Clerestory windows are not some new interior design feature. They have been around since ancient times and are primarily used to bring light into structures such as temples. Even centuries-old European cathedrals utilized them. Fast forward to today, they still remain one of the integral elements in home design with the capability to transform any interior space.
Renewal by Andersen of Denver, your local source of windows and patio doors, discusses the benefits of having these fixtures in your home.
A Look at Clerestory Windows
Clerestory windows are different from your typical window units. They are installed above eye level and in a row, unlike the ones installed one to three-and-a-half feet from the floor. They can be operable or inoperable, depending on your home’s ventilation needs. One thing is for sure, though—these windows have many purposes that help enhance your home’s aesthetic appeal and function.
Bringing in Natural Light
Taking advantage of sunlight to brighten up your room is possible with clerestory windows. The good thing about this is that they help provide ambient lighting during the day when your other existing windows on eye level bring direct and sometimes harsh sunlight in. The windows can be paired with sliding glass doors for better effect, creating a wall of glass illusion that allows you to witness the beauty of your outdoors from the inside.
Another thing that makes clerestory windows a great addition inside the home is that they help ensure privacy without sacrificing the entry of sunlight. Bathrooms and bedrooms can benefit from these fixtures thanks to their placement high above the wall. Ordinary windows can be closed using drapes or curtains, leaving the clerestory windows bare and away from prying eyes.
Turn to Renewal by Andersen of Denver for your home improvement needs. We offer a wide variety of replacement window types and styles, French doors, sliding doors and entry doors. Call us at (303) 823-4312 or (719) 419-5496 to get started. You may also fill out our contact form to request a free in-home consultation. We serve Denver and the surrounding areas.