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4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

Considering selling your Evansville home in the next few years? Make it more alluring to buyers by updating your windows and front door. And add popular features like energy efficiency and smart home capabilities.

These upgrades are generally less costly than a significant kitchen or master bathroom remodel. And they may help you get a bigger resale value for your home.

We can help you get going today at Pella of Evansville.

Our advisors can help you find the correct windows and doors for your home. And offer expert advice for every piece 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 best 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 around the country.

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

1. Steel Front Door

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

Encompass by Pella® delivers the most desired front door styles at reasonable 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

Explore our modern steel front door models.

2. Vinyl Windows

Vinyl windows deliver one of the biggest returns for your investment. They’re attractive 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 increase 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 choices.

3. Fiberglass Front Door with Sidelights

Increase your home’s curb appeal and attract buyers with an upscale grand entrance. Installing a striking fiberglass front door with sidelights is another good way to enhance your resale price.

Pella® Series fiberglass doors have our patented PerformaSeal® design, which helps halt drafts and leaks. And our VividGrain™ stain procedure provides the genuine characteristics of wood. Select from most-desired styles like flush-glazed full light, craftsman light and more.

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

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

Browse all the possibilities for your fiberglass front door project.

4. Wood Windows

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

They’re also:

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

Pella® Lifestyle Series offers the beauty and durability of wood combined with flexible style and performance possibilities. This series has options that meet or surpass 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

Discover how you can customize our wood windows to meet your home’s needs.

Other Most Desirable Features for Home Buyers

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

Smart Technology

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

This technology uses out-of-sight security sensors that conserve the charm 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 want a home with energy-efficient windows, according to a 2019 report by the National Association of Home Builders.

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

  • 51 percent rated them as “desirable”
  • 38 percent deem them “essential”

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

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

Expert Design Advice at Pella of Evansville

Ready to begin updating your home? Stop into the Pella of Evansville showroom or give our team a call at 812-228-7000. 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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