Best Home Improvements for Added Resale Value

March 3, 2022
Manufactured stone, new siding, windows and doors boost curb appeal and home value

Selling your home can be an exciting yet daunting experience. It’s a milestone that can occur repeatedly in a person’s life—the average American family lives in one home for just 13 years before moving on. When that time comes, exterior home improvements provide two important advantages that can ease the process:

  • Curb appeal attracts more buyers and can help your home sell more quickly
  • Exterior remodeling projects beautify your home and can increase its value by 5-10%

In fact, exterior home upgrade projects account for nine of the top 10 best value-added home improvements, according to Remodeling’s 2021 Cost vs. Value Report.

Best Value Added Home Improvements

Remodeling’s report found that “curb appeal” projects generated higher overall returns on investment than interior remodels. And, several of the top-rated best home improvement projects involve product categories available through ProVia: stone, windows, siding and doors.

Manufactured Stone Veneer

The No. 2 best value-added home improvement project is installation of manufactured stone veneer, which returns 92.1% of one’s investment. Pairing nicely with vinyl siding, manufactured stone can help achieve any design style and provides a nearly unending array of options for upgrading your home exterior, such as:

  • Glamming up an entryway
  • Adding dramatic appeal to your
    home’s façade.
  • Highlighting special architectural details
  • Creating a luxurious patio setting

ProVia offers multiple styles of manufactured stone in a variety of color palettes. See our manufactured stone gallery  for design ideas.

Vinyl Windows

Replacing vinyl windows finished No. 5 in overall best value-added home improvement, with vinyl windows recouping 68.6% of their cost. Looking for curb appeal with an added dash of oomph? Decorative glass is a great option for new windows that will make your home a standout. 

Aside from the boost in curb appeal and added resale value, new doors and windows also provide increased beauty, durability, and energy/thermal efficiency. 

Protecting your home’s interior from sun damage and allowing simplified cleaning are additional advantages offered by replacement vinyl windows. ProVia offers three high-quality, energy-efficient window lines that meet every customer’s budget and one luxury line of wood-clad vinyl windows.

Vinyl Siding

The No. 6 overall best value-added home improvement is vinyl siding. You can expect new vinyl siding to provide about 68.3% return on your investment. New siding is such a good value because the technology of vinyl siding has improved tremendously over the past 30 years, enabling ProVia to offer products that last longer, look nicer and provide good weatherability.

ProVia offers three types of vinyl siding—insulated vinyl siding, traditional vinyl siding, and decorative vinyl siding (shakes & scallops and board & batten).

Entry Doors

Energy-Efficient Steel Entry Doors
Adding a new energy-efficient steel entry door provides improved home security and endurance with many options in door styles and finishes to enhance the overall beauty of your home. Steel entry doors were ranked the 9th best home improvement project with 65% expected return on investment.

You know you have purchased an energy-efficient door if it has the ENERGY STAR® label.
ENERGY STAR certified doors and windows meet strict energy-efficiency standards. Replacing old doors & windows with ENERGY STAR products can lower household energy bills by 7-15 percent.

ProVia has won multiple ENERGY STAR awards, including the Sustained Excellence Award for Door and Window Manufacturing.

Grand Entryway with Fiberglass Door
Adding a grand entryway with a fiberglass door can give your home the wow factor it needs to stand out in the neighborhood. A grand entrance fiberglass door (with sidelites and transom) were ranked 11th in best home improvement value with 60.9% return on investment.

Like ProVia’s Legacy steel entry doors, our fiberglass doors are ENERGY STAR certified, meaning you’ll start saving energy and home heating and cooling costs from the time of installation until you sell your home.  

ProVia offers three brands of fiberglass doors with many styles and options to enable you to create the grand entry to your home that you’ve always wanted. 

Signet fiberglass door and sidelites with privacy glass
Signet 442-1PP fiberglass door and sidelites with privacy glass

Maximum Impact

You may want to take a comprehensive approach to maximizing your home’s curb appeal and resale value – by pairing a new entry door with manufactured stone and updated fixtures for an eye-catching effect, or replacing your doors and windows at the same time to create a cohesive exterior appearance for your home.

And don’t forget the little things—upgraded hardware, scrubbed walkways, fresh mulch and landscaping, a new welcome mat. Attention to small details will enhance the bigger improvements to help you sell your home at the best price.

Not sure where to start? Visit ProVia’s Design Center  for entry door, window, vinyl siding or manufactured stone ideas that provide added value for your home.

ProVia Marketing Creative Team

ProVia’s Marketing Creative Team includes a diverse group of creative individuals who specialize in graphic design, photography, creative writing, multi-media design and development, and professional home exterior design. Together, they are using their talents to help develop and evolve ProVia’s home exterior design solutions initiative.

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