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Should You Have Your Window Wells Replaced?

Your window well is an important part of your home, which means making sure it’s working properly is equally as important.

What exactly does your window well do for you? When you have windows that are at or below ground level, you’ll need a way to have natural light and have an emergency exit. That’s where window wells come in. They create a dam to keep dirt, debris, and water away from your basement window so that you can enjoy the benefits of windows in your basement.

Your window well has an important function which is why it’s important that it’s doing it’s job correctly. If it’s not, it’s time to get your window wells replaced.

Should you have your window wells replaced? Here are a few scenarios when replacement is a good idea.

Drainage issues

If you’re having any kind of drainage or water issues with your window well, you need to quickly resolve the issue or get your window well replaced. One of the most important things your window well does is successful drain water away from your basement window. This is to prevent flooding in your basement, water from pooling in your window well, and any other associated water damage. Often times drainage issues in a window well are the result of improper installation.  It doesn’t take much water to cause expensive repairs, so the sooner it’s taken care of the better. If you don’t notice water pooling in your window well but happen to notice rust on your basement window or window well, you should look closely for drainage issues.

Damaged Window Well

If you a have a window well that is bent, broken, or damaged in any other way you should consider having it replaced. A window well that is damaged may not be able to keep moisture away from your window and home. It may also be less effective at keeping dirt away. And because your window well serves as an emergency escape route for your family, it’s important to make sure it is in good working condition. If there is any damage to your window well that could make escaping in an emergency more difficult or more dangerous, you’ll want to get your window well replaced.


There may be nothing technically wrong with your cold, metal window well, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that you like it. Window wells are actually easy and affordable to replace, so having an unsightly window well is a good enough excuse as any to have it replaced.

If you’re looking for something a little more interesting to look at than a metal ribbed window well, look no further than Windowell Expressions. With their motto, “we hide ugly,” you’ll know you’ve come to the right place.

Windowell Expressions offers both window well replacements as well as window well liners. Have Windowell Expressions replace your window well and install proper drainage, and choose an attractive liner to enhance it.

Choose your window well liner design and color to fit your home, create an attractive view, increase the value of your home, all while hiding the ugly!


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