Clear Window Well Covers vs. Grating Covers
Have you been considering a Window Well Clear Cover but can’t decide between that and a grated cover? Most home owners who decide to invest in a window well cover are looking for more protection and safety for their home. As the weather continues to warm up, keeping children, pets and even wandering adults save from your window wells is important to prevent potentially serious injury.
There are a few different options to choose from when it comes to window well covers, and today we’ll discuss clear window well covers vs a window well grates. Both options will protect people and pets from falling into your window well, but how do you know which option is best for you? Here are a few things to consider that will help you narrow it down.
Window Well Grate
A window well grate has specific advantages to its design that may make it the best option for you and your home. First off, a grate is attractive and affordable. Window Well Grates are a safe option, they are study and made from rust-resistant materials that also makes them durable.
A grate cover provides easy access to your window well with an opening mechanism that allows it to be lifted from the inside. This also makes emergency exits easily available. And while it can be opened from the inside, the latch can also be secured to deter intruders. The heavy duty construction also provides added security.
The slats in your window well grate allow not only natural light into your basement, but also increased ventilation. A nice breeze can be a pleasant perk for basement dwellers! And during the winter months with less snow and ice accumulating on top of the grate, more light will be able to penetrate the basement in the dead of winter too!
With a grate, you won’t have snow or ice building up on top of your grate. However, this means more ice and snow will make its way between the slats opening you up to potential drainage issues. It’s also more difficult to keep debris and small particles out of your window well with a grate cover.
Window Well Clear Cover
As with a grate cover, the safety of those in your yard will be secure with a clear cover. This is particularly true with window well clear cover as they will protect tiny feet or paws that may fit through the slats of a grate cover.
Clear covers will also protect your home by deterring intruders with its total coverage. The clear cover also allows for easy emergency exits. With no bars to obstruct window well clear cover also allow a significant amount of sunlight into your basement year round. This means paying less for your utility bills and better moods! And with a complete covering over your window well, you won’t have to worry about any debris, rodents, snow or rain making their way into your window well. They can hold an impressive amount of weight too!
Window well clear covers are very aesthetically pleasing. These covers can transform a seemingly simple hold in the ground to a beautiful and intentional element of your home. The cover, keeping your window wells empty, will also keep your yard and home looking put together. This, along with the cover can add value to your home.
Each window well cover has its benefits, many of which are the same. However, carefully consider the differences and call Windowell Expressions to install the perfect window well covers for you and your home.