Imagine walking out at night and meeting one of the window wells or covers we will show you in a second. Broken bones will be your slightest worry. In a burst of pre-Halloween inspiration, our sales team participated in creating the 2023 list of the scariest window wells and covers they’ve seen. Oh, have they seen some spooky sites!
In a burst of pre-Halloween inspiration, our sales team participated in creating the 2023 list of the scariest window well sites they’ve seen. Oh, have they seen some spooky sites!
With a dose of humor and a dose of compassion for the homeowners who see them every day, we named these poor wells. Here is our Most Wanted Halloween list:
This dirty boy is covered in tons of dust. Not only does he look creepy, but, like most things hidden beneath a layer of dirt, he hides potential danger. The substance surrounding it is actually conveyor belt rubber, which is often slippery when wet. Now, imagine walking by or, even worse – stepping on it by accident.
🚑 We can already see the lights of an ambulance coming for some poor fellow who just fell in.
A Sloped Cover will provide stability, security, and a touch of finesse to your window well. If your window is above the lip of the well we can add a Back Panel to keep your well clean and dry.
Under “The Ancient Willy“
We think this would have been the vent well cover of an ancient pharaoh’s tomb if they needed any fresh air. Something so ancient doesn’t have a place in any property in 2023.
Firstly, Willy doesn’t let any light penetrate the basement. Secondly, we are not at all sure if Willy could withstand anyone accidentally stepping on him.
Sloped or Flat window well cover come with a Lifetime Warranty. Even if you let them gather a thick layer of dust (not that we recommend it), you can still rest assured that your cover will support up to 400 lbs. The UV protection we add to our polycarbonate will protect the plastic from the sun’s rays and prevent deterioration and breakage.
The Sun-Burnt John
Well, yellow isn’t a bad color in general, but think about replacing it if your well cover looks like John. Cheap, big-box store covers are not made with UV protection in mind. Therefore, in a year or less, they tend to turn brittle and yellow. Basically, they also suffer sunburn.
Also, having a hole in the middle of this cheap plastic molded cover does not meet our idea of covering anything at all. We bet the owners of this home aren’t happy when it rains directly into their window well!
An Atrium Cover will improve your outlook! Compared with The Sun-Burnt John, this cover is clearly the better choice for these reasons: First of all the UV-protected plastic is crystal clear, and with our UV
protected plastic, it will stay that way for years to come. Also, take a good look at where both covers touch the foundation wall. The molded cover will keep that crank-out window from opening, either for ventilation or emergency escape. The Atrium cover is designed to be sure that the basement windows can open freely.
Metal Moe’s crooked smile
This is how your smile would look if you had never visited a dentist in your whole life. Honestly, it could be worse, but a well in such a bad shape is scary, ugly, and dangerous.
The endless hollow of horror – ET
🎈A red balloon is the only item missing in this photograph, so this well would look like a scene from the movie “ЕT,” don’t you think?
Maybe you won’t see some supernatural creature coming out of there, but we have seen some weird stuff coming out of the wells. Last year we had a series of wells filled with skunks, mice, salamanders, even a wild moose, and numerous weird insects.
If your home is not the dog pound from 101 Dalmatians, you shouldn’t cover it with restrictive cages. Moreover, this installation is definitely hard-to-remove and by all means not egress-code-compliant. So, your brand new egress metal well can no longer serve as the escape route in case of a true emergency like a fire.
Final Thoughts on Scary Window Wells
Leaving your window wells covers caved in, rotten, or even cracked, and without any cover is an invitation for trouble. Be it wild animals, weird insects, or other unexpected creatures, you are literally opening the doors of your home to them. So get your “bulletproof” polycarbonate or metal grate, along with a beautiful, heavy-duty well, and rest assured that your basement will be properly protected from whatever is “out there”.