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Definition

A semi-circular area around a window below the grade of the house, reinforced by a sturdy material such as galvanized metal or masonry.

Things you need to know

Window wells allow for emergency escape from basements, and provide natural light, and ventilation to those areas. Covering window wells is useful to keep debris out and protect against people and animals falling in.

Cost Considerations

Installation of a window well will cost from $500 to $2,000 depending on the materials used and the grading and drainage requirements. Covers cost about $600 to $800.

Costs vary greatly by region (and even by zip code). To get free estimates from local contractors, please indicate yours.