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4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

Contemplating selling your Greensboro home in the next several years? Make it more alluring to buyers by changing your windows and front door. And add most-wanted features like energy efficiency and smart home abilities.

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

We can help you get in motion right away at Pella of Greensboro.

Our advisors can help you select the correct windows and doors for your home. And give expert advice for every piece 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

Installing 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 remodeling projects and their resale values in 136 markets throughout the country.

When selling your home, you can predict 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 remodeling that costs significantly more.

1. Steel Front Door

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

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

Here’s how a new steel front door measures 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 designs.

2. Vinyl Windows

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

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

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 increase your resale price.

Pella® Series fiberglass doors include our signature PerformaSeal® design, which helps halt drafts and leaks. And our VividGrain™ stain method delivers the real characteristics of wood. Choose 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

View all the possibilities for your fiberglass front door project.

4. Wood Windows

Wood windows also supply a major return for increased home value.

They’re also:

  • Personalizable
  • Energy efficient
  • Low maintenance when connected with a cladded surface

Pella® Lifestyle Series brings the beauty and strength of wood combined with versatile style and performance possibilities. This series provides options that fulfill or exceed 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

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 desire smart technology in their new homes. Heading the list is security- or safety-related improvements, much like Pella’s Insynctive® system.

This technology uses concealed security sensors that maintain the charm 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 nearly anywhere.2

Energy-Efficient Windows

Nearly 90 percent of buyers are looking for 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 listed them as “desirable”
  • 38 percent regard them “essential”

Even if you aren’t selling your home immediately, adding energy-efficient windows can help you save today.

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

Expert Design Advice at Pella of Greensboro

Ready to start remodeling your home? Drop by the Pella of Greensboro showroom or give our team a call at 336-203-0576. 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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