Monthly Archives: June 2019

How To Keep Your Window Wells Clean

On a scale of 1-10, how clean are your window wells right now? Do you know off the top of your head, or would you have to go check? If it’s been a minute since you’ve paid attention to your window wells, you’re not alone. Most homeowners neglect their window wells until they’re forced to pay attention to them, and then there’s a lot of extra hassle. Instead, Windowell Expressions is here to help you establish a regular, easy routine for keeping your window wells clean.

Why should you keep your window wells clean? Well, you don’t exactly know when you’ll need to use them. In the event of a fire, intrusion, or other disasters, you may need to rapidly exit your home. You don’t want to wait until there’s an emergency to realize there is a mountain of trash and debris in your window well, or that a litter of kittens has set up shop in your rear window well. A messy, clogged window well can also create damage, leaks, and pest problems that could threaten the safety and security of your home.

So take our word for it and begin adopting these tips and tricks to keep your window wells clean.

1. Remove Debris.

Using a rake or grabber, regularly remove debris from your window well. Tumbleweeds and bush trimmings are common, as well as loose trash and kids’ toys. Once the largest debris has been removed, climb into the window well to pick up the small remaining debris that can’t be reached or grabbed with a rake.

2. Check Fit & Seal.

Your window well should fit snugly against the foundation of your house. Any gaps can introduce moisture and pests. Your window itself should be well sealed and free of cracks. This inspection should take place 1-2x a year at least to quickly identify damage. If you find any damage in the fit or seal of your window well, you may be able to repair it yourself with caulk or you can play it safe by calling our experts at Windowell Expressions for window well repairs.

3. Create Space.

If you have planted bushes or other plants near the opening of your window well, you’re likely to find more debris in that window well. Consider moving or trimming plants near the window wells, and mowing your lawn with care to prevent dirt and debris from accumulating in your window well. You may also experiment with stepping stones, pavers, or concrete near your window wells.

4. Cover.

The best way to keep your window well as clean as possible is to add a custom-fit window well cover to the opening of your window well. Even a grid metal grate will prevent most debris from falling in, or you can go for a bubble window well cover to eliminate anything from entering your window well. Covers also have the added benefit of making your window wells more safe from falls and injury.

Check up on your window wells regularly to keep your home beautiful and your loved ones safe.

   

What Are The Benefits of A Foundation Liner?

Homeowners are always concerned about maintaining the integrity of their home and finding ways to keep it safe and protected. Not only is it where you live your life, but it’s also a major investment that needs to maintain value over time. What have you done to protect your home? Have you made any improvements to your home to increase its value?

One of our favorite ways to help people upgrade their home is to apply a foundation liner. A foundation liner is an application to the foundation and exterior of your home that has a multitude of benefits. Windowell Expressions has helped countless homeowners to upgrade their homes with foundation liners, and we’ve learned so many benefits of foundation liners for your property.

Protection

The primary reason people opt for foundations liners is that they’re looking for better protection for their home’s foundation. Foundation liners add an extra layer of insulation and resistance against water damage and any other affliction that could fall upon your home. Every extra layer helps make your home more resilient and repellent to danger. The foundation liner can prevent pests from damaging your foundation or allowing unwanted guests from crawling into your home through cracks and holes.

Curb Appeal & Home Value

Did you know that foundation liners can look any way you want? Stone, wood, faux elements, and more materials can create a seamless look or add an interesting contrast. Nearly any color is possible for our experts at Windowell Expressions. With a stylish foundation liner, your home will definitely stand out on your block. A foundation liner can significantly increase your curb appeal and the value of your home. If you’re ready to list your home and put it on the market, a foundation liner can be the easy step that sets you apart and allows you to list for that higher, more impressive price.

Support

For any homeowner planning out a home remodel or renovation, we recommend a foundation liner. It can provide additional support for your home at a time when there may be extra strain or damage. We also recommend a foundation liner for brand new homes to prevent any damage from ever occurring to the foundation around the base of the home, and for any home over 30 years old since the standards for construction have greatly improved in the meantime. These older homes can use additional support with foundation liners.

Walk the perimeter of your home, paying close attention to the foundation of your structure. Look for cracks in your foundation, damage from pests and animals, water damage, and even regular wear and tear from shrubbery and lawnmowers. If you discover that your home needs more protection, more support, or a little more curb appeal, it’s time to call Windowell Expressions to ask about the benefits of foundation liners for your home. Our experts can help you find solutions within your budget and to your exact taste to upgrade your home.