Home Reapirs and Anticipated Life Expectancy (in years) of building materials

Kent Robinson

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Roofing Materials: Slate, copper = 50+, Clay, concrete tile = 50+, Wood shake = 30, Fiber cement shingles = 25, Asphalt shingles = 20.

Floors: Stone = 100+, Wood = 100+, Tile = 75-100, Vinyl = 50, Laminate = 15-25, Carpet = 8-10.

Windows: Wood = 30+, Aluminum (clad) = 15-20, Window glazing = 10.

Outdoor Decks: Northern climates = 20-30, Dry Climates = 20-25, Southern Climates = 10-15.

Plumbing/HVAC: Water heaters (tankless) = 20, Heat pumps = 16, Faucets = 15-20, Furnaces = 15-20, A/C units 10-15, Water heaters (gas/electric) 10.

Appliances: Gas/electric ranges = 13-15, Refrigerators = 13, Clothes dryers = 13, Garbage disposals = 12, Washing machines = 10, Dishwashers = 9.