We have created extra-large window well covers, including oversized polycarbonate covers for industrial buildings as well as extra small window well covers for tiny vent wells that are needed by some of our residential customers.
No matter the size. No matter what your well is made of or where in the USA or Canada you are situated – we can design a basement window well cover to fit like a glove. Get your personal offer here!
While egress upgrades all the rage, we realize that many still need small or weird-sized basement wells. You can find one of the best selections of unusual-sized wells right here. Top your odd-sized well with a tailor-made window well cover for complete protection.
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Medium-sized wells are non-egress window wells. They have a large enough opening to allow plenty of light and air to your basement. Nonetheless, their projection is lower than the IRC-accepted egress well opening.
Many homeowners confuse the 24”- and 30”-projection items with egress window wells. But they are not. Still, they are a good source of light and fresh air. So check out our medium-sized well selection!
Stylish and ever practical, our dome-style covers can transform even the dingiest well into a stylish accent. Super-Slant window well covers have mesh sides to give your basement the “best-of-both-worlds” protection, a canopy that sheds snow and rain, and mesh sides for ventilation. 
The same type of options is available in our Atrium Dome as well – unbreakable polycarbonate top and optional rust-free mesh sides for non-stop basement ventilation. Call us at 1-800-650-9355 for a free consultation.
We offer a variety of product options in egress code-compliant sizes. If you have a living space in the basement, you are required by law to install an egress window well. These are large basement window wells that can be used as a fire escape by everyone in your family.
Window Well Experts boast a fantastic variety of heavy-duty window wells with projections starting at 36” and more. From clean-cut galvanized steel to high-durability fiberglass, we offer beautiful and functional window wells for sale.
Window Well Experts offers customizable egress basement windows that can be installed at new construction or used for replacements. Energy Star rates the products. The sash and screen are inside the frame for a one-step basement window installation. The great advantage of In-Swing Windows is that they swing into the home, so they cannot be impeded by any obstruction in a window well, like ice and snow. In addition, our windows have a complete and nominal 8″ frame depth that provides a fast, hassle-free installation.
The patented design allows the header, sill, and jamb pieces to be removed, reversed, and replaced to adapt the installation to any situation easily. In addition, sashes are easily removable when not locked, allowing a wide, clear opening to move material through during construction. Also, they do not subtract from the egress well square footage and compromise your ability to comply with local codes.
Metal window well grates are beautiful and practical. They ensure non-stop ventilation for your basement and allow up to 70% of available light through your windows. Depending on the individual circumstances, Window Well Experts can offer complete egress cover solutions for both residential and commercial buildings. We use steel or aluminum to make our grates. Both types of metal can be powder coated in our standard colors of black and gray, and custom colors are available.
How do you decide which material is the best for your situation? We suggest for smaller semicircular or rectangular wells, we make the grates of powder-coated steel, as the weight of steel keeps the grate in place. For regular residential use for larger wells, we recommend aluminum. The lightweight aluminum is egress compliant for most wells, but an escape hatch is an option that will make emergency egress easier in any grate. These covers will support 40 pounds per square foot and slightly flex when stepped on. Furthermore, aluminum is a rust-free material–little or no maintenance! If your grate is in a high-traffic area, you may need a commercial mesh grate or a bar grate that will support up to 100 pounds per square foot. The bar grating will not flex when a person steps on it. Our grates are easy to install and maintain. Most grates you take out of the box and set in place!
Looking for durable well covers? All of the covers on WindowWellExperts.com are custom-designed to fit your window well perfectly, no matter the shape, size, or style. Our window well covers come in various types, including clear polycarbonate covers and aluminum grates.
We’ve helped our clients solve their unique window well problems that traditional covers could not, including keeping debris and animals out, flooding, basement accessibility, and safety. We make it simple: Custom Covers without the complexity. 

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Product Features

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Hassle-Free Installation

All windows are designed to fit into a standard basement window space, making it a good DIY project. All vinyl frames are maintenance-free.

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Egress-Compliant Sizes

The windows do not subtract from the egress well square footage so that the basement will answer all local requirements.

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FAQ

Originally the term egress means “a place or means of going out.” For example, a basement window qualifies as an egress when it serves as an emergency exit in case of a fire, flooding, or another type of emergency. Egress windows are larger, so they require stairs or a ladder added to the side of the basement well. Having steps are making the escape of any adult or a child from the basement quick and easy. 

