Covering open window wells is an easy steps homeowners take to add safety and security to their home. Open window wells can pose a fall hazard for children, pets and adults. They are also a vulnerable area for break-ins, as they provide a point of entry that cannot be easily seen by neighbors or patrol cars. Also, window well grates will keep animals such as rabbits from falling in, as well as keep out trash and debris. Another tip is to check with your homeowner’s insurance to see if having window well grates will lower your premium.
Colorado Custom Iron Works specializes in the steel mesh style window well grates. They are custom made for every single window well to ensure a excellent fit. We powder coat them in black, bronze, gray, or beige for a long lasting and durable finish. Other options include security latches, hatch doors, solid borders, ladders and custom designs.
There are other options for window well covers such as the polycarbonate / Plastic ones. We do not recommend these as most importantly; the solid cover prevents airflow from entering the rooms in the basement. Solid covers also lead to greenhouse like conditions within the window well, promoting heat and moisture build up along your foundation that can lead to weed growth, rusting of the wells, and a nice place for spiders and pests to call home.
Iron window well covers are strong, you can walk across them, and they provide more security against break-ins when optioned with the security latches. Another benefit of our window well grates is that we custom make them to fit inside the opening of the window well. Mass producing them in oversized or “one size fits all” specifications to fit on top is less secure and could possibly fall into the wells if stepped on. All plastic window well covers will eventually discolor, just like headlights on an older car (even the UV coating will eventually wear off). This causes them to block light, and become brittle, which can be dangerous when stepped on.
With all of our projects, we provide over 30 years of experience and quality craftsmanship, all backed by lifetime warranty on our workmanship.
If you live in the Denver metro area, including Castle Rock, Parker, Littleton, Englewood, Aurora, Highlands Ranch, Franktown, Lakewood, Golden, Broomfield, Arvada, Commerce City, Thornton and surrounding metro areas, give us a call today for a free in-home estimate.