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4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

Considering selling your El Paso home in the next couple of years? Make it more alluring to buyers by changing your windows and front door. And add most-wanted features like energy efficiency and smart home abilities.

These enhancements are generally less pricey than a major kitchen or master bathroom renovation. And they may help you get a larger resale value for your home.

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

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

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4 Best Renovation Projects to Increase Home Value

Adding new windows and upgrading 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 compares 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 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 often the smallest cost of the four projects we list. But it can recover the largest resale value.

Encompass by Pella® offers the most wanted front door styles at reasonable prices. An elevated frame style for these easy to care for 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

Browse our up-to-date steel front door styles.

2. Vinyl Windows

Vinyl windows deliver one of the highest returns for your cost. They’re desirable for buyers because they’re energy efficient and low maintenance. No scraping or painting necessary.

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

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

Check out our energy-efficient vinyl window choices.

3. Fiberglass Front Door with Sidelights

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

Pella® Series fiberglass doors include our signature PerformaSeal® design, which helps stop drafts and leaks. And our VividGrain™ stain method provides the genuine appearance of wood. Choose from most-wanted 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 prospects for your fiberglass front door project.

4. Wood Windows

Wood windows also bring a big return for increased home value.

They’re also:

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

Pella® Lifestyle Series includes the charm and endurance of wood combined with flexible style and performance packages. This series provides options that meet or surpass ENERGY STAR® guidelines in all 50 states.1

Here’s how new wood windows rank 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. Leading the list is security- or safety-related upgrades, such as Pella’s Insynctive® system.

This technology uses concealed security sensors that conserve the charm of your Pella windows and doors. With just a tap, you can monitor your windows and doors and manage blinds and shades from almost anywhere.2

Energy-Efficient Windows

Nearly 90 percent of buyers are looking for 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 regard them “essential”

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

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

Expert Design Advice at Pella of El Paso

Ready to begin remodeling your home? Stop into the Pella of El Paso showroom or give our team a ring at 915-213-1497. We’re happy to answer any questions you have.

Or, book 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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