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4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

Contemplating selling your Champaign home in the next few years? Make it more valuable to buyers by replacing your windows and front door. And add popular features like energy efficiency and smart home functions.

These enhancements are generally less pricey than a in-depth kitchen or master bathroom update. And they may help you receive a higher resale value for your home.

We can help you get going today at Pella of Champaign.

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

Adding new windows and updating 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 improvement projects and their resale values in 136 markets around the country.

When selling your home, you can expect to reclaim 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 include. But it can recover the largest resale value.

Encompass by Pella® provides the most wanted front door styles at reasonable prices. An elevated frame design for these easy to care for doors protects 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 up-to-date steel front door styles.

2. Vinyl Windows

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

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 measure 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

Check out our energy-efficient vinyl window solutions.

3. Fiberglass Front Door with Sidelights

Improve your home’s curb appeal and attract buyers with a grand 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 halt drafts and leaks. And our VividGrain™ stain procedure offers the real look of wood. Select from most-wanted 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

View all the prospects for your fiberglass front door project.

4. Wood Windows

Wood windows also supply a big return for heightened home value.

They’re also:

  • Personalizable
  • Energy efficient
  • Low maintenance when coupled with a cladded outside

Pella® Lifestyle Series includes the attractiveness and strength of wood incorporated with versatile style and performance collections. This series provides options that fulfill or exceed 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

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

Other Most Desirable Features for Home Buyers

Add extra interest for buyers with smart technology and energy-efficient windows.

Smart Technology

A 2018 survey by Coldwell Banker learned buyers desire smart technology in their new homes. At the top of the list is security- or safety-related improvements, like Pella’s Insynctive® system.

This technology uses concealed security sensors that preserve 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 virtually 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 found highly efficient ENERGY STAR® windows are especially appealing to buyers.

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

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

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

Expert Design Advice at Pella of Champaign

Ready to begin upgrading your home? Come to the Pella of Champaign showroom or give our team a ring at 217-356-6474. 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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