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4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

Contemplating selling your Annapolis home in the next several 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 usually less pricey than a significant kitchen or master bathroom renovation. And they may help you net a higher resale value for your home.

We can help you get started right away at Pella of Annapolis.

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

Adding new windows and upgrading your front door are some of the simplest ways to enhance your home’s value, according to Remodeling Magazine’s 2019 Cost vs Value Report.

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

When selling your home, you can expect to recover around 70 percent of the cost for new windows and doors. That’s about 10 percent more than a high-end kitchen or bathroom project that costs significantly more.

1. Steel Front Door

A steel front door is often the lowest cost of the four projects we list. But it can recoup the biggest resale value.

Encompass by Pella® delivers the most popular front door styles at affordable prices. An elevated frame design for these low-maintenance doors protects 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

Explore our contemporary steel front door styles.

2. Vinyl Windows

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

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

Explore our energy-efficient vinyl window solutions.

3. Fiberglass Front Door with Sidelights

Increase your home’s curb appeal and attract buyers with an upscale grand entrance. Installing a prominent 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 block drafts and leaks. And our VividGrain™ stain method delivers the genuine characteristics of wood. Pick from most-wanted 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

Browse all the prospects for your fiberglass front door project.

4. Wood Windows

Wood windows also bring a large return for higher home value.

They’re also:

  • Personalizable
  • Energy efficient
  • Low maintenance when connected with a cladded surface

Pella® Lifestyle Series includes the attractiveness and strength of wood included with adaptable style and performance collections. This series offers options that meet 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 meet 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 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 hidden security sensors that preserve the attractiveness of your Pella windows and doors. With just a tap, you can keey an eye on your windows and doors and move 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 revealed highly efficient ENERGY STAR® windows are especially inviting to buyers.

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

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

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

Expert Design Advice at Pella of Annapolis

Ready to begin remodeling your home? Stop into the Pella of Annapolis showroom or give our team a buzz at 240-293-1068. 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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