Depending on where you live, winter can mean increased levels of moisture and precipitation which, depending on how well your basement window wells were installed, can mean leakage and basement water damage. A leaking basement window is not something you want to leave unaddressed for long as it can lead to mold, rotting studs, and… Continue reading What Can You Do to Prevent Your Basement Window Well From Leaking This Winter?
From bringing natural light into your basement to offering a backup escape route in case of emergencies, window wells are a handy feature to have attached to your home. But to protect window wells adequately, you need covers as well. The question is, should you go with a custom design or a do-it-yourself (DIY) approach?… Continue reading Custom vs DIY Window Well Covers
Window wells are a requirement for homes with basements. In fact, window wells legally must have enough space for a firefighter in full gear. But whether it’s you or emergency services trying to access your window well, having a window well ladder makes it easier to go up and down. But how do you know… Continue reading The Importance of Having a Window Well Ladder
If you live in the Denver area, window well covers are a must. For homes with basements, it’s important to cover up those window wells, especially when you have pets or children who play in the yard and are in danger of falling in the well. Covers pose no danger to those living in the… Continue reading Plastic Window Well Covers vs Steel Window Well Covers: Which Is Best?
Do you realize how many different types of metal there are available for use in manufacturing? Lots. Iron, lead, copper, gold, aluminum, brass, just to name a few. Steel is an alloy metal, meaning it’s a mixture of more than one thing. It’s mostly iron, but combined with carbon and sometimes other elements like nickel or chrome. Steel… Continue reading Which Metal Window Well Covers are Best?
So, you’re a handyman. Or, maybe you’re not, but you decide that a DIY window well cover is the best way to go. After all, there’s something to be said about building, creating, installing that gives you a sense of pride in what you’re done as well as the money you’ve saved. Plus, you can brag… Continue reading What About a DIY Window Well Cover?
Steel window well covers are most likely the ones that come to mind when you are considering custom covers for your basement wells. They’re affordable, look good and offer great protection. This makes them a popular choice for most home owners. Let’s take a look at what to expect with steel window well covers. Strongest Covers… Continue reading Steel Window Well Covers Offer Strength
Well, anyone who has egress windows. For some homes, it may be more necessary than others, but egress window covers should be an addition to any home or business that has empty, open window wells. If you own a building that has a basement, you probably want to protect it as best you can. We’ve… Continue reading Who Needs Egress Window Covers?
You may have heard the term “egress” when talking about window wells and wondered what exactly it is. Generally speaking, egress window well covers would be the same thing as any other window well cover. An egress window is one that is simply large enough to get out of in case of emergency. The word… Continue reading What are EGRESS Window Well Covers?
The answer to this is no and yes. Many window well covers, like the ones you find at big box stores, are pre made and there is nothing custom about them. Covers that are custom made for your wells are a better value over time and definitely worth the minor cost. If you’re in the… Continue reading Are All Window Well Covers Custom Made and Worth the Cost?