4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value
Considering selling your Shrewsbury home in the next several years? Make it more attractive to buyers by replacing your windows and front door. And add desired features like energy efficiency and smart home functions.
These projects are usually less expensive than a major kitchen or master bathroom update. And they may help you receive a larger resale value for your home.
We can help you get started right away at Pella of Shrewsbury.
Our advisors can help you find the right 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 best 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 across the country.
When selling your home, you can expect to recoup around 70 percent of the cost 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 include. But it can capture the biggest resale value.
Encompass by Pella® offers the most desired front door styles at reasonable prices. An elevated frame format for these easy to care for doors guards 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
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 needed.
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 attract buyers with an upscale grand entrance. Putting in a prominent fiberglass front door with sidelights is another great way to increase your resale price.
Pella® Series fiberglass doors have our patented PerformaSeal® design, which helps stop drafts and leaks. And our VividGrain™ stain process provides the genuine characteristics 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 bring a large return for increased home value.
- Energy efficient
- Low maintenance when connected with a cladded outside
Pella® Lifestyle Series includes the beauty and strength of wood combined with versatile style and performance possibilities. This series provides options that qualify for or top ENERGY STAR® guidelines in all 50 states.1
Here’s how new wood windows rank 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 more interest for buyers with smart technology and energy-efficient windows.
This technology uses concealed security sensors that conserve the beauty of your Pella windows and doors. With just a tap, you can monitor your windows and doors and control blinds and shades from virtually anywhere.2
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 revealed highly efficient ENERGY STAR® windows are especially attractive to buyers.
- 51 percent rated them as “desirable”
- 38 percent regard them “essential”
Even if you aren’t selling your home right away, adding energy-efficient windows can help you save right away.
The everyday homeowner can save $126–$465 every year when replacing single-pane windows with ENERGY STAR windows.
Expert Design Advice at Pella of Shrewsbury
Ready to begin upgrading your home? Drop by the Pella of Shrewsbury showroom or give our team a ring at (508) 925-7149. 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.