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James E. Braun
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Jefferson City, Missouri
573-761-3581

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                                                                                                                                                InterNACHI's Estimated Life Expectancy Chart

                                                                                                                                                The following chart details the predicted life expectancy of household materials and components.
                                                                                                                                                Interior and exterior paints can last for 15 years or longer, however homeowners often paint more frequently. Surface preparation is likely the most important determiner of paint life expectancy.
                                                                                                                                                ADHESIVES, CAULK AND PAINTS
                                                                                                                                                YEAR
                                                                                                                                                Caulking
                                                                                                                                                5-10
                                                                                                                                                Paint
                                                                                                                                                7
                                                                                                                                                Roofing Adhesives
                                                                                                                                                15+
                                                                                                                                                Appliance life expectancy depends to a great extent on the use it receives. Furthermore, consumers often replace appliances long before they become worn out due to changes in styling, technology and consumer preferences. Of a home’s major appliances, gas ranges have the longest life expectancy.
                                                                                                                                                APPLIANCES
                                                                                                                                                YEARS
                                                                                                                                                Air-Conditioners
                                                                                                                                                8-15
                                                                                                                                                Boilers
                                                                                                                                                20-35
                                                                                                                                                Compactors
                                                                                                                                                6
                                                                                                                                                Dehumidifiers
                                                                                                                                                8
                                                                                                                                                Dishwashers
                                                                                                                                                9
                                                                                                                                                Disposers, Food waste
                                                                                                                                                12
                                                                                                                                                Dryers
                                                                                                                                                13
                                                                                                                                                Exhaust Fans
                                                                                                                                                10
                                                                                                                                                Freezers
                                                                                                                                                10-20
                                                                                                                                                Furnaces
                                                                                                                                                15-25
                                                                                                                                                Gas Ovens
                                                                                                                                                10-18
                                                                                                                                                Heat Pumps
                                                                                                                                                16
                                                                                                                                                Humidifiers
                                                                                                                                                8
                                                                                                                                                Microwave Ovens
                                                                                                                                                9
                                                                                                                                                Range/Oven Hoods
                                                                                                                                                14
                                                                                                                                                Electric Ranges
                                                                                                                                                13-15
                                                                                                                                                Gas Ranges
                                                                                                                                                15-17
                                                                                                                                                Refrigerators
                                                                                                                                                9-13
                                                                                                                                                Washing Machine
                                                                                                                                                5 -15
                                                                                                                                                Water Heaters
                                                                                                                                                10-11
                                                                                                                                                BATHROOM
                                                                                                                                                YEARS
                                                                                                                                                Cast Iron Bathtub
                                                                                                                                                50
                                                                                                                                                Fiberglass Bathtub and Shower
                                                                                                                                                10-15
                                                                                                                                                Shower Door
                                                                                                                                                25
                                                                                                                                                Toilet
                                                                                                                                                50
                                                                                                                                                Kitchens are in the process of becoming larger and more elaborate, and together with the family room, modern kitchens now form the “great room.”
                                                                                                                                                Great rooms are a place to cook as well as a space where people gather to read, talk, eat, do homework, surf the Internet, and pay bills.
                                                                                                                                                CABINETRY & STORAGE
                                                                                                                                                YEARS
                                                                                                                                                Bath Cabinets
                                                                                                                                                100+
                                                                                                                                                Closet Shelves 100+
                                                                                                                                                Entertainment Centers/Home Office 10
                                                                                                                                                Garage/Laundry Cabinets 100+
                                                                                                                                                Kitchen Cabinets 50
                                                                                                                                                Medicine Cabinets 20+
                                                                                                                                                Modular/Stock Manufacturing Type
                                                                                                                                                50
                                                                                                                                                Walls and ceilings last the full lifespan of the home.
