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4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

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

These upgrades are generally less costly than a major kitchen or master bathroom update. And they may help you receive a higher resale value for your home.

We can help you get started now at Pella of Winston-Salem.

Our advisors can help you select the right windows and doors for your home. And provide 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 modernizing 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 recoup 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 usually the most reasonable cost of the four projects we cover. But it can recover the largest resale value.

Encompass by Pella® offers the most wanted front door styles at reasonable prices. An elevated frame design for these easy-care 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 offer 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 required.

Priced to work with any budget, Pella® vinyl windows have 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 choices.

3. Fiberglass Front Door with Sidelights

Improve your home’s curb appeal and charm buyers with a fancy grand entrance. Putting in a distinctive fiberglass front door with sidelights is another fantastic way to increase 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 authentic characteristics of wood. Choose 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

Browse all the prospects for your fiberglass front door project.

4. Wood Windows

Wood windows also provide a big return for increased home value.

They’re also:

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

Pella® Lifestyle Series includes the charm and durability of wood incorporated with adaptable style and performance possibilities. This series has options that fulfill or exceed 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

Discover how you can customize our wood windows to match 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 found buyers prefer smart technology in their new homes. Heading the list is security- or safety-related upgrades, like Pella’s Insynctive® system.

This technology uses out-of-sight security sensors that preserve the attractiveness of your Pella windows and doors. With just a tap, you can check your windows and doors and move blinds and shades from nearly anywhere.2

Energy-Efficient Windows

Nearly 90 percent of buyers want 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 appealing to buyers.

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

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

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

Expert Design Advice at Pella of Winston-Salem

Ready to start remodeling your home? Stop into the Pella of Winston-Salem showroom or give our team a ring at 336-203-0704. We’re happy to answer any questions you have.

Or, schedule 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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