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The Perks of Having Your Window Wells Redone

If you have window wells but they’re a bit outdated, you may want to consider having them redone. There are many new styles and options to choose when redoing your windows wells to update the look, but the change isn’t just about cosmetics. Keep reading for four important reasons to have your window wells redone.

Cat in the window

Safety

If for any reason your window wells would make escaping your home more difficult in case of an emergency, you already have reason enough to redo your window wells. Egress windows provide an additional exit point in case of a fire or another emergency. If your window wells are too old, damaged, or in need of repair you should seriously consider having them redone.

Protection

If there is wear that is beyond repair you should look into replacing your window well quickly. A window well that doesn’t work properly can cause damage to your home’s foundation. If you don’t act quickly it can also cause damage to your basement, kitchen or other areas in close proximity to your window wells. If you have ever had an issue with water leaking from or around your windows, it is probably time to reassess the drainage situation in your window well. Redoing the drainage system now will save you lots of time, money, and avoid damage in the long run.

Design

On a less serious note, there is no better time to have your window wells redone with all of the amazing liner options to choose from today. Say goodbye to the standard metal liner, and hello to a window well liner that doesn’t even look like a liner! There are many designs and colors to choose from that will fit the style of your home and create an impressive backdrop for your basement windows. And if your style changes? Not a problem. The liner is easily switched out to keep up to date with your taste and style.

Adds Value to Your Home

When your home is properly protected from water damage and other potential hazards that as associated with an outdated window well, the value of your home will increase. If that didn’t add enough value to your home, you have the window well liners that take a window well to a whole other level. You can go from an unsightly view out the window to one that is peaceful and inviting to both residents and visitor.  It will make your basement look polished and intentional. And once you’ve had your window wells redone, you also have the option of adding a window well cover that will only further increase the value of your home, and because your cat can’t sit in the window sill forever.

If you feel you would benefit from redoing your window wells, don’t hesitate to call the professionals at Windowell Expressions. They have been replacing window wells along the Wasatch Front for nearly a decade, carefully hand-digging out the wells to maintain the integrity of your yard while increasing your safety, protection, and value of your home.

Effectiveness of Window Well Covers

Considering the addition of window well covers to your home will come with a few questions. You’ll want to know the cost, the window well covers to choose from, and how long they will last. One of the first questions you may ask is whether or not window well covers are effective. There are several benefits to having a window well cover, each with its own effectiveness. To make it easier to weigh the options as to whether or not a window well cover is right for your home, here is a breakdown of the benefits of a window well cover and how well the cover will do the job.  

Effectiveness of Window Well Covers

Keeping out Debris

Unlike a grate window well cover, a clear window well cover will keep out more debris. Because of the clear design that covers the entire window well opening, leaves, twigs, and anything else that previously could have found its way into your window well will now be unable to! That means no jumping down into the window well each fall to rake out wayward leaves. After a wind storm there will be no need to worry about picking up twigs or trash that may have blown into the window well; a clear cover will keep out all debris!

Keeping out Pets

A loved pet is one of the last things you want to find trapped in your window well, and is easily avoided with a window well cover. With its ability to hold an impressive amount of weight, a clear window well cover is an effective way to keep pets out. Unfortunately, children can also wander and are susceptible to falling into an uncovered window well. Adding a clear cover will ensure the safety of every family member, whether a toddler or pet.

And if you live in Utah, there are other animals besides pets to worry about potentially falling into your window well. Deer, rabbit, and even recently a mountain lion, have been known to get trapped inside window wells. These animals can go about their business without falling and getting trapped with the addition of a window well cover.

Keeping out the Elements

Utah is home to hot, dry summers and cold, snow-filled winters. Spring and fall bring everything in-between.  Will a window well cover really be effective in such diverse conditions? Clear window well covers from Windowell Expressions are durable enough to withstand any and all elements. Clear covers offer 100 percent protection from all weather. This gives homeowners peace of mind whether there is rain, snow, hail, high-winds, or sunshine. This in turn will ensure that the drainage system in your window well continues to work effectively as well. Keep your basement water-free, eliminate wear of your basement windows, and protect your home with a clear window well cover.  

The only way to know the effectiveness of a window well cover from Windowell Expressions is to give it a try for yourself. Call today for pricing on a clear window well cover for your home!