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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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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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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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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.

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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.

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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

 

 

Improved Warranty

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