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What Are Transom Windows?

It doesn’t matter if you’re building a new home or want to replace your old, drafty windows – Quality Window & Door has the window selection you need. As a leading window and door company in the Maryland, Washington, DC and Virginia area, we offer a wide array of products, including transom windows!

Transom windows can be used for homes (both contemporary and older) as well as office buildings. Do you want to learn more about transom windows so you can be sure you’re installing the right windows for you? Find out everything you need to decide from Quality Window & Door!

What is a Transom Window?

Transom windows are the ones you’ve probably seen above doors in older homes – they became a traditional part of Georgian style architecture in the 19th century. Transom windows are placed above or on either side of your door and are available in many different shapes (rectangular, semi-circle, fan, etc.).

Benefits of Transom Windows

Transom windows are used as accent windows on many homes, but they offer a number of benefits. Advantages of installing transom windows include:

Appearance: the obvious benefit transom windows offer is the enhanced architectural detail they add to your home. Often they are used solely for aesthetics!

Natural light: transom doors can easily lighten your foyer or front hall. In this way, you can even save a little on your electricity bills by keeping the lights off longer and letting your windows bring in natural sunlight!

Durability: most transom windows are stationary and don’t have moving parts that break or get worn down, making them one of the most durable windows on the market.

Ventilation: like to let in the breeze on warm days? Some transom windows open and can give you the additional ventilation you’re looking for. In the summer, when used with a ceiling fan, transom windows can really help you cut down on AC use and help reduce your energy bills!

Our Selection of Transom Windows

If you want transom windows for your home in Maryland, Washington, DC or Virginia, Quality Window & Door has you covered. We offer windows and window products from leading manufacturers, including:

  • Weather Shield
  • Milgard
  • Norwood
  • Parrett

Contact our transom window experts to learn more about transom windows and how we can help you choose the best windows for your home or commercial building. The next part of What Are…Window & Door Series is coming soon!

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