Homeowners usually love the location above their front door because of the natural light that peeks into the home. Transom windows can either be fixed, merely decorative, or tilt that allows for the window to open. Transom windows that are placed above front doors would usually utilize the fixed style.

The fixed style has many energy efficient options. Placer Exteriors can install a new transom window into any home, or replace your old transom window with a new energy efficient model. We love saving our customers money on their energy bills when you choose Placer Exteriors for your window remodels or installation you will receive a high-quality product you can't wait to come home to.

Making homes more energy efficient is what we do, and we highly recommend the use of Energy Star products. Energy Star labelled transom windows have strict regulations on what qualifies. They are the best in the market regarding energy efficiency. It is essential to know what to look for in a new window before making a selection.

The EPA, or environmental protection agency, which established the Energy Star program has two critical values on their window labels. These values are the U-Value and the SHGC, or Solar Heat Gain Coefficient. The lower the U-value, the better. This number represents the amount of heat lost or gained. Below are reputable manufacturers that uphold the standards of being energy efficient and produce some fantastic transom windows. Whichever you choose, Placer Exteriors can provide professional results you will enjoy for years to come.


As a customizable window manufacturer, Simonton offers many of their fantastic models with the ability to upgrade to different materials that can aid in energy efficiency.

They offer triple pane glass and Low-E glass that may be argon gas filled. If you are checking for a broad range of products, including transom windows, Simonton has the following collections that utilize energy efficient materials:

  • Reflections 550
  • Prism Platinum
  • Grand Estates Premier
  • Grand Estates Premium Plus
  • Impressions 9800
  • Generations
  • Grandura


Andersen is known for their windows. It is the cornerstone of what they do. They are also a proud partner of Energy Star. Their A-series windows are some of the top products on the market for windows to date. Andersen provides a mix of modern and classic in their window designs and has many energy efficient options. Any window you choose will enhance the architectural styling of your home. Some of their models that are energy efficient and boast the Energy Star approval are:

  • Series Frenchwood Patio Door Transom Direct Set
  • 400 Series Frenchwood Patio Door Transom
  • Series Frenchwood Patio Door Transom Sash Set
  • 100 Series/ Series 2 Gliding Patio Door Transom

Jeld Wen

Having a broad range of products that complement anyone's budget, Jeld Wen is also a partner of Energy Star.

They strive to deliver high-quality products that make homes look amazing. If you are looking for an economical choice in energy efficient windows, Jeld Wen has some great options. Their Energy Star approved transom windows include:

  • Wood Direct Set Transom
  • Clad Direct Set Transom


Milgard constructs many of their windows with fiberglass or vinyl to make their products more energy efficient. They use a polyurethane solid foam core to help with insulation. This feature alone helps to keep the air you want in your home in and the outside temperatures where they belong. If you are looking for stylish energy efficient transom or picture windows to bring light into your home, their Energy Star approved products include:

  • Panel Set Transom Inswing
  • Outswing Panel Glazed Transom