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4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

Contemplating selling your Colorado Springs home in the next few years? Make it more valuable to buyers by updating your windows and front door. And add popular features like energy efficiency and smart home functions.

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

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

Our advisors can help you find the correct windows and doors for your home. And provide expert advice for every part 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

Putting in new windows and modernizing your front door are some of the best ways to increase your home’s value, according to Remodeling Magazine’s 2019 Cost vs Value Report.

The report analyzes average costs for 22 improvement projects and their resale values in 136 markets around the country.

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

1. Steel Front Door

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

Encompass by Pella® offers the most popular front door styles at reasonable 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

Explore our contemporary steel front door styles.

2. Vinyl Windows

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

Priced to fit any budget, Pella® vinyl windows have customizable possibilities 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

Explore our energy-efficient vinyl window options.

3. Fiberglass Front Door with Sidelights

Enhance your home’s curb appeal and wow buyers with a fancy grand entrance. Adding a distinctive fiberglass front door with sidelights is another great way to enhance your resale price.

Pella® Series fiberglass doors include our signature PerformaSeal® design, which helps block drafts and leaks. And our VividGrain™ stain procedure offers the real characteristics of wood. Select from popular styles like flush-glazed full light, craftsman light and more.

Here’s how this project stacks up 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:

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

Pella® Lifestyle Series offers the charm and strength of wood incorporated with flexible style and performance packages. This series provides options that qualify for 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 customize our wood windows to match 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 found buyers prefer smart technology in their new homes. At the top of the list is security- or safety-related enhancements, much like Pella’s Insynctive® system.

This technology uses hidden security sensors that preserve the beauty 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 desire 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 ranked them as “desirable”
  • 38 percent deem them “essential”

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

The everyday homeowner can save $126–$465 annually when exchanging single-pane windows with ENERGY STAR windows.

Expert Design Advice at Pella of Colorado Springs

Ready to start updating your home? Drop by the Pella of Colorado Springs showroom or give our team a buzz at (888) 883-8364. 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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