                                                                                                                                                CEILINGS, WALLS & FINISHES
                                                                                                                                                YEARS
                                                                                                                                                Acoustical Ceiling
                                                                                                                                                100+
                                                                                                                                                Ceiling Suspension
                                                                                                                                                100+
                                                                                                                                                Ceramic Tile
                                                                                                                                                100+
                                                                                                                                                Standard Gypsum
                                                                                                                                                100+
                                                                                                                                                Natural stone countertops, which are less expensive than they were just a few years ago, are becoming more popular and one can expect them to last a lifetime. Cultured marble countertops have a shorter life expectancy, however.
                                                                                                                                                COUNTERTOPS
                                                                                                                                                YEARS
                                                                                                                                                Cultured Marble
                                                                                                                                                20
                                                                                                                                                Natural Stone
                                                                                                                                                100+
                                                                                                                                                Laminate Countertops
                                                                                                                                                20 - 30
                                                                                                                                                Tile
                                                                                                                                                100+
                                                                                                                                                Wood
                                                                                                                                                100+
                                                                                                                                                Decks are exposed to a wide range of conditions in different climates, from wind and hail in some areas to relatively consistent, dry weather, in others. Under ideal conditions, they have a life expectancy of about 20 years but they can fail much sooner.
                                                                                                                                                DECKS
                                                                                                                                                YEARS
                                                                                                                                                Deck Planks
                                                                                                                                                25
                                                                                                                                                Wood
                                                                                                                                                10-30
                                                                                                                                                Exterior fiberglass, steel and wood doors will last as long as the house, while vinyl and screen doors have a shorter life expectancy. Closet doors may last a lifetime, but French doors will fail sooner.
                                                                                                                                                DOORS
                                                                                                                                                YEARS
                                                                                                                                                Closet (Interior)
                                                                                                                                                100+
                                                                                                                                                Fiberglass (Exterior)
                                                                                                                                                100+
                                                                                                                                                Fire-Rated Steel (Exterior)
                                                                                                                                                100+
                                                                                                                                                French (Interior)
                                                                                                                                                30-50
                                                                                                                                                Screen (Exterior)
                                                                                                                                                40
                                                                                                                                                Vinyl (Exterior) 20
                                                                                                                                                Wood (Exterior)
                                                                                                                                                100+
                                                                                                                                                Wood (Hollow Core Interior)
                                                                                                                                                20 - 30
                                                                                                                                                Wood (Solid Core Interior)
                                                                                                                                                30 - 100+
                                                                                                                                                Floor and roof trusses and laminated strand lumber are durable household components, and engineered trim may last 30 years.
                                                                                                                                                ENGINEERED LUMBER
                                                                                                                                                YEARS
                                                                                                                                                Engineered Trim
                                                                                                                                                30
                                                                                                                                                Laminated Strand Lumber
                                                                                                                                                100+
                                                                                                                                                Laminated Veneer Lumber
                                                                                                                                                80+
                                                                                                                                                Trusses
                                                                                                                                                100+
                                                                                                                                                FIXTURES & FAUCETS
                                                                                                                                                YEARS
                                                                                                                                                Accessible/ADA Products
                                                                                                                                                100+
                                                                                                                                                Enamel Steel Kitchen Sinks
                                                                                                                                                5-10
                                                                                                                                                Faucets
                                                                                                                                                15-20
                                                                                                                                                Modified Acrylic Kitchen Sinks
                                                                                                                                                50
                                                                                                                                                Saunas/Steam Rooms
                                                                                                                                                15-20
                                                                                                                                                Shower Enclosures/Modules
                                                                                                                                                50
                                                                                                                                                Shower heads
                                                                                                                                                100+
                                                                                                                                                Soapstone Kitchen Sinks
                                                                                                                                                100+
                                                                                                                                                Toilets/Bidets
                                                                                                                                                100+
                                                                                                                                                Whirlpool Tubs
                                                                                                                                                20-50
                                                                                                                                                Natural wood floorings may las as long as the house. Marble, slate, and granite are also expected to last for about 100 years, but require more maintenance. Vinyl floors last up to 50 years, linoleum about 25 years, and carpet between 8 and 10 years (with appropriate maintenance and normal traffic).
