Product Warnings

Custom Window Well Covers – Product Warnings

 

WARNING: Avoid weight-bearing activities on covers to reduce risk of injury. 

Although our window well covers are designed to be load-bearing and should not break if someone stands, walks, or falls on top of the cover, risk of injury from these activities cannot be eliminated completely. Our covers are not designed for repeated movement or force on top of the window well cover, which could result in the cover coming loose, shifting, or sliding off. Additionally, the covers have a natural give and flexibility to them making one’s footing less secure than an intended walking surface. Standing or putting objects on top of your covers could also scratch the surface, diminishing its aesthetic appeal. To reduce risk of injury, avoid these activities and instruct others, including children, to avoid the same.

WARNING: Product’s metal edges may be sharp. 

When moving or handling a window well cover, handle with care. Metal edges can be sharp and can cause cuts or other injury. Handle cover at your own risk. When moving or handling a window well cover, handle with care. Metal edges can be sharp and can cause cuts or other injury. Handle cover at your own risk.

WARNING: Window well covers may impede exit during an emergency.

In the event of an emergency requiring escape to the outside through a window with an installed window well cover, the cover will need to be properly removed to allow for escape. To allow for proper escape, home occupant must comply with the following guidelines:

  • First, ensure that the window well cover can be removed and is not impeded on the outside by anything. Do not place any object or obstruction on top of window well cover.
  • Second, ensure that no one occupies a room for which a covered window well is an intended emergency exit unless that person is tall enough, strong enough, and prepared based on prior practice, whether standing on the floor of the window well or on a ladder, to lift the cover over his or her head and slide it off (i.e., an “able-bodied person”) or is with someone who is an able-bodied person.
  • Third, if you choose to use the window well cover’s optional locking system, then any able-bodied person (see above) must also be tall enough, strong enough, and prepared based on prior practice, whether standing on the floor of the window well or on a ladder, to remove the optional locking pins. Locks are designed for easy and quick release by able-bodied persons. The home occupant assumes any risk in using the optional locking system to secure the window well cover.

By purchasing a Windows Well Covered window well cover and optional locking system, user assumes all risk and responsibility for ensuring that anyone who may need to use a window with an installed window well cover for emergency exit is either an able-bodied person as set forth above, or is accompanied by an able-bodied person as set forth above. Persons who are not able-bodied persons as set forth above or who are not accompanied by an able-bodied person as set forth above should not occupy any room for which a window with an installed window well cover is an intended emergency exit. By employing Windows Well Covered to cover your window wells, you assume all risk and responsibility for each window well and understand the risks and building code requirements associated with covering each of your own unique and specific window wells.

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