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4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

Contemplating selling your Jackson home in the next couple of years? Make it more attractive to buyers by replacing your windows and front door. And add most-wanted features like energy efficiency and smart home functions.

These upgrades are typically less costly than a in-depth kitchen or master bathroom renovation. And they may help you receive a bigger resale value for your home.

We can help you get in motion now at Pella of Jackson.

Our advisors can help you find the ideal windows and doors for your home. And provide expert advice for every part of your project—from product selection to a no mess, no guess installation day.

Schedule a free consultation


4 Best Renovation Projects to Increase Home Value

Putting in new windows and updating 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 renovation projects and their resale values in 136 markets around the country.

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

1. Steel Front Door

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

Encompass by Pella® delivers the most wanted front door styles at competitive prices. An elevated frame style for these easy to care for doors shields 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

Check out our modern steel front door designs.

2. Vinyl Windows

Vinyl windows offer one of the biggest returns for your cost. They’re enticing to 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 enhance 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 options.

3. Fiberglass Front Door with Sidelights

Increase your home’s curb appeal and attract buyers with a grand grand entrance. Installing a striking fiberglass front door with sidelights is another fantastic 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 offers the genuine appearance of wood. Choose 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

See all the options for your fiberglass front door project.

4. Wood Windows

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

They’re also:

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

Pella® Lifestyle Series includes the beauty and endurance of wood incorporated with versatile style and performance packages. This series offers 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 desire smart technology in their new homes. Leading the list is security- or safety-related improvements, like Pella’s Insynctive® system.

This technology uses concealed security sensors that preserve the charm of your Pella windows and doors. With just a tap, you can monitor your windows and doors and move 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 discovered highly efficient ENERGY STAR® windows are especially appealing to buyers.

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

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

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

Expert Design Advice at Pella of Jackson

Ready to begin updating your home? Stop into the Pella of Jackson showroom or give our team a ring at 307-733-0535. 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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