4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value
Contemplating selling your West Springfield home in the next few years? Make it more valuable to buyers by changing your windows and front door. And add desired features like energy efficiency and smart home functions.
These enhancements are generally less costly than a in-depth kitchen or master bathroom remodel. And they may help you get a higher resale value for your home.
We can help you get going now at Pella of West Springfield.
Our advisors can help you select the correct windows and doors for your home. And give expert advice for every step of your project—from product selection to a no mess, no guess installation day.
4 Best Renovation Projects to Increase Home Value
Putting in new windows and updating your front door are some of the simplest ways to boost your home’s value, according to Remodeling Magazine’s 2019 Cost vs Value Report.
The report analyzes average costs for 22 improvement projects and their resale values in 136 markets across the country.
When selling your home, you can predict to recover 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 considerably more.
1. Steel Front Door
A steel front door is often the most reasonable cost of the four projects we include. But it can recover the highest 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 guards 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
2. Vinyl Windows
Vinyl windows offer one of the highest returns for your cost. They’re attractive to buyers because they’re energy efficient and low maintenance. No scraping or painting necessary.
Here’s how new vinyl windows rate 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 wow buyers with an upscale grand entrance. Installing a striking fiberglass front door with sidelights is another good way to add to your resale price.
Pella® Series fiberglass doors have our patented PerformaSeal® design, which helps halt drafts and leaks. And our VividGrain™ stain procedure provides the genuine appearance of wood. Pick 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
4. Wood Windows
Wood windows also supply a big return for heightened home value.
- Energy efficient
- Low maintenance when finished with a cladded outside
Pella® Lifestyle Series includes the beauty and strength of wood combined with adaptable style and performance collections. This series has options that meet or exceed 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 extra interest for buyers with smart technology and energy-efficient windows.
This technology uses out-of-sight security sensors that conserve the beauty of your Pella windows and doors. With just a tap, you can monitor your windows and doors and move blinds and shades from virtually anywhere.2
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 inviting to buyers.
- 51 percent rated them as “desirable”
- 38 percent deem them “essential”
Even if you aren’t selling your home right away, adding energy-efficient windows can help you save today.
The average homeowner can save $126–$465 every year when substituting single-pane windows with ENERGY STAR windows.
Expert Design Advice at Pella of West Springfield
Ready to start upgrading your home? Come to the Pella of West Springfield showroom or give our team a buzz at (413) 561-7599. 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.