Because outdoor living projects can go so many directions, there is no single route for arriving at the backyard you want. The first step in our free estimating process, however, is for one of our project consultants to meet you at your house. Our goal for this initial visit is to understand your vision for your backyard, and that vision can be almost limitless. Our project consultants go through rigorous training to assist you no matter the direction you choose to go, and they bring an iPad filled with pictures of completed projects in case you need a few ideas. From that point, some projects are simple and require very few decisions up front; some require several meetings, rendered drawings, and hours of preparation before a quote can even be given. Regardless, Allied handles the project from cradle to grave: whether it’s HOA, permitting, or helping with specific design aspects, you can count on Allied’s experience to complete the process and build the backyard you’ve always wanted. Our goal throughout the process, no matter the size, is to make sure you see your dream become a reality.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take for me to get my proposal?
Our goal is to get you pricing at the completion of the initial visit. Due to the complexity of certain projects, though, it can sometimes take a few days to get you accurate pricing. Typically, pricing and drawings (if necessary) will be back to you within a week.
How long will my project take?
That is a difficult question to answer. Some of our projects can be completed within a week of the start date but that is not the norm. Most of our projects can be completed within a few weeks but it can take longer than that as well. Things like inspections/permitting/HOA and design changes can slow us down during the project. Rest assured, you will be given a projected timeline and then communicated thoroughly the whole way through.
How do I select my materials?
We have a variety of ways that this can happen. Often times, homeowners are able to select materials used on the job from our iPads but sometimes more is required. We will meet you at a stone yard, deliver samples to your house or whatever else is necessary for you to make your decisions.
Do your standards of construction comply with what my city/HOA requires?
Yes. We maintain general liability insurance and even workers comp (not required in Texas) to make sure you are covered. We handle the gathering of all required permiting, scheduling of any inspections and the entire HOA application process as well. Our goal is to make this a much simpler process than you anticipate.
How can I know that my roof will not leak?
It’s understandable to feel some reservations when a project ties in to your home. But that’s why you chose Allied: first, you know we’ve already done the work to find contractors who will correctly handle the difficult, technical sides of your construction project; second, you know we honor our workmanship warranty. In other words, we don’t anticipate a leak; but if there is one, we’re the company you want addressing that situation, too.
Do you offer a warranty?
Every outdoor living project we complete comes with a one year workmanship warranty, which is a guarantee that the installation will meet our internal standards. In some cases, product lines may come with an additional manufacturer’s warranty, which warrants against defects in the materials themselves. These manufacturer’s warranties vary in length, and can be discussed with your consultant.
What type of appliances do you use in your kitchens?
We can use anything from Viking to Wolf to RCS but we prefer to use Coyote. We feel that they provide the best value, a great look and a dependable product.
Do you offer Landscape services?