4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value
Contemplating selling your Greenfield home in the next several years? Make it more attractive to buyers by updating your windows and front door. And add popular features like energy efficiency and smart home functions.
These upgrades are usually less pricey than a in-depth kitchen or master bathroom update. And they may help you net a bigger resale value for your home.
We can help you get started right away at Pella of Greenfield.
Our advisors can help you select the ideal windows and doors for your home. And provide expert advice for every piece of your project—from product choice to a no mess, no guess installation day.
4 Best Renovation Projects to Increase Home Value
Installing new windows and modernizing your front door are some of the easiest 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 throughout the country.
When selling your home, you can expect 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 renovation that costs significantly more.
1. Steel Front Door
A steel front door is often the lowest cost of the four projects we include. But it can recoup the largest resale value.
Encompass by Pella® provides the most desired front door styles at competitive prices. An elevated frame format 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
2. Vinyl Windows
Vinyl windows offer one of the biggest returns for your money. They’re enticing to buyers because they’re energy efficient and low maintenance. No scraping or painting required.
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
3. Fiberglass Front Door with Sidelights
Improve your home’s curb appeal and charm buyers with an upscale grand entrance. Adding a prominent fiberglass front door with sidelights is another fantastic way to increase your resale price.
Pella® Series fiberglass doors include our patented PerformaSeal® design, which helps halt drafts and leaks. And our VividGrain™ stain procedure provides the authentic look 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
4. Wood Windows
Wood windows also bring a major return for higher home value.
- Energy efficient
- Low maintenance when coupled with a cladded exterior
Pella® Lifestyle Series includes the attractiveness and strength of wood included with adaptable style and performance collections. This series has options that meet or surpass 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
Other Most Desirable Features for Home Buyers
Add more appeal for buyers with smart technology and energy-efficient windows.
This technology uses out-of-sight security sensors that maintain the attractiveness of your Pella windows and doors. With just a tap, you can monitor your windows and doors and move blinds and shades from almost anywhere.2
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 attractive to buyers.
- 51 percent listed 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.
A typical homeowner can save $126–$465 every year when exchanging single-pane windows with ENERGY STAR windows.
Expert Design Advice at Pella of Greenfield
Ready to begin upgrading your home? Drop by the Pella of Greenfield showroom or give our team a call at (413) 829-0299. We’re happy to answer any questions you have.
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.