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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!                          


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Kevin Sweetin
Feb 28, 2024

"I just bought my first house. My patio sliding door was rotten. So, I needed it to replace it. Renewal by Anderson of Southern Missouri listened to what I wanted and delivered it. They did a fantastic job of installing and cleaning up afterwards. They did it even in freezing rain that day I was scheduled to have it replaced. They even had a follow-up to check things out and do the touch ups. I'm amazed at there work. Great job Renewal by Anderson."

DKay Mikel
Feb 9, 2024

"On Feb 1,2024 my husband and I selected Renewel by Andersen for windows for our entire house. It made our house more beautiful with the picture windows. Made the outside more attractive, and on the inside. We did 14 windows. We had 4 men come to do the job in 1 day And they were very friendly, efficient,fast and cleaned up inside and outside perfectly. And most importantly we noticed the heating furnace runs less,therefore saving us money on our gas bill. We live in SW Missouri. We recommend anyone who wants to replace windows in their home to pick Renewal by Andersen. Sincerely, Darius and Nancy Durman"

Nancy Durman
Feb 7, 2024

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