Tag Archives: Repairs

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

Summer is on the Way

Summer is fast approaching with graduations and kids getting out for the summer.  Travel plans are in the works.   Even with high gas prices, we still can’t wait to hit the road and visit family and friends.  A weekend at the lake is often just the getaway we need to relax and enjoy the summer.

Weekend at the Lake

This time of year is often the busiest time for Home Repair and Improvements; we see a large influx of calls for all types of projects as soon as school lets out.  Whether it is a new kitchen remodel, outside painting, a new roof, you name it and Quinta is always your best call.  Our professionals install and refinish hardwood floors, lay carpet and tile, and will help you choose the best floor coverings to fit your style and needs.

Entry Floor with Slate Tile

 

So whatever improvements or repairs are on your list, call Quinta today!

Bryan Holloway

Vinyl Siding

Board and Batten Vinyl Siding 2

Manufactured primarily with polyvinyl chloride (PVC), the product has unparalleled impact resistance, rigidity and strength.  A wide array of color options are available to suit the home owners taste.  Styles range from the traditional horizontal lap and vertical panels to the newer decorative panels such as hand split shake and half round options.  Most manufacturers have limited lifetime warranties on the products protecting against cracking, fading, chipping, etc.

Board and Batten Vinyl Siding 1

Rotten Masonite Siding

Vinyl siding offers a great way to “cover the wood and make it look good”, a common catch phrase within the industry.  After all, maintenance free is a dominate benefit when it comes to your home’s exterior.   While the material cost of painting is minimal, the labor cost of painting and the labor and materials cost for repairs increase year after year.

So, with no-cost estimates isn’t it time you called Quinta Contractors today for an appointment.  We can aid you in selecting a style and color that fits your home best.  Whether you plan on selling soon or remaining in your home for years to come the worry-free nature of vinyl siding will keep the house looking great for years to come.

 

By:

Bryan Holloway

Keep Those Gutters Clean!

A little maintenance goes a long way

Gutters are one of those components that easily get overlooked.  That is until, they begin to backup and overflow with heavier rains.  Often times the gutters have some form of guard preventing leaf and trash build up, but even these usually still require some maintenance.

I can tell you that I have seen many a gutter growing “vegetation”.  That’s right enough trash has built up to allow plants and even small trees to grow in the gutters.  When trash is allowed to build up in your gutters you are asking for trouble.  First the flow of water from the roof during a rain shower is affected.  The blockage can quickly move to the downspouts which escalates the problem.  Second the additional weight of the trash, some of which is granules from the asphalt roof shingles, can actually cause the gutters to sag away from the cornice work.  That’s where the real problems begin.  Now you can find water getting into the sub fascia and primary framing to the structure.  The repairs at this point are often very costly.

The good news is with some routine maintenance, you can avoid the damages described above.  You should have the gutters on you home inspected by a professional at least once a year for proper flow.  Most of the time this inspection includes removing any debris retained in the gutters and downspouts and then flushing the same with a stead flow of water to ensure proper drainage.  Your home is one of your best investments; take time to look around today if you spot leaves or debris covering the gutters give Quinta Contractors a call at 901.368.5609 or at 615.609.7966 in Nashville and we will gladly perform these services and much, much more.

By:

Bryan Holloway