A custom wrought iron Traditional style window guard painted satin black with straight elements for a residential property in New Buffalo, Michigan. The customer wanted a well cover but something very simple and nonintrusive.
Window well covers serve an important function. Primarily they keep people and animals from falling into the window wells which can, of course, be dangerous. It’s not uncommon for people to be working near a building foundation and slipping and falling, especially in winter. The same issue can occur for urban wildlife or other loose animals that may stray too close.
A window well cover can also keep larger pieces of refuse from coming into window wells during rainstorms and other weather events which will help with residential maintenance. This can protect the windows from having dead plant materials against the glass.
In addition, they can serve as an extra layer of security and safety to your home. By having a window grate, it makes moving through open windows more of a challenge. In addition, with the built in hatches they allow for quick egress in the case of an emergency in the home. The hatch is easily opened upon its hinge in order to be able to access these spaces for cleaning or for egress from the garden level rooms in the case of an emergency.
These custom window well covers we designed for this Michigan City home are made of wrought iron which is weather resistant and extremely long lasting. The frame is made from angle iron and then solid round bars to create the guards and the hatch. To finish it off it was painted black.
These window well covers were custom designed to fit the existing wells and to match the framing of the existing window. This creates a seamless new addition to the exterior of the home that not only adds a safety element, the new window well covers also create an opportunity for new landscape designs around the foundation of the house. They are easily visible against the light color of the foundation and the white sideboard of the house.
Projects like these can be custom built for your home. Different designs for your home can change the design based on what you would prefer, and also can determine finishes and materials. At our shop we believe that each project needs to suit the needs of the client and can be made in accordance with their vision.
Residential projects are always interesting because the project themselves from a stair railing, artistic installation, or even something like a window well cover has the capacity to be as different as the people who own the homes. We all like to add our own style to the places where we dwell and custom metal work can do that for your home. They can add a sense of security, increase the safety of an architectural feature, or just add some elegance or excitement to a previously drab element.
If you are ready to make a change to your home with the addition of our designed metal works straight from our shop, please contact us to start on your dream design!