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4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

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

These projects are usually less costly than a in-depth kitchen or master bathroom remodel. And they may help you net a bigger resale value for your home.

We can help you get in motion today at Pella of Fall River.

Our advisors can help you select the ideal windows and doors for your home. And provide expert advice for every step of your project—from product selection to a no mess, no guess installation day.

Schedule a free consultation


4 Best Renovation Projects to Increase Home Value

Putting in new windows and modernizing 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 improvement projects and their resale values in 136 markets around 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 renovation that costs remarkably more.

1. Steel Front Door

A steel front door is typically the most reasonable cost of the four projects we cover. But it can recoup the largest resale value.

Encompass by Pella® provides the most desired front door styles at reasonable prices. An elevated frame design for these low-maintenance 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

Explore our modern steel front door designs.

2. Vinyl Windows

Vinyl windows provide one of the highest returns for your money. They’re desirable for buyers because they’re energy efficient and low maintenance. No scraping or painting needed.

Priced to fit 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

Check out our energy-efficient vinyl window solutions.

3. Fiberglass Front Door with Sidelights

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

Pella® Series fiberglass doors include our exclusive PerformaSeal® design, which helps halt drafts and leaks. And our VividGrain™ stain method delivers the genuine appearance of wood. Choose from popular 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 options for your fiberglass front door project.

4. Wood Windows

Wood windows also provide a major return for heightened home value.

They’re also:

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

Pella® Lifestyle Series offers the charm and endurance of wood combined with adaptable style and performance packages. This series offers options that meet 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

Learn how you can personalize 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 desire smart technology in their new homes. At the top of the list is security- or safety-related upgrades, such as Pella’s Insynctive® system.

This technology uses hidden 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

Energy-Efficient Windows

Nearly 90 percent of buyers desire 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 appealing to buyers.

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

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

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

Expert Design Advice at Pella of Fall River

Ready to begin remodeling your home? Come to the Pella of Fall River showroom or give our team a call at 508-939-3464. 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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