4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value
Thinking about selling your South Burlington home in the next several years? Make it more valuable to buyers by replacing your windows and front door. And add desired features like energy efficiency and smart home capabilities.
These enhancements are usually less pricey than a in-depth kitchen or master bathroom update. And they may help you get a bigger resale value for your home.
We can help you get in motion right away at Pella of South Burlington.
Our advisors can help you choose the ideal windows and doors for your home. And give expert advice for every part of your project—from product ordering to a no mess, no guess installation day.
4 Best Renovation Projects to Increase Home Value
Installing new windows and upgrading 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 analyzes average costs for 22 renovation 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 expense for new windows and doors. That’s about 10 percent more than a high-end kitchen or bathroom project that costs significantly more.
1. Steel Front Door
A steel front door is usually the smallest cost of the four projects we include. But it can capture the biggest resale value.
Encompass by Pella® offers the most wanted front door styles at competitive prices. An elevated frame format for these easy-care doors guards 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 highest returns for your investment. They’re desirable for buyers because they’re energy efficient and low maintenance. No scraping or painting necessary.
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
3. Fiberglass Front Door with Sidelights
Improve your home’s curb appeal and attract buyers with a grand grand entrance. Putting in a prominent fiberglass front door with sidelights is another great way to enhance your resale price.
Pella® Series fiberglass doors feature our signature PerformaSeal® design, which helps halt drafts and leaks. And our VividGrain™ stain procedure delivers the genuine characteristics of wood. Select from most-wanted 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
4. Wood Windows
Wood windows also provide a major return for heightened home value.
- Energy efficient
- Low maintenance when coupled with a cladded surface
Pella® Lifestyle Series offers the beauty and strength of wood incorporated with flexible style and performance packages. This series offers options that fulfill or top 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
Other Most Desirable Features for Home Buyers
Add additional interest for buyers with smart technology and energy-efficient windows.
This technology uses hidden security sensors that conserve the attractiveness of your Pella windows and doors. With just a tap, you can check your windows and doors and manage blinds and shades from virtually anywhere.2
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 rated them as “desirable”
- 38 percent regard them “essential”
Even if you aren’t selling your home now, installing energy-efficient windows can help you save now.
A typical homeowner can save $126–$465 annually when exchanging single-pane windows with ENERGY STAR windows.
Expert Design Advice at Pella of South Burlington
Ready to get underway upgrading your home? Stop into the Pella of South Burlington showroom or give our team a ring at (802) 557-0429. 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.