The Importance of Protecting Your Window Wells in the Winter

Your home keeps you and your loved ones warm and cozy all winter long. Which is why it’s equally as important to take care of your home! When you take the time to protect your home, you’re really protecting yourself.

How does one protect a home, you might ask? You should do things like pay your utility bills to keep the heat on, make sure your roof is in good condition and that your yard has proper drainage.

But there is one way you should be protecting your home that may not be so obvious; your window wells. Your window wells serve many purposes, which is why it is so important to protect them in the winter. To understand the important of protecting your window wells in the winter and how to do it, keep reading!

Winter home - Protecting Your Window Wells

Emergencies

Your window well serves as an extra escape route during an emergency. In fact, if you have a basement window well it must provide this egress, or escape. This is critical as fire or other circumstances may prevent those in the house from gaining access to the front door or upstairs windows.

When you are able to open a basement windows and easily climb out of your window well, you will always have extra peace of mind. This is one very important reason to protect your window wells in the winter. Protecting it from filling with excess snow and debris could literally be a matter of life or death.

Flooding

Winter brings with it plenty of snow. That snow may build up, it may turn to ice, or it may melt and runoff. If your window well isn’t properly protected, all of that moisture could easily find its way into your basement causing very expensive damage to your home. Maybe you aren’t able to keep snow and water out of your window well, you may get water dripping from your window and running down your walls. If you get too much snow piled in your window well, you could be looking at structural or glass damage from all the excess weight!

Light

Another important reason to protect your window well during the winter is to provide basement dwellers with some much-needed vitamin D. The winter months can get dark and gloomy, especially after the holidays have passed. That’s why it is so important to have access to the sun during daylight hours! If your window well is compromised, the light in your basement will be too.

There is no doubt that it is important to protect your window wells during the winter. The easiest and best way to do that is to install a window well cover. Whether you choose a clear window well cover, or a standard grate cover, Windowell Expressions has you covered, literally. A window well cover will not only keep snow and debris from piling up in your window well, but it will keep your window well clear so you have an easy exit as well as plenty of sunshine. Contact Windowell Expressions to protect your window well, and yourself, today!