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4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

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

These projects are generally less pricey than a major kitchen or master bathroom update. And they may help you receive a bigger resale value for your home.

We can help you get going right away at Pella of Natick.

Our advisors can help you select the correct 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.

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4 Best Renovation Projects to Increase Home Value

Putting in new windows and modernizing 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 renovation projects and their resale values in 136 markets around the country.

When selling your home, you can anticipate to reclaim around 70 percent of the cost 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 smallest cost of the four projects we cover. But it can recoup the highest resale value.

Encompass by Pella® offers the most wanted front door styles at affordable prices. An elevated frame format for these easy to care for 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 contemporary steel front door models.

2. Vinyl Windows

Vinyl windows provide 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 required.

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

Browse our energy-efficient vinyl window options.

3. Fiberglass Front Door with Sidelights

Improve your home’s curb appeal and wow buyers with a grand grand entrance. Putting in a distinctive fiberglass front door with sidelights is another fantastic way to enhance your resale price.

Pella® Series fiberglass doors have our signature PerformaSeal® design, which helps block drafts and leaks. And our VividGrain™ stain method offers the genuine characteristics of wood. Pick 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

See all the possibilities for your fiberglass front door project.

4. Wood Windows

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

They’re also:

  • Configurable
  • Energy efficient
  • Low maintenance when finished with a cladded surface

Pella® Lifestyle Series includes the beauty and strength of wood incorporated with adaptable style and performance possibilities. This series has options that qualify for or top ENERGY STAR® guidelines in all 50 states.1

Here’s how new wood windows rate 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 personalize our wood windows to meet your home’s needs.

Other Most Desirable Features for Home Buyers

Add more 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 improvements, such as Pella’s Insynctive® system.

This technology uses hidden security sensors that conserve the attractiveness of your Pella windows and doors. With just a tap, you can check your windows and doors and control blinds and shades from nearly anywhere.2

Energy-Efficient Windows

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 discovered highly efficient ENERGY STAR® windows are especially inviting to buyers.

  • 51 percent rated 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.

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

Expert Design Advice at Pella of Natick

Ready to get underway upgrading your home? Drop by the Pella of Natick showroom or give our team a call at 781-239-1161. We’re happy to answer any questions you have.

Or, book 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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