Contemplating selling your Asheville home in the next several years? Make it more valuable to buyers by updating your windows and front door. And add most-wanted features like energy efficiency and smart home capabilities.
These projects are generally less expensive than a in-depth kitchen or master bathroom update. And they may help you net a higher resale value for your home.
We can help you get in motion right away at Pella of Asheville.
Our advisors can help you choose the ideal windows and doors for your home. And offer expert advice for every part 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 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 improvement projects and their resale values in 136 markets throughout the country.
When selling your home, you can expect 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 usually the lowest cost of the four projects we include. But it can recover the highest resale value.
Encompass by Pella® provides the most desired front door styles at reasonable prices. An elevated frame style for these easy-care doors protects 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 models.
2. Vinyl Windows
Vinyl windows offer 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 work with any budget, Pella® vinyl windows have customizable possibilities like triple-pane glass and InsulShield® to increase 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
Check out our energy-efficient vinyl window options.
3. Fiberglass Front Door with Sidelights
Enhance your home’s curb appeal and attract buyers with an upscale grand entrance. Installing a distinctive fiberglass front door with sidelights is another good way to enhance your resale price.
Pella® Series fiberglass doors feature our signature PerformaSeal® design, which helps stop drafts and leaks. And our VividGrain™ stain process offers the authentic look of wood. Choose 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
Browse all the prospects for your fiberglass front door project.
4. Wood Windows
Wood windows also provide a big return for higher home value.
- Energy efficient
- Low maintenance when coupled with a cladded surface
Pella® Lifestyle Series includes the beauty and endurance of wood combined with adaptable style and performance packages. This series provides options that meet 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
Discover how you can personalize our wood windows to fit your home’s needs.
Other Most Desirable Features for Home Buyers
Add additional interest for buyers with smart technology and energy-efficient windows.
A 2018 survey by Coldwell Banker learned buyers want smart technology in their new homes. At the top of the list is security- or safety-related upgrades, such as Pella’s Insynctive® system.
This technology uses concealed security sensors that conserve the attractiveness 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 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 revealed highly efficient ENERGY STAR® windows are especially inviting to buyers.
- 51 percent listed them as “desirable”
- 38 percent deem them “essential”
Even if you aren’t selling your home immediately, adding energy-efficient windows can help you save today.
The everyday homeowner can save $126–$465 annually when replacing single-pane windows with ENERGY STAR windows.
Expert Design Advice at Pella of Asheville
Ready to start upgrading your home? Drop by the Pella of Asheville showroom or give our team a buzz at 828-202-8673. 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.