4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value
Considering selling your Baton Rouge home in the next several years? Make it more attractive to buyers by replacing your windows and front door. And add desired features like energy efficiency and smart home abilities.
These enhancements are usually less costly than a major kitchen or master bathroom update. And they may help you net a larger resale value for your home.
We can help you get going today at Pella of Baton Rouge.
Our advisors can help you find the ideal windows and doors for your home. And offer expert advice for every piece of your project—from product choice to a no mess, no guess installation day.
4 Best Renovation Projects to Increase Home Value
Putting in new windows and upgrading your front door are some of the easiest 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 across the country.
When selling your home, you can anticipate 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 project 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® offers the most popular front door styles at affordable prices. An elevated frame design for these low-maintenance 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
2. Vinyl Windows
Vinyl windows provide one of the highest returns for your cost. They’re attractive to buyers because they’re energy efficient and low maintenance. No scraping or painting required.
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
3. Fiberglass Front Door with Sidelights
Improve your home’s curb appeal and charm buyers with a fancy grand entrance. Putting in a distinctive fiberglass front door with sidelights is another fantastic way to add to your resale price.
Pella® Series fiberglass doors include our patented PerformaSeal® design, which helps halt drafts and leaks. And our VividGrain™ stain process offers the genuine look of wood. Pick from most-wanted styles like flush-glazed full light, craftsman light and more.
Here’s how this project ranks for cost and added value:
- Average cost: $8,994
- Average increased home value: $6,469
- Return on investment: 71 percent
4. Wood Windows
Wood windows also supply a large return for higher home value.
- Energy efficient
- Low maintenance when finished with a cladded outside
Pella® Lifestyle Series offers the beauty and endurance of wood included with adaptable style and performance possibilities. This series has options that qualify for or surpass ENERGY STAR® guidelines in all 50 states.1
Here’s how new wood windows rank 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
Other Most Desirable Features for Home Buyers
Add extra appeal for buyers with smart technology and energy-efficient windows.
This technology uses out-of-sight security sensors that conserve the charm of your Pella windows and doors. With just a tap, you can check your windows and doors and manage blinds and shades from nearly anywhere.2
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 inviting to buyers.
- 51 percent rated them as “desirable”
- 38 percent regard them “essential”
Even if you aren’t selling your home right away, adding 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 Baton Rouge
Ready to get underway upgrading your home? Come to the Pella of Baton Rouge showroom or give our team a call at (877) 680-9334. We’re happy to answer any questions you have.
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.