4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value
Thinking about selling your Davenport home in the next several years? Make it more alluring to buyers by replacing your windows and front door. And add desired features like energy efficiency and smart home capabilities.
These upgrades are typically less costly than a in-depth kitchen or master bathroom update. And they may help you net a larger resale value for your home.
We can help you get in motion right away at Pella of Davenport.
Our advisors can help you select the right 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.
4 Best Renovation Projects to Increase Home Value
Putting in new windows and modernizing your front door are some of the best ways to enhance your home’s value, according to Remodeling Magazine’s 2019 Cost vs Value Report.
The report evaluates average costs for 22 renovation projects and their resale values in 136 markets across the country.
When selling your home, you can anticipate 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 remarkably more.
1. Steel Front Door
A steel front door is often the lowest cost of the four projects we cover. But it can recover the largest resale value.
Encompass by Pella® offers the most wanted front door styles at reasonable prices. An elevated frame format for these easy-care 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
2. Vinyl Windows
Vinyl windows offer one of the highest returns for your money. They’re desirable for buyers because they’re energy efficient and low maintenance. No scraping or painting required.
Here’s how new vinyl windows rate 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
3. Fiberglass Front Door with Sidelights
Enhance your home’s curb appeal and attract buyers with an upscale grand entrance. Adding a prominent fiberglass front door with sidelights is another great way to increase your resale price.
Pella® Series fiberglass doors include our patented PerformaSeal® design, which helps block drafts and leaks. And our VividGrain™ stain method offers the genuine characteristics of wood. Select from popular 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
4. Wood Windows
Wood windows also bring a big return for increased home value.
- Energy efficient
- Low maintenance when coupled with a cladded surface
Pella® Lifestyle Series includes the attractiveness and strength of wood included with versatile style and performance possibilities. This series has 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
Other Most Desirable Features for Home Buyers
Add extra appeal for buyers with smart technology and energy-efficient windows.
This technology uses out-of-sight security sensors that conserve 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
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 discovered highly efficient ENERGY STAR® windows are especially inviting to buyers.
- 51 percent ranked them as “desirable”
- 38 percent regard them “essential”
Even if you aren’t selling your home right away, installing energy-efficient windows can help you save right away.
The everyday homeowner can save $126–$465 annually when replacing single-pane windows with ENERGY STAR windows.
Expert Design Advice at Pella of Davenport
Ready to start upgrading your home? Stop into the Pella of Davenport showroom or give our team a call at 563-202-8576. We’re happy to answer any questions you have.
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.