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Ryan Matheson - Oct 15 2020

What size egress window will fit my
Wellcraft window well? 

Construction site with a below grade Egress Well 

Many home owners and contractors need help to confirm the proper size egress well and window for their basement. We hope this article assists in providing dimensions and compatibility of Wellcraft egress wells, well covers, and egress windows.  

Key characteristics to consider when selecting a Wellcraft window well & cover

Window Size: What is the width of the window?
If your window is greater than 48" wide then you may wish to look at the Wellcraft 6700 series window well.  The Wellcraft 6700 window well will support up to a 60" wide window. 

Above Grade Placement. How is your window positioned?
If the window extends above grade then you you'll need to consider a domed window well cover like the 5600 series dome. 

The Wellcraft Product Line 

Wellcraft produces 4 different Egress window well sizes along all with corresponding covers. The following are descriptions and some visuals for each of these products.   
All of these window wells are stocked and typically ship within 3-4 business days.

Wellcraft 5600 Sectional Window Well 

Wellcraft 5600 Egress window well

The 5600 series egress well is designed to accommodate up to a 4' wide egress window. This unit is unique in that it's a modular window well and is constructed in sections to the desired height. Each section contains a built in ladder for easy access and IRC Section R310 Building Code Compliance. 

A typical installation is 4 sections for a height of 62.8"  

Wellcraft 5600 Stackable Modular Window Well

Wellcraft 5600 Flat Polycarbonate Cover

Wellcraft 5600 Domed Polycarbonate Cover

Wellcraft 2060 Egress Window Well 

Wellcraft 2060 Granite Grey window well

The 2060 series egress well supports up to a 4-foot wide egress window. This solid unibody construction is available in both Granite Grey and Sandstone colors depending on your color preference.

Standard unit height for the 2060 is 60 inches tall and with the optional 12" extension it can reach a full height of 72".

Wellcraft 2060 diagram with optional extension

Wellcraft 2060 Flat Polycarbonate Cover

Wellcraft 2060 12" Extension

Wellcraft 6700 Large Size Window Well 

Wellcraft 6700 3 step terraced window well 

The 6700 series egress well is the largest of all the Wellcraft wells and can support up to 5 foot wide Egress Windows.  This is constructed from 3 interlocking terraced egress steps.

The exterior width is 76.5", and the internal well width is 67". 

Wellcraft 6700 is offered in both Granite Grey and Sandstone finishes. 

Wellcraft 6700 egress well profile diagram

6700 Flat Polycarbonate Cover

Wellcraft 6700 Sandstone Egress Well

Wellcraft 2062 Window Well 

The 2062 Egress Window Well is a solid single body unit designed for smaller size installation. The 2062 will accommodate up to a 36" wide Egress Window. 

Available in both Sandstone and Granite Grey color finishes. 

Wellcraft 2062 egress well 

2062 Flat Polycarbonate Cover

Wellcraft 2062 Granite Grey Egress Well

Wellcraft Egress Windows

Wellcraft Egress windows are engineered to meet International Residential Code (IRC) Section R310 for functional egress.   
This code is regarding the following parameters:

  • Sill height of windows above floor not to exceed 44" tall
  • Minimum opening area greater or equal to 5.7 square feet
  • Minimum opening height of window greater than or equal to 24 inches tall
  • Minimum opening width of window greater or equal 20"
Egress Window In-Swing 27" x 45" Wellcraft
Egress Window In-Swing 27" x 45" Wellcraft
Egress Window In-Swing 27" x 45" Wellcraft
Egress Window In-Swing 27" x 45" Wellcraft
Egress Window In-Swing 27" x 45" Wellcraft
Egress Window In-Swing 27" x 45" Wellcraft

Egress Window In-Swing 27" x 45" Wellcraft

$584.68
Egress Window Slider 48" x 48" Wellcraft
Egress Window Slider 48" x 48" Wellcraft
Egress Window Slider 48" x 48" Wellcraft
Egress Window Slider 48" x 48" Wellcraft
Egress Window Slider 48" x 48" Wellcraft
Egress Window Slider 48" x 48" Wellcraft

Egress Window Slider 48" x 48" Wellcraft

$692.36
Egress Window In-Swing 29" x 47" Wellcraft Acrylic Block
Egress Window In-Swing 29" x 47" Wellcraft Acrylic Block
Egress Window In-Swing 29" x 47" Wellcraft Acrylic Block
Egress Window In-Swing 29" x 47" Wellcraft Acrylic Block
Egress Window In-Swing 29" x 47" Wellcraft Acrylic Block
Egress Window In-Swing 29" x 47" Wellcraft Acrylic Block

Egress Window In-Swing 29" x 47" Wellcraft Acrylic Block

$932.07

Wellcraft Window Well Covers

All Wellcraft well covers open from both the inside and outside with a secure and durable 4 point loop and hook system. These covers keep dirt, and debris out of your window well reducing the need to clean while still allowing sunlight to enter through your basement window. These covers are ideal for preventing accidental falls by children or pets and provide additional security and safety for your home. 

The flat polycarbonate covers will support up to 500 lbs. of weight. The 5600 dome cover supports up to 350 lbs. of weight.

clear flat window well cover 5600 Wellcraft for up to 4 foot window
clear flat window well cover 5600 Wellcraft for up to 4 foot window
Firefighter lifting up the egress window well cover
exterior view of a Transparent Wellcraft Egress Window Well cover
Window Well Cover - Wellcraft 5600 Polycarbonate Flat Egress
Window Well Cover - Wellcraft 5600 Polycarbonate Flat Egress

Window Well Cover - Wellcraft 5600 Polycarbonate Flat Egress

$428.18
Wellcraft 2062 flat egress winodw well cover made of clear polycarbonate plastic
Wellcraft 2062 flat egress winodw well cover made of clear polycarbonate plastic
Window Well Cover - Wellcraft 2062 Small Polycarbonate Flat
Firefighter lifting up the egress window well cover
exterior view of a Transparent Wellcraft Egress Window Well cover
Window Well Cover - Wellcraft 2062 Small Polycarbonate Flat
Window Well Cover - Wellcraft 2062 Small Polycarbonate Flat

Window Well Cover - Wellcraft 2062 Small Polycarbonate Flat

$428.18
Window Well Cover - Wellcraft 5600 Polycarbonate Dome Egress
Window Well Cover - Wellcraft 5600 Polycarbonate Dome Egress
Window Well Cover - Wellcraft 5600 Polycarbonate Dome Egress
Firefighter lifting up the egress window well cover
exterior view of a Transparent Wellcraft Egress Window Well cover
Window Well Cover - Wellcraft 5600 Polycarbonate Dome Egress
Window Well Cover - Wellcraft 5600 Polycarbonate Dome Egress

Window Well Cover - Wellcraft 5600 Polycarbonate Dome Egress

$523.33
Window Well Cover - Wellcraft 2060 Polycarbonate Flat Egress
Window Well Cover - Wellcraft 2060 Polycarbonate Flat Egress
Firefighter lifting up the egress window well cover
exterior view of a Transparent Wellcraft Egress Window Well cover
Window Well Cover - Wellcraft 2060 Polycarbonate Flat Egress
Window Well Cover - Wellcraft 2060 Polycarbonate Flat Egress

Window Well Cover - Wellcraft 2060 Polycarbonate Flat Egress

$428.18