In architecture language a transom is a transverse horizontal structural beam or bar or a crosspiece separating a door from a window above it. Typically, transom windows may be fixed or operable and can be of any shape.
Allied Millwork of Pittsburgh fabricates custom wooden transom windows using time tested woodworking materials and methods of construction (which are no longer used by large manufacturers) we are able to provide virtually any style and size of window.
Transom windows are well suited in spaces with less natural light. They admit natural sunlight to help light up an area. This is why they are also environmentally friendly because they help reduce electricity costs for lighting. Transoms historically were used to allow passage of air and light between rooms even when doors were shut. Transom windows may be fixed or operable and can be of any shape.
Below are a few photos of our transom sash. Hopefully these images will inspire your design ideas - we would be happy to create a unique product for your residence or business.