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4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

Contemplating selling your Newport home in the next couple of years? Make it more alluring to buyers by replacing your windows and front door. And add popular features like energy efficiency and smart home capabilities.

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

We can help you get started today at Pella of Newport.

Our advisors can help you select the ideal windows and doors for your home. And offer expert advice for every part 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 updating 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 compares 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 renovation that costs considerably more.

1. Steel Front Door

A steel front door is often the most reasonable cost of the four projects we cover. But it can recover the highest resale value.

Encompass by Pella® provides the most wanted front door styles at competitive prices. An elevated frame format for these easy-care doors shields against damaging moisture.

Here’s how a new steel front door rates for cost and added value:

  • Average cost for replacement: $1,826
  • Average increased home value: $1,368
  • Return on investment: 74 percent

Explore our up-to-date steel front door designs.

2. Vinyl Windows

Vinyl windows provide 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 work with any budget, Pella® vinyl windows have customizable choices like triple-pane glass and InsulShield® to enhance energy efficiency.

Here’s how new vinyl windows measure 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

Browse our energy-efficient vinyl window options.

3. Fiberglass Front Door with Sidelights

Increase your home’s curb appeal and wow buyers with a fancy grand entrance. Adding a prominent fiberglass front door with sidelights is another great way to increase your resale price.

Pella® Series fiberglass doors feature our exclusive PerformaSeal® design, which helps halt drafts and leaks. And our VividGrain™ stain process offers the genuine characteristics of wood. Select from most-wanted 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

View all the possibilities for your fiberglass front door project.

4. Wood Windows

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

They’re also:

  • Customizable
  • Energy efficient
  • Low maintenance when finished with a cladded surface

Pella® Lifestyle Series includes the beauty and endurance of wood combined with adaptable style and performance possibilities. This series has 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

Find out how you can individualize our wood windows to match your home’s needs.

Other Most Desirable Features for Home Buyers

Add more appeal for buyers with smart technology and energy-efficient windows.

Smart Technology

A 2018 survey by Coldwell Banker found buyers desire smart technology in their new homes. At the top of the list is security- or safety-related upgrades, much like Pella’s Insynctive® system.

This technology uses out-of-sight security sensors that conserve the attractiveness of your Pella windows and doors. With just a tap, you can keey an eye on your windows and doors and move blinds and shades from almost 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 found highly efficient ENERGY STAR® windows are especially appealing to buyers.

  • 51 percent listed them as “desirable”
  • 38 percent deem them “essential”

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

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

Expert Design Advice at Pella of Newport

Ready to get underway updating your home? Stop into the Pella of Newport showroom or give our team a ring at 401-314-0814. 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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