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Insulated Patio Cover

This Nashville couple was looking for way to reclaim the use of their rear exterior patio from the sun, wind, and rain.  The best answer was to supply and install an aluminum patio cover.  An insulated cover was selected by the home owners to reduce heat during the   summer and to make it easier to add a wall system later.

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The beauty of the insulated cover is that it does easily allow for the screen wall system with kick plates to be added post construction.  The insulated cover also allows for electrical wiring to be run in the pre-made channels for the installation of ceiling fans and lights.  These covers by themselves do an excellent job of reducing heat transfer to the patio area and provide excellent shelter from the wind and rain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preparation is essential for a good install of the roof system.  The existing rain gutters need to be removed prior to installation of the high-quality structural aluminum cover and reinstalled once they are custom fabricated to fit to the new patio cover.  These covers are designed to never rust, warp, crack, rot or become damaged by insects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These clients can look forward to many years of maintenance free enjoyment of their new patio cover.  Whether you live in Middle or West Tennessee, Quinta is ready to serve your remodeling needs.  We cover Memphis, Bartlett, Eads, Collierville, Southaven, Hernando, and Nesbit to the west and Columbia, Spring Hill, Thompson Station, Franklin, Brentwood, Nashville, and Hermitage to the east.  Our services include kitchen and bathroom remodeling, roofing, vinyl siding, vinyl replacement windows, shutters, gutters, and yes, even patio covers.

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Katherine and Martin’s New Kitchen

Some kitchen remodeling projects provide a stark contrast between the before and after; this is just one of those examples.  Martin and Katherine had a desire to completely remodel their galley kitchen in their newly purchased house.  They recalled the fabulous kitchen provided by Quinta Contractors, LLC some 4 years prior in their previous home.IMG_1223 2

 The existing kitchen had been furnished with builder’s grade cabinets, formica counter tops, linoleum flooring, and striped wall paper all of which was well dated.  Having been a prior client of Quinta, they called out to Bryan (President of Quinta) for help.

 

 

IMG_1222After a day of design consultation and shopping for the new components, a new plan was developed.  The new design included natural Alder wood cabinets produced in about 4 weeks time from a local cabinet manufacturer.  The new 18″x18″ ceramic tile was in perfect harmony with the new granite counter tops (St. Cecelia granite) and darker toned cabinets.

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Taller wall cabinets than original were used to avoid the lost area which catches dust above and to make the kitchen appear larger.  A large crown and staggered upper cabinet depths truly work to revitalize the space.  The new kitchen sink faucet has an oil rubbed bronze finish.  Stainless steel appliances topped off the design for a flawless completion.

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An overhead florescent light was remove in favor of adding four new recessed can lights.  After the wall paper was removed and the drywall repaired, the walls were primed and painted.  The linear glass and stone backslash makes a beautiful contrast to the Alder cabinets.

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Nashville Home Show

We will be participating again this year in the Home Decorating and Remodeling Show in Nashville at the Music City Center.  Please make plans now to attend.  We’d love to see you there.  The show hours are as follow:

Friday 12-9; Saturday 10-9; and Sunday 10-6

For more information feel free to contact our Nashville Office at 615-609-7966.

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By: Bryan Holloway

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Susan’s New Roof

Susan’s home had damaged shingles and a couple of leaks had developed, producing stains    on the ceilings of her home.  The two layers of three-tab asphalt shingles were removed and then new architectural shingles were installed after the decking was inspected and the felt paper had been installed.

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Susan’s Roof Before

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Shingles have been remove so that decking can be inspected.

 

 

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Felt has been applied and shingles are going on; the ridge has also been prepped for the new ridge vent.

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Susan’s New Roof is complete, another satisfied Quinta Client!

Once again Quinta Contractors, LLC delivers top quality service in a timely manor.  Once the shingles had been installed, the crew meticulously cleaned the homeowner’s yard, flower beds, and driveway to ensure all debris and especially nails had been removed.  The dimensional shingles Susan selected not only offered a great curb appeal but an unsurpassed limited lifetime warranty from the manufacturer.

Whether your home has storm damage to your shingles or you are just ready for a replacement roof due to the age of your home – contact Quinta today for your FREE Estimate!

Quinta Contractors, LLC offers complete roof replacement and repairs as well as other remodeling services like: kitchen and bathroom remodeling, additions, attic conversions, vinyl replacement windows, vinyl siding, gutters, and much more.  We serve the greater Memphis Area including: Collierville, Eads, Memphis, Bartlett, Cordova, Germantown, Nesbit, Hernando, Olive Branch, Southaven, and Horn Lake and the greater Nashville Area including: Nashville, Franklin, Brentwood, Antioch, Hermitage, and Spring Hill.

By: Bryan Holloway

 

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Ice Dams

photoWell, no doubt you have had your fill of the snow and ice this winter.  The Memphis and Nashville areas have had several good doses of the wintery mix.  Forecasters say more snow and ice may be in store soon.

One commonly overlooked aspect of snowy weather is ice dams.  Ice dams occur on sloping roofs which get laden with snow.  The snow will begin the melting process but not come to completion before the temperature falls again and the water freezes in place on the roof.  This causes the ice to accumulate on the roof slope forming a dam.  The bigger problem occurs as new snow melt occurs and the ice prevents the normal shedding of water off the roof.

Shingles are great at shedding water under normal circumstances.  The nature of shingles being installed in a bottom to top of the slope in an overlapping fashion, allows for water to roll right down the slope; it’s like water off a duck’s back, literally.  Let one of these ice dams set up on your roof and then the water can be allowed to backup and flow under the shingle edge and potentially flow over the wood roof decking and create a place of intrusion into your home’s interior.

Quinta Contractors, LLC currently uses Ice and Water Shield in all roof valleys and around trouble areas such as a chimney.  Additionally, we install 15# felt underlayment over all roof decking before we install the first shingle of a replacement roof.  There are several other options for preventing the damage caused by ice dams, but typically our region of the country does not have issues with prolonged and heavy snow loads on roofs and most roofs in the Memphis and Nashville areas have a sufficient roof pitch (or roof slope) to avoid this excess build up of ice.

Whether you do experience suspected damage caused by an ice dam this winter or storm damage to your roof, call Quinta.  Your roof is one of the most important components protecting you and your home from the outside elements.  Quinta offers roof repairs and replacement roofing services to our clients in Memphis, Cordova, Germantown, Collierville, Bartlett, Eads, Southaven, Olive Branch, Hernando, Nesbit, and Horn Lake in the Greater Memphis Area and Brentwood, Franklin, Nashville, Spring Hill, and Hermitage in the Greater Nashville Area.

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Bryan Holloway

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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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Bryan Holloway

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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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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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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By: 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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By: Bryan Holloway

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