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4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

Thinking about selling your Roanoke home in the next few years? Make it more alluring to buyers by changing your windows and front door. And add popular features like energy efficiency and smart home abilities.

These enhancements are usually less expensive than a significant kitchen or master bathroom update. And they may help you receive a higher resale value for your home.

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

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

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4 Best Renovation Projects to Increase Home Value

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

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

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

1. Steel Front Door

A steel front door is usually the most reasonable cost of the four projects we cover. But it can capture the largest resale value.

Encompass by Pella® provides the most wanted front door styles at reasonable prices. An elevated frame design for these easy to care for doors protects 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 biggest returns for your cost. 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 feature customizable options like triple-pane glass and InsulShield® to increase energy efficiency.

Here’s how new vinyl windows rank 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

Improve your home’s curb appeal and wow buyers with an upscale grand entrance. Adding a striking fiberglass front door with sidelights is another great way to add to your resale price.

Pella® Series fiberglass doors have our exclusive PerformaSeal® design, which helps stop drafts and leaks. And our VividGrain™ stain procedure provides the genuine look of wood. Choose from popular styles like flush-glazed full light, craftsman light and more.

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

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

See all the options for your fiberglass front door project.

4. Wood Windows

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

They’re also:

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

Pella® Lifestyle Series includes the attractiveness and endurance of wood combined with adaptable style and performance collections. This series provides options that qualify for or surpass 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 customize our wood windows to match 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 found buyers want smart technology in their new homes. Leading the list is security- or safety-related improvements, much like Pella’s Insynctive® system.

This technology uses out-of-sight security sensors that maintain the attractiveness 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 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 found 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 immediately, putting in energy-efficient windows can help you save today.

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

Expert Design Advice at Pella of Roanoke

Ready to start remodeling your home? Stop into the Pella of Roanoke showroom or give our team a call at 540-466-1918. 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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