Which Is More Energy Efficient: Single-Hung or Double-Hung Windows?

When embarking on the journey of window replacement or considering the window options for a new construction, homeowners are presented with a variety of choices, among which the decision between single-hung and double-hung windows stands prominent. These window styles are not only popular for their aesthetic appeal but also for the different benefits they bring to the table, particularly in the realm of energy efficiency. This comprehensive discussion delves into the nuances of these two window types, outlining their advantages, disadvantages, and the pivotal factors that influence their energy efficiency, all aimed at equipping you with the knowledge to make a well-informed decision. Read more

What are Standard Window Sizes?

Understanding what a standard window size is plays a crucial role when planning renovations or new construction. Standard window sizes serve as guidelines, enabling a smooth fit and easy installation.

To read a window size, typically, the width is always given before the height. These measurements are provided in inches. For example, a window size labeled as 36 X 24 signifies a width of 36 inches and a height of 24 inches. Read more

Warning Signs from Your Roof


Your roof, the primary shield of your home against harsh weather, warrants vigilant care. Regular roof maintenance and inspections can help detect warning signs, possibly averting the need for emergency roof repair and extending the roof’s lifespan. Here’s what you should look for. Read more

How to Choose a Material for Replacement Windows and Doors

When browsing replacement windows and doors, you’ll soon learn that customization options abound. From striking front doors with glass to sturdy exterior steel doors, the materials and styles you choose will significantly affect your home’s curb appeal, energy efficiency, and security. Explore some of the most popular window and door materials, their benefits, and how to make the right choice for your Eastern Iowa home.

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Argon Gas? In my Windows?

I keep hearing window companies talk about argon gas.  What is it and why should I consider it for my new windows?

That’s a great question! Argon gas is an inert, dense gas that is often inserted in the space between the panes of glass to increase the energy efficiency of a window.  A double-paned window with only air between the panes is more efficient than a single paned window. However, a double-paned window with argon gas between the panes boosts the energy efficiency of the window and generally helps it meet strict Energy Star efficiency standards. You can think of argon gas between your window panes as functioning much like the insulation between your walls and floors.  The insulation helps to keep your home more efficient and comfortable throughout the year. Read more

Proud to offer 2019 EnergyStar Most Efficient Products

Here at Window Depot USA, we believe we’re America’s Best Choice for energy efficient replacement window products. One of the main reasons is that we consistently sell advanced Triple Pane windows at the same prices our national competitors charge for dual pane.

Our flagship products are the Signature Series GOLD and Platinum packages, featuring three panes of glass, warm edge non-metal spacers, Low E coatings, and insulating gas fills. And now…our Platinum PLUS package has qualified for Energystar’s MOST EFFICIENT. Read more

False Energy Claims on Replacement Windows

In February of 2012, the Federal Trade Commission cracked down on a deceptive practice that has been a part of the vinyl replacement window industry for too long.  You see, many replacement window retailers claim a certain level of energy savings when/if you replace your windows.

Seems harmless, right?  Wrong.

When people see energy savings, they think of their utility bills. If someone is told that new replacement windows will save them 35%, they infer that their utility bills will be cut by, wait for it, 35%! Read more

Should I repair my replacement windows?

You’re sitting in the living room one day and a thought pops in your mind: I’m going to open the windows and get a nice summer breeze!  Ahh the thought of that refreshing summertime air cooling you off, filling your senses with a clean, crisp aroma. OK, perhaps oversold, but you get the point. You want to open your windows.

You proceed to the nearest window, likely a Double Hung, and lift the bottom sash upwards. And what happens?  The sash falls right back down.  Hey, what gives? Read more

Why Do Window Prices Vary so Much? Part II

How Much Should Replacement Windows Cost?

Isn’t it a shame that this question is SUCH a mystery. I mean really how is it, in the information age, that people have no idea what it costs to replace their windows?

The answer: MOST replacement window companies do NOT want you to know. Read more