Basement window well - Bilco

Old 06-10-03, 06:23 PM
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Basement window well - Bilco

I have pressure treated wood as basement window wells. I don't like them. Do they pose any problems further down the road. I'm working on landscaping the whole yard and thought it might be the best time to change them.

I liked the Bilco basement window wells. Does anybody have any these installed? Any idea on the cost, pros and cons?

Thanks in advance.
Old 06-17-03, 10:14 PM
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I installed three of these in my basement last year. Two were the 3' wide model and one the 4'+ model. I chose the Bilco's because they looked strong, would last practically forever and looked good from both the inside and outside. Also they have an interior built in step which is good for egress. Also they are easy to install. The major downside is the cost. The little ones cost about $450 each and the big one about $650. But they do go in fast so you do save on labor.

I just think they look so much better than the galvanized window wells (giant beer cans) and will last longer and install faster than treated timbers. Only real question is are they worth the extra money? For me they were.


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