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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!                          


"When we purchased the windows at the end of February we had been informed the lead time would be middle of August for installation. I was okay with this as they had been straight forward about the time frame. As the process moved forward I was kept informed via email at the various stages. I had received an email at the email of May stating the windows have finished being built and we can schedule installation. I was thrilled to have them be installed by the end of June. The installers showed up on time had been very courteous while performing the installation. They had scheduled 4 days for the installation and had completed it within 3 days. There was an issue with our front door as it was on back order and they brought out the wrong door by mistake, however they installed a temporary door until our door arrived and then came back out and installed the new door. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing replacement doors and or windows."

Kevin Mitchell
Sep 26, 2023

"A phenomenal removal and replacement of our front door. The installers were very detail oriented and very meticulous. This was the second time we've had doors replace with Renewal by Andersen of SW Missouri and both time our expectations were exceeded."

Steve Short
Sep 15, 2023

"The replacement windows are great quality and look great! The windows we are slowly replacing are original to the house, and are Andersen windows that are 40± years old! Our installers are the best! They went above and beyond what was expected of them. I highly recommend!! A+"

Julie Julien
Sep 18, 2023

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