-Find top-rated Service Providers

Find Top-Rated Urbandale Patio And Sunroom Builders

Angie's List helps you hire the best - and avoid the rest!

Patio And Sunroom Builders to Avoid


Top Rated Patio And Sunroom Builders


Prevent buyer's remorse with us

  • Over 3 million people trust Angie's List to help make the right choice
  • Be informed to avoid costly mistakes
  • Shop with us to ensure a fair price
  • Our complaint resolution team will help if a project goes bad
+See Verified Local Reviews

Over 799 reviews for
Urbandale Patio And Sunroom Builders from people just like you.

"We received many quotes and it was confusing until
took us through a very easy process and explained in detail" some critical points to building this for us that none of the other companies spoke about. His knowledge was far better than any one else and the workmanship from the installer
was great.
and His crew did a great job from start to finish and the detail was incredible. We chose the
sunroom from Seaway and could not be happier. We were able to customize the interior to look how we wanted and the exterior looks like it has been there from the beginning. We love the heating and cooling unit as well. Our sunroom has added so much more living space then we could have anticipated. We are going to use
for all our future needs as well.

-Diane B.

"It took better than three months, instead of the 2 to 3 week promised. Removed original crew and replaced with top notch crew, they were not top notch. Doors still" do not lock and close correctly and the San
office is closed now. All contractors complained about hoping they would get paid on time and that the company owed them for prior jobs. I was forever afraid of a mechanics
on the job. Got a call two weeks ago from Sacremento office and they stated they would be in area to correct issues this week. No follow up call yet. If they follow up, I will review them. Currently, I would say, don't HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH

-Patrick J.

+Join 2 Million People on Angie's List

Over 2 million people trust Angie's List.

  • Your Membership Includes:
  • Instant access to top rated businesses covering 700+ services
  • Our Complaint Resolution Team to help when a project goes bad
  • On-the-go access to our iPhone, Android, & iPad apps
Find top-rated Service Providers
See Verified Local Reviews
Join 2 Million People on Angie's List

Local Articles in Urbandale

Sunrooms and patios

Porches and sunrooms can add space and character to any home. From helping to create a unique look to the many benefits that they offer to the homeowner, these structures have the ability to add visual appeal and extra living space to any home when properly constructed.

beautiful kitchen remodel wood floor
Remodeling - General, Remodeling - Kitchen & Bathroom, Remodeling - Basements, Remodeling - Sunrooms & Patio Enclosures

Dear Angie: We’re planning a remodeling project. What paperwork, such as proof of insurance or certifications, should I request? – Brent M., Chicago Heights, Illinois

covered deck
Decks & Porches, Remodeling - Sunrooms & Patio Enclosures

Trying to decide between a patio or deck? Here's what you need to know.

Angie's List
Appraisals - Real Estate, Architects & Building Design, Basement Waterproofing, Bathtub Refinishing & Liners, Biohazard Remediation, Builders - Garages/Barns/Sheds, Builders - Homes, Cabinet Making, Cabinet Refacing/Restoration, Carpentry - Unfinished, Carpentry - Woodworking, Carpet Sales/Installation/Repair, Chimney Caps, Chimney Repair, Chimney Sweep, Closets, Concrete - Leveling/Mudjacking, Concrete - Pouring & Repair, Concrete - Stamped & Decorative, Countertops, Deck Maintenance, Decks & Porches, Delivery Service, Dock Building & Repair, Doors, Drywall, Dumpster Service, Electrical, Epoxy Flooring, Excavating, Fireplaces, Floor Cleaning/Polishing/Waxing, Flooring Sales/Installation/Repair, Foundation Repair, Fountains, Garage Doors, Glass & Mirrors, Glass Block, Gutter Cleaning, Gutter Repair & Replacement, Handymen, Hardwood Flooring Sales/Installation/Refinishing, Hauling, Heating & A/C, Home Automation, Hurricane Shutters, Insulation, Land Surveying, Landscaping, Landscaping - Hardscaping & Pavers, Landscaping - Lakefront, Landscaping & Lighting, Lawn & Yard Work, Lawn Fertilization & Treatment, Lawn Irrigation, Lead Testing & Removal, Marble & Granite, Masonry, Mold Testing & Remediation, Moving, Painting - Exterior, Painting - Interior, Pest Control/Exterminating, Plumbing, Plumbing - Drain Cleaning, Pressure Washing, Radon Detection & Reduction, Remodeling - Basements, Remodeling - General, Remodeling - Kitchen & Bathroom, Remodeling - Modular & Mobile Home, Remodeling - Sunrooms & Patio Enclosures, Roof Cleaning, Roof Ice/Snow Removal, Roofing, Screen Repair, Septic Tank, Sewer Cleaning, Siding, Skylights, Stone & Gravel, Structural Engineering, Stucco, Tree Service, TV Service - Cable, TV Service - Satellite, Wallpaper Removal, Wallpapering, Window Cleaning, Window Tinting, Window Treatments, Windows, Windows - Egress, Windows - Safety & Security Film, Wrought Iron

