It's not really a big deal, but it's what I did this afternoon. We've found through experience that window well covers play a vital role in keeping rain water out of the window wells, and consequently, out of our basement. Apparently, our basement windows aren't completely water tight.
You can get new covers at any hardware store or home center. I got mine at Home Depot. There are lots of different shapes of covers, so measure your window & well to make sure you get a cover that's both tall enough, deep enough, and wide enough to do the job.
|The irregular edge of the stucco makes fitment hard|
We get a lot of wind on the south side of our house, so I also screw the lower front edge of the covers to the front of the window wells, just to keep them from getting ripped off in a gale. It works alright, but as the covers age and get brittle, they tend to break around those front screw heads.
|The top corner has been cut to match the stucco edge|
If you've got any suggestions on how to tackle this job more easily (not that it's terribly difficult to begin with), I'd love to hear them in the comments below.