Transom windows are accent windows above a door or window. There is no right or wrong place to put a transom window as they go with any style window. The only requirement to install one is enough height above the existing window and below the ceiling.
Benefits of Transom Windows
One of the primary benefits of transom windows is to let in more natural light. This is especially true above a solid panel door. Many homeowners appreciate the fact that due to how far off the ground these windows are, there is no reason to cover them with a curtain or blind because no one can see in them from ground level. This is one reason that more natural light comes in with these windows.
Transom windows can be fixed or have the ability to open. If you choose a transom that opens, you will have increased airflow and a window that can be left open all night long on a main floor without the fear of someone entering your home.You may even want to consider putting opening transoms above interior doors as was done in older European homes to increase air flow even if the door is closed.
Because transom windows are largely decorative, they come in many styles including stained glass, leaded, and etched. If you’re looking to add some color or a focal point consider a transom window in a decorative style. Although most transom windows are horizontal rectangles, they come in other shapes including half circles and ellipses.
More Than a Trend
Although transoms have grown in popularity recently, it’s because newer homes are built with higher ceilings that allow for their installation. They date back to the 19th century so there is no reason to think that installing a series of transom windows will do anything other than increase the value of your home.
If you’re interested in learning if your home is right for transom windows, contact Affordable Replacement Window System in Arlington for you in home estimate. We’ll evaluate where you’d like to have them installed and make recommendations as to the right size and style to increase your home’s curb appeal and bring in more natural light. Fill out our easy to use contact form or give us a call at (817) 264-6509.