Your family’s safety is your main priority, and you take every measure possible to make sure they’re protected. Ensuring that your doors and windows are locked each time you leave the house is part of your routine. However, making sure that your home’s doors are locked is only part of the equation—what about your window wells?
Window wells often don’t receive the same level of attention as other parts of your house, which is unfortunate because so many things can go wrong if your window wells are uncovered. If someone in your home is using the basement as their living space, it’s required by law to install egress windows to be able to escape in case of an emergency.
Window well covers are essential to maintain your window wells in top shape. Below are some of the dangers that a strong cover can protect your home from.
Guard Your Children and Pets
Wells around your home aren’t the most attractive, and some homeowners go to great lengths to hide them from the public eye. Some homeowners attempt to conceal their window wells by planting shrubs and trees in front of them. While adding flora around your window well looks aesthetically pleasing, doing this poses a safety hazard to your young ones and pets. Wandering children and pets trying to get fresh air run the risk of falling into your exposed window wells, and the risks increase if your window well is hiding. A custom window well cover can act as an extension of the ground, and it’s capable of holding up to 400 pounds of weight. Installing a cover to your window well is the best way to prevent injuries.
Protect Your Home from Damage
Can you believe that window well covers protect your home and not just your window well? Unprotected window wells can become a bowl of debris; water from rain or snow, mulch, leaves and twigs, and grass can all make their way into your window well. An excess in rain or snowmelt will cause your window well to flood. Leaves (while pretty to look at) can clog drains and severely damage your storm windows. Each season introduces new debris to your window well, and a cover will keep your window well and the rest of your house clean and safe.
Keep Strangers Away
Unfortunately, your window wells are an opportune hide-out for burglars while they wait for the perfect moment to invade your home. This is not a pleasant subject to think about, but to keep your family and sacred belongings safe, you must secure your window wells. Fortunately, newer window wells come with security features such as simple-to-use locks. You will be able to crack the lock open from the inside, but these locks are impossible to open from the outside.
Don’t wait any longer—protect your entire home from unwanted situations with a window well cover. Windowell Expressions is your go-to place for all your window well needs, so contact us today.