Contractors say homeowners with this trait are the most satisfied with home improvement projects.

Pictures of three types of pavers: Textured pavers, smooth pavers, and tumbled pavers.
Remodeling - Sunrooms & Patio Enclosures, Landscaping - Hardscaping & Pavers

Choose the perfect pavers for your patio with these inside tips. Learn the difference between paver styles and which one is right for your family’s patio.

Angie's Answers

Todd said it best.

An itemized list / cost breakdown, more often than not is used against the contractor when it is shared with other builders who will then beat it.

Good contractors use good people, and good people cost more.  Just the cost of having the appropriate insurance / bond can be the difference between winning a job or losing it ot a 'lower bid'.

It is the rule of three; there is Good, Cheap and Fast.  You can have any two:  Good and Cheap, won't be Fast; Good and Fast, won't be Cheap;  Cheap and Fast, won't be Good!

When comparing bids, it isn't the cheapest or the 'nicest' person you should select.   You should understand why there is a large price difference (it shows there are gaps in your design program or what you have asked for specifically, which means there may be arguments later).  If most of the bids are in line, and one is way high or way low,  you want to know why before dismissing or selecting them.

A price-only decision almost always costs more in the long run. 

Good luck!

No.  Heck no.  Here's a good example.  We very recently needed to find someone to install about 500 square feet of exotic wood flooring (we already have the materials).  We contacted about 12-15 top-rated Angieslist contractors.  Out of the few who did get back to us, we got 5 quotes, 2 of them were literally just over the phone.  They "didn't feel it would be necessary to even see the space". 


Here were the bids: 

$4000 (sight unseen), $2800 (sight unseen), $2500, $1500, $1450


We didn't "share our budget for this".  Why would we?  We asked them to bid the job.  That's it.  All of them should be well-qualified and they are all highly rated.  We were interested in how THEY value their time/resources - for an apples/apples job. 


Do you still think that you should tell them about your budget?  Your choice.  From my standpoint it isn't their business.  I'm asking them to bid on a project.  Invariably I'll get some very high bids, medium bids and a few more reasonable ones - ALL from "highly rated contractors". 

For this type of job, you need plans and specs from an Architectural/Engineering firm before thinking about contractors - and to get a building permit. Ben's method would work and done incrementally could cost well over $100,000 plus as he says, but this not really the most economic way to approach this big a job. A House Mover or Foundation Underpinning specialty company can usually slide your house onto a whole new foundation, or jack it up on steel beams and hold it there while a basement is dug underneath it, without any intermediate piers. The jacking/move cost would probably be on the order of $30-40,000, and a new basement probably about $40-50,000 - rough ballpark, though I have been involved in some 1000-1500SF single story jobs that went for under $70,000 total. I have been involved in a fair number of these type jobs - and the way the numbers come out, if there is room on the property to move the house, it is almost always nearly as cheap or cheaper to build an equivalent square footage (basement plus ground level) addition rather than add a basement under the house, and that way your new footage is half above ground so worth more on resale, plus you do not lose use of the house for a month or two. Second cheapest is usually sliding house to a new foundation, if property is large enough to do this - though house is totally cut off from utilities for a week to three. Most expensive, and usually only done in tight city environments or with full 2 story or higher houses, is adding the foundation in place, though your utility interruptions should be on the order of hours at a time rather than days or weeks. Talk to an architect - I think you will quickly lean towards the addition option rather than adding a basement - it is just too expensive to deepen foundations in most cases, plus you WILL get cracking in the house and possible water and sewer pipe problems in a move/underpinning job, which is not the case with an addition. This become more likely the case since you want to add 8 feet off the back of the home anyway - so why not just enlarge the addition and do it all that way - MUCH simpler, and MUCH less disruption of your life, and you get much higher resale return on your investment.

