4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value
Considering selling your Casper home in the next several years? Make it more alluring to buyers by updating your windows and front door. And add most-wanted features like energy efficiency and smart home functions.
These upgrades are usually less costly than a in-depth kitchen or master bathroom update. And they may help you net a bigger resale value for your home.
We can help you get started today at Pella of Casper.
Our advisors can help you find the correct windows and doors for your home. And offer expert advice for every piece of your project—from product selection to a no mess, no guess installation day.
4 Best Renovation Projects to Increase Home Value
Adding new windows and updating 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 analyzes average costs for 22 renovation projects and their resale values in 136 markets throughout the country.
When selling your home, you can predict to recover 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 significantly more.
1. Steel Front Door
A steel front door is usually the most reasonable cost of the four projects we list. But it can capture the biggest resale value.
Encompass by Pella® offers the most wanted front door styles at competitive prices. An elevated frame format for these easy to care for doors shields against damaging moisture.
Here’s how a new steel front door measures 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 offer one of the largest returns for your cost. They’re desirable for buyers because they’re energy efficient and low maintenance. No scraping or painting required.
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
3. Fiberglass Front Door with Sidelights
Enhance your home’s curb appeal and wow buyers with a fancy grand entrance. Putting in a distinctive fiberglass front door with sidelights is another fantastic way to increase your resale price.
Pella® Series fiberglass doors have our signature PerformaSeal® design, which helps halt drafts and leaks. And our VividGrain™ stain process delivers the genuine look of wood. Pick from popular 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 big return for heightened home value.
- Energy efficient
- Low maintenance when coupled with a cladded outside
Pella® Lifestyle Series brings the charm and durability of wood incorporated with adaptable style and performance packages. This series offers options that meet or top 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
Other Most Desirable Features for Home Buyers
Add more interest for buyers with smart technology and energy-efficient windows.
This technology uses hidden security sensors that maintain the attractiveness of your Pella windows and doors. With just a tap, you can check your windows and doors and move blinds and shades from almost anywhere.2
Nearly 90 percent of buyers are looking for 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 attractive to buyers.
- 51 percent listed them as “desirable”
- 38 percent deem them “essential”
Even if you aren’t selling your home now, adding energy-efficient windows can help you save now.
The everyday homeowner can save $126–$465 annually when exchanging single-pane windows with ENERGY STAR windows.
Expert Design Advice at Pella of Casper
Ready to start updating your home? Come to the Pella of Casper showroom or give our team a ring at 307-234-1518. 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.