When it comes to buying or selling a home it is crucial to know the life expectancy of its features. A home could last 100 years! But the components of that home that create it, may not be as resilient. Of course maintenance is automatically required if you want to keep your home in tip top shape. We thought it would be helpful to create a guide showing you appliances and features of a home followed by their average lifetime expectancy.
All components of your home depend greatly on the design, maintenance, and weather in your area.
Roofing is one of these features that requires special attention due to the durability you may or may not need in your materials. On average, Copper, Slate, and Concrete roofing will last up to 50 years. These are the most dependable materials of the variety. Coming in second are wood shackles lasting 30 years. Third, Fiber Cement Shingles lasting 25 years. And fourth, Asphalt Shingles which will last approximately 20 years, making these the least durable option for long-lasting materials.
When purchasing a home, decks can significantly up the price and demand of the property. However, decks require a decent amount of maintenance. Keeping them in good condition will greatly reduce the amount of work needed to be done in the long run. Decks with planks normally last about 25 years. On the other hand, your best bet would be to look for decks with wooden planks, as they last on average about 10-30 years.
Windows in a home require little to no maintenance. However, depending on the material used to install windows, they may not last as long as you originally thought. Windows made with plastic will generally need to be replaced after 20-30 years. If your home has wooden windows, these will last a lifetime, with zero worry of replacement.
Getting to Appliances now, these are what we generally worry about breaking or having to replace especially with a hefty price tag for most appliances today.
Central Air Conditioning:
Having Central A/C installed is definitely in demand and ideal for most customers in today’s market. Despite the cost, the maintenance is close to nothing. They generally last about 12-15 years.
Air Conditioning Unit:
Having an A/C Unit in rooms through the windows is incredibly handy, and cheaper in the long run. They are easy to run and replace. However, they may break easier and create more of a hassle due to their 5-7 year lifespan. Also, you wouldn’t have A/C throughout your home, which can be a deal breaker for some buyers.
Boilers typically last 20-35 years.
Furnaces will generally last 15-25 years.
Water Heaters have a lifespan of approximately 10-11 years. It is recommended that if it is over 10 years, it would be more cost effective to replace than repair.
Washing machines generally last 5-15 years.
Lifespan of 13 years, about the same amount as your washing machines.
9 year lifespan.
Should last 10-18 years.
9-13 year lifespan.
Depending on the quality of paint, weather, etc. painting should normally be done every 5-10 years. If it is a higher quality paint some can even last up to 20 years! Investing in better quality helps significantly in the long run with cost and maintenance.
Also depending on quality, wear and tear, maintenance, carpet usually lasts about 8-10 years.
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