Transom windows are long, rectangular windows that allow an abundance of natural light into the home. Some are fixed and cannot be opened, while others have a hinge at the bottom and open from the top. If you’re looking for a dramatic over-the-door addition, or simply need more light and ventilation, transoms could be the perfect window choice for your home. Here are the facts.
Depending on the size, expect to pay around $200 per transom window. When the cost of installation is factored in, however, it could be an additional $1,000 to $2,000 depending on the size of the job and quality of materials. Ask a window contractor for cost estimates in your area—they’ll also be able to walk you through state/federal tax rebates and incentives for window renovation.
Transom windows are a durable window option since they are usually installed high up and won’t undergo the wear and tear of regular windows.
Not only do they provide additional natural lighting, but transom windows also allow for a spectacular entryway and the illusion of higher ceilings.
Since transom windows are great for providing a room with cross-ventilation, they were a popular window choice for office buildings and apartments before air conditioning came into prominence.
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