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4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

Thinking about selling your Haverhill home in the next few years? Make it more attractive to buyers by replacing your windows and front door. And add popular features like energy efficiency and smart home abilities.

These projects are usually less pricey than a major kitchen or master bathroom remodel. And they may help you receive a higher resale value for your home.

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

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

Installing new windows and upgrading 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 analyzes average costs for 22 improvement projects and their resale values in 136 markets throughout 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 remodeling that costs remarkably more.

1. Steel Front Door

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

Encompass by Pella® offers the most desired front door styles at reasonable prices. An elevated frame design for these low-maintenance 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 modern steel front door styles.

2. Vinyl Windows

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

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

Here’s how new vinyl windows rank 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 wow buyers with a fancy grand entrance. Adding a prominent fiberglass front door with sidelights is another good way to add to your resale price.

Pella® Series fiberglass doors feature our patented PerformaSeal® design, which helps stop drafts and leaks. And our VividGrain™ stain procedure provides the real characteristics of wood. Choose 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 supply a major return for heightened home value.

They’re also:

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

Pella® Lifestyle Series offers the attractiveness and strength of wood incorporated with adaptable style and performance collections. This series has 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 individualize our wood windows to match your home’s needs.

Other Most Desirable Features for Home Buyers

Add more appeal for buyers with smart technology and energy-efficient windows.

Smart Technology

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

This technology uses out-of-sight security sensors that maintain 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 nearly 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 discovered 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 now.

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

Expert Design Advice at Pella of Haverhill

Ready to start upgrading your home? Stop into the Pella of Haverhill showroom or give our team a buzz at 978-373-2500. 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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