Herlonginc's answer stated that it is not the contractor's job to pay for materials and labor to do the job. I say baloney - a reputable, established contractor has the funds (or a business operations line of credit) to "carry" the job between interim or partial payments, each of which should be keyed to completion of distinct easily measured mileposts in the job, and for a homeowner I would say should be in not more than 20% increments for jobs exceeding a week or so. For shorter jobs, then an initial payment, 50% completion, and completion would be normal. His cost of carry funds is part of his cost of doing business, and is figured as part of his overhead.Bear in mind when he is buying materials and paying labor, his materials he typically pays for on a 10-30 day invoice, and his labor typically a week or two after they work, so he is not really "fronting" that much money if you are giving him weekly or biweekly interim payments, on a typical residential job.

If he does not have the funds to buy materials (excepting possibly deposit on special-order or luxury items, which still typically are 10-30 day invoiceable to him) and hire personnel then he is a fly-by-night operation, and he should not be bidding that size job. You should never (other than MAYBE an earnest deposit of not more than the LESSER of 10% or $5000) let the payments get ahead of the approved/inspected work progress - typically payment should be 10-20% BEHIND the progress, with at least 10% retained at the effective end of work until final inspections and completion of the final "punchlist".

That promotes rapid continuation of the work, discourages the all-too common nightmare of contractors taking on more work than they can handle so they leave your job for weeks or months to go work on someone else's job (frequently to start that someone else's new job so he can get the job), and does not leave you out a tremendous amount of cash if he does not finish and you have to hire another contractor to finish the job. Remember, if you have to hire a new contractor to finish the job, he will charge you a lot more than the original bid to finish someone else's unfinished mess.

This may seem cynical, but having started in the construction business about 50 years ago and seeing the shenanigans that a lot of contractors pull you cannot be too safe. You have to remember contractors are like any other people - I would say maybe 10% are outright crooks, another 25% or so will pull a fast one or overcharge if the opportunity presents itself, maybe 30% will do the work but not any better than they are forced to, about 25% are good conscientious reputable workmen, and the last 10% or so are really spectacular - conscientious, fair, and efficient craftsmen. This top 35% are the only ones you should have bidding in the first place. Therefore, only get bids from long-term reputable firms (so you shake out the marginal short-timers with less experience and also generally less ability to finish the job on budget and schedule), only those that have good RECENT references, and preferably with excellent word-of-mouth recommendation from people you know and trust. That way, you are starting right off with the cream of the crop, so hopefully whichever one bids low should be a good choice.

NEVER start with bids, then check the references of the low bidder - why even consider a vendor or contractor who you do not have faith in from the start ? Get references and short-list you possibles BEFORE you ask for bids.

Low bids - that is another matter - commonly the low bidder is NOT who you want, especially if he is significantly lower than several others, which might mean he is desperate for work, made a math error, or did not correctly figure the entire scope of work. You want a reasonable bid with someone you connect with and trust - that is worth a lot more in the success of the job than the absolute lowest bid.


