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A Quick Look at Clerestory Windows

Unlike double hung replacement windows, clerestory windows are installed above eye level. They are typically inoperable, but they can also be designed to let in fresh air and expel warm, stale air while allowing natural light to stream in. They are usually used in modern homes with taller walls, but can benefit any type of property depending on how they are designed.

What Clerestory Windows Can Do for You

Aside from letting in more natural light to better illuminate a home or room during the day, clerestory windows can also improve indoor comfort by either letting you harness passive heating or easing it. It also doesn’t hurt that all that glass looks good on any home. As a bonus, clerestory windows also reduce dependence on artificial light during the day, which can help in reducing your energy costs. 

Where to Use Clerestory Windows

Clerestory windows had their start in Egyptian temples. Now, they can be used nearly anywhere. Some popular areas where they are used include:

  • Kitchens – Great for brightening up the space and getting rid of smells

  • Living Rooms/Family Rooms – Enjoying a view can be as easy as looking up

  • Stairwells/Entryways/Hallways – Added illumination can make a space more safe

  • Bathrooms/Bedrooms – Promote natural lighting without sacrificing privacy

Renewal by Andersen® of Springfield is your leading choice for top-quality window and door replacement options. Whether you just have moved in and want to make your living spaces more homier, or you’re looking to give your home’s form and function a boost to sell, you can count on us to take care of your needs. To learn more about our products and services, and what we can do for you, simply give us a call at (417) 268-9301. Schedule a FREE consultation with us today!                          


"I've been impressed with each step so far. Josh my salesman, Gerry my project manager & the installation crew have all been great people to work with. Also, the many different office workers who have reached out to let me know how things were progressing are greatly appreciated. Thank you to all team members!"

J Nick
Nov 15, 2022

"They did a super job, matched my woodwork stain perfectly, cleaned up well after their work was done and were polite and professional."

alana mccleary
Nov 15, 2022

"From initial review and purchase to installation, this team provided outstanding service. We were informed about the project status from start to finish. Everything was clear to us. We were very please the 6 windows were ready and installed earlier than originally planned. We'll work with them again on our next window replacement project."

Jeffery Brown
Nov 17, 2022

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