Especially if used
basement window well covers
must meet strict guidelines. In 2000 the IRC (International Building Code) required that a basement room, if used for sleeping, had to have at least one clear opening of 5.7 square feet and a horizontal dimension: = to 9 sq ft (width × projection) with a horizontal projection: = 36" for escape in an emergency. Any covering over the basement
window also has to be easily opened with under 40 pounds of
pressure. If a basement window cover is used, it too has to be
easy to open and provide 5.7 square feet for escape room.
Many homes need
protective basement window covers for a variety of reasons.
Perhaps snow melt or heavy rain causes water to leak into the
basement. Perhaps animals or small children must be prevented
from falling into the window well. Perhaps insulation or
protection from leaves and debris is needed. In any event,
protective basement window covers must meet stringent safety
Basement windows and
egress wells come in many sizes and shapes. The covers offered
in home improvement stores and hardware stores usually protect
only standard sized windows, and many will collapse under a
heavy snow. If you need a custom basement window cover,
consider a durable, safe WINDOW BUBBLE custom fit for
metal, wood and masonry window wells. These basement window
covers insulate and protect your home and are guaranteed to fit
and to withstand weather, sun and a wide range of temperatures
in outdoor use..
The WINDOW BUBBLE
is formed from 3/16” thick PLEXIGLAS® Acrylic and will be
“BUILT TO YOUR WELL MEASUREMENTS” and guaranteed to fit
your well. Plexiglas® Acrylic is a completely weather resistant
plastic that is not affected by sunlight, temperatures or
weather extremes. Even if you have pipes or wires, dryer vents,
etc. extending from your well a WINDOW BUBBLE can be designed to
fit and cover your well.
basement window covers come with complete instructions and
hardware for easy installation. Write or call now for our
brochure and complete do-it-yourself measuring instructions.
DILWORTH MFG. CO. P.O. BOX 158 HONEY BROOK, PA 19344-0158
PHONE: 717-354-8956 FAX: 717-355-0511