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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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Kitchen Island Makeover

New Island Makeover

Becky and Michael called from Desoto County looking to upgrade the island high-top bar in their Memphis Area home.  The existing outer wall was covered with sheet-rock.  Metal corbels were being used to hold the edge of the counter top and the gray from the living room wall was carried over to the bar wall color.

Island before

 

 

Island Before 2

Quinta Contractors, LLC was able to transform the look of the island in keeping with the home’s existing decor.  Bead board was installed in between newly constructed wood columns.  Trim applied to the columns added a little more detail to the project.

Island Bar During Remodel

Trim for the base and cap of the remodeled wall matched the existing window and door trim in the home’s interior.  Once primed the new wood was painted with a semi-gloss paint matching the trim color of the rest of the kitchen and living room.  Quinta Contractors provided Becky and Michael with a remodel they could be proud of and display to their friends and family.
By:
Bryan Holloway