The egress window well is also a way into the property. The well, along with the basement window opening, should be big enough to fit a fully equipped firefighter. 

To meet the IRC code requirements, the egress window well depth must reach 8″ – 12″ beneath the lower sill of the basement window. Therefore, the depth of the window well depends on how deeply your basement is buried underground. In our practice, we have advised homeowners with shallow egress window wells and extremely deep ones. 

If you need an extra deep metal window well, please, talk to one of our experts. We have any size and depth you might need

The minimum egress well requirements are as follows:

  • The basement well depth must be 8″ – 12″ below the lower sill of the basement window.
  • The well depth (above ground) must allow the well to extend a minimum of 2″ – 3″ above grade (soil level).
  • The egress window well width must provide at least 2″ on either side of the basement window.
  • According to the latest IRC requirements, the minimum egress window well projection is 36″.

Currently, homeowners are not required by law to cover their egress wells. However, recent statistics state that more accidents occur due to open large wells rather than basement fires. Therefore, Window Well Experts strongly recommend purchasing a sturdy large basement window well cover to protect your home and loved ones.

Some maintenance is required to keep your egress window well fully functioning and visually appealing all year round.

  1. Remove Debris by Hand or Shovel. 
  2. Bring Out the Vacuum — If Necessary
    1. Use a shop vac if there’s too much debris in the window well. 
  3. What To Do With Dirty Gravel?
    1. If you notice that the gravel is accumulating excessive amounts of dirt, mud, sand, and other forms of debris, then it’s time to shovel it out and either replace it or wash it off.

We recommend thinking about the window well-draining system and adding a slick, sturdy top cover to prevent excessive debris. If you are already suffering from a flooding window well, check our guide for help.

The egress well depth (above ground) must allow the well to extend a minimum 2″ – 3″ above grade (soil level).

Basement Egress Safety & Code Compliance

  1. Safety. The main reason to get a basement egress window kit is to add a fire escape when turning basement space into a livable area.
  2. Code Compliance. The egress well must be at least 9 square feet to allow a firefighter with oxygen tanks to get into the well. Basements and every sleeping room shall have at least one operable emergency and rescue opening. Such opening shall open directly into a public street, public alley, yard, or court.
  3. Air and Light. Letting in the fresh air and natural light is the second most important job of the IRC-code compliant.

Basics start with the local IRC code requirements.

  • A basement window must have 5.7 square feet of egress opening.
  • The egress window well must be 8-10″ below the lower sill of the window and allow for a few inches above grade to allow for proper grading away from the house.
  • Another purpose of the IRC code is to allow natural light and ventilation into basement spaces.

According to the egress requirements, an opening should be at least 5.7 square feet. The space should be enough for a grown person, including a fighter, to get into the well with oxygen tanks.

The egress window well must be between 8″ to 10″ below the lower sill of the window. And allow for a few inches above grade to leave a proper grading away from the building to help prevent water from getting into your basement.

Basement Window Measure Guide. The window opening must be 44″ from the floor or less. Everything, including window size, goes off of that.

To see more details about the installation of the wells, follow this link.

  • Additional Tip: Consider hiring a professional instead of making it your next DIY project.

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H. Wright, Holt, MichiganH. Wright

Wonderful! The process was quite easy, and the customer service and communication was excellent. Candi and Rick helped us quickly and made sure we were satisfied with our order. We have huge window wells and we were very happy they were able to accommodate us! Most of all, I am very happy to no longer worry about people, or animals falling into the wells. They look BEAUTIFUL, so glad we chose the super slant, and it really finished off the look of our patio.

A big thank you, keep doing what you're doing, we need more companies like you.
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A. Rostvold, Rochester, MinnesotaA. Rostvold

The egress window well cover fits perfectly. I no longer have to worry about my kids and the neighbourhood kids playing near my front porch. During a big rainfall, the well stayed completely dry. The cover is lightweight, strong, looks amazing, and made in Wisconsin, USA.
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D. Holyoak, Grantsville, UtahD. Holyoak

They are great covers and were easy to install. I loved that they came with all the fasteners needed for the job. Awesome product.
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Bill L., Denver, ColoradoBill L.

Great experience and product. Solved my problems with water looks good, perfect fit, and easy to install . Highly recommend.
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R. Lambros, Manasquan, New JerseyR. Lambros

I wanna let you know the window well looks great. The atrium dome covers are beautiful and do the job. Very well engineered. Best of all, they do not affect the look of my house at all!
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