Sunroom And Patio reviews in Urbandale


Urbandale Patio And Sunroom Builders Provider Name Locked
and Remodeling delivered a kitchen transformation that exceeded all of my expectations in so many ways.
Urbandale Patio And Sunroom Builders Provider Name Locked
Van Nuys headed the design phase and really listened to my ideas and preferences. She was very patient as she helped me choose cabinets, appliances, paint, hardware, and tile. She understood that with our open floor plan the
new components had to compliment several existing spaces, and the final result achieves that goal beautifully. I really
appreciated having the computer generated renderings to get a better feel for how our ideas would look before construction started. I think that helped ensure that we were all on the same page before construction began.
As we moved to construction,
Urbandale Patio And Sunroom Builders Provider Name Locked
, took the
Urbandale Patio And Sunroom Builders Provider Name Locked
of the project. We had a very tight timeline for the installation and he kept everything right on track. Each project will have a problem or two. When we had a couple of logistical issues pop
up, he worked calmly and got them resolved very quickly, keeping me informed each step of the way. He was managing
several projects simultaneously with mine, but I never felt like he didn’t have time for my questions or that my project was not as important as any of the others he was watching over.
Urbandale Patio And Sunroom Builders Provider Name Locked
Burns was here each day making sure that all of the little details required to keep things on track were addressed. He
was extremely considerate at each step, always finding ways to accomplish the tasks required with minimal disruption or discomfort for me and my family (including my two beagles). We painted the lower cabinets, and he devised a temporary venting system to reduce the fumes in the house while it was drying. He also made sure that things were done
right and to my satisfaction, no matter how many trips to Lowes or the paint store it took.
Each person from
Urbandale Patio And Sunroom Builders Provider Name Locked
and Remodeling was professional and courteous while they were working in my home. In addition, each specialty contractor required for the job was outstanding.
Urbandale Patio And Sunroom Builders Provider Name Locked
delivered new custom cabinets
that were exactly what I had envisioned and are made to last.
Urbandale Patio And Sunroom Builders Provider Name Locked
did an amazing job on our tile. It was so nice that each person wanted to make sure that I was completely happy and that I didn’t have to settle for “good enough”.

- Michelle B.

Terrible. Signed the contract on April of 2014. Started putting up the screen encloser in
Urbandale Patio And Sunroom Builders Provider Name Locked
. Very shoddy work. The first inspection by Indian River County failed miserably. Called over 16 times to
Urbandale Patio And Sunroom Builders Provider Name Locked
and received double talk and lots pf promises but to no avail. Every time I call they came up with some excuse. In September, because I paid them with my Visa Card I notified Visa and my bank. Showing the two failed inspection. Visa nnd my bank debited
Urbandale Patio And Sunroom Builders Provider Name Locked
account in the amount of $5500.00. I notified
Urbandale Patio And Sunroom Builders Provider Name Locked
with a copy of the letter to the bank and Visa. It took FSB until October to realize the money was debited by Visa. At that time they sent two crews to fix the problems. After Inspection by Indian River County it failed again. FSB wanted partial payment up front until the problem was solved. I told them 'not a
Urbandale Patio And Sunroom Builders Provider Name Locked
' They intern had another crew come out again to fix all the problems. Five crews altogether to put up one screen encloser. This time Indian River County passed the encloser and I notified the bank to release the money to FSB. Anyone who uses this company for any project will
Urbandale Patio And Sunroom Builders Provider Name Locked
the day. They are the worst company I have ever dealt with.

- Leland F.

Urbandale Patio And Sunroom Builders Provider Name Locked
was on the clock as we anticipated our first
Urbandale Patio And Sunroom Builders Provider Name Locked
Urbandale Patio And Sunroom Builders Provider Name Locked
promised he would try to finish before the baby arrived and he delivered on that promise, while also creating a quality project.
- Mike S.

The only reason I didn't give them 5 stars was I though the price was a little high and the permitting process a little long, but our huge new decorative alumawood patio is spectacular!

The process of working with them is really nice, everyone kept in touch with me on a weekly basis. I knew what was happening the entire time. As I mentioned above, the permit ok a while and they were not the cheapest company, but I wanted a customized
Urbandale Patio And Sunroom Builders Provider Name Locked
style patio roof and I knew these guys would do the best job.

- Alicia V.

It's very nice and they did a great job. They were very professional and very nice to work with. There were 3 contractors that we worked with. They were knowledgeable of their work. We also received a nice discount through this company and a 5 year warranty. We are very happy with their work.
- Shirley F.

Crew arrived on time daily, consistent attention to detail. I was kept informed daily of the work in progress - job
Urbandale Patio And Sunroom Builders Provider Name Locked
answered all questions. In mid-project we had severe thunderstorm and small water leak occurred at an adjacent window. Job
Urbandale Patio And Sunroom Builders Provider Name Locked
and lead carpenter (
Urbandale Patio And Sunroom Builders Provider Name Locked
Urbandale Patio And Sunroom Builders Provider Name Locked
) came immediately (on a Sunday) and fixed the issue. So professional!
- NAN S.

