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4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

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

These upgrades are generally less expensive than a major kitchen or master bathroom renovation. And they may help you get a higher resale value for your home.

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

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 modernizing your front door are some of the easiest ways to increase your home’s value, according to Remodeling Magazine’s 2019 Cost vs Value Report.

The report evaluates average costs for 22 renovation projects and their resale values in 136 markets across the country.

When selling your home, you can predict to recoup around 70 percent of the expense for new windows and doors. That’s about 10 percent more than a high-end kitchen or bathroom remodeling that costs considerably more.

1. Steel Front Door

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

Encompass by Pella® provides the most popular front door styles at affordable prices. An elevated frame design for these easy-care 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

Browse our modern steel front door designs.

2. Vinyl Windows

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

Priced to suit any budget, Pella® vinyl windows feature customizable choices 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

Explore our energy-efficient vinyl window solutions.

3. Fiberglass Front Door with Sidelights

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

Pella® Series fiberglass doors feature our signature PerformaSeal® design, which helps block drafts and leaks. And our VividGrain™ stain procedure delivers the authentic characteristics of wood. Select from popular 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 options for your fiberglass front door project.

4. Wood Windows

Wood windows also bring a big return for increased home value.

They’re also:

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

Pella® Lifestyle Series offers the charm and endurance of wood incorporated with versatile style and performance packages. This series provides options that meet or surpass 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 desire smart technology in their new homes. Heading the list is security- or safety-related enhancements, such as Pella’s Insynctive® system.

This technology uses out-of-sight security sensors that conserve the charm 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 almost 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 appealing to buyers.

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

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

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

Expert Design Advice at Pella of Beltsville

Ready to get underway remodeling your home? Stop into the Pella of Beltsville showroom or give our team a call at (301) 685-1715. 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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