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4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

Considering selling your San Antonio home in the next few years? Make it more valuable to buyers by replacing your windows and front door. And add popular features like energy efficiency and smart home functions.

These enhancements are typically less expensive than a in-depth kitchen or master bathroom update. And they may help you net a higher resale value for your home.

We can help you get in motion today at Pella of San Antonio.

Our advisors can help you select the right windows and doors for your home. And offer expert advice for every step 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

Installing 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 improvement projects and their resale values in 136 markets across the country.

When selling your home, you can predict to reclaim 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 considerably more.

1. Steel Front Door

A steel front door is often the most reasonable cost of the four projects we list. But it can capture the biggest resale value.

Encompass by Pella® offers the most wanted front door styles at affordable prices. An elevated frame design for these easy-care 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 up-to-date steel front door designs.

2. Vinyl Windows

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

Priced to fit any budget, Pella® vinyl windows feature customizable options 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

Check out our energy-efficient vinyl window options.

3. Fiberglass Front Door with Sidelights

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

Pella® Series fiberglass doors have our exclusive PerformaSeal® design, which helps halt drafts and leaks. And our VividGrain™ stain procedure delivers the real look of wood. Pick from most-desired styles like flush-glazed full light, craftsman light and more.

Here’s how this project ranks for cost and added value:

  • Average cost: $8,994
  • Average increased home value: $6,469
  • Return on investment: 71 percent

View all the options for your fiberglass front door project.

4. Wood Windows

Wood windows also provide a major return for higher home value.

They’re also:

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

Pella® Lifestyle Series offers the charm and strength of wood combined with flexible style and performance packages. This series has 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

Find out how you can customize our wood windows to fit 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 learned buyers prefer smart technology in their new homes. Heading the list is security- or safety-related improvements, like Pella’s Insynctive® system.

This technology uses out-of-sight security sensors that conserve the beauty of your Pella windows and doors. With just a tap, you can keey an eye on 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 found highly efficient ENERGY STAR® windows are especially attractive to buyers.

  • 51 percent rated them as “desirable”
  • 38 percent consider them “essential”

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

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

Expert Design Advice at Pella of San Antonio

Ready to get underway remodeling your home? Come to the Pella of San Antonio showroom or give our team a buzz at (210) 622-8673. We’re happy to answer any questions you have.

Or, schedule 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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