Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions2018-04-10T07:31:37+00:00

General FAQs

At Allied Remodeling, one of our 3 owners will be your project manager. We do this because it guarantees you get a point of contact that will be responsive and accountable. You will get the owner’s cell phone number that you can use anytime.

Our way of doing business eliminates the typical miscommunications and lack of accountability that plague this industry and cause so many headaches for homeowners.

Payment is due AFTER the project is completed. In fact, we don’t even take deposits. This is unusual – most home improvement companies insist on at least a deposit before they will begin any work.

This is about our integrity. We don’t want you to pay us for something when we haven’t done anything yet or when it is half done. When we have it done – and done right – then we will accept payment.

You can arrange your own financing if that is your preference. But also know that you can explore financing options with Allied Remodeling. Our financing partners have some very competitive offers, including some ZERO INTEREST plans. We make it easy to apply and approval is usually instant. Visit our Financing Page to discover more.

Yes, we accept all major credit cards.

Yes, we will gladly give you references. We can give you as many as you want to talk to – you should be completely comfortable with Allied Remodeling before you sign anything.

We strongly recommend you contact references for any company you are considering – including us. One of the best ways to quickly learn about any contractor in Central MD is to talk to the customers who have already done business with them.

Yes. Before we explain our warranty, let us tell you what is typical in this industry. Most companies (including most remodeling companies in Central MD) give either no labor warranty or a 1-year labor warranty. 5-year labor warranties are sometimes offered and these are considered above average.

That is not nearly good enough.

Allied Remodeling always matches the manufacturer’s warranty on the product we are installing. If the product has a lifetime warranty, our labor warranty is also lifetime. If the product comes with a 25 year warranty, our labor warranty is for 25 years. We fully stand behind our work. Period.

Roofing FAQs

We have installed more than 25,000 roofs in the Baltimore and Washington area. With tens of thousands of roofs completed, we are the proven, secure choice for homeowners who want it done right the first time.

Yes, we are certified by both major roofing manufacturers – CertainTeed and GAF. With CertainTeed we are certified as both Shingle Masters and Master Shingle Applicators. From GAF, we have earned the Weather Stopper Roofing Contractor certification.

Yes, and it will be outstanding. This is why we work with the best manufacturers because they have the best warranties. Some of the specifics of your warranty will vary depending on your choice of shingle. The differences will all be clearly explained during your free consultation. You can also go to our Warranties page to see more.

One other thing you should know about warranties: even if you have an outstanding product warranty, there is a “loophole” with many roofing companies in Annapolis, Towson, Potomac and surrounding areas. This is because a defect in the product itself is covered, but anything that happens because of poor installation is NOT covered. Allied Remodeling doesn’t think that is right, so we have closed this loophole. We give you a labor warranty that matches the length of the product warranty. If the product is covered for a lifetime, so is the labor.

Only our experienced, fully-trained crews that have worked for us for years. A majority have been with us for 5 or more year – some even since we launched in 1996. It is a little-known secret in this industry that many roofing companies in Annapolis, Potomac and surrounding areas are essentially sales companies that then sub-contract out the job to the lowest bidder. With these practices, sometimes unskilled temporary day labor is used. We reject these methods as they lower quality and increase headaches.

Our opinion is that CertainTeed and GAF are the undisputed best roofing manufacturers for roofing replacement in Bowie, Silver Spring and surrounding areas. They have been the two longest-lasting, innovative, and top quality choices for a long time. We are comfortable with either.

But there are small but important details that put CertainTeed over the top. One is that CertainTeed warranties aesthetic defects in their shingles. If GAF shingles develop staining but there is nothing wrong with the integrity of the shingles, they will not cover that under warranty. CertainTeed will cover shingles even if it is only an aesthetic defect.

CertainTeed also makes it a policy to publish the weight of their products, and when it comes to roofing, heavier means more durable. By being transparent with this data, CertainTeed allows us to help the homeowner make a more informed choice.

This commitment to the little extra touches is a sure signal of the overall quality of CertainTeed.

During your initial consultation, we will measure your roof using one of our experienced estimators. Should you move forward with Allied Remodeling, we use satellite technology to confirm the measurements with the best possible accuracy. This program is then used to order and fully track the exact right amount of materials using the satellite measurements.

The result is a more time-efficient process, with less material waste and more cost savings.

