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4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

Thinking about selling your Woburn home in the next few years? Make it more alluring to buyers by updating your windows and front door. And add desired features like energy efficiency and smart home capabilities.

These projects are typically less expensive than a major kitchen or master bathroom remodel. And they may help you get a bigger resale value for your home.

We can help you get started now at Pella of Woburn.

Our advisors can help you choose the right windows and doors for your home. And give 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

Adding new windows and upgrading 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 analyzes average costs for 22 remodeling projects and their resale values in 136 markets across the country.

When selling your home, you can predict 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 considerably more.

1. Steel Front Door

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

Encompass by Pella® offers the most desired front door styles at reasonable prices. An elevated frame style for these easy to care for doors shields 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

Browse our up-to-date steel front door models.

2. Vinyl Windows

Vinyl windows deliver 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 necessary.

Priced to work with any budget, Pella® vinyl windows include customizable possibilities like triple-pane glass and InsulShield® to boost 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

Explore our energy-efficient vinyl window options.

3. Fiberglass Front Door with Sidelights

Increase your home’s curb appeal and wow buyers with a fancy grand entrance. Installing a striking fiberglass front door with sidelights is another good way to add to your resale price.

Pella® Series fiberglass doors include our patented PerformaSeal® design, which helps stop drafts and leaks. And our VividGrain™ stain method offers the real characteristics of wood. Select 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

See all the prospects for your fiberglass front door project.

4. Wood Windows

Wood windows also supply a major return for increased home value.

They’re also:

  • Customizable
  • Energy efficient
  • Low maintenance when finished with a cladded outside

Pella® Lifestyle Series brings the beauty and strength of wood included with versatile style and performance collections. This series offers options that fulfill 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 meet 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 discovered buyers want smart technology in their new homes. Heading the list is security- or safety-related enhancements, like Pella’s Insynctive® system.

This technology uses out-of-sight security sensors that maintain the charm of your Pella windows and doors. With just a tap, you can check 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 rated them as “desirable”
  • 38 percent deem them “essential”

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

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

Expert Design Advice at Pella of Woburn

Ready to begin upgrading your home? Stop into the Pella of Woburn showroom or give our team a call at 781-935-4947. 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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