You are here: General Info Life Expectancy of Components

Life Expectancy of Components

Appliances

  • Compactor - 10 years.
  • Dishwasher - 10 years.
  • Garbage Disposer - 10 years.
  • Dryer - 10 years.
  • Freezer (compact) - 12 years.
  • Freezer (standard) - 16 years.
  • Microwave Oven - 11 years.
  • Range (freestanding and built-in, electric) - 17 years.
  • Range (freestanding and built-in, gas) - 19 years.
  • Range (high oven, gas) - 14 years.
  • Refrigerator (compact) - 14 years.
  • Refrigerator (standard) - 17 years.
  • Washer (automatic and compact) - 13 years.
  • Exhaust Fans - 20 years.

BATHROOM FIXTURES (varies upon user / abuse)

  • Cast Iron bathtub - 50 years.
  • Fiberglass bathtub and shower - 10-15 years.
  • Shower door (average quality) - 25 years.
  • Toilet - 25 years.

CABINETS

  • Kitchen cabinets - 15-20 years.
  • Medicine cabinet/bath vanity - 20 years.

COUNTERTOPS

  • Laminate - 10-15 years.
  • Ceramic tile (high grade installation) - Lifetime.
  • Wood/butcher block - 20+ years.
  • Granite - 20+ years.

DOORS

  • Screen - 25 - 50 years.
  • Interior (not perfect hollow core) - <30 years to life.
  • Interior (solid core) - 30 years to life.
  • Exterior (protected overhang) - 80-100 years.
  • Exterior (unprotected and exposed) - 25-30 years.
  • Folding - 30 years to life.
  • Garage door - 20 - 50 years.
  • Garage door opener - 10 years.

FINISHES (Used for waterproofing)

  • Paint, plaster and stucco - 3-5 years.
  • Sealer, silicone, and waxes - 1-5 years.

FLOORS

  • Oak or pine - Lifetime
  • Slate flagstone - Lifetime
  • Vinyl sheet or tile - minimum
  • Terrazzo - Lifetime
  • Carpeting - 11 years
  • Marble - Lifetime

FOOTINGS & FOUNDATIONS

  • Poured footing & foundation - 200 years.
  • Concrete block - 100 years.
  • Cement - 50 years.
  • Waterproofing (bituminous coating) - 10 years.
  • Termite proofing - 5 years.

HEATING, VENTILATION & AIR CONDITIONING

  • Air conditioning unit (central) - 15 years.
  • Air conditioning unit (window) - 10 years.
  • Baseboard heat units - 20 years.
  • Humidifier - 8 years.
  • Water Heater (electric) - 14 years.
  • Water Heater (gas) - 11 - 13 years.
  • Forced air furnace, heat pump - 15 years.
  • Furnace, gas or oil fired - 18 years.

HOME SECURITY APPLIANCES

  • Intrusion system - 14 years.
  • Smoke Detector - 12 years.
  • Smoke/fire/intrusion system - 10 years.

LANDSCAPING

  • Wooden deck - 15 years.
  • Brick and concrete patio - 24 years.
  • Tennis court - 10 years.
  • Concrete walk - 24 years.
  • Gravel walk - 4 years.
  • Asphalt driveway - 10 years.
  • Swimming pool - 18 years.
  • Sprinkler system - 12 years.
  • Fence - 12 years.

PAINTS & STAINS

  • Exterior paint on wood, brick and aluminum - 7-10 years.
  • Interior wall paint - 5-10 years.
  • Interior trim and door paint - 5-10 years.
  • Interior wallpaper - 7 years.

PLUMBING

  • Faucets (low quality) - 13-15 years.
  • Faucets (high quality) 15-20 years.
  • Sinks (enamel steel sink) - 5-10 years.
  • Sinks (enamel cast iron sink) - 25-30 years.
  • Sinks (Porcelain sink) - 25-30 years.
  • Waste pipe (concrete) - 50-100 years.
  • Waste pipe (cast iron) - 75-100 years.

ROOFING (will vary depending on wx and area)

  • Asphalt and wood shingles and shakes - 15-30 years.
  • Asphalt composition shingle - 15-30 years.
  • Asphalt overlag - 25-35 years.
  • Built-up roofing (asphalt) - 12-25 years.
  • Built-up roofing (coat and tar) - 12-30 years.
  • Gutters and downspouts - 30 years.
  • Slate - 50-100 years.
  • Sheet metal - 20-50 years.
  • Tile - 50 years.

SIDING

  • Aluminum Siding - 20-50 years.
  • Steel Siding - 50 years to Life.
  • Vinyl Siding - 50 years.
  • Wood Siding - 10 - 100 years.

WINDOWS

  • Aluminum casement - 10-20 years.
  • Screens - 25 - 50 years.
  • Window glazing - 20 years.
  • Wood casement - 20-50 years

InterNACHI Certification

Certificates

Contact Information

Inspector: Jeff Haynes

Phone: (704) 791-0318

Email: jhaynes417@gmail.com