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4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

Thinking about selling your Tucson home in the next few years? Make it more attractive to buyers by updating your windows and front door. And add popular features like energy efficiency and smart home functions.

These enhancements are usually less pricey than a in-depth kitchen or master bathroom update. And they may help you receive a larger resale value for your home.

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

Our advisors can help you find the ideal windows and doors for your home. And offer 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

Putting in new windows and upgrading 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 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 remodeling that costs remarkably more.

1. Steel Front Door

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

Encompass by Pella® provides the most desired front door styles at competitive prices. An elevated frame style for these easy to care for doors guards against damaging moisture.

Here’s how a new steel front door rates 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 models.

2. Vinyl Windows

Vinyl windows provide one of the biggest returns for your money. They’re enticing to buyers because they’re energy efficient and low maintenance. No scraping or painting needed.

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

3. Fiberglass Front Door with Sidelights

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

Pella® Series fiberglass doors include our patented PerformaSeal® design, which helps block drafts and leaks. And our VividGrain™ stain method offers the authentic appearance of wood. Pick 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

View all the options for your fiberglass front door project.

4. Wood Windows

Wood windows also provide a large return for increased home value.

They’re also:

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

Pella® Lifestyle Series includes the attractiveness and strength of wood combined with adaptable style and performance collections. This series offers options that qualify for or top 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

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 enhancements, much like Pella’s Insynctive® system.

This technology uses hidden security sensors that maintain the charm of your Pella windows and doors. With just a tap, you can check your windows and doors and control blinds and shades from nearly 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 immediately, putting in energy-efficient windows can help you save right away.

The average homeowner can save $126–$465 each year when exchanging single-pane windows with ENERGY STAR windows.

Expert Design Advice at Pella of Tucson

Ready to start updating your home? Stop into the Pella of Tucson showroom or give our team a call at 520-989-3300. 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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