Window Wells - Benefits Of Installing One In Your Home

Window wells are built around basement window to be able to hold earth away which becomes possible through its small retaining walls that are made either of masonry or metal. Not only that, window wells easily let natural lighting to enter your basement. And as a matter of fact, this appears to be one of the biggest advantage of installing such. Natural light without a doubt can brighten any room effortlessly and being in the basement, it needs more light as it can have. On the other hand, window well systems that are improperly installed may result to seepage and leakage on your basement as well as unwanted visitors similar to little critters.

It will demand professional when you want window wells installed because as what said earlier, if the installation is done wrong, it can lead to lots of problems. Before, what is used when building window wells are only galvanized steel. The barrier is actually open at top in order to let more light and open at the bottom to let water out when the snow melt or during rain. What seems to be the problem in this particular design is the fact that the open top lets the debris to enter and little critters similar to squirrels and raccoons. Weeds may also grow at bottom part of the window well and the galvanized steel that is used may become dark and rusty.

Modern window well systems on the other hand help in preventing problems caused by the traditional window wells through innovative ideas. The first one is by using a durable and clear window well cover to keep critters and dirt out and light to enter. Galvanized steel barrier was replaced by polycarbonate barrier that won't rust. New Rockwell window wells are fully enclosed including the bottom part so there is no chance for weeds to grow. Moreover, it has a specially designed bottom and wall that'll reflect as much light as possible to your basement.

Some other window well systems are adjustable, allowing it to fit at any depth of window and meet building code specifications for a safe exit from your basement in times of emergency. Scenic liners are available which can be attached to barrier. The liner is made using durable waterproof and weatherproof styrene, which is capable of holding its shape either in cold or hot weather. It is easy to roll the scene to the window well and attach it right on barrier.

Because the image is curve, you are likely to have an awesome 3D effect. Now that you have a scenic backdrop, you may decorate the foreground in any way you like. You may check out this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R38vFgw85nA .