Steel Entry Doors and Manufactured Stone Veneer Named Top Remodeling Projects

ProVia® Products Delivering Maximum Return on Investment Revealed in REMODELING Magazine’s 2015 Cost vs. Value Report

SUGARCREEK, Ohio, January 14, 2015 – Two of ProVia’s key product lines – steel entry doors and manufactured stone veneer – are named top remodeling projects for maximum return on investment in the 2015 Cost vs. Value Report released by Hanley Wood’s REMODELING magazine. The report compares construction costs with resale value for the most popular home improvement projects, with analysis performed in 102 U.S. markets.

Many of ProVia’s exterior building product lines are among the top performers nationally. The products listed below ranked first and second in the report. Percentages shown reflect how much of the total project cost is retained in resale value (“Cost-Value” ratio).

  • The #1 performer out of the 35 categories is a 20-gauge Entry Door Replacement (Steel), at 101.8% Cost-Value. This value is up 5.4% from 2014. ProVia’s Legacy Steel Entry Doors are a consistent top sales performer for the company.
  • The 20-gauge Entry Door Replacement (Steel) is the only project that, on a national basis, more than pays back its investment (100% +) in the form of a better home resale price.
  • The #2 performer out of the 35 categories is Manufactured Stone Veneer, with a cost-value return of 92.2%. Increased product demand for Heritage Stone by ProVia is a reflection of this trend.
  • 2015 is the first year that Manufactured Stone Veneer has been included in this report, and this new category jumped immediately into the #2 spot due to its high Cost-Value.

“The Cost vs. Value results demonstrate that ProVia’s products are enhancing resale value for homeowners,” says Phil Wengerd, Vice President of Market Strategies for ProVia. “Homeowners can have confidence they’ll add a significant amount of value when they invest in steel entry doors and manufactured stone veneer for their homes.”

Visit the Cost vs. Value website at to view the 2015 report.

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About ProVia®
Headquartered in Sugarcreek, Ohio, ProVia is a leading manufacturer of professional-class entry doors, storm doors, patio doors, windows, vinyl siding and manufactured stone veneer. The professional-class designation reflects the company’s high level of quality, service and customization. ProVia has been an ENERGY STAR® Partner with the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy since 2002, and is the only door manufacturer that has ever received any ENERGY STAR award for door manufacturing. The company has won the prestigious ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year award for Door Manufacturing four times, and the ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence award four times. For more information, visit

About Hanley Wood
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