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4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

Considering selling your Scottsdale home in the next couple of years? Make it more attractive to buyers by updating your windows and front door. And add desired features like energy efficiency and smart home abilities.

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

We can help you get in motion today at Pella of Scottsdale.

Our advisors can help you find the correct 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

Installing new windows and modernizing 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 remodeling projects and their resale values in 136 markets across the country.

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

1. Steel Front Door

A steel front door is often the lowest cost of the four projects we include. But it can recover the highest resale value.

Encompass by Pella® provides the most desired front door styles at affordable prices. An elevated frame style 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

Explore our up-to-date steel front door designs.

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 suit any budget, Pella® vinyl windows feature customizable possibilities 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 options.

3. Fiberglass Front Door with Sidelights

Enhance your home’s curb appeal and attract buyers with a fancy grand entrance. Installing a prominent 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 block drafts and leaks. And our VividGrain™ stain procedure delivers the authentic appearance 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

See all the possibilities for your fiberglass front door project.

4. Wood Windows

Wood windows also provide a big return for higher home value.

They’re also:

  • Configurable
  • Energy efficient
  • Low maintenance when connected with a cladded exterior

Pella® Lifestyle Series brings the attractiveness and endurance of wood incorporated with flexible style and performance possibilities. This series provides options that qualify for or surpass 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

Discover how you can individualize our wood windows to match 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 found buyers prefer smart technology in their new homes. At the top of the list is security- or safety-related improvements, such as Pella’s Insynctive® system.

This technology uses concealed security sensors that preserve the beauty 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 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 attractive to buyers.

  • 51 percent rated them as “desirable”
  • 38 percent consider them “essential”

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

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

Expert Design Advice at Pella of Scottsdale

Ready to begin upgrading your home? Stop into the Pella of Scottsdale showroom or give our team a buzz at 480-296-2022. 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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