Transom windows

What are transom windows? What are the pros and cons of transom windows?

Asked by Jenny on 20th Apr 2021
Expert Trade Answers
"Transom are located over the top of a window or door’s transom - this is the beam that separates the top of the window or door from the rest of the wall. Transom windows allow light into a space during times of the day when the sun is higher in the sky. When there isn’t as much direct sunlight coming into your home, a transom window can offer a solid source of light after other windows stop being useful. The drawback with a transom window is hard to clean due to the location in the frame and no ventilation"
Answered on 20th Apr 2021 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
"A transom is a horizontal part of the frame. It would separate two sashes, usually a top hung fan light from a lower sash or fixed pane. Basically you will only have a transom if you have two or more sashes or window panes vertically."
Answered on 21st Jun 2021 - Member since May 2021 - report
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