Can a Window Well Cover Increase the Value of a Home?

Many homes have window well covers. If yours doesn’t or it’s time to replace them, you may be wondering if it’s worth it. Not only do you want them to be functional, but if you’re going to spend time and money installing window well covers you want to make sure it will be worthwhile! We have good news for you. Here are three ways that adding window well covers can increase the value of a home.

Improve the Look
Right off the bat, you can expect your window well covers to improve the look of your window wells and the outside of your home. Let’s face it, when it comes to the value of your home in the eyes of potential buyers (or even lookey-loos from the curb), appearance is everything. Function aside, you can choose several attractive window well covers from Windowell Expressions.
First, you have standard grate covers. They are the most traditional window well cover, and are very attractive while being cost effective. You really can’t go wrong with a grate cover.
Windowell Expressions also offers a clear window well cover which is a great way to improve the look of your home. They are a great choice because they don’t distract from your home; a clear cover offers plenty of light while offering a clear and clean look.

Protect from Damage
When you have window well covers installed over your window wells, you are not only increasing the aesthetics, but you are also protecting your home from damage. Window well covers, particularly clear covers, can help keep water out of your basement. And everyone knows that water damage can be one of the most frustrating and costly types of damage you can deal with. Window well covers will also keep people, animals, and even pests out and away from your basement. You can keep your window well’s drainage system clean and working properly by keeping debris and garbage out of your window well too. Again, this is achieved by installing a window well cover! The protection your cover will give you will benefit the overall value of your home by avoiding damage and unnecessary maintenance.
If you already have window wells that are weathered or damaged, you can easily increase the value of your home simply by replacing them with a new cover. And with a new cover, you’ll of course be getting all of the added protection listed above.

Keeping up to Code
If you want to make your home move valuable by adding a bedroom or office space to the basement, you’ll have to make sure it passes inspection. Egress windows are necessary in basements in order to pass code. Having a window well cover over your egress window will comply with codes because it is easily opened from the inside for a quick escape if necessary. But at the same time, your window well cover can serve as a barrier for intruders too!

If you are interested in increasing the value of your home by installing a window well cover, contact Windowell Expressions today!