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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.

Kim's New Roof Left Rear

 

 

 

Kim's Roof Right RearKim's New Roof FrontThe fact is whether your home is located in North Mississippi, West Tennessee, or Middle Tennessee Quinta Contractors, LLC is there to meet your roofing needs and more.  Quinta offers a full range of home improvement and repair services to you for your existing home. Our clients in Mississippi:  Southaven, Olive Branch, Horn Lake, Nesbit, and Hernando and those in Tennessee: Memphis, Cordova, Germantown, Bartlett, Eads, Franklin, Brentwood, Fairview, Spring Hill, Hermitage, and Nashville all experience our commitment to Quality Customer Service!

by: Bryan Holloway

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Trip’s New Patio

Trip’s Patio Before

Trip knew his old aluminum windows were drafty and not energy efficient. He and his wife had also discussed having a larger rear patio and longed for better access to the patio. He contacted Quinta Contractors, LLC after his father-in-law had highly recommended us. The resulting new patio accomplished everything Trip and his wife desired for their outdoor living space.

Trip’s New Patio Doors

Trip’s house located in the Memphis area was truly a gathering place for friends and family, but the back yard was lacking usable space to entertain. A new patio door was selected to replace the existing picture window which had a single hung window on either side. In order to install the new 60″ French door with side lights on each side, the old windows were removed as well as the lower portion of the wall.

Once the existing patio slab and walkway were removed, a new, larger washed gravel patio slab was poured. The single entry door was also discarded in favor of a new vinyl double hung window. This required the construction of a partial wall to support the window and brick work to make the transition look seamless.

Trip's New Patio Slab

The new door unit was a maintenance free metal clad door. The glass in the door and side lights were dual paned and insulated to add energy savings. Once the interior and exterior trim was installed, the project looked original to the house.

Trip New Window on Patio

We were fortunate enough to be able to match the existing brick and this led Trip to ask for a small brick wall to define the edge of the new concrete patio. A contrasting 24″ x 36″ stone was selected and installed atop the wall and provided additional seating. Once again, Quinta Contractors had a happy customer.

 

 

 

Trip Patio Wall 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sometimes it’s the minor changes like this project which provide the biggest benefits. Not only does Trip have a more enjoyable outdoor entertaining area, but he certainly improved on the curb appeal of his home as well. At Quinta we believe that our commitment to quality customer service sets us apart from the competition.

Interested in finding a contractor for your home improvements or in need of repairs for your home in Middle Tennessee, West Tennessee, or North Mississippi? Then give us a call to schedule for your FREE estimate.

By:

Bryan Holloway

Tim’s Vinyl Siding

 

Tim's Vinyl Siding 1

Tim’s home was only four years old when he noticed deterioration on the exterior of his home.  The wood was clearly rotting on the cornice work of his house.  The soffit and fascia portions of his trim work had suffered the most damage from rot.

The house had two dormers on the roof which were also suffering from the elements.   The masonite siding which clad the dormers and the gables had begun to decline as well.  Quinta Contractors, LLC presented Tim with a great solution: Premium Vinyl Siding.

Tim's Vinyl Siding 2 (showing insulation)

Vinyl siding can be applied over the existing siding which makes it a quick fix for those homes which struggle to endure the elements due to inferior cladding products installed at original construction.  Quinta supplied and installed a vinyl siding “cover all” which included covering the fascia, soffits, brick freeze boards, porch ceilings, all window and door surrounds, and the walls surfaces at the gables and dormers.  The majority of this home was brick and the addition of the vinyl siding made the home’s exterior maintenence-free.

 

Tim's Fascia, Soffit, and Freeze in New Vinyl Siding

 

Tim's Front Porch Ceiling

Quinta Contractors, LLC uses materials backed by limited lifetime warranties whenever possible, and this case was no exception.  Insulation was applied to the walls prior to the vinyl siding in order to seal the home as much as possible.  Tim gained the added benefit of the crisp clean look of the vinyl without any of the furture costs of repairs and painting.

By:

Bryan Holloway

 

Pergolas

Wood Pergola 1 Underside

Pergolas or arbors are a great way to add partial shading over an existing patio or as a garden feature serving as a shaded walkway or sitting area.  The summer sun can be relentless and shade trees are often sacrificed when a lot is cleared for home construction.  You can purchase a small tree and wait years for the limbs to get large enough to provide shade or simply have a pergola designed and constructed.

Wood Pergola 1 Rear View

Quinta Contractors not only performs jobs as large as kitchen and bathroom remodels; we would be glad to  build an arbor for your outdoor living space.  These pergolas are typically constructed from treated lumber and require little maintenance.  The posts are topped with beams and then a number of smaller boards are place perpendicular to create a lattice type pattern.

Wood Pergola 2

The beauty of these structures can be enhanced with stone or brick pillars.  One of our clients whose chose an aluminum framed pergola selected dry stacked stone to surround the bases of the columns supporting the roof structure.  The options are as vast as your imagination and Quinta is your best choice for hiring professionals who are committed to quality customer service.

Bryan Holloway