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4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

Thinking about selling your Springfield home in the next several years? Make it more valuable to buyers by replacing your windows and front door. And add most-wanted features like energy efficiency and smart home functions.

These upgrades are generally less pricey than a significant kitchen or master bathroom update. And they may help you get a larger resale value for your home.

We can help you get going now at Pella of Springfield.

Our advisors can help you choose the correct windows and doors for your home. And provide expert advice for every part of your project—from product choice to a no mess, no guess installation day.

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4 Best Renovation Projects to Increase Home Value

Adding 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 evaluates average costs for 22 improvement projects and their resale values in 136 markets around the country.

When selling your home, you can predict to recoup 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 remarkably more.

1. Steel Front Door

A steel front door is usually the lowest cost of the four projects we include. But it can capture the largest resale value.

Encompass by Pella® delivers the most wanted front door styles at affordable prices. An elevated frame format for these low-maintenance doors protects 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

Explore our modern steel front door styles.

2. Vinyl Windows

Vinyl windows deliver one of the largest returns for your cost. They’re enticing to buyers because they’re energy efficient and low maintenance. No scraping or painting required.

Priced to fit any budget, Pella® vinyl windows have customizable possibilities like triple-pane glass and InsulShield® to increase energy efficiency.

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

Explore our energy-efficient vinyl window options.

3. Fiberglass Front Door with Sidelights

Increase your home’s curb appeal and attract buyers with a grand grand entrance. Installing a distinctive fiberglass front door with sidelights is another good way to increase your resale price.

Pella® Series fiberglass doors feature our patented PerformaSeal® design, which helps stop drafts and leaks. And our VividGrain™ stain process delivers the genuine look of wood. Select from popular 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

View all the prospects for your fiberglass front door project.

4. Wood Windows

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

They’re also:

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

Pella® Lifestyle Series includes the attractiveness and strength of wood incorporated with flexible style and performance possibilities. This series provides options that fulfill 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

Learn how you can customize our wood windows to meet your home’s needs.

Other Most Desirable Features for Home Buyers

Add extra interest for buyers with smart technology and energy-efficient windows.

Smart Technology

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

This technology uses out-of-sight security sensors that maintain the beauty 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 discovered highly efficient ENERGY STAR® windows are especially inviting to buyers.

  • 51 percent rated them as “desirable”
  • 38 percent consider them “essential”

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

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

Expert Design Advice at Pella of Springfield

Ready to begin updating your home? Come to the Pella of Springfield showroom or give our team a call at 217-793-0550. 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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