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4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

Considering selling your Cape Cod 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 enhancements are usually less expensive than a in-depth kitchen or master bathroom renovation. And they may help you receive a higher resale value for your home.

We can help you get going now at Pella of Cape Cod.

Our advisors can help you find the correct windows and doors for your home. And provide expert advice for every part 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 simplest ways to boost your home’s value, according to Remodeling Magazine’s 2019 Cost vs Value Report.

The report evaluates average costs for 22 improvement 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 usually the smallest cost of the four projects we include. But it can capture the largest resale value.

Encompass by Pella® delivers the most popular front door styles at competitive prices. An elevated frame format for these easy-care doors guards against damaging moisture.

Here’s how a new steel front door rates 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 contemporary steel front door models.

2. Vinyl Windows

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

Priced to fit 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

Browse our energy-efficient vinyl window choices.

3. Fiberglass Front Door with Sidelights

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

Pella® Series fiberglass doors have our patented PerformaSeal® design, which helps stop drafts and leaks. And our VividGrain™ stain procedure provides the genuine look of wood. Pick 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 possibilities 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 finished with a cladded outside

Pella® Lifestyle Series brings the beauty and durability of wood incorporated with adaptable style and performance possibilities. This series offers options that fulfill 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 individualize our wood windows to meet your home’s needs.

Other Most Desirable Features for Home Buyers

Add additional appeal 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. Leading the list is security- or safety-related upgrades, such as Pella’s Insynctive® system.

This technology uses concealed security sensors that maintain the attractiveness of your Pella windows and doors. With just a tap, you can monitor your windows and doors and move blinds and shades from almost 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 revealed 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 now, installing energy-efficient windows can help you save now.

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

Expert Design Advice at Pella of Cape Cod

Ready to begin updating your home? Drop by the Pella of Cape Cod showroom or give our team a buzz at 508-638-5897. We’re happy to answer any questions you have.

Or, request 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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