May 12, 2016

Trend Alert…Transom Windows

Transom windows are hardly a new home feature.  In fact, they’ve been utilized in architecture for centuries, especially before air conditioning was a common household feature.  We continue to see an uptick in the installation of them, as homeowners’ strive to find ways to incorporate as much natural light in their homes as possible.  Here’s why they’re worth considering in your home.

What They Are: Transom windows are slender windows that are located most often above other windows or doorways.  The most common shapes they come in are rectangular or half-moon shaped.transom


Increased Natural Light: Transom windows take up minimal space.  Incorporating them into areas such as hallways and entryways can introduce natural light into other areas that would not otherwise receive exposure.  This is particularly helpful at dawn and dusk, when the window can allow light that would not otherwise be available to filter into a room.   The more natural light an area receives, the more spacious it seems.

Expanded Ventilation: Transom windows are located near the ceiling and many  styles are designed to be opened and closed.  This characteristic allows them to release warm air that has gathered at the top of the room.  This strategy works particularly well in second and third story rooms or when a transom window is placed directly above a larger window.

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Heightening of a Room: Rooms with low ceilings, such as bathrooms and entryways, oftentimes feel congested.  The inclusion of transom windows can cause a room’s footprint to be expanded.

Air Circulation in Unused Rooms: Many homeowners have a room within their homes that never seems to be a comfortable temperature, regardless of the season.  In this scenario, the culprit tends to be inadequate insulation and air flow.  Transom windows used in tandem with a ceiling fan can assist in alleviating the situation because of the increased air circulation.

Additional Opulence: A transom window adds a sense of richness to the home because of its luxurious feel.  Adding grilles, decorative or colored glass can only contribute to their aesthetic appeal.

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"Really great service and products. The installers were superior in all respects and windows are amazing."

Mike W.
Richfield, MN
March 5, 2020

"My crew was extremely efficient and considerate (Wayne, Mike, Chris). The install went well and the windows are outstanding. I selected Lindus based on my satisfaction with prior work, and will be happy to have them in the future."

Bert L.
Shoreview, MN
March 4, 2020

"Customer service and great products were the reason I chose Lindus!  They proved it today came out fixed the track in the window that I goofed up. And took the time to explain what I did wrong and how to fix if I happen to do it again. Thank you, Sam."

Mike B.
Robbinsdale, MN
February 26, 2020

"Pete and I were extremely happy with the work and the quality of the windows. It was also reassuring to hear the building inspector state he would only consider 2 contractors to work on his house, and Lindus was one of them! In fact he has already contracted with you for new siding on his house next summer."

Merilee F.
Forest Lake, MN
January 28, 2020

"Service has been excellent."

Ted R.
Circle Pines, MN
January 27, 2020

"What a great company!  I had heard about them on WCCO and thought I would give them a try. They installed a window where there wasn't one and it turned out great. The installation was top notch and the guys doing the work were great. Would definitely recommend them for any of your home improvement needs. We will be using them again soon."

Cindy K.
Blaine, MN
December 6, 2019
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