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4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

Thinking about selling your Minneapolis home in the next couple of years? Make it more alluring to buyers by replacing your windows and front door. And add most-wanted features like energy efficiency and smart home functions.

These projects are typically less costly than a significant kitchen or master bathroom remodel. And they may help you get a bigger resale value for your home.

We can help you get in motion now at Pella of Minneapolis.

Our advisors can help you choose the right windows and doors for your home. And give expert advice for every step 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 updating your front door are some of the best ways to boost your home’s value, according to Remodeling Magazine’s 2019 Cost vs Value Report.

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

When selling your home, you can anticipate 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 renovation that costs remarkably more.

1. Steel Front Door

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

Encompass by Pella® provides the most desired 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 measures 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 provide one of the biggest returns for your cost. They’re enticing to buyers because they’re energy efficient and low maintenance. No scraping or painting necessary.

Priced to suit any budget, Pella® vinyl windows include customizable choices like triple-pane glass and InsulShield® to increase energy efficiency.

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

Explore our energy-efficient vinyl window solutions.

3. Fiberglass Front Door with Sidelights

Enhance 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 increase your resale price.

Pella® Series fiberglass doors feature our patented PerformaSeal® design, which helps halt drafts and leaks. And our VividGrain™ stain method delivers the authentic appearance of wood. Select 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

Browse all the possibilities for your fiberglass front door project.

4. Wood Windows

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

They’re also:

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

Pella® Lifestyle Series includes the charm and durability of wood combined with versatile style and performance possibilities. This series has options that meet or surpass ENERGY STAR® guidelines in all 50 states.1

Here’s how new wood windows rate 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

Discover how you can personalize our wood windows to fit your home’s needs.

Other Most Desirable Features for Home Buyers

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

Smart Technology

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

This technology uses out-of-sight security sensors that preserve the attractiveness of your Pella windows and doors. With just a tap, you can check your windows and doors and manage 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 regard them “essential”

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

A typical homeowner can save $126–$465 every year when substituting single-pane windows with ENERGY STAR windows.

Expert Design Advice at Pella of Minneapolis

Ready to get underway upgrading your home? Drop by the Pella of Minneapolis showroom or give our team a call at 612-249-7371. We’re happy to answer any questions you have.

Or, request 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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