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Sunrooms, Lanais and Screened Enclosures - Raleigh NC


Sunroom-Lanai Enclosures/Conversions - Raleigh NC
  • FREE quote
  • NO money down
  • We will pull all permits
  • We will help with design if needed
  • We are licensed, bonded, insured
Excellent work!

Project: Conversion of Porch to an Enclosed Sunroom

[Craftsman Direct] converted our screened porch into a sunroom, which entailed quite a bit of drywall work...installation of a number of windows and a new exterior door. We chose Craftsman because the company had performed a number of projects for us around the house...so we had great confidence in the quality and value of their work...The lead craftsman exercised particular quality control over the drywall installation and painting to make sure we would be happy with the finished look of the room.      -    Janet C. in Raleigh, NC


Craftsman Direct Inc. can take almost any outdoor deck or patio and convert it into a beautiful enclosed sunroom or lanai four seasons room. We offer "Worry-Free" Liability Insurance and Bonding. Whatever you need, we will come on-site to give you a written estimate.

We will give you a FREE estimate on a sunroom conversion to a lanai enclosure in Raleigh NC. Give us a call.
We will do the job right - how YOU want it.

Things to Consider When Building/Adding or Converting a Deck or Porch into a Sunroom or Lanai Four Seasons Room Enclosure in Raleigh NC
There are a few things you need to think about if you are converting a patio, deck or lanai into a sunroom:
- city codes, inspections and permits
- engineering drawings
- foundation and footings
- electrical wiring - installation of windows and doors

A new or converted sunroom must meet all city/county codes, inspections and permits. You do not want to get a week into a major remodeling project and then find out that the work is not going to pass inspections. This can also come back to haunt you when you try to sell your home. Craftsman Direct will take care of all codes, inspections and we will pull permits for the job. Additional costs for permits will be added to the invoice.

Engineering Drawings for a Sunroom or Lanai Enclosures
We will get an engineer to draw up plans for your new sunroom or lanai (or you can hire an engineer). This makes all code and permit pulling go smoothly. You will keep the plans once the project is completed.

Proper Foundation for Converting a Porch or Lanai into a Sunroom
The most important aspect of a porch/deck conversion is the foundation. Most outdoor wood decks are constructed to support not only the deck, but also a roof. We have never had to enhance or redo the concrete footings, but this must be inspected before the sunroom enclosure roof is built. Our professional engineer will verify the structural integrity for the additional load of a shingled roof.

Match the Color of the Existing Roofing Shingle
It is oftentimes not easy to perfectly match new shingle color to older shingles, but we will do our best with your input.

Electrical Wiring for a Lanai or Sunroom Enclosure
Our plans will include electrical wiring for all lighting, fans and outlets - this is part of the coding and checking permits that you will not have to worry about. We will take care of these details and keep you updated.

Get your existing deck, porch or lanai converted into a beautiful sunroom so you can enjoy it throughout the year. Craftsman Direct can help you make this dream a reality!

Craftsman Direct in the News:


House Painting Projects
Craftsman Direct Handyman Encourages Homeowners to Call Now for Exterior House Painting, Decks and Porches as well as Interior Painting Projects

CARY-DURHAM-RALEIGH - August 16, 2014 -- Craftsman Direct Handyman Home Improvement encourages homeowners to schedule their house painting projects now while summer weather prevails.

"You want to get your painting projects done while the weather is warm," said Lee Mendel Smoak, President of Craftsman Direct. "Waiting until the fall can be problematic with rain and wind being more common. We have painting teams ready to get on your house: exterior jobs, decks and porches as well as interior painting projects."   - Read the full press release...



Basement-Attic Remodeling
Craftsman Direct Helps Homeowners Prepare for Football Season with Man Cave Remodeling Ideas for Basements, Attics and Unfinished Spaces

CARY-DURHAM-RALEIGH - July 23, 2014 -- Craftsman Direct Handyman Home Improvement is ready to help homeowners find a good design to transform your basement, attic, or unfinished space into a great man cave.

"College football will be here soon," said Lee Mendel Smoak, President of Craftsman Direct. "We can help you transform your basement or attic into a college football game day man cave. Tell us your ideas and we will help to take your ideas from paper into reality - an attractive man cave for football games, wii games, movies, NASCAR or whatever your man needs."   - Read the full press release...