Front Doors with a Transom
Create a Stunning Entrance with Unique Styles and Designs
A staple of traditional doors, transoms add class and style to any entry door. Compared to a solid facade, an upper transom window creates a more inviting and open appearance on the exterior while adding lots of natural light to the interior. Upper transoms tend to be fixed today. However, selecting a tilt-only mechanism is a great way to add ventilation in the summer and ensure a nice cross breeze in your home without having to leave the door open. They are available in rectangular and arch shapes with your choice of muntins or grilles. Add matching sidelights for a unique and welcoming entrance.
Advantages of a Front Door with Transom Light
Transoms are not strictly necessary in a functional or structural sense. Yet, they have a long architectural tradition due to their many benefits. These include:
- Extending great views over doors and windows
- Adding more natural light to the interior
- Catching more sunlight throughout the day based on the sun's position, especially as the day gets darker
- Improving ventilation and creating cross breezes without having to leave the door open
- Decoration including ornamental glass and muntins
Like any window, a transom can be fitted with custom muntin patterns to match your existing home or decorative glass. If your transom is located high enough in your entryway that no one can see through, you can stick with clear glass unless the added look of ornamental glass is desired. Whatever your preference, Neuffer can craft a bespoke entry door solution to fit any opening in your home whether in wood, vinyl or an aluminum clad option.