Contemplating selling your Denver home in the next few years? Make it more alluring to buyers by changing your windows and front door. And add desired features like energy efficiency and smart home functions.
These upgrades are usually less expensive than a in-depth kitchen or master bathroom remodel. And they may help you receive a larger resale value for your home.
We can help you get going now at Pella of Denver.
Our advisors can help you select the correct windows and doors for your home. And provide expert advice for every part of your project—from product ordering to a no mess, no guess installation day.
4 Best Renovation Projects to Increase Home Value
Putting in new windows and updating your front door are some of the best ways to increase your home’s value, according to Remodeling Magazine’s 2019 Cost vs Value Report.
The report analyzes average costs for 22 improvement projects and their resale values in 136 markets across the country.
When selling your home, you can predict to recover around 70 percent of the cost for new windows and doors. That’s about 10 percent more than a high-end kitchen or bathroom project that costs considerably more.
1. Steel Front Door
A steel front door is often the smallest cost of the four projects we include. But it can capture the biggest resale value.
Encompass by Pella® provides the most popular front door styles at competitive prices. An elevated frame format for these low-maintenance 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
Check out our up-to-date steel front door styles.
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.
Priced to suit any budget, Pella® vinyl windows feature customizable choices like triple-pane glass and InsulShield® to boost 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 wow buyers with a fancy grand entrance. Putting in a striking fiberglass front door with sidelights is another great way to enhance your resale price.
Pella® Series fiberglass doors have our patented PerformaSeal® design, which helps stop drafts and leaks. And our VividGrain™ stain process provides the authentic appearance of wood. Pick from most-wanted 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
View all the possibilities for your fiberglass front door project.
4. Wood Windows
Wood windows also provide a large return for higher home value.
- Energy efficient
- Low maintenance when connected with a cladded exterior
Pella® Lifestyle Series includes the charm and strength of wood included with adaptable style and performance collections. 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
Learn how you can personalize our wood windows to fit your home’s needs.
Other Most Desirable Features for Home Buyers
Add extra 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. Leading the list is security- or safety-related upgrades, like Pella’s Insynctive® system.
This technology uses concealed 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 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 found highly efficient ENERGY STAR® windows are especially attractive to buyers.
- 51 percent rated them as “desirable”
- 38 percent deem them “essential”
Even if you aren’t selling your home immediately, installing energy-efficient windows can help you save right away.
The everyday homeowner can save $126–$465 every year when exchanging single-pane windows with ENERGY STAR windows.
Expert Design Advice at Pella of Denver
Ready to begin upgrading your home? Drop by the Pella of Denver showroom or give our team a call at (888) 841-5667. 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.