                                                                                                                                                FLOORING
                                                                                                                                                YEARS
                                                                                                                                                All Wooden Floors
                                                                                                                                                100+
                                                                                                                                                Bamboo
                                                                                                                                                100+
                                                                                                                                                Brick Pavers
                                                                                                                                                100+
                                                                                                                                                Carpet
                                                                                                                                                8-10
                                                                                                                                                Concrete
                                                                                                                                                50+
                                                                                                                                                Engineered Wood
                                                                                                                                                50+
                                                                                                                                                Exotic Wood
                                                                                                                                                100+
                                                                                                                                                Granite
                                                                                                                                                100+
                                                                                                                                                Laminate
                                                                                                                                                15-25
                                                                                                                                                Linoleum
                                                                                                                                                25
                                                                                                                                                Marble
                                                                                                                                                100+
                                                                                                                                                Other Domestic Wood
                                                                                                                                                100+
                                                                                                                                                Slate
                                                                                                                                                100
                                                                                                                                                Terrazo
                                                                                                                                                75+
                                                                                                                                                Tile
                                                                                                                                                75-100
                                                                                                                                                Vinyl
                                                                                                                                                25
                                                                                                                                                Concrete and poured block footings and foundations will last a lifetime, assuming they were properly built. Termite proofing of foundations will last about 12 years if the chemical barriers put in place during construction are left intact. Waterproofing with bituminous coating lasts 10 years, but if it cracks it is immediately damaged.
                                                                                                                                                FOOTING & FOUNDATIONS
                                                                                                                                                YEARS
                                                                                                                                                Baseboard System
                                                                                                                                                50
                                                                                                                                                Bituminous Coating Waterproofing
                                                                                                                                                10
                                                                                                                                                Cast Iron Waste Pipe (Above Ground)
                                                                                                                                                60+
                                                                                                                                                Cast Iron Waste Pipe (Below ground)
                                                                                                                                                50 - 60
                                                                                                                                                Concrete Block
                                                                                                                                                100+
                                                                                                                                                Concrete Waste Pipe
                                                                                                                                                100
                                                                                                                                                Poured Footings and Foundations
                                                                                                                                                100+
                                                                                                                                                Pumps, Sumps, and Wells
                                                                                                                                                5-12
                                                                                                                                                Termite Proofing
                                                                                                                                                12
                                                                                                                                                Framing and structural systems have extended longevities; poured-concrete systems, timber frame houses and structural insulated panels will all last a lifetime. Wall panels and roof and floor trusses will also last a lifetime. Hardboard, softwood, and plywood last an average of 30 years, while OSB and particleboard are expected to last twice that long.
                                                                                                                                                FRAMING & OTHER STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS
                                                                                                                                                YEARS
                                                                                                                                                Poured-Concrete Systems
                                                                                                                                                100+
                                                                                                                                                Structural Insulated Panels
                                                                                                                                                100+
                                                                                                                                                Timber Frame Homes
                                                                                                                                                100+
                                                                                                                                                Garage door openers are expected to last 10 to 15 years, and light inserts will last slightly longer.
                                                                                                                                                GARAGES
                                                                                                                                                YEARS
                                                                                                                                                Garage Doors
                                                                                                                                                20-25
                                                                                                                                                Garage Door Openers
                                                                                                                                                10-15
                                                                                                                                                Light Inserts
                                                                                                                                                20
                                                                                                                                                Home technology systems have diverse life expectancies. While a built-in audio system will last 20 years, security systems and heat/smoke detectors have life expectancies of 5 to 10 years. Wireless home networks and home automation systems are expected to work properly for more than 50 years.
