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4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

Considering selling your Tysons Corner home in the next several years? Make it more alluring to buyers by replacing your windows and front door. And add most-wanted features like energy efficiency and smart home capabilities.

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

We can help you get started now at Pella of Tysons Corner.

Our advisors can help you choose the right 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 modernizing your front door are some of the best ways to enhance your home’s value, according to Remodeling Magazine’s 2019 Cost vs Value Report.

The report compares average costs for 22 renovation projects and their resale values in 136 markets across the country.

When selling your home, you can predict to recoup around 70 percent of the total 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 typically the most reasonable cost of the four projects we include. But it can capture the highest resale value.

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

Explore our contemporary steel front door styles.

2. Vinyl Windows

Vinyl windows deliver one of the highest returns for your money. They’re attractive to buyers because they’re energy efficient and low maintenance. No scraping or painting necessary.

Priced to work with any budget, Pella® vinyl windows feature customizable possibilities 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

Check out our energy-efficient vinyl window choices.

3. Fiberglass Front Door with Sidelights

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

Pella® Series fiberglass doors have our signature PerformaSeal® design, which helps block drafts and leaks. And our VividGrain™ stain method delivers the genuine appearance of wood. Pick 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 options for your fiberglass front door project.

4. Wood Windows

Wood windows also provide a big return for heightened home value.

They’re also:

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

Pella® Lifestyle Series includes the beauty and strength of wood incorporated with adaptable style and performance possibilities. This series offers options that meet or surpass ENERGY STAR® guidelines in all 50 states.1

Here’s how new wood windows stack up 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 personalize our wood windows to match 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 found buyers want smart technology in their new homes. Heading the list is security- or safety-related enhancements, like Pella’s Insynctive® system.

This technology uses out-of-sight security sensors that maintain the beauty of your Pella windows and doors. With just a tap, you can keey an eye on your windows and doors and move 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 ranked them as “desirable”
  • 38 percent deem them “essential”

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

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

Expert Design Advice at Pella of Tysons Corner

Ready to begin updating your home? Stop into the Pella of Tysons Corner showroom or give our team a buzz at 301-354-3689. 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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