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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.

by: Bryan Holloway

 

 

 

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.

By:

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.

By:

Bryan Holloway

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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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by: Bryan Holloway

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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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Paula’s Master Bathroom

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.

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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.

by: Bryan Holloway

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Storm Damage

It’s that time of year again… storms are moving in rapidly and damaging property just as quickly.Memphis Storm 012913

This radar image was captured on January 29, 2013.  Storms like this one bring hail and strong winds damaging roofs, siding, and other property.  Our staff at Quinta Contractors, LLC has dealt with most major insurance companies and will help you through the process of making sure you understand your claim.  Our roofers and carpenters having years of experience in repairing homes just like yours. IMG_4666

Missing shingles and damaged shingles need to be replaced promptly to avoid further damage to your home.  Most insurance companies require that you file a claim with them as soon as you are aware of the loss (or damages).  Once you meet the deductible your insurance provider will cover the replacement cost of a new roof once the insurance adjuster inspects your roof.

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Whether you live in the Memphis area including Southaven, Horn Lake, Hernando, Olive Branch, or Nesbit in North Mississippi or Memphis, Collierville, Cordova, Germantown,  or Bartlett in West Tennessee, or Brentwood, Nashville, Franklin, Fairview, or Murfreesboro in Middle Tennessee- Call the Experts at Quinta Contractors, LLC and rest assured that we will put your home back together quickly and with professional service.

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Bryan Holloway

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James’ New Roof and More

AFTER: New Vinyl Siding, Seamless Aluminum Gutters, and New Roof

James passed one of our vehicles sporting the new Quinta logo and contacted Quinta for a replacement roof.  Upon inspection we discovered damages which eventually lead to James filing an insurance claim and receiving a new roof.  His roof was about 15 years old and was brittle, making repairs difficult if not impossible.

BEFORE: Damaged Masonite siding

James selected an architectural shingle which complimented his brick home nicely.  James’ home needed more attention than just a roof, however.  He purchased the home with the existing siding which was very poorly installed and actually allowed for water to be trapped and grossly accelerated the rotting of his wood cornice work.  The gutters which were supposed to collect the rain water were leaking in multiple areas as the galvanized metal was riddled with rusty holes.

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One phone call from a sign on the truck and it was Quinta to the rescue!  Not only, did we help James navigate through his insurance claim, we also provided quality customer service throughout the process.  Quinta Contractors removed the existing 3 tab shingles and replaced them with the new dimensional shingles (now with a Limited Lifetime Warranty).  We then removed the damaged siding paying close attention to make all the necessary wood repairs before install his new new vinyl siding, followed by the new seamless aluminum gutter system.

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Whether your home needs re-roofing, vinyl siding, wood repairs, a new kitchen or bathroom, painting, drywall repair, shutters replaced, vinyl replacement windows, or even new flooring… CALL QUINTA CONTRACTORS.  We will provide you timely service and excellent customer service!  Call to schedule your FREE appointment today… for Middle Tennessee including Nashville, Franklin, Brentwood, Murfreesboro, and Thompson Station call 615.609.7966… for West Tennessee and North Mississippi including Southaven, Hernando, Horn Lake, Olive Branch, Memphis, Collierville, Eads, Germantown, and Cordova call 901.368.5609.

By:

Bryan Holloway

 

 

Janet and Euan’s Kitchen

 

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So, Janet and Euan had a modern kitchen in their home and felt it simply needed a face-lift.  All the doors and drawers in the cabinetry were in great condition, but the counter tops looked dated and showed various signs of wear.  Wallpaper had been applied to the walls and the area above the counter tops.  Quinta Contractors, LLC came to the rescue to bring a fresh look to this Memphis area home.

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Janet’s kitchen remodel had two other areas of concern from a design perspective.   Lighting was a real issue and was limited to one overhead fluorescent light fixture.  The second issue was the color scheme.  The Formica counter tops were bland and almost matched the color of the ceramic floor tile.  This Cordova, TN couple had a budget which allowed for the purchase and install of granite counter tops.  What the desired was the feel of a complete renewal to the kitchen.

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Quinta Contractors was contracted to remove the existing counter tops, the wallpaper, supply and install the new granite counter tops and tile back-splash, and change the lighting.  Bryan met Janet and Euan at the granite supplier in order to help them select just the right slab.  The color and movement (of the natural pattern) were paramount in choosing the right granite slabs.

 

 

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Lighting changes included pendant lighting installed above the peninsula, under cabinet lighting, and additional can lights for the ceiling.  The homeowners would now have options in how to light the kitchen to match the activity level.  The trim and cord of the drop lights coordinated with the dark deco tiles installed in the tile back-splash and the amber tinted glass provided a warm glow.

The walls received a fresh coat of paint to give the room a real pop of color.  These seemingly minor changes proved to dramatically transform the kitchen.  Janet and Euan now had a warm and inviting kitchen to enhance their home.

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Whether you are in the market for a new kitchen or bathroom remodel, a new roof due to hail damage, hardwood flooring and carpet, or even an addition- call Quinta today for your FREE Estimate.  Our professional craftsmen have a variety of skills to utilize and provide you home improvement of your dreams.  We serve homeowners in Memphis, Cordova, Collierville, Eads, and Germantown in West-Tennessee and Olive Branch, Nesbit, Hernando, and Horn Lake in Mississippi, as well as Franklin, Brentwood, Nashville, and Murfreesboro in Middle-Tennessee.

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Bryan Holloway