How Do I Adjust My Window Well Grate?
In this blog, we will discuss why adjusting your window well grates is important, cover common issues with them, and discuss how to properly maintain and care for them.
How Do You Keep Water Out of Window Wells?
Basement windows are ideal for many reasons. They let natural light into an otherwise dark area. They allow an alternate escape route in case of an emergency, and — if done right — they can add to the look of your home (see our stylish window liners here). However, if done wrong, basement windows can […]
Teaching Children To Stay Safe Around Window Wells
Window wells are designed to allow light and ventilation into a basement or a lower-level room in a home. However, they can also be dangerous for children if not properly maintained or secured.
Window Well Maintenance: What Not To Do
Owning a home comes with a myriad of responsibilities and tasks that are required to keep your home in tiptop shape—including window well maintenance.
7 Benefits of Having Metal Window Wells
Metal window wells are easily the most popular choice for basement windows, and it’s for a good reason. Here’s a look at homeowners’ choices for window wells and why metal offers the most benefits.
How to Fix a Flooding Window Well
There’s nothing that can send a shock wave of panic through a homeowner like a flooding window well. Water leaking into your basement can quickly and seriously damage appliances, walls, finish work and even some of your home’s major systems like the HVAC or electrical. But what can be done? Is there a way to […]
Window Well Height: What’s the Rule?
Habitable rooms within a basement also need to conform to the International Residential Code building code for windows. This requires a basement to contain no less than one operable emergency escape and rescue opening. In turn, these openings also need to follow minimum specifications.
What Are Galvanized Window Wells?
Galvanized window wells are the most standard window well option on the market. They have everything you’d want in a window well; they’re durable, they last for up to 30 years, and they don’t rust. When it comes to window wells, these are the total package. But what else do you need to know about […]
Where Do Window Well Drains Go?
If you own a home with a basement, you may find yourself asking yourself questions about your window wells, specifically your window well drains. Think about it: understanding the function of your window well drains is going to lend some serious peace of mind when it comes to properly tending to your home and keeping […]
Should a Window Well be Attached to Foundation?
If you’re undertaking a DIY basement project for your window wells, you may wonder if it needs to be attached to the foundation. Whether you’re just replacing an existing window well or you’re doing a huge basement renovation, you want to make sure you’re doing everything in a way that is structurally sound and up […]