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4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

Thinking about selling your Boone home in the next few years? Make it more attractive to buyers by replacing your windows and front door. And add desired features like energy efficiency and smart home abilities.

These enhancements are usually less costly than a in-depth kitchen or master bathroom remodel. And they may help you net a larger resale value for your home.

We can help you get started right away at Pella of Boone.

Our advisors can help you select the right windows and doors for your home. And provide expert advice for every part of your project—from product selection to a no mess, no guess installation day.

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4 Best Renovation Projects to Increase Home Value

Installing new windows and updating your front door are some of the best ways to increase your home’s value, according to Remodeling Magazine’s 2019 Cost vs Value Report.

The report compares average costs for 22 improvement projects and their resale values in 136 markets across the country.

When selling your home, you can expect to reclaim around 70 percent of the cost for new windows and doors. That’s about 10 percent more than a high-end kitchen or bathroom project that costs considerably more.

1. Steel Front Door

A steel front door is often the smallest cost of the four projects we include. But it can capture the highest resale value.

Encompass by Pella® delivers the most popular front door styles at reasonable prices. An elevated frame style for these easy to care for doors protects against damaging moisture.

Here’s how a new steel front door rates for cost and added value:

  • Average cost for replacement: $1,826
  • Average increased home value: $1,368
  • Return on investment: 74 percent

Check out our modern steel front door designs.

2. Vinyl Windows

Vinyl windows offer one of the highest returns for your investment. They’re enticing to buyers because they’re energy efficient and low maintenance. No scraping or painting required.

Priced to fit any budget, Pella® vinyl windows have customizable choices like triple-pane glass and InsulShield® to boost energy efficiency.

Here’s how new vinyl windows measure for cost and added value:

  • Average cost for whole-home window replacement: $16,802
  • Average increased home value: $12,332
  • Return on investment: 73 percent

Check out our energy-efficient vinyl window options.

3. Fiberglass Front Door with Sidelights

Enhance your home’s curb appeal and charm buyers with an upscale grand entrance. Putting in a prominent fiberglass front door with sidelights is another good way to add to your resale price.

Pella® Series fiberglass doors have our exclusive PerformaSeal® design, which helps block drafts and leaks. And our VividGrain™ stain process provides the genuine appearance of wood. Choose from most-wanted styles like flush-glazed full light, craftsman light and more.

Here’s how this project ranks for cost and added value:

  • Average cost: $8,994
  • Average increased home value: $6,469
  • Return on investment: 71 percent

See all the prospects for your fiberglass front door project.

4. Wood Windows

Wood windows also bring a large return for higher home value.

They’re also:

  • Customizable
  • Energy efficient
  • Low maintenance when coupled with a cladded exterior

Pella® Lifestyle Series includes the charm and strength of wood incorporated with adaptable style and performance possibilities. This series provides options that fulfill or top ENERGY STAR® guidelines in all 50 states.1

Here’s how new wood windows rank for cost and added value:

  • Average cost for whole-home window replacement: $20,526
  • Average increased home value: $14,530
  • Return on investment: 70 percent

Find out how you can individualize our wood windows to fit your home’s needs.

Other Most Desirable Features for Home Buyers

Add more appeal for buyers with smart technology and energy-efficient windows.

Smart Technology

A 2018 survey by Coldwell Banker learned buyers want smart technology in their new homes. Leading the list is security- or safety-related enhancements, like Pella’s Insynctive® system.

This technology uses out-of-sight security sensors that preserve the attractiveness of your Pella windows and doors. With just a tap, you can check your windows and doors and manage blinds and shades from virtually anywhere.2

Energy-Efficient Windows

Nearly 90 percent of buyers want a home with energy-efficient windows, according to a 2019 report by the National Association of Home Builders.

The report found highly efficient ENERGY STAR® windows are especially attractive to buyers.

  • 51 percent listed them as “desirable”
  • 38 percent regard them “essential”

Even if you aren’t selling your home now, putting in energy-efficient windows can help you save today.

A typical homeowner can save $126–$465 every year when exchanging single-pane windows with ENERGY STAR windows.

Expert Design Advice at Pella of Boone

Ready to get underway updating your home? Come to the Pella of Boone showroom or give our team a buzz at 828-202-8489. We’re happy to answer any questions you have.

Or, book a free, in-home consultation.

1Some Pella products may not meet ENERGY STAR® guidelines in Canada. For more information, contact your local Pella sales representative or go to energystar.gc.ca.
2Requires connection to a compatible home automation system and smart device.

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