existing home very well.  Yet again, in short order we had another satisfied customer.

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Larry’s Mailbox During Construction

 

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Larry’s Mailbox Restored

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bill and Linda needed a brick skirting for their new pool deck.  They had ordered a pool from an online source (which we also installed for them) and need Quinta to excavate the back yard and build up for and pour a concrete slab.  Finally we provided a brick skirting, fence, and low voltage lighting.

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Peter and Susan had an office in their home which just did not have enough natural light coming into the room.  What to do?  After much consideration, they determined the addition of a window was the best option.  Once they contacted Quinta, quickly realized they had made the best decision in choosing a contractor.  They have become a voice for spreading the word about the great customer service they received.

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Peter and Susan's New Window

Peter and Susan’s New Window

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kim’s New Roof

Kim was preparing to place her home in Franklin, TN on the market and knew it was just time for the roof to be replaced.  Her shingles had been installed some 25 years ago or so and showed real signs of aging and deterioration.  No doubt that a newly installed roof would inspire a perspective buyer for her home.

The 25 year old architectural shingles had aged to the point it was to replace.

The 25 year old architectural shingles had aged to the point that it was time to replace the roof.

The new shingles were delivered and one of Quinta’s fine crews began the work of removing the existing single layer of shingles.  Once the roof decking had been inspected, it was determined that two sheets worth of plywood decking would be needed to bring the decking up to snuff.  Decking which has become rotten due to roof leaks must be replaced in order for the nails in the new shingles to hold the shingle in place.

Felt paper has been applied to decking and shingles have been placed on the roof for the new install.

Felt paper has been applied to decking and shingles have been placed on the roof for the new install.

The new architectural shingles are backed by a manufacture’s limited life time warranty!  This new roof will have a long life span to offer the new owner of this home.  Kim chose a color of the roofing which complements the mostly brick exterior of her house.

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Memphis Home Show

Well, indeed it is that time of year again.  We will be at the Memphis AgriCenter for the West TN Home Builders Association’s 2014 Kitchen, Bath & Remodeling Show.  Please make time to come join us!

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Show Hours are Sat. 9AM-7PM and Sun. 9AM – 5PM

The AgriCenter is located at 7777 Walnut Grove in Memphis, TN.  Our staff will be available to discuss your home improvement projects like roofing, vinyl siding, vinyl replacement windows, kitchen and bathroom remodeling, and more.  Whether you live in Hernando, Olive Branch, Nesbit, Southaven, or Horn Lake in North Mississippi or Memphis, Cordova, Collierville, Germantown, or Lakeland in West Tennessee we are ready to serve your needs with quality service!  Looking forward to seeing you there.  Need more information? Contact us at 901.368.5609

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Bryan Holloway

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Upcoming Home Show

We are truly excited about the upcoming Home Decorating and Remodeling Show the first weekend of September.  This show will be held at the Music City Center (201 5th Street South) in Nashville.  The dates and times are as follows:

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We look forward to seeing you again this year at the 31st annual show.  Our booth number is 534, but just look for our bright yellow Quinta Contractors, LLC banner.   Should you have any further questions feel free to contact our Nashville office at 615-609-7966.

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Happy Independence Day!

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Wishing you and your family a happy and safe Independence Day celebration!

 

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Quinta at Work

Here at Quinta Contractors, LLC we are folks who love to be busy!  You could say we actually strive on activity.  Long hours and quick lunches are just par for the course, but we love the job and bring our dedication and skill to your home in order to ensure your project is completed in a timely fashion and with the quality craftsmanship you deserve.

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Brandon Installing Crown Molding

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Brandon with John and the Brick Masons

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Brandon and Jeremy “Framing 101″

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Bryan Draining an Endless Pool for New Liner Install

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John and Crew Prepping for Footers

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Brad’s Crew Sanding Hardwood Floors

 

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So, whether you need new tile flooring, a bonus room converted to living space, a new roof, vinyl replacement windows, a kitchen or bathroom remodel, exterior or interior painting, vinyl siding, gutters, or even a new patio deck we’ve got you covered.  Why not contact us today for your free appointment to discuss your latest home renovation project.

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Paula’s Master Bathroom

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Paula and husband Jeff had already used Quinta Contractors, LLC for projects such as vinyl replacement windows and replacing a storm door.  This time the request was a bit larger, gutting the master bathroom and starting the design with a clean slate.  Paula contacted Quinta and requested that Bryan design her new bathroom.

Custom Built-in Cabinets

Custom Built-in Cabinets

The ideas would need to be bold and striking in order to transform the outdated bathroom.  The existing bathroom housed what we in the business refer to as a “cave shower”, a small and dark 3 foot by 3 foot square shower with a fir down which created a lowered ceiling.