Urbandale Patio And Sunroom Builders Provider Name Locked
and team were extremely knowledgeable, professional, and friendly. I had a lot of questions throughout the process and
Urbandale Patio And Sunroom Builders Provider Name Locked
always calmly went through all the options and tradeoffs. He also provided numerous quotes of the various configurations until I finalized what worked best for me in terms of pricing and deliverables. The Alfresco team had to coordinate their timing with a few other vendors that were doing other parts of the project. They were always flexible and went out of their way to get the job done in the time frames needed.
- Anthony S.

Over last winter, our 1970's style patio enclosure roof developed a leak in between a few of the seams, and we had water leaking in. In the spring, we made appointments with several companies to give us quotes on both replacing just the roof, and replacing the entire existing enclosure. When
Urbandale Patio And Sunroom Builders Provider Name Locked
, from Better Living came out to take a look at the old patio enclosure and explain the options that his company has, he was able to answer all of our questions and provide suggestions. The most important factor from his visit was that I felt that I could trust him as he was the not only the owner of the Better Living
Urbandale Patio And Sunroom Builders Provider Name Locked
branch, but as we came to find out, he also was on site at the job to lead the installation.
We eventually chose Better Living to replace the existing three season room with a four season room as it is located off of our family room and both our family and dogs like spending time out in the sunroom as much as possible. By going with the four season room, we figured that we can get some extended use of the room in the colder months.
Urbandale Patio And Sunroom Builders Provider Name Locked
helped in selecting the new layout of the doors and windows along with making the recommendation to raise the roofline about a foot, and add transom windows along the outside wall. This not only gave us a better sight line into the yard, but also gave us the ability to add a ceiling fan to the room, which has made a big difference in the summer months.
Overall, the entire process went pretty flawlessly.
Urbandale Patio And Sunroom Builders Provider Name Locked
and his assistant removed the old patio enclosure the first day, and began re-building the new one soon after. The total project took about 5 days. One thing that was impressive was that they generally care about the homeowner. From the cleanup of the job site, to the little things like ensuring any openings to the house have been sealed up at the end of the day, everything was very professional...they came to the house, did their work, cleaned up, and left. As another surprise that I wasn't expecting, and something we had never talked about...
Urbandale Patio And Sunroom Builders Provider Name Locked
re-faced the wall where the room attached to the house with a vinyl siding product to finish off the room. This really did help complete the room as previously there had been aluminum siding there, but with the back wall finished, the entire room looks fresh and modern, and looks more like a room, than an add-on porch.
The final result has been great. We have enjoyed a lot of time this summer in the sun room, and have noticed a difference with the temperature in there having the new insulated glass and roof installed...it is comfortable even on the
Urbandale Patio And Sunroom Builders Provider Name Locked
days during the summer. The doors and windows all operate quietly and provide a good seal, something that our previous sunroom lacked. Overall, I'd highly recommend Better Living
Urbandale Patio And Sunroom Builders Provider Name Locked
, as we have had a very positive experience with them.
Urbandale Patio And Sunroom Builders Provider Name Locked
is a true professional and cares about the customer by ensuring the job is done right, and was very responsive throughout the entire project.
- Michael K.

Patio And Sunroom Builders in Urbandale, IA

Companies below are listed in alphabetical order. To view top rated service providers along with reviews and ratings, Join Angie's List Now!

02 Remodel

4304 98th Street


732 53RD ST
Des Moines

A Perfect Finish Drywall & Construction

6640 Mott Ave
Windsor Heights

A&J Home Improvement

2011 E 23rd St
Des Moines

A-1 Handyman

833 C Ave


Box 4631
Des Moines

Afterimage Construction Services LLC

PO Box 65975
West Des Moines

Amazed Design & Construction

PO Box 48
Saint Marys

Archadeck of Central Iowa

2925 99th St


406 SE 3RD ST

Ark Construction LLC

PO Box 22237

B-Squared Construction

27 Pivot Rock Rd

Benchmark Construction LLC

1900 Cedar Street


3355 SE Crossroads Drive

Better Home Construction

1601 2nd Ave SW

Blueprint Homes LLC

14212 Ridgemont Drive

BMB Finishes

4525 77th St.

