Vented Window Well Covers

This simple cost effective aluminum vent can improve the natural ventilation in your basement window well.

  • Four-Inch Vents Help Moisture Dissipate From The Enclosed Well
  • Vent Places According To Your Specifications
  • Suitable For Plastic And Dome-Style Cover
  • A Great Addition To High-Quality Polycarbonate Covers

Why Do You Need Vents For Your Well?

Basements, cellars, and other underground spaces need to have a proper ventilation system. Adequate ventilation is necessary for achieving good air quality.

The temperature difference outside and within the basement helps to hold the moisture in. And with no air circulation, the quantity of pollution emission build-up produces a highly polluted indoor environment. Eliminating musty air and letting in fresh air from outside is the first step to improving the air quality.

What Are Vented Window Well Covers?

For homeowners where space around the window well is limited, the only way to ensure fresh airflow to the basement area is with vented covers. Vents can be installed on most of the custom-made window well covers designs we offer. They are especially popular with smaller wells with dryer, furnace or water heater exhaust vents in them.

Combine the vent with a mechanical means of ventilation for optimal results!

How Do You Get Fresh Air To Your Basement? 

There are two ways to ventilate your basement – using natural currents or via mechanical means. Natural air currents are only available if you have more than one window in your basement. The windows need to be strategically placed to ensure air will pass through the space.

While if you meet the requirements, natural ventilation is virtually free, it also requires more work:

  1. Make sure that basement windows are open for an extended period.
  2. Find a window well cover with ventilation properties (more information below)
  3. Keep the windows and covers closed when it rains or snows.
  4. Close the windows and covers at night or when you are away to prevent intruders from entering your home.

Mechanical ventilation combines natural air currents and technology to prevent humidity, mold, and germs from infesting your basement.

Whether you install fans, air-conditioners, dehumidifiers, or other equipment depends heavily on what you use the basement space for. Wet rooms, for instance, require heavy-duty dehumidification technology.

Regardless of the mechanical solution you choose, you also need to introduce fresh air to your basement.

There are a few types of air ventilation solutions you can choose from:

When considering air ventilation solutions for your window well covers, it’s essential to understand the advantages of each type available:

  • Plastic vented window well covers – These covers are often lightweight and easy to install. They provide protection from debris while allowing air circulation, helping to prevent the buildup of moisture and mold inside the window well. Additionally, plastic vented covers are typically transparent, allowing natural light to filter through into the basement.
  • Dome-style covers with mesh sides – Dome-style covers offer excellent protection against debris, leaves, and other outdoor elements while still allowing for adequate airflow. With addition of mesh sides or aluminum vents they can provide air circulation while preventing small animals or pests from entering the window well. These covers are sturdy and durable, making them a reliable option for long-term use.
  • Metal grates – Constructed from durable materials such as steel or aluminum, these grates provide superior protection against debris and outdoor elements while allowing ample airflow into the basement. Their sturdy design ensures long-term durability, making them ideal for areas prone to extreme weather conditions or high impact from external forces. Additionally, metal grates can be customized to fit various window well sizes and shapes, providing a tailored solution for your home’s specific requirements. 

Ultimately, the choice of air ventilation solution depends on your specific needs and preferences. Consider factors such as the climate in your area, the level of protection required, and the aesthetic appeal of each option when selecting the right window well cover for your home. By understanding the advantages of each type, you can make an informed decision that ensures optimal ventilation and protection for your basement windows.

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