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4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

Contemplating selling your Fargo home in the next couple of years? Make it more valuable to buyers by replacing your windows and front door. And add most-wanted features like energy efficiency and smart home capabilities.

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

We can help you get going today at Pella of Fargo.

Our advisors can help you select the right windows and doors for your home. And give 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

Adding new windows and modernizing your front door are some of the best ways to increase your home’s value, according to Remodeling Magazine’s 2019 Cost vs Value Report.

The report compares 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 considerably more.

1. Steel Front Door

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

Encompass by Pella® offers the most desired front door styles at affordable prices. An elevated frame format 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

Browse our modern steel front door models.

2. Vinyl Windows

Vinyl windows deliver one of the highest returns for your investment. They’re desirable for buyers because they’re energy efficient and low maintenance. No scraping or painting required.

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 rate 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. Putting in a distinctive fiberglass front door with sidelights is another fantastic way to enhance your resale price.

Pella® Series fiberglass doors have our patented PerformaSeal® design, which helps halt drafts and leaks. And our VividGrain™ stain process provides the genuine characteristics of wood. Select from most-desired styles like flush-glazed full light, craftsman light and more.

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

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

See all the prospects for your fiberglass front door project.

4. Wood Windows

Wood windows also bring a major return for increased home value.

They’re also:

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

Pella® Lifestyle Series offers the beauty and strength of wood incorporated with versatile style and performance packages. This series has options that meet 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

Learn how you can individualize our wood windows to meet your home’s needs.

Other Most Desirable Features for Home Buyers

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

Smart Technology

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

This technology uses concealed security sensors that maintain the attractiveness of your Pella windows and doors. With just a tap, you can check your windows and doors and control 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 discovered highly efficient ENERGY STAR® windows are especially appealing to buyers.

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

Even if you aren’t selling your home immediately, installing energy-efficient windows can help you save now.

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

Expert Design Advice at Pella of Fargo

Ready to begin updating your home? Drop by the Pella of Fargo showroom or give our team a buzz at 701-281-1390. 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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