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4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

Considering selling your North Carolina home in the next few years? Make it more alluring to buyers by changing your windows and front door. And add desired features like energy efficiency and smart home abilities.

These projects are typically less expensive than a significant 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 today at Pella of North Carolina.

Our advisors can help you select the right windows and doors for your home. And provide expert advice for every step 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 modernizing your front door are some of the easiest ways to enhance 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 across the country.

When selling your home, you can expect to recover around 70 percent of the expense 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 typically the lowest cost of the four projects we list. But it can recover the biggest resale value.

Encompass by Pella® provides the most wanted front door styles at competitive prices. An elevated frame style 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

Check out our contemporary steel front door styles.

2. Vinyl Windows

Vinyl windows deliver one of the highest returns for your cost. They’re desirable for buyers because they’re energy efficient and low maintenance. No scraping or painting necessary.

Priced to suit any budget, Pella® vinyl windows feature customizable possibilities 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 choices.

3. Fiberglass Front Door with Sidelights

Increase your home’s curb appeal and wow buyers with an upscale grand entrance. Putting in a distinctive fiberglass front door with sidelights is another fantastic way to enhance your resale price.

Pella® Series fiberglass doors feature our signature PerformaSeal® design, which helps stop drafts and leaks. And our VividGrain™ stain procedure provides the real appearance of wood. Pick 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

See all the prospects for your fiberglass front door project.

4. Wood Windows

Wood windows also supply a big return for heightened home value.

They’re also:

  • Configurable
  • Energy efficient
  • Low maintenance when connected with a cladded exterior

Pella® Lifestyle Series includes the charm and durability of wood combined with adaptable style and performance collections. This series has options that qualify for 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 fit 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 learned buyers desire smart technology in their new homes. Leading the list is security- or safety-related enhancements, like Pella’s Insynctive® system.

This technology uses hidden security sensors that maintain the charm of your Pella windows and doors. With just a tap, you can check your windows and doors and control blinds and shades from nearly anywhere.2

Energy-Efficient Windows

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 ranked them as “desirable”
  • 38 percent regard them “essential”

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

A typical homeowner can save $126–$465 every year when substituting single-pane windows with ENERGY STAR windows.

Expert Design Advice at Pella of North Carolina

Ready to get underway upgrading your home? Come to the Pella of North Carolina showroom or give our team a ring at 866-539-4196. 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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