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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!                          


"Excellent service and product! They checked in with me every few weeks while we were waiting for the order. I was impressed with Sam, who measured my windows and headed the installation crew. He was respectful and patient with his team. They cleaned up after themselves. Before the new windows I had huge windows that didn’t open. Now I feel much safer and get better temperatures in those rooms."

Kimberly Kester
Jul 18, 2022

"My experience with Anderson Renewal was amazing! From the first meeting with Miranda to choose my windows and doors to the installation provided by Tim and his crew was a pleasure! I just bought a home built in the 1960's that needed new windows and a new double front door with sidelights. As everyone knows Anderson Windows are great, but it was the people I interacted with from Anderson that made it such a great experience. It took three days for the windows and door to be installed and they "worked" every minute they were here. My huge front door took most of the day to install because they had to put in a new header and other improvements to make it fit! They even put up new drywall on the inside. Many people in the neighborhood have stopped by to comment on my beautiful front door! I think the crew left my house cleaner than it was before they started! Constantly cleaning up after themselves. I am thrilled with my windows and feel lucky to have met the team at Anderson."

Kimberly Wilson
Jul 17, 2022

"Very professional staff . No pressure sales. The job they do is neat and clean, no cleanup left for the owner. Communication is great. Always informed on the status of of your product, AND the tin of cookies you receive afterwards is a pleasant plus."

Peggy Spivy Morse
Jul 13, 2022

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