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4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

Contemplating selling your Memphis home in the next few years? Make it more alluring to buyers by changing your windows and front door. And add popular features like energy efficiency and smart home capabilities.

These enhancements are typically less expensive than a major 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 today at Pella of Memphis.

Our advisors can help you choose the correct windows and doors for your home. And give 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

Putting in new windows and upgrading your front door are some of the easiest ways to enhance 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 throughout 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 significantly more.

1. Steel Front Door

A steel front door is typically 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 design for these easy-care doors shields 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

Check out our up-to-date steel front door models.

2. Vinyl Windows

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

Priced to fit any budget, Pella® vinyl windows include customizable choices 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

Browse our energy-efficient vinyl window solutions.

3. Fiberglass Front Door with Sidelights

Improve your home’s curb appeal and charm buyers with an upscale grand entrance. Putting in a distinctive fiberglass front door with sidelights is another good way to add to your resale price.

Pella® Series fiberglass doors have our signature PerformaSeal® design, which helps block drafts and leaks. And our VividGrain™ stain procedure offers the genuine characteristics of wood. Pick from most-desired 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

View all the prospects for your fiberglass front door project.

4. Wood Windows

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

They’re also:

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

Pella® Lifestyle Series includes the attractiveness and strength of wood included with versatile style and performance collections. This series has options that fulfill or top 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

Learn how you can individualize our wood windows to meet your home’s needs.

Other Most Desirable Features for Home Buyers

Add extra appeal 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. At the top of the list is security- or safety-related enhancements, like Pella’s Insynctive® system.

This technology uses out-of-sight security sensors that conserve the charm of your Pella windows and doors. With just a tap, you can keey an eye on 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 appealing to buyers.

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

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

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

Expert Design Advice at Pella of Memphis

Ready to begin upgrading your home? Drop by the Pella of Memphis showroom or give our team a ring at 901-401-9399. 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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