                                                                                                                                                HOME TECHNOLOGY
                                                                                                                                                YEARS
                                                                                                                                                Built-in Audio
                                                                                                                                                20
                                                                                                                                                Home Automation Systems
                                                                                                                                                100+
                                                                                                                                                Security Systems
                                                                                                                                                5-10
                                                                                                                                                Smoke/Heat Detectors
                                                                                                                                                Less Than 10
                                                                                                                                                Wireless Home Networks
                                                                                                                                                50+
                                                                                                                                                Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems require regular maintenance in order to work properly, but even well-maintained systems only last 15 to 25 years. Furnaces, on average, last 15-20 years, heat pumps last 16 years, and air conditioning units last 10-15 years. Tankless water heaters last more than 20 years, while an electric or gas water heater has a life expectancy of about 10 years. Thermostats may last 35 years but they are usually replaced before they fail due to technological improvements.
                                                                                                                                                HVAC
                                                                                                                                                YEARS
                                                                                                                                                Air Conditioners
                                                                                                                                                10-15
                                                                                                                                                Air Quality Systems
                                                                                                                                                15
                                                                                                                                                Attic Fans
                                                                                                                                                15 - 25
                                                                                                                                                Boilers
                                                                                                                                                13-21
                                                                                                                                                Burners
                                                                                                                                                10+
                                                                                                                                                Central Air Conditioning Unite
                                                                                                                                                12-15
                                                                                                                                                Dampers
                                                                                                                                                20+
                                                                                                                                                Dehumidifiers
                                                                                                                                                8
                                                                                                                                                Diffusers, Grilles, and Registers
                                                                                                                                                25
                                                                                                                                                Ducting
                                                                                                                                                10
                                                                                                                                                DX, Water, Or Steam
                                                                                                                                                20
                                                                                                                                                Electric
                                                                                                                                                15
                                                                                                                                                Electric Radiant Heater
                                                                                                                                                40
                                                                                                                                                Furnaces
                                                                                                                                                15-20
                                                                                                                                                Heat Exchangers, shell + tube
                                                                                                                                                10-15
                                                                                                                                                Heat Pumps
                                                                                                                                                16
                                                                                                                                                Heat Recovery Ventilators
                                                                                                                                                20
                                                                                                                                                Hot Water or Steam Radiant Heater
                                                                                                                                                40
                                                                                                                                                Induction and Fan-Coil Units
                                                                                                                                                10-15
                                                                                                                                                Molded Insulation
                                                                                                                                                100+
                                                                                                                                                Shell and Tube
                                                                                                                                                20
                                                                                                                                                Thermostats
                                                                                                                                                35
                                                                                                                                                Ventilators 7
                                                                                                                                                Water Heaters
                                                                                                                                                20+
                                                                                                                                                As long as they are not punctured, cut, or burned and are kept dry and away from UV rays, cellulose, fiberglass, and foam insulation materials will last a lifetime. This is true regardless of whether they were installed as loose fill, house wrap, or batts/rolls.
                                                                                                                                                INSULATION & INFILTRATION BARRIERS
                                                                                                                                                YEARS
                                                                                                                                                Batts/Rolls
                                                                                                                                                100+
                                                                                                                                                Cellulose
                                                                                                                                                100+
                                                                                                                                                Fiberglass
                                                                                                                                                100+
                                                                                                                                                Foam
                                                                                                                                                100+
                                                                                                                                                House Wrap
                                                                                                                                                100+
                                                                                                                                                Loose Fill
                                                                                                                                                100+
                                                                                                                                                Ladders are expected to last a lifetime, but life expectancy of lifts is significantly shorter.
                                                                                                                                                JOB SITE EQUIPMENT
                                                                                                                                                YEARS
                                                                                                                                                Ladders
                                                                                                                                                100+
                                                                                                                                                Lifts
                                                                                                                                                8-10
                                                                                                                                                Copper plated wiring, copper clad aluminum, and bare copper wiring are expected to last a lifetime, whereas electrical accessories and lighting controls may need to be replaced after 10 years.
                                                                                                                                                LIGHTING & ELECTRICAL
                                                                                                                                                YEARS
                                                                                                                                                Accessories
                                                                                                                                                10+
                                                                                                                                                Bare Copper
                                                                                                                                                100+
                                                                                                                                                Copper Clad Aluminum
                                                                                                                                                100+
                                                                                                                                                Copper Plated
                                                                                                                                                100+
                                                                                                                                                Lighting Controls
                                                                                                                                                10+
                                                                                                                                                Masonry is one of the most enduring household components. Fireplaces, chimneys, and brick veneers can last the lifetime of a home.
