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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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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.

Roof has been stripped to the decking

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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Nancy’s New Roof

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Nancy had sustained damage to her roof in a recent storm which moved through her neighborhood in North Mississippi.  After seeing many of her neighbors receive new roofs, she contacted our staff here at Quinta Contractors, LLC to request a roof inspection.   Nancy and her husband had been long time clients of Quinta.  A couple of the completed projects included replacement of her master bathroom shower enclosure and new carpeting in her living room.IMG_0086

Upon initial inspection of the roof by a one of our trained roof inspectors, the recommendation was made that Nancy contact her insurance company.  An appointment was then scheduled for Quinta to meet with the insurance adjuster on site.  The approval was made that day for Nancy to receive a new roof paid for by the insurance company.  Nancy’s only expense was the deductible (required by her insurance policy) and a minor upgrade from 3-tab shingles to architectural shingles.

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She couldn’t have been happier with the excellent customer service provided by Quinta.  The roof was installed promptly and professionally.  Yet again, Nancy’s expectations were met by the staff at Quinta Contractors, LLC.

By: Bryan Holloway

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Mrs. Patterson’s New Roof

Completing the new roof installation.

 

Mrs. Patterson’s roof had suffered significant wind damage and many shingles were littered across the yard.  Quinta Contractors, LLC recommended she contact her insurance provider which in turn lead to a meeting between our salesman and the insurance adjuster.  Both agreed that the homeowner’s roof was beyond repair.

 

Roof Before: Previously damaged and missing shingles caused by wind damage

 

The insurance adjuster mailed the Scope of Claim along with the check minus the deductible.  Upon completion of the new roof install, the insurance company provided a second check for the balance less the deductible.  Coupled with a rebate from Quinta, Mrs. Patterson received a FREE roof.  She also benefited from a FREE upgrade program from a 20 year shingle to a 30 year architectural shingle.

Mrs. Patterson’s New Roof

 

Newly installed 30 year Architectural Shingles

Quinta Contractors, LLC provides a two year labor warranty on newly installed roofs.  We work with all major insurance companies.  We are LICENSED, BONDED, and INSURED.  We provide quality construction services for your home including but not limited to: Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling, Additions, Patio Covers, Roofing, Vinyl Siding, Vinyl Replacement Windows, Gutters, Painting, Masonry, and Flooring. 

 

Proudly Serving: Middle Tennessee, North Mississippi, and West Tennessee

By: 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.

Vinyl Siding Installed After Wood Repairs Were Made

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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Kitchen Peninsula Before

 

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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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Kitchen After

 

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.

 

 

New Lighting Changes

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.

Kitchen After

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.

By:

Bryan Holloway

 

Lee Ann’s Bathroom

Lee Ann had a master bathroom truly in need of some remodeling.  She contacted Quinta Contractors, LLC and setup an appointment for a free consultation with Bryan.  The floor was dated by the glossy hexagon ceramic tile which had been in place since its construction some 13 years earlier.  The bathroom had more pressing issues as well.  The shower stall was small and cramped; it also suffered from a persistent mildew problem.  Repeated attempts to thoroughly clean the joints in the man-made marble walls were had no lasting effect.  The mildew, most likely caused by a failed shower pan, simply returned in short order.

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The larger corner jacuzzi tub had stopped working and seemed to dwarf the smaller bathroom all the more.  Lee Ann needed some solutions.  The cabinets and counter top were in good shape and did not need replacing.

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Lee Ann's New Tile Floor

The conclusion was reached to remove the flooring, bath tub and shower.  Once the demolition was completed, the rebuild could began.  The new plan included a six foot (1 foot longer than a standard bath tub) fiberglass jacuzzi tub  with a removable fiberglass front panel.  A shower was combined with the tub in order to create a closet opening with built-in shelves.  Storage had always been a short fall in this bathroom.

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Brandon was able to fabricate a wrought iron shower curtain rod as part of the rebuilding effort.  A 12″ ceramic tile was selected for the new shower walls with a matching bullnose and the floor covering.  Once the toilet was reseated and a free coat of paint had been applied to all the walls and trim, Lee Ann was free to enjoy a wonderfully updated bathroom more suited to her needs.

 

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We pride ourselves at Quinta on our attention to details and ensuring that you receive the best customer service possible.  We want to leave you with a level of satisfaction which encourages you to tell all your friends and family of the great service you received.  Contact us today at Quinta Contractors, LLC for your free estimate; whether you need a new roof or a new kitchen, we are ready to serve all your home improvement needs.

By:

Bryan Holloway

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Example AR Shingles

Certainteed, one of the premier roofing material providers recently announced the addition of a Limited Lifetime Warranty on their laminated shingles.  At Quinta Contractors, LLC we install roofing materials from a variety of manufactures.  We take pride and care in our installation process; we are encouraged to see one more manufacture who has this level of confidence in the durability and quality of their product.

New Roof with AR Shingles

Roofing is but a part of services offered at Quinta.  From gutters to shutters or kitchen and bath remodels Quinta can help.  Whether a damaged in a hail storm or worn from age, when you need a roof know that we will be here for you.  We provide a two year labor warranty on our roof installations.

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