During your initial consultation, we will measure your roof using one of our experienced estimators. Should you move forward with Allied Remodeling, we use satellite technology to confirm the measurements with the best possible accuracy. This program is then used to order and fully track the exact right amount of materials using the satellite measurements.

The result is a more time-efficient process, with less material waste and more cost savings.

Siding FAQs

No, there are some important differences. For example, many siding contractors in Bel Air, Rockville and surrounding areas use inexperienced labor that nails siding to tight to the home which causes bending and even cracking of the siding.

We also use CertainTeed’s exclusive “Stud Finder” System which ensures that the siding is attached to every stud. Other systems can be hit or miss about using every stud. These are just a couple of examples. The bottom line is that experience and attention to detail do matter when installing siding.

Yes, and it will be a Lifetime Warranty. CertainTeed has been around for more than 100 years and has earned a reputation for always standing behind their products. We have a policy to always provide warranties in writing. In fact, we post our warranties online for all to see – you can visit our Warranty page to get more information.

One other thing you should know about warranties: even if you have an outstanding product warranty, there is a “loophole” with many siding contractors in Central MD. This is because a defect in the product itself is covered, but anything that happens because of poor installation is NOT covered. Allied Remodeling doesn’t think that is right, so we have closed this loophole. We give you a labor warranty that matches the length of the product warranty. If the product is covered for a lifetime, so is the labor.

Besides amazing warranty protection, CertainTeed has some significant advantages. They have stricter quality control standards compared to other leading manufacturers.

When you do a side-by-side comparison with other siding, it also becomes clear that CertainTeed has a richer, higher quality look. And if you choose a wood grain pattern, it is much more natural looking.

CertainTeed offers their panels in several sizes: 12’, 16’, and 24’. Most siding contractors in Rockville and similar areas offer just 12’ panels. The different CertainTeed sizes allow us to cut down on seams by as much as 40%.

Siding installation in Ellicott City, Annapolis and surrounding areas is a great opportunity to make your home more energy efficient, but it is important to make the right choices. Typically siding companies install Tyvek as a vapor barrier and to cut down on drafts. Tyvek is not a bad choice, but we offer a better one.

We install a radiant barrier as the first layer under your siding. It reflects radiant heat which will significantly cut down on the heat transfer and lessen the burden on your air conditioner during hot days. It is a superior choice to Tyvek.

During a free siding consultation, we can also show you the best siding choices for energy efficiency.

Window FAQs

Yes – in fact, we consider this to be one of the most crucial aspects of quality window replacement in Central MD. Because of many significant advances in technology over the past 10+ years, replacement windows are now more energy efficient than ever before, and at reasonable prices.

It would actually be a dis-service to offer inferior windows, even when they have a lower price tag. This is because the long-term cost of inefficient windows through lost energy savings is huge. You should always select windows that save energy every month so your investment in new windows can pay off over time.

Our windows come with an outstanding U-factor rating, which is the best gauge of the energy efficiency of a window.

For most homeowners in areas like Rockville, Towson and Annapolis, vinyl windows are far and away the best choice. Vinyl is a less expensive option than wood or fiberglass. Vinyl windows are so durable they come with a lifetime warranty. You do not have to sacrifice beauty with vinyl – there are lots of terrific options to match any home.

And, of course, vinyl windows are virtually maintenance-free.

While we love vinyl windows, we are also experts at installing wood windows if that is your preference

Our vinyl windows come with a Lifetime Warranty. One big benefit to working with Allied Remodeling is that we always match our manufacturer warranty with a labor warranty. This means your window will also come with a Lifetime Labor Warranty.

We encourage you to compare our Lifetime Labor Warranty with what other contractors in Central MD offer. You may be shocked to find that many offer 1 year of less, and virtually no one does what we do.

You can also go to our Warranty page to discover more.

Even when replacing all the windows in your home, it will be done in a day or less (usually less). In rare cases where more time is needed, everything will be discussed and agreed upon before installation starts. You will always know your project’s schedule.

Anything you could need for any residential home, we offer. We’ve been around 18+ years and our crews have tons of experience with all kinds of unique situations and they always get the job done. Some of the styles we offer include: Double-Hung, Slider, Picture, Casement, Basement Hopper, Bays & Bows, Garden Style, Patio Glass Doors, and more. We also offer awnings.

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