FAQ

 

 

 

Can I cut the SafetyWell window well cover to fit my widow well?

Answer: Yes. All SafetyWell window well covers can be cut to the profile of your window well using a jigsaw equipped with an aluminum cutting blade. Simply mask off the profile of the well using typical 1" masking tape to the outside of the well and cut along the masking tape. This will result in leaving the recomended overhang around the perimeter of the well for water runoff.

Does the cover attach to the house?

Answer: No. The cover is neither hinged or attached to the house. It is only connected to the window well using either well clips or our patented "Saf-T Lock" locking system. Rear supports are included in the hardware for the rear angle to set on.

 

          rear support bracket                                       well clip                                              Locking System

How much weight will the cover support?

The cover, when installed using our patented "Saf-T Lock" locking system, will support a minimum of 250 lbs.

What type of material is the cover made with?

Only the highest quality UV Resistant, High Impact Resistant polycarbonate sheet plastic material measuring a thickness of .118" (1/8") (3mm). We offer "Clear" and "Privacy Pebble" finishes

              Privacy Pebble vs. Clear

Can I order a cover cut to size?

Yes. We can custom cut covers to size and in cases of odd shaped wells we can custom cut your cover when you send us a template

My window is higher than the top of the window well, what can I do?

Answer: You can add a backsplash piece to the back or extend the well up using a larger well or build it up using brick or wood.

What does the term Egress mean when used in the statement "Egress Basement Window Well"?

Answer: The basic meaning of the word Egress is "a means or place of going out; an exit". So used in the topic of basement window wells, an egress window well is the way to exit the basement level of the home in the event of an emergancy. Described in IFC & IBC building codes the egress window well opening must be a minimum of 36" wide and have a minimum 36" projection (minimum 9 square feet of area) to be considered an Egress Window Well.

 

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