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4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

Thinking about selling your Providence home in the next several years? Make it more attractive to buyers by updating your windows and front door. And add most-wanted features like energy efficiency and smart home capabilities.

These projects are typically less pricey than a major kitchen or master bathroom update. And they may help you receive a larger resale value for your home.

We can help you get in motion now at Pella of Providence.

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

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4 Best Renovation Projects to Increase Home Value

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

The report evaluates average costs for 22 renovation projects and their resale values in 136 markets around the country.

When selling your home, you can predict to recover around 70 percent of the total 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 typically the smallest cost of the four projects we cover. But it can capture the largest resale value.

Encompass by Pella® offers the most wanted front door styles at competitive prices. An elevated frame style for these easy-care 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

Browse our contemporary steel front door models.

2. Vinyl Windows

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

Priced to suit any budget, Pella® vinyl windows include customizable choices like triple-pane glass and InsulShield® to enhance energy efficiency.

Here’s how new vinyl windows rate 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 solutions.

3. Fiberglass Front Door with Sidelights

Improve your home’s curb appeal and charm buyers with a grand grand entrance. Putting in a distinctive fiberglass front door with sidelights is another great way to add to your resale price.

Pella® Series fiberglass doors feature our exclusive PerformaSeal® design, which helps stop drafts and leaks. And our VividGrain™ stain method provides the real characteristics of wood. Select from popular 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 possibilities for your fiberglass front door project.

4. Wood Windows

Wood windows also bring a big return for heightened home value.

They’re also:

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

Pella® Lifestyle Series brings the charm and strength of wood included with flexible style and performance collections. This series provides options that meet or exceed ENERGY STAR® guidelines in all 50 states.1

Here’s how new wood windows stack up 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

Learn how you can customize our wood windows to match your home’s needs.

Other Most Desirable Features for Home Buyers

Add extra interest for buyers with smart technology and energy-efficient windows.

Smart Technology

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

This technology uses concealed security sensors that maintain the beauty of your Pella windows and doors. With just a tap, you can keey an eye on your windows and doors and control blinds and shades from virtually anywhere.2

Energy-Efficient Windows

Nearly 90 percent of buyers desire 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 rated them as “desirable”
  • 38 percent consider them “essential”

Even if you aren’t selling your home now, adding energy-efficient windows can help you save right away.

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

Expert Design Advice at Pella of Providence

Ready to start remodeling your home? Come to the Pella of Providence showroom or give our team a call at 508-413-3004. We’re happy to answer any questions you have.

Or, schedule 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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