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Distributors Can Benefit From Adding Bilco’s stakWEL® Window Well System to Their Product Lines

New Haven, Connecticut (August 19, 2009) -- For distributors, providing home builders, remodelers and contractors with products that can increase the value of their projects is always a good business strategy.

One of the most economical ways to add value to a home is by finishing the basement, which can provide homeowners with additional living space that can be used as everything from a bedroom or home office to a game room or home theater.

Bilco's new and improved stakWEL® Window Well System features polyethylene inserts that add strength and rigidity to withstand adverse freeze/thaw and site settling conditions and also simplify the back-filling process.

The Bilco Company offers distributors a variety of basement products, including the enhanced stakWEL® Window Well System that adds light and ventilation to lower-level areas while providing safe, code-compliant emergency egress. It helps transform basements into valuable living space resulting in increased square footage for the home.

The stakWEL is a modular system of units that are stacked together to accommodate virtually any foundation depth. The design features high-density polyethylene inserts that add strength and rigidity to withstand adverse freeze/thaw and site-settling conditions. Inserts also simplify the back-filling process and lock modules together to create a cohesive window well assembly.

The stakWEL can be used with both utility and egress windows. It offers building and remodeling industry professionals several benefits, including

  • Durability & Aesthetics. Unlike steel, the stakWEL is made of high-density polyethylene molded construction that will not rust, rot, or discolor. It comes in a neutral driftwood color and features a pebbled interior finish that will compliment the interior and exterior of any home.
  • Ease of Installation. The stakWEL modular system can be easily installed on a window buck or directly to a foundation wall.
  • Code Compliance. The window well’s unique “Grip/Step” design meets all basement egress building code requirements.
  • Competitive Pricing. The stakWEL is competitively priced to steel window wells.

For more information on the stakWEL® Window Well System or to learn how to become a distributor or certified installer, call (800) 854-9724 or visit

For more than 80 years, The Bilco Company has been a building industry pioneer in the design and development of specialty access products. Over these years, the company has built a reputation among homeowners, builders, architects, and engineers for products that are unequaled in design and workmanship. Bilco – an ISO 9001 certified company – offers a line of roof hatches, automatic fire vents, floor access doors, and a complete line of residential products that are designed to improve the look and function of basement areas. With headquarters in West Haven, Connecticut, Bilco has manufacturing facilities in Trumann, Arkansas, and Zanesville, Ohio, and an international network of sales offices, dealers, distributors, and representatives.