Leaded glass transom + side lites a bad idea for W/SW door?
I am trying to determine whether we will do our transom and side lites with wood mullions or leaded glass. I don't like the look of leaded glass encased between panes of protective glass, though I am very aware that it helps with insulation and protection of the leaded glass. Anyway, historically leaded glass was used with no protective barrier and much of it has lasted through the ages. But, I'd like to hear GW thoughts on whether this would be a bad idea given the direction of the front door. I'm exploring this option because it's significantly less expensive than the wood mullions. For reference, the design is a spiderweb transom and arched design in side lites. thanks!