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4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

Contemplating selling your Murray home in the next several years? Make it more alluring to buyers by updating your windows and front door. And add popular features like energy efficiency and smart home functions.

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

We can help you get in motion right away at Pella of Murray.

Our advisors can help you choose the correct windows and doors for your home. And offer expert advice for every piece 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

Installing new windows and updating your front door are some of the simplest 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 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 project that costs significantly more.

1. Steel Front Door

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

Encompass by Pella® offers the most popular front door styles at competitive prices. An elevated frame design 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

Explore our contemporary steel front door designs.

2. Vinyl Windows

Vinyl windows offer one of the largest returns for your investment. They’re desirable for buyers because they’re energy efficient and low maintenance. No scraping or painting required.

Priced to suit any budget, Pella® vinyl windows have customizable options like triple-pane glass and InsulShield® to enhance 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

Browse our energy-efficient vinyl window solutions.

3. Fiberglass Front Door with Sidelights

Increase your home’s curb appeal and charm buyers with a grand grand entrance. Installing 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 block drafts and leaks. And our VividGrain™ stain method delivers the real look of wood. Choose from most-desired 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

Browse all the possibilities for your fiberglass front door project.

4. Wood Windows

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

They’re also:

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

Pella® Lifestyle Series offers the charm and durability of wood included with adaptable style and performance possibilities. This series offers options that meet 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 fit 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 learned buyers want smart technology in their new homes. At the top of the list is security- or safety-related enhancements, like Pella’s Insynctive® system.

This technology uses hidden security sensors that preserve the charm of your Pella windows and doors. With just a tap, you can monitor your windows and doors and move blinds and shades from nearly 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 regard them “essential”

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

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

Expert Design Advice at Pella of Murray

Ready to begin upgrading your home? Drop by the Pella of Murray showroom or give our team a call at 270-216-5253. 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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