Good Question: Transom Window or Screen?


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Marilyn needs some advice on transom windows vs. screens for better air circulation:

Dear Re-nest,

I'm considering whether to convert a static window above the entry door to a transom window or whether to add a screen door instead. The goal is to maximize air circulation (at night especially) and to maximize privacy as well (of course, there will be security bars on both). My question is how effective are transom windows in letting cooler air in at night, versus the screen door. Logic would indicate that the screen door is best in terms of air passage; but is a transom window also very effective?

Thanks,
Marilyn
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