How Long Will Your House Last?

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Have you ever wondered how long the various items and systems  in your house will last? Here is an informational chart based on information from a Study of Life Expectancy of Home Components including carpet, sinks, refrigerators, roofs and more!

An infographic guide to the life expectancy of the systems in your home.


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How long will your house last?

A part-by-part guide to the life expectancy of the pieces and system in your home.

Air conditioning unit 10 to 15 years.

Windows 15 to 30 years.

Heat pump 16 years.

Roof (asphalt shingles) 20 years.

Exterior paint up to 15 years.

Carpeting 8 to 10 years.

Kitchen cabinets 50 years.

Kitchen faucet 15 years.

Microwave oven 9 years.

Kitchen sink (enamel-coated steel) 5 to 10 years.

Refrigerator 13 years.

Range 13 to 15 years.

Washing machine 10 years.

Dryer 13 years.

Garbage disposal 12 years.

Dishwasher 9 years.

Driveway (asphalt) 15 to 20 years.

Wood or stone Flooring 100 years.

Garage door opener 10 to 15 years.

Wood or stone flooring 100 years.

Wood deck 10 to 15 years.

Whirlpool tub 20 to 50 years.

Tub/shower faucets 20+ years.

Shower enclosure 50 years.

Toilet lifetime.

Electric switches and sockets 10+ years.

Home security systems/smoke detector 5 to 10 years.

Furnace 15 to 18 years.

Source: National Association of Home Builders/Bank of America Equity Study of Life Expectancy of Home Components



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