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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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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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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.

Damaged mailbox

Damaged mailbox

 

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.

Larry's Mailbox During Construction

Larry’s Mailbox During Construction

 

Larry's Mailbox Restored

Larry’s Mailbox Restored

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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Opening for Peter and Susan’s New Wind

Peter and Susan's New Window

Peter and Susan’s New Window

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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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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.

Custom Built-in Cabinets

Custom Built-in Cabinets

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.

Previous Shower

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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James and Cathy’s New Roof

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James and Cathy’s before improvements

James and Cathy had several exterior projects in mind when they contacted Quinta Contractors, LLC.  First and foremost of was the roof.  The shingles showed major signs of age and de-lamination and needed to be replaced soon to avoid any future leaks.  The home had 20 year three tab shingles.  James elected to upgrade to 30 year architectural shingles (also called dimensional shingles).

 The next issue raising concern were the galvanized gutters.  Galvanized gutters are truly a thing of the past.  We removed their existing gutters and down spouts and replaced them with seamless aluminum gutters and down spouts.  The color white was selected to match the final element of this exterior home improvement project: namely, vinyl siding.

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We made the necessary repairs to the fascia, freeze boards, and soffits.  Quinta installers then installed premium vinyl siding to the walls and soffits, followed by vinyl coated aluminum which was custom fabricated on site applied to the fascia and freeze boards.

New felt has been applied and shingles are being installed

New felt has been applied and shingles are being installed

The new asphalt shingles, vinyl siding, and gutters gave the home a new crisp appearance and increased the home’s overall curb appeal.  The project was done quickly and the site cleaned thoroughly before the last work truck pulled away.  Cathy and James couldn’t have been prouder of the improvements to their home’s exterior.

New shingles, gutters, and vinyl siding completed

New shingles, gutters, and vinyl siding completed

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Bryan Holloway

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Michelle and Buddy’s New Bathroom

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The master bathroom remodel was but a part of the whole house remodel for Michelle and Buddy performed by Quinta Contractors, LLC.  Additions were added to increase the size of the dinning room and living area as well as a large storage room.  Michelle’s bathroom retained the same footprint but gained an entirely new look.

Buddy’s New Custom Bath Tub

Tile was removed from the existing floor and shower.  The bath tub was removed as well.  Plans called for a new jetted bath tub.  In fact, the jacuzzi bath tub was custom made to seat two and included a granite tub deck to match the new granite counter tops.

 

 

 

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The new shower walls and ceiling received Travertine tumbled marble 4″x4″ tile on a diagonal pattern.  Travertine tile also adorned the wall border with matching pencil trim.  An arched door way was created to add more definition to the overall design.

 

 

Michelle selected polished chrome for the finish on the tub, sink, and shower fixtures. The existing cabinet height was increased by 4″ and then we resurfaced the cabinets.  Custom doors were fabricated for the front side of the bath tub to match the refaced cabinets.  New lighting changes included  recessed or can lighting in the ceiling.  Crown molding and new wallpaper completed the bathroom remodel by our professional craftsmen at Quinta.

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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.

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Bryan Holloway

 

 

Kitchen Cabinets

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Is your kitchen looking a little dated to you?  Are you tired of the flaws in your builder’s grade cabinets or have you grown weary of replacing the failing hinges and hardware? Perhaps you believe there just has to be a more functional layout for your kitchen.  These are all standard reasons given by our clients during the initial interview regarding the remodeling of their kitchen.

 

So, lets focus on one element of the kitchen, granted a big one, kitchen cabinets.  All to often home owners find that the cabinets selected by their home’s builder are just not satisfactory.  The cabinet industry has made many improvements in the last decade or decades (depending on the age of your home).  We now can include options like roll out shelves and drawer units which are large enough for pots and pans, talk about getting organized!

We have the ability now, to add matching end panels whether you choose full over lay or half overlay doors and drawers.  Accent lighting can be integral to the cabinets and even be used behind glass to draw attention to your individual decor.  There are spice racks and appliance garages which can be included in the design.  Wine racks and plate racks are great as accents to your new cabinetry.

Okay, envisioning a remodeled kitchen is enticing, but where do you begin?  Contacting Quinta Contractors, LLC for an appointment is your best starting place.  We will schedule a time to meet with you (and your spouse) in order to gain critical input for the design of your new kitchen.  The initial consultation takes one to two hours in order for us to gain a proper scope of the work to be completed.

You know you want it; you just need a plan.  The benefits of using a design/ build firm, such as Quinta Contractors, LLC, to provide remodeling services allows you to entrust the process to qualified professionals.  The secondary meeting is comprised of providing you with a detailed scope of work, 3-D rendering of the new layout for your cabinets, and an estimated cost for the project.  You will have a choice in the species and finish that will adorn your new kitchen cabinets.  The functioning side of the cabinet design also allows you an abundance of options and we will guide you through the process from start to completion.

Quinta installs each set of cabinets with great concern for the details.   After all, the finished appearance of your cabinets will be the cornerstone of your kitchen’s appeal to you, your family, and your friends.  The upgraded quality will prove to enhance the future selling features of your home.  Why delay, when you could be enjoying the new features and benefits of a remodeled kitchen today.  Give us a call and we will make your dream kitchen a reality!

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Bryan Holloway