Transom Windows

Transom Windows San Diego | General Millwork Supply

Transom windows got their name primarily due to their placement. They’re positioned directly over a window or door.

Transom windows have been long used as key architectural elements and they’re often used to gain more light into a room, allow better airflow, or to simply create distinctive visual appeal.

They are very commonly used in Homes and Home Additions in San Diego County, especially lately.

Besides their practical uses of bringing in more light into a room or space of a home, transom windows are usually for more aesthetic reasons adding beauty to any home.

Transoms add architectural style to San Diego Homes

Traditionally, transom windows are widely known as being shaped like a fan. They’re often beautifully showcased in custom Mediterranean style homes. Not only are they a visual feast to look at, but also let you see more of the beautiful scenery outside. But architects will generally tell you that transom windows are very purposeful in dividing the framing of a window from the framing of a door. While this is certainly true, they’re also works of art from a modern point of view.

Still, in most cases transom windows are primarily decorative. Transoms are often seen in Craftsman style homes. Structurally speaking, they’re not necessary. But, from a visual design perspective, they make the house a home and add to the overall ambiance of the space.

Transom Windows add Light and Ventilation

Many transoms are used for the purpose of bringing in more ambient light. As the light of day begins to fade away, rooms with transom windows may get those last beams of sun coming through from the space above the door or window at day’s end. But transoms that open up serve as key ventilators between two spaces and often have a very important job to fulfill, so add a bit of hardware and use them to open and close for outstanding airflow. Transom is one of the few window types that can add classic style, beauty, extra light and sometimes ventilation to a room.

At General Millwork Supply, we have a wide selection of Transom Window styles, sizes, materials, and shapes, for your specific requirements, so call us today, or come visit our showroom for more information and pricing.