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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
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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:


General Contractors Raleigh-Durham-Cary NC, Patios, Decks and Screened Porch Conversions to Lanai Sunrooms
Craftsman Direct Handyman of Durham Specializes in Wood Deck, Patio and Screened Porch Conversions to Three or Four Season Lanai Sunroom Enclosures

RALEIGH-CARY-DURHAM NC -- October 28, 2014 -- Craftsman Direct Handyman Home Improvement, interviewed by the Winston-Salem Journal as one of the Triad's expert deck builders offers homeowners the option of converting outdoor decks or porches into a sunroom or lanai....

Patios, Decks and Screened Porch Conversions to Lanai Sunrooms

"...We can do enclosure conversions," continued Smoak, "but we can also build a custom wood deck or screened porch if that is what you need."   - Read the full press release...



National Association of the Remodeling Industry Raleigh-Durham-Cary
Craftsman Direct Handyman Accepts Invitation to Join NARI, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry

RALEIGH-CARY-DURHAM NC -- October 1, 2014 -- Craftsman Direct Handyman Home Improvement has accepted an invitation to join NARI, National Association of the Remodeling Industry.

"Not every remodeling company can cut the mustard to be a member of NARI," said Lee Mendel Smoak, President of Craftsman Direct. "We have a tremendous record of success remodeling homes in the Raleigh area for the last 14 years. It is an honor to represent such a prestigious institution such as NARI. Their commitment to the contractor code of ethics is unparalleled."

  - Read the full press release...