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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.

By:

Bryan Holloway

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Nita’s Bathroom

This bath remodel is from our archives so to speak.  As such, we were not able to assemble the before pictures on this project.

Nita's Bathroom (1)

Nita and her husband Bill came to know Quinta Contractors, LLC as so many of our clients have, at one of the area home shows.  They had long since dreamed of a new master bathroom, but needed help making the necessary design decisions.  Quinta, has since it’s inception in March of 2000 operated as a design build remodeling firm.  We stepped in and formulated a design to meet Nita and Bill’s desires and needs in the new bathroom.

Nita's Bathroom (2)

The shower was enlarged and a pantry unit matching the new vanity cabinets installed into the wall to increase storage.  The new shower door and side panels were made from frosted glass and brushed nickel framing in order to coordinate with the new brushed nickel plumbing fixtures.  The cabinetry was finished in a deep, rich cherry stain.

 

 

 

Nita's Bathroom (3)

The flooring was a neutral colored 12′ ceramic tile on a straight laid pattern with darker 4″ tiles installed in the corners of each 12″ tile for a beautiful patterned contrast.  The wall base was cut from the same 12″ tile.  A new vanity light and ceiling can lights enhanced the vitality of the room.  A fresh coat of paint was applied to all the walls, ceiling, and trim to complete the project.

by:

Bryan Holloway

Carport Conversions

Carport Before Conversion

A carport is great for sheltering your vehicles from the sun throughout most of the day, however it may leave you and your vehicles susceptible to more than just morning or evening sun exposure.  Most new construction homes this day and time include at least a double garage, but some older homes only have a carport.  Converting an existing carport to an enclosed garage is an affordable way to upgrade your home’s value.

Enclosed garages offer more than shelter from the sun.  They provide ample protection from wind, rain, and snow as well.  Enhanced security is also an advantage from a garage vs. a carport.  Quinta Contractors, LLC makes the conversion process simple while remaining flexible to meet the needs of the homeowner.  Some clients would prefer to have open stud or exposed framing, while others desire to have the interior walls and ceiling finished with sheetrock.  Our carpenters, framers, and sheetrockers are professionals who understand the value of providing quality service for each project we undertake.

Garage After Conversion

 

The pictures attached with this article depict the before and after of one such conversion performed by Quinta.  The cost of the remodel can at least in part be offset by the increased value added to your home.  The safety and security can prove to be priceless.

 

By:

Bryan Holloway

Expanding Our Horizons

Reposted From Fall ’10

Expansion is one of the greatest signs of sucess, and we are expanding!  Quinta Contractors, LLC is pleased to announce the offering of our services in two major cities.  We will maintain our presence in Memphis continuing to serve our clients in the Mid-South (including North Mississippi) and are now offering our services in Nashville, TN and surrounding communities.  Brandon Seifert will be directing operations in Memphis, TN and Bryan Holloway (President of Quinta Contractors, LLC) has relocated to Nashville, TN.

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We know that those of you who have used Quinta in the past whether for a room addition, painting, or vinyl replacement windows (just to name a few) will share in our excitement about the expansion.  We look forward to sharing our quality service and expertise with folks in the Nashville area in the same fashion that our clients in the Mid-South have come to depend upon.  Quinta can be reached in Memphis, TN at (901) 368-5609 and in Nashville, TN at (615) 609-7966.

By:

Bryan Holloway