Window wells are often not considered for homes across Metro Detroit, unless they’re already present in the building. Ideally, window wells are designed to allow a lot of light into what is typically a dark space in your home, and potentially make way for outside breeze and cool air. However, many window wells also serve as a dirt trap and a close-up view of the ground matter surrounding your home.
Window wells are an attractive element to many new homes, but can be seen as a hassle for older and existing homes. Grass clippings, dirt, debris, and the general garbage that can float around outside, tend to find their way into your window wells. Additionally, excess amount of snow and water can also get stuck in these areas, and cause water to seep into your basement. This can be incredibly frustrating and unappealing to many homeowners or people considering installing window wells.
However, there is a solution to all of your window well woes. Customized window well covers can put all of the issues of junk falling into the cracks to rest! Window well covers are not hard to find, but making sure you have the right one for your basement window wells can be tricky.
When window wells are installed into your home, it is usually right after the foundation has been completed. There should be a drainage system for each window well, allowing any excess water to move out through a sump pump or drain tile. Window well liners are also added so that soil and dirt are not pushing into your basement, but still allow light to shine through. Typically, this is where builders end their window well process, and it is up to the homeowner to decide how they want to cover their wells, if at all.
Why should you consider a window well cover? We have a few good reasons:
- They will keep your basement dry – The best advice that Tom’s Basement Waterproofing can give you today is that we’re in the business of keeping your home free of water, and covering areas that have holes is a great way to stay ahead of the curve.
- They let in light and keep out debris – Most polycarbonate plastic customized window well covers are solid enough to keep the crud out but let the sun shine through.
- They will keep your windows in good condition – When less debris, water, and natural elements are hitting your windows, the longer they will last. You can put of rusting and discoloration by adding window well covers.
- They will protect you during storms – Most customized window well covers are equip with heavy duty stainless steel clips, in order to keep your window wells protected during even the heaviest rainstorms.
If you’re considering window well covers for your basement, give us a call at Tom’s Basement Waterproofing and we’ll help you find the one that works best for your home! (586) 776-7270