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Previous Shower

These showers often become laden with mold and mildew.  The cause of these unwanted guest are two fold: the shower pan (a thick rubberized liner) under the shower floor tile begins to leak and the second problem is the lack of natural light and air ventilation for the shower stall.  The lack of room to move freely in these types showers is also a constant source of frustration for their owners.  Once the shower pan has failed repair is not really an option; replacement is the only fix for a damaged shower pan.

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Bryan’s design would require removing a non load bearing wall separating the double vanity area from the bath tub, shower, and commode section.   The floral wallpaper was a constant reminder of days gone by (most of our remodels do not include wallpaper as a part of the design).  The small glossy white floor tiles required an abundance of grout lines.  The bathroom actually was host to a stand alone shower and a bath tub/ shower combo.   Bryan and homeowner, Paula, were in agreement the bathroom lacked adequate storage and had some wasted space that needed to be reclaimed.

 

 

So bring on the creativity, please!

 Once the wall was removed from the foot print or flooring plan, the designer had a new and empty canvass for the design.  Eliminating the stand up shower was a must.  The tub/ shower combo wasn’t needed or useful any longer either.  Bryan created a concept board revealing the new foot print (including a 4 foot by 6 foot shower with frameless glass walls), the new vanity, granite counter tops and shower seat, sink and shower faucets, wall coverings, lighting fixtures, floor and shower floor tile, the addition of crown molding and custom cabinets.  Paula was elated to see the possibilities for her new bath.

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Frameless Shower Glass Walls with Satin Nickel Hardware

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Dual Vanities with Linen Cabinet Toppers above Counter Tops for Extra Storage

After some minor changes to the over all design concept, the demolition began.  Out with the old and in with the new.  Paula’s budget and expectationswere ultimately satisfied with another custom renovation performed by the crews at Quinta Contractors, LLC.  She  was pleased to find herself in a new bathroom which met her needs and definitely provided her a bathroom to be proud of for years to come.

Choosing a licensed, bonded, and insured design build firm such as Quinta Contractors, LLC for your bathroom and kitchen renovations ensures that you too, can see your remodeling dreams come true!  We provide quality service to both Middle Tennessee and West Tennessee as well as North Mississippi; so, wherever you call home Nashville, Murfreesboro, Spring Hill, Franklin, Brentwood, Memphis, Collierville, Cordova, Germantown, Southaven, Olive Branch, Hernando, or even Nesbit we are ready to serve you with care and professionalism in your home.

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James and Cathy’s New Roof

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James and Cathy’s before improvements

James and Cathy had several exterior projects in mind when they contacted Quinta Contractors, LLC.  First and foremost of was the roof.  The shingles showed major signs of age and de-lamination and needed to be replaced soon to avoid any future leaks.  The home had 20 year three tab shingles.  James elected to upgrade to 30 year architectural shingles (also called dimensional shingles).

 The next issue raising concern were the galvanized gutters.  Galvanized gutters are truly a thing of the past.  We removed their existing gutters and down spouts and replaced them with seamless aluminum gutters and down spouts.  The color white was selected to match the final element of this exterior home improvement project: namely, vinyl siding.

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We made the necessary repairs to the fascia, freeze boards, and soffits.  Quinta installers then installed premium vinyl siding to the walls and soffits, followed by vinyl coated aluminum which was custom fabricated on site applied to the fascia and freeze boards.

New felt has been applied and shingles are being installed

New felt has been applied and shingles are being installed

The new asphalt shingles, vinyl siding, and gutters gave the home a new crisp appearance and increased the home’s overall curb appeal.  The project was done quickly and the site cleaned thoroughly before the last work truck pulled away.  Cathy and James couldn’t have been prouder of the improvements to their home’s exterior.

New shingles, gutters, and vinyl siding completed

New shingles, gutters, and vinyl siding completed

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Nancy’s New Roof

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Nancy had sustained damage to her roof in a recent storm which moved through her neighborhood in North Mississippi.  After seeing many of her neighbors receive new roofs, she contacted our staff here at Quinta Contractors, LLC to request a roof inspection.   Nancy and her husband had been long time clients of Quinta.  A couple of the completed projects included replacement of her master bathroom shower enclosure and new carpeting in her living room.IMG_0086

Upon initial inspection of the roof by a one of our trained roof inspectors, the recommendation was made that Nancy contact her insurance company.  An appointment was then scheduled for Quinta to meet with the insurance adjuster on site.  The approval was made that day for Nancy to receive a new roof paid for by the insurance company.  Nancy’s only expense was the deductible (required by her insurance policy) and a minor upgrade from 3-tab shingles to architectural shingles.

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She couldn’t have been happier with the excellent customer service provided by Quinta.  The roof was installed promptly and professionally.  Yet again, Nancy’s expectations were met by the staff at Quinta Contractors, LLC.

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