4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value
Thinking about selling your Plattsburgh home in the next several years? Make it more attractive to buyers by replacing your windows and front door. And add desired features like energy efficiency and smart home capabilities.
These enhancements are typically less expensive than a significant kitchen or master bathroom remodel. And they may help you net a larger resale value for your home.
We can help you get started now at Pella of Plattsburgh.
Our advisors can help you choose the correct windows and doors for your home. And offer 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
Installing new windows and updating your front door are some of the simplest 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 recover around 70 percent of the total 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 most reasonable cost of the four projects we cover. But it can recover the biggest resale value.
Encompass by Pella® offers the most popular front door styles at competitive prices. An elevated frame format for these easy to care for doors guards 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
2. Vinyl Windows
Vinyl windows provide one of the largest returns for your investment. 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
Increase 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 enhance your resale price.
Pella® Series fiberglass doors include our signature PerformaSeal® design, which helps stop drafts and leaks. And our VividGrain™ stain process delivers the authentic appearance of wood. Select 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
4. Wood Windows
Wood windows also provide a large return for higher home value.
- Energy efficient
- Low maintenance when connected with a cladded surface
Pella® Lifestyle Series offers the attractiveness and endurance of wood included with versatile style and performance packages. This series provides options that meet or exceed 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
Other Most Desirable Features for Home Buyers
Add more interest for buyers with smart technology and energy-efficient windows.
This technology uses out-of-sight security sensors that maintain the attractiveness of your Pella windows and doors. With just a tap, you can monitor your windows and doors and manage blinds and shades from virtually 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 appealing to buyers.
- 51 percent rated them as “desirable”
- 38 percent consider them “essential”
Even if you aren’t selling your home immediately, installing energy-efficient windows can help you save now.
The everyday homeowner can save $126–$465 every year when replacing single-pane windows with ENERGY STAR windows.
Expert Design Advice at Pella of Plattsburgh
Ready to get underway updating your home? Stop into the Pella of Plattsburgh showroom or give our team a buzz at 518-310-2118. 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.