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4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

Considering selling your Hingham home in the next couple of years? Make it more alluring to buyers by updating your windows and front door. And add most-wanted features like energy efficiency and smart home abilities.

These upgrades are usually less expensive than a major kitchen or master bathroom renovation. 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 Hingham.

Our advisors can help you choose the ideal windows and doors for your home. And offer expert advice for every piece 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

Installing 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 remodeling projects and their resale values in 136 markets around the country.

When selling your home, you can predict to recoup around 70 percent of the expense 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 usually the most reasonable cost of the four projects we cover. But it can recoup the largest resale value.

Encompass by Pella® provides the most popular front door styles at affordable prices. An elevated frame format for these easy to care for 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

Browse our up-to-date steel front door designs.

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 suit any budget, Pella® vinyl windows include customizable possibilities 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

Check out our energy-efficient vinyl window solutions.

3. Fiberglass Front Door with Sidelights

Improve your home’s curb appeal and attract buyers with a grand grand entrance. Putting in a prominent fiberglass front door with sidelights is another good way to add to your resale price.

Pella® Series fiberglass doors feature our exclusive PerformaSeal® design, which helps block drafts and leaks. And our VividGrain™ stain process offers the genuine look of wood. Select from most-desired 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 options for your fiberglass front door project.

4. Wood Windows

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

They’re also:

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

Pella® Lifestyle Series includes the attractiveness and durability of wood incorporated with versatile style and performance packages. This series offers options that meet or exceed 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 desire smart technology in their new homes. At the top of the list is security- or safety-related improvements, such as Pella’s Insynctive® system.

This technology uses concealed security sensors that maintain the beauty of your Pella windows and doors. With just a tap, you can check your windows and doors and manage 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 attractive to buyers.

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

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

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

Expert Design Advice at Pella of Hingham

Ready to begin remodeling your home? Drop by the Pella of Hingham showroom or give our team a call at 781-826-8005. 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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