                                                                                                                                                MASONRY & CONCRETE
                                                                                                                                                YEARS
                                                                                                                                                Brick
                                                                                                                                                100+
                                                                                                                                                Sealer Caulking
                                                                                                                                                2-20
                                                                                                                                                Stone
                                                                                                                                                100+
                                                                                                                                                Veneer
                                                                                                                                                100+
                                                                                                                                                Custom millwork will last a lifetime, and all stairs – circular and spiral stairs, prebuilt stairs and attic stairs – are expected to last a lifetime.
                                                                                                                                                MOLDING & MILLWORK
                                                                                                                                                YEARS
                                                                                                                                                Attic Stairs
                                                                                                                                                100+
                                                                                                                                                Custom Millwork
                                                                                                                                                100+
                                                                                                                                                Prebuilt Stairs
                                                                                                                                                100+
                                                                                                                                                Stair Parts
                                                                                                                                                100+
                                                                                                                                                Stairs, Circular & Spiral
                                                                                                                                                100+
                                                                                                                                                Lifetime of any wood product depend on level of moisture intrusion
                                                                                                                                                PANELS
                                                                                                                                                YEARS
                                                                                                                                                Flooring Underlayment
                                                                                                                                                25
                                                                                                                                                Hardboard
                                                                                                                                                30
                                                                                                                                                Particleboard
                                                                                                                                                60
                                                                                                                                                Plywood
                                                                                                                                                60
                                                                                                                                                Softwood
                                                                                                                                                30
                                                                                                                                                Oriented-Strand Board
                                                                                                                                                60
                                                                                                                                                Wall Panels
                                                                                                                                                100+
                                                                                                                                                The life of a roof depends on local weather conditions, building and design, material quality, and adequate maintenance. Slate, copper, and clay/concrete roofs have the longest life expectancy while roofs made of asphalt shingles, fiber cement or wood shakes will fail sooner.
                                                                                                                                                ROOFING
                                                                                                                                                YEARS
                                                                                                                                                Aluminum Coating
                                                                                                                                                3-7
                                                                                                                                                Asphalt Shingles (3 - tab)
                                                                                                                                                20
                                                                                                                                                Asphalt (Architectural)
                                                                                                                                                30
                                                                                                                                                BUR (Built-up Roof)
                                                                                                                                                30
                                                                                                                                                Clay/Concrete
                                                                                                                                                100+
                                                                                                                                                Coal and Tar
                                                                                                                                                30
                                                                                                                                                Copper
                                                                                                                                                100+
                                                                                                                                                EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) Rubber
                                                                                                                                                15 - 25
                                                                                                                                                Fiber Cement
                                                                                                                                                25
                                                                                                                                                Metal
                                                                                                                                                40 - 50
                                                                                                                                                Modified Bitumen
                                                                                                                                                20
                                                                                                                                                Simulated Slate
                                                                                                                                                50
                                                                                                                                                Slate
                                                                                                                                                50+
                                                                                                                                                TPO
                                                                                                                                                7 - 20
                                                                                                                                                Wood
                                                                                                                                                30
                                                                                                                                                Outside materials typically last a lifetime. Brick, vinyl, engineered wood, stone (both natural and manufactured), and fiber cement will last as long the house. Exterior wood shutters are expected to last 20 years, depending on weather conditions. Gutters have a life expectancy of more than 50 years if made of copper and for 20 years if made of aluminum. Copper downspouts last 100 years or more, while aluminum ones will last 30 years.
