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Going Green: The Practical Benefits of Clerestory Windows

Green homes aren’t just an eco-friendly trend. They have practical benefits like reduced power costs and an increased level of comfort in your home. Energy-efficient windows are an essential part of any green home and come in different styles. 

Clerestory windows may be one of the lesser-known window styles, but they have a lot of advantages over more conventional window styles. 

Where Are Clerestory Windows Usually Installed?

Clerestory windows are installed on the topmost portion of tall walls. Homeowners usually install them if trees and branches are blocking sunlight, preventing light from entering the windows on the lower portions of their homes. 

Like any other window, clerestory windows can increase the amount of natural lighting and improve ventilation indoors. But why should you choose a clerestory window over a more conventional one? 

More Natural Lighting Without the Glare

Depending on the time of the day, the light passing through the windows can be harsh. But the placement and angle of clerestory windows reduce this harshness and distribute ambient lighting more evenly throughout the room. 

Improved Attic Ventilation 

Inadequate ventilation in the upper portions of your home, most notably your attic, is one of the primary reasons for roof damage. Increased temperatures combined with trapped moisture can quickly degrade your roof’s underlying layers. Being situated at the upper portions of your wall, clerestory windows can provide better ventilation for your attic. 

Improved Privacy 

If you’re a private person, you’ll be glad to know that clerestory windows can do all of the aforementioned without compromising your privacy. Since they’re situated up high, you can rest easy in your house knowing that you’re safe from prying eyes. 

If you’re considering installing a new windows, keep in mind that windows manufactured according to a set of dimensions may not be the best fit for your home. That’s why you need to look for a brand that offers extensive customization options. Renewal by Andersen® is one such brand. The manufacturer makes custom-made windows for their customers’ home, so you can be sure that each Renewal by Andersen window can seamlessly be integrated into your home. 

Renewal by Andersen of Boise, a top-rated contractor in your area, offers a wide range of window customization options for all your window replacement service needs. To schedule a free consultation, call us at (208) 874-4900, or fill out this form

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