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4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

Considering selling your Nashville home in the next several years? Make it more attractive to buyers by changing your windows and front door. And add popular features like energy efficiency and smart home abilities.

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

We can help you get started right away at Pella of Nashville.

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.

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4 Best Renovation Projects to Increase Home Value

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

The report evaluates average costs for 22 renovation 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 total 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 often the most reasonable cost of the four projects we include. But it can recoup the largest resale value.

Encompass by Pella® provides the most desired front door styles at reasonable prices. An elevated frame design 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

Browse our contemporary steel front door styles.

2. Vinyl Windows

Vinyl windows offer one of the biggest returns for your money. They’re desirable for buyers because they’re energy efficient and low maintenance. No scraping or painting necessary.

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

3. Fiberglass Front Door with Sidelights

Improve your home’s curb appeal and wow buyers with a fancy grand entrance. Adding a striking fiberglass front door with sidelights is another fantastic way to add to your resale price.

Pella® Series fiberglass doors have our signature PerformaSeal® design, which helps block drafts and leaks. And our VividGrain™ stain method delivers the authentic characteristics of wood. Choose 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

Browse all the prospects for your fiberglass front door project.

4. Wood Windows

Wood windows also bring a big return for heightened home value.

They’re also:

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

Pella® Lifestyle Series includes the attractiveness and durability of wood incorporated with adaptable style and performance collections. This series offers options that meet or top 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 individualize our wood windows to fit your home’s needs.

Other Most Desirable Features for Home Buyers

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

Smart Technology

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

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

Energy-Efficient Windows

Nearly 90 percent of buyers want a home with energy-efficient windows, according to a 2019 report by the National Association of Home Builders.

The report revealed highly efficient ENERGY STAR® windows are especially attractive to buyers.

  • 51 percent listed them as “desirable”
  • 38 percent deem them “essential”

Even if you aren’t selling your home now, installing 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 Nashville

Ready to begin upgrading your home? Drop by the Pella of Nashville showroom or give our team a ring at 615-348-8786. 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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