                                                                                                                                                SIDING & ACCESSORIES
                                                                                                                                                YEARS
                                                                                                                                                Aluminum Downspouts
                                                                                                                                                30
                                                                                                                                                Aluminum Gutters
                                                                                                                                                20
                                                                                                                                                Aluminum/Interior Shutters
                                                                                                                                                10+
                                                                                                                                                Brick
                                                                                                                                                100+
                                                                                                                                                Copper Downspouts
                                                                                                                                                100
                                                                                                                                                Copper Gutters
                                                                                                                                                50+
                                                                                                                                                Engineered Wood
                                                                                                                                                100+
                                                                                                                                                Fiber Cement
                                                                                                                                                100+
                                                                                                                                                Galvanized Steel Gutters/Downspouts
                                                                                                                                                20
                                                                                                                                                Manufactured Stone
                                                                                                                                                100+
                                                                                                                                                Soffits/Fascias
                                                                                                                                                50
                                                                                                                                                Stone
                                                                                                                                                100+
                                                                                                                                                Stucco
                                                                                                                                                50 - 100
                                                                                                                                                Trim
                                                                                                                                                25
                                                                                                                                                Vinyl 100+
                                                                                                                                                Wood/Exterior Shutters 20
                                                                                                                                                Wood/Interior Shutters 15+
                                                                                                                                                Most landscaping elements have a life expectancy of 15 to 25 years. Sprinklers and valves last about 20 years, while underground PVC piping has a lifespan of 25 years. Polyvinyl fences are designed to last as long as the house, and asphalt driveways should last between 15 and 20 years. Tennis courts can last a lifetime if they are recoated; most coatings last 12 to 15 years. The concrete shell of a swimming pool is expected to last more than 25 years, but the interior plaster and tile have life expectancies of about 10 to 25 years.
                                                                                                                                                SITE & LANDSCAPING
                                                                                                                                                YEARS
                                                                                                                                                American Red Clay
                                                                                                                                                100+
                                                                                                                                                Asphalt Driveway
                                                                                                                                                15-20
                                                                                                                                                Asphalt with Acrylic Coating or Cushion
                                                                                                                                                12-15
                                                                                                                                                Brick & Concrete Patios
                                                                                                                                                15-25
                                                                                                                                                Clay Paving
                                                                                                                                                100+
                                                                                                                                                Cleaning Equipment(Swimming Pool)
                                                                                                                                                7-10
                                                                                                                                                Coating
                                                                                                                                                5-7
                                                                                                                                                Concrete Shell (Swimming Pool)
                                                                                                                                                25+
                                                                                                                                                Concrete Walks
                                                                                                                                                40- 50
                                                                                                                                                Controllers
                                                                                                                                                15
                                                                                                                                                Decking(Swimming Pool)
                                                                                                                                                15
                                                                                                                                                Fast-Dry Green Tennis Court 100+
                                                                                                                                                Fast-Dry with Subsurface
                                                                                                                                                100+
                                                                                                                                                Gravel Walks
                                                                                                                                                4-6
                                                                                                                                                Interior Finish( Swimming Pool)
                                                                                                                                                10-35
                                                                                                                                                Polyvinyl Fences 100+
                                                                                                                                                Sprinklers 10-14
                                                                                                                                                Underground PVC Piping 60+
                                                                                                                                                Valves
                                                                                                                                                20
                                                                                                                                                Waterline Tile ( Swimming Pool)
                                                                                                                                                10
                                                                                                                                                Aluminum windows are expected to last between 15 and 20 years while wooden windows should last nearly 30 years.
                                                                                                                                                SKYLIGHTS & WINDOWS
                                                                                                                                                YEARS
                                                                                                                                                Aluminum/Aluminum Clad
                                                                                                                                                15-20
                                                                                                                                                Window Glazing 10+
                                                                                                                                                Vinyl Windows
                                                                                                                                                20 - 40
                                                                                                                                                Wood
                                                                                                                                                30+

                                                                                                                                                Note: Life expectancy varies with usage, weather, installation, maintenance and quality of materials. Items listed as lasting 100+ years, especially those that open and close, often fail prematurely due to misuse or overuse. This list should be used only as a general guideline, not as a guarantee or warranty regarding the performance or life expectancy of any product.