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4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

Thinking about selling your Southern Pines home in the next few years? Make it more attractive to buyers by replacing your windows and front door. And add popular features like energy efficiency and smart home functions.

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

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

Our advisors can help you find the correct windows and doors for your home. And give expert advice for every part of your project—from product ordering 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 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 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 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 typically the most reasonable cost of the four projects we cover. But it can capture the biggest resale value.

Encompass by Pella® offers the most popular front door styles at affordable prices. An elevated frame format for these easy-care doors shields 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

Check out our up-to-date steel front door models.

2. Vinyl Windows

Vinyl windows offer one of the highest returns for your money. They’re attractive to buyers because they’re energy efficient and low maintenance. No scraping or painting necessary.

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

3. Fiberglass Front Door with Sidelights

Increase your home’s curb appeal and wow buyers with an upscale grand entrance. Adding a striking fiberglass front door with sidelights is another great way to add to your resale price.

Pella® Series fiberglass doors include our exclusive PerformaSeal® design, which helps block drafts and leaks. And our VividGrain™ stain procedure delivers the genuine look of wood. Choose from most-desired 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 major return for increased home value.

They’re also:

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

Pella® Lifestyle Series brings the charm and strength of wood incorporated with flexible style and performance possibilities. This series offers options that qualify for or exceed 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

Discover how you can personalize our wood windows to fit your home’s needs.

Other Most Desirable Features for Home Buyers

Add additional interest 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 improvements, much like 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 keey an eye on your windows and doors and manage blinds and shades from nearly 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 discovered highly efficient ENERGY STAR® windows are especially inviting to buyers.

  • 51 percent listed them as “desirable”
  • 38 percent regard them “essential”

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

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

Expert Design Advice at Pella of Southern Pines

Ready to begin remodeling your home? Stop into the Pella of Southern Pines showroom or give our team a buzz at 910-444-0729. 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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