Brenizer Builders

115 Elm Court

Bridgewater Handyman Service LLC

2027 64th St
Windsor Heights

Brown & Co.

422 60th St
Des Moines

Bull West Design

4715 Devlin Dr

Buresh Home Solutions, Inc.

9379 Swanson Blvd

Can-Dew Construction

614 SW 59th St
Des Moines

Champion Window of Des Moines

5550 Wild Rose Ln
West Des Moines


545 Hwy 6

City Builders

2009 Center St
Cedar Falls

City Builders

1320 NE 60th Ave
Des Moines


1927 NW 90TH ST

Deaver Electric Inc

8810 Swanson Blvd

deWit Construction & Remodeling

10500 Hickman Road, Suite C

Duane Dixon

1306 32nd St
West Des Moines

Elite Electric Service LLC

4108 68th St.

Eric Eugene Woods

417 Wilson St.
Van Meter

Haes Construction

818 Sw Ankeny Blvd

Hammerhead Construction, LLC

6612 Sheridan AVE
Des Moines

Harless Construction

4960 Ashley Park Dr
West Des Moines

Hartman Remodeling & Constr

11761 Nw Beaver Dr

Hawkeye Windows & Doors, Inc

104 Brookeridge Dr.

Hickory Construction Inc

P.O. Box 136

High Caliber Construction

5125 Aurora Ave
Des Moines

Holst Construction

4665 North East 7th street
Des Moines


4380 E. Oakwood Dr.
Pleasant Hill

Hughes Home Improvements LLC

809 Cade Court
Des Moines

JD Homeowner Services

4807 160th Ave

Jepson Enterprises

1812 60th St
Des Moines

jerry d. lohner

3500 36th St
Des Moines

Jespersen Construction

4909 NW 8th St

KC Handyman Services

1848 Fuller Rd
West Des Moines

Kent's Karpentry

1540 48th St
Des Moines

KRM Development

10640 Justin Dr.

Kurth Construction

14694 Kennedy st

L&M Building & Remodeling

651 Long Street

Laura's Designs

405 East Mission Street
Strawberry Point

Magnolia Outdoor Living

3522 Ashford-Dunwoody Rd.

MDH Design & Construction

1986 NW 80th Ct

Michael Harris, LLC

126 1/2 S. 11th Street
West Des Moines

Midwest Remodel

po box 753

Minka Enterprises LLC

4140 100th ST #10

Modern Touches LLC

6781 Hickman Rd

Platinum Development Co

2538 73rd St

Premier Construction Services

5461 Sandstone Dr
West Des Moines

Professional Home Improvement LLC

3945 42nd Street
Des Moines

Quail Valley Homes

7105 Oak Brook Dr

Red Head Rehabs

12004 Hatteras St

Red House Remodeling

5904 Ashworth Rd
West Des Moines

Remodeling Contractors

PO Box 235

schultz construction

4999 Ash Dr
Des Moines




627 Main Street

Superior Exteriors

3076 104th St

Swieter Home Lawn and Snow LLC

2900 Capitol Ave
Des Moines

Tasler Carpentry LLC

4975 170th Ave

Trezac Construction

355 88th St
West Des Moines

Umthun Construction

11651 NW 121st St

Veldkamp Construction Services LLC.

4532 Boulevard Place
Des Moines

Vice Construction

PO Box 644


12637 S 265 W Suite 100

WINDOW WORLD of Des Moines

5201 NE 14th Street
Des Moines

Worth Exteriors Inc

475 SE Alices Rd

ZJ Maintenance

3811 University Ave
Des Moines

Join Angie's List to get the best local reviews in Urbandale.

What Does My Membership Include?
  • Instant access to reviews for 700+ services
  • Exclusive service discounts - up to 70 percent off!
  • Top-notch support from our live call center
How does Angie's List work?
1. Say you need a Sunroom Contractor
2. Angie's List has tons of detailed, local reviews.
3. Find a winner, and book them.
4. Angie's List is there to resolve any issues.
Good Morning America
Fox News
USA Today
The Wall Street Journal
MSN money