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!