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Easy Customized Home Window Well Covers


You can acquire the majority of size home window well covers at your regional house improvement store, many, yet not all. In this short article I will certainly reveal you a fast and also simple way to earn your personal covers, enabling plenty of light to enter the area, and enabling the very important emergency exit.


Through the years I have actually located that making a design template conserves loan over time. I highly suggest you make on your own a cardboard layout of the window well. You can settle the form off, as if it was a rectangular shape or square when you purchase the piece of Plexiglas.


It's been my experience that the neighborhood large box shops don't lug sheets of Plexiglas, so you will need to call your neighborhood glass business as well as order the piece of Plexiglas or Lexan, you will certainly require for this job. Make certain to buy 1/4" thick Plexiglas or Lexan, at a minimum. The distinction in rate will be substantial, with Lexan being shatter resistant. I went the Plexiglas path, but you will need to make a decision on your own. Cutting the Plexiglas is very simple and also straight forward. Mount a plywood blade in your round saw as well as a great tooth blade in your jig saw. If you are not comfy cutting it yourself, most glass firms will certainly do it for you, for an added fee. If you have them reduce the Plexiglas, keep in mind to bring your layout for them to use, as well as do not forget to request the cutoff items. You could use them for smaller enjoyable tasks like rollercoasters as well as photo frames.


Following step the distance across the rear of the home window well, the straight side, against your home and get a length of angled strut, to fit. You understand the kind I am discussing, the steel angle that is generally used to hang garage door tracks and openers. Anchor that angle to the back wall surface, so it will certainly act as a location for the brand-new cover to remain on, making certain the top of it is level with the top of the home window well. If the leading edge is straight you can do the same to it. If you have a continuous contour after that cut 2 or 3 pieces of strut regarding 1" to 2" long as well as attach them to the inside of the leading edge, spacing them uniformly, seeing to it you have at the very least 1 solid opening in each one.


Lay the recently cut Plexiglas cover on your new mounted opening, meticulously centering it right into setting, and also making certain to keep it securely against the back wall. You could drill down through the Plexiglas into the front edge angled show off a 5/16" drill little bit. When you're done drilling drop a 1/4" clevis pin right into each hole. You could protect each pin in position by slipping the securing clips right into a hole in the clevis pin, from the inside. Currently put a liberal bead of silicone (100% pure silicone) along the back edge and also onto the house siding or brick. When this dries it will certainly serve as a hinge when you open the cover.


Well there you have it, a quick and also simple home window well cover that enables a lot of light into the area while maintaining the rainfall, snow, as well as neglects, while enabling very easy exit in case of an emergency situation.


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