4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value
Considering selling your Cheyenne home in the next couple of years? Make it more valuable to buyers by replacing your windows and front door. And add popular features like energy efficiency and smart home capabilities.
These upgrades are typically less pricey than a in-depth kitchen or master bathroom update. And they may help you get a larger resale value for your home.
We can help you get going today at Pella of Cheyenne.
Our advisors can help you choose the correct windows and doors for your home. And provide 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 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 remodeling projects and their resale values in 136 markets throughout the country.
When selling your home, you can expect to recoup around 70 percent of the cost 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 typically the lowest cost of the four projects we list. But it can capture the largest resale value.
Encompass by Pella® offers the most popular front door styles at competitive prices. An elevated frame design for these easy-care doors shields 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
2. Vinyl Windows
Vinyl windows deliver one of the largest returns for your cost. They’re attractive to buyers because they’re energy efficient and low maintenance. No scraping or painting required.
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
3. Fiberglass Front Door with Sidelights
Increase your home’s curb appeal and wow buyers with an upscale grand entrance. Installing a distinctive fiberglass front door with sidelights is another good way to enhance your resale price.
Pella® Series fiberglass doors include our patented PerformaSeal® design, which helps stop drafts and leaks. And our VividGrain™ stain procedure provides the real appearance of wood. Pick from most-wanted 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
4. Wood Windows
Wood windows also provide a big return for heightened home value.
- Energy efficient
- Low maintenance when connected with a cladded surface
Pella® Lifestyle Series offers the charm and endurance of wood included with flexible style and performance collections. This series offers options that qualify for 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 conserve the attractiveness of your Pella windows and doors. With just a tap, you can check your windows and doors and control blinds and shades from virtually anywhere.2
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 found highly efficient ENERGY STAR® windows are especially inviting 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 right away.
The average homeowner can save $126–$465 each year when substituting single-pane windows with ENERGY STAR windows.
Expert Design Advice at Pella of Cheyenne
Ready to get underway updating your home? Drop by the Pella of Cheyenne showroom or give our team a buzz at 307-632-6373. 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.