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4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

Contemplating selling your Albuquerque home in the next few years? Make it more attractive to buyers by updating your windows and front door. And add desired features like energy efficiency and smart home abilities.

These enhancements are generally less costly than a in-depth kitchen or master bathroom remodel. And they may help you get a higher resale value for your home.

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

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

Adding new windows and modernizing 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 around the country.

When selling your home, you can expect 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 typically the most reasonable cost of the four projects we cover. But it can recoup the largest resale value.

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

2. Vinyl Windows

Vinyl windows provide 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 needed.

Priced to fit any budget, Pella® vinyl windows include customizable choices like triple-pane glass and InsulShield® to boost 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

Browse our energy-efficient vinyl window choices.

3. Fiberglass Front Door with Sidelights

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

Pella® Series fiberglass doors have our patented PerformaSeal® design, which helps stop drafts and leaks. And our VividGrain™ stain method delivers the real characteristics of wood. Choose from most-wanted 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 possibilities 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 finished with a cladded exterior

Pella® Lifestyle Series includes the attractiveness and durability of wood incorporated with adaptable style and performance collections. This series has options that fulfill 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 individualize our wood windows to match your home’s needs.

Other Most Desirable Features for Home Buyers

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

Smart Technology

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

This technology uses out-of-sight security sensors that preserve 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 nearly 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 found highly efficient ENERGY STAR® windows are especially attractive to buyers.

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

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

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

Expert Design Advice at Pella of Albuquerque

Ready to begin remodeling your home? Stop into the Pella of Albuquerque showroom or give our team a ring at 505-373-1296. 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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