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4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

Contemplating selling your Concord home in the next few years? Make it more alluring to buyers by replacing your windows and front door. And add popular features like energy efficiency and smart home functions.

These enhancements are generally less costly than a in-depth kitchen or master bathroom update. And they may help you receive a bigger resale value for your home.

We can help you get started today at Pella of Concord.

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

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4 Best Renovation Projects to Increase Home Value

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

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

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

1. Steel Front Door

A steel front door is typically the most reasonable cost of the four projects we list. But it can recover the largest resale value.

Encompass by Pella® provides the most desired front door styles at competitive prices. An elevated frame design for these low-maintenance doors shields against damaging moisture.

Here’s how a new steel front door ranks 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 deliver one of the largest returns for your cost. They’re enticing to buyers because they’re energy efficient and low maintenance. No scraping or painting required.

Priced to work with any budget, Pella® vinyl windows feature customizable options 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

Explore our energy-efficient vinyl window solutions.

3. Fiberglass Front Door with Sidelights

Increase your home’s curb appeal and wow buyers with a fancy grand entrance. Adding a striking fiberglass front door with sidelights is another fantastic way to enhance your resale price.

Pella® Series fiberglass doors have our patented PerformaSeal® design, which helps stop drafts and leaks. And our VividGrain™ stain process provides the authentic appearance of wood. Pick from most-desired 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

View all the prospects for your fiberglass front door project.

4. Wood Windows

Wood windows also provide a major return for higher home value.

They’re also:

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

Pella® Lifestyle Series offers the beauty and endurance of wood incorporated with adaptable style and performance packages. This series has options that fulfill or exceed ENERGY STAR® guidelines in all 50 states.1

Here’s how new wood windows rate 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 personalize our wood windows to fit your home’s needs.

Other Most Desirable Features for Home Buyers

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

Smart Technology

A 2018 survey by Coldwell Banker learned buyers prefer smart technology in their new homes. At the top of the list is security- or safety-related upgrades, like Pella’s Insynctive® system.

This technology uses concealed security sensors that conserve the attractiveness of your Pella windows and doors. With just a tap, you can keey an eye on your windows and doors and manage blinds and shades from almost 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 discovered highly efficient ENERGY STAR® windows are especially inviting to buyers.

  • 51 percent ranked them as “desirable”
  • 38 percent consider them “essential”

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

The average homeowner can save $126–$465 every year when substituting single-pane windows with ENERGY STAR windows.

Expert Design Advice at Pella of Concord

Ready to begin remodeling your home? Come to the Pella of Concord showroom or give our team a call at 603-228-3352. We’re happy to answer any questions you have.

Or, request 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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