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4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

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

These upgrades are generally less expensive than a in-depth kitchen or master bathroom remodel. And they may help you receive a higher resale value for your home.

We can help you get in motion right away at Pella of Timonium.

Our advisors can help you choose the right 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.

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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 improvement 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 remodeling that costs considerably more.

1. Steel Front Door

A steel front door is typically the smallest cost of the four projects we cover. But it can capture the highest resale value.

Encompass by Pella® provides the most popular front door styles at competitive prices. An elevated frame style for these low-maintenance 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

Check out our modern steel front door styles.

2. Vinyl Windows

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

Priced to work with any budget, Pella® vinyl windows feature customizable choices like triple-pane glass and InsulShield® to enhance energy efficiency.

Here’s how new vinyl windows measure 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 choices.

3. Fiberglass Front Door with Sidelights

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

Pella® Series fiberglass doors have our patented PerformaSeal® design, which helps halt drafts and leaks. And our VividGrain™ stain process delivers the genuine characteristics of wood. Pick from most-wanted styles like flush-glazed full light, craftsman light and more.

Here’s how this project rates 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 supply a big return for higher home value.

They’re also:

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

Pella® Lifestyle Series brings the attractiveness and endurance of wood incorporated with versatile style and performance collections. This series has options that fulfill 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

Find out how you can customize our wood windows to meet your home’s needs.

Other Most Desirable Features for Home Buyers

Add more interest for buyers with smart technology and energy-efficient windows.

Smart Technology

A 2018 survey by Coldwell Banker discovered buyers prefer smart technology in their new homes. Heading the list is security- or safety-related upgrades, like Pella’s Insynctive® system.

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

Energy-Efficient Windows

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

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

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

Expert Design Advice at Pella of Timonium

Ready to begin updating your home? Come to the Pella of Timonium showroom or give our team a ring at 301-354-3633. 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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