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The values given below are, or course, industry averages. The life expectancy of a particular product may vary significantly based upon conditions such as, quality of the product, quality of the installation and handling, usage, traffic, environmental factors, maintenance, etc.


APPLIANCEYEARS:
Compactor10
Dishwasher10
Disposal10
Dryer14
Freezer:
-compact12
-standard16
Microwave Oven11
Range:
-free standing electric17
-free standing gas19
-high oven, gas14
Refrigerator:
-compact14
-standard17
Washer:
-automatic13
-compact13
Exhaust Fan20
BATHROOMS:
Cast Iron Bathtub50
Fiberglass Bathtub & Shower10-15
Shower Door25
Toilet50
CABINETRY:
Kitchen Cabinets15-20
Bath Vanity20
CEILINGS:
Suspension Ceilinglife
Acoustical Ceilinglife
COUNTERTOPS:
Laminate10-15
Ceramic Tile
high grade installation
life
Wood/Butcher Block20+
Granite20+
DOORS:
Screen25-50
Interior:
-hollow core10-30
-solid corewood30-life
Exterior20-50
-protected overhang80-100
-unprotected25-30
Folding30-life
Garage Door20-50
Garage Door Opener10
ELECTRICAL:
Copper wiring:
-copper plated100+
-copper clad aluminum100+
Bare copper100+
Insulation:
-armored cable (BX)life
-conduitlife
FINISHES:
used for waterproofing
Paint, Plaster, and Stucco3-5
Sealer, Silicone, and Waxes1-5
FLOORS:
Oak or Pinelife
Slate Flagstonelife
vinyl sheet or tile20+
Terrazzolife
Carpet11
Marblelife
FOOTINGS AND FOUNDATIONS:
Poured footing and foundation200
Concrete Block100
Cement50
Waterproofing:
-bituminous coating10
-pargeting with ionite20-30
-termite proofing5
baseboard system20
HEATING, VENTILATION, A/C:
Air Conditioning Unit:
-central unit
new units last longer
15
-window unit10
Unit Compressor15
Humidifier
Gateway recommends immediate disconnection
8
Water Heater:
depends on quality of water and type of lining
-electric14
-gas11-13
Forced Air Furnace, heat pump15
Duct Work:
-plastic15
-galvanized30
Rooftop Air Conditioner15
Boiler30
Furnace, gas or oil fired18
Unit Heater, gas or electric13
Radiant Heater:
-electric15
-hot water or steam25
Air Terminals:
-diffuser, grill, or register27
Induction and Fan-coil units20
Damper20
Fan:
-centrifugal25
-axial20
-ventilating roof mounted20
Coils:
-DX, water or steam20
-electric15
Heat Exchanger24
Molded insulation20
Pump, Sump and Well10
Burner21
HOME SECURITY:
Intrusion System14
Smoke Detector12
Smoke/Fire/Intrusion10
INSULATION:
Foundation, Roof, Ceiling, Wall, and Floorlife
LANDSCAPING:
Wooden Deck15
Brick or Concrete Patio24
Tennis Court10
Concrete Walk24
Gravel Walk4
Asphault Drive10
Swimming Pool18
Sprinkler System12
Fence12
MASONARY:
Chimney, Fireplace, and Brick Veneerlife
Brick and Stone Walls100+
Stucco and Mantelslife
MATERIALS:
Caulking for sealer8-10
Metal for coping20-40
Mortar for walls25+
Plastic for flashing25+
MILLWORK:
Stairs50-100
Rails and Disappearing Stairs30-40
PAINTS AND STAINS:
Exterior Paint on Wood, Brick, and Aluminum7-10
Interior:
-wall paint7-10
-tirm and door5-10
-wallpaper7
PLUMBING:
Waste Pipe:
-concrete50-100
-cast iron50-100
-plasticlife
Supply Line:
-galvanized50
-copper80+
Faucets:
-high quality15-20
-low quality13-15
ROOFING:
Asphault/Wood Shingles and Shakes dependent on environment,15-30
Tile50
Slate50-100
Sheet Metal20-50+
Built Up Roofing:
-asphault12-25
-coat and tar12-30
-asphault composition15-30
-asphault overlag25-30
ROUGH STRUCTURE:
Basement Floor Systemlife
Framinglife
SHUTTERS:
Wood:
-interiorlife
-exterior4-5
Plastic7-8
Aluminum:
-interior35-50
-exterior3-5
SIDING:
Gutters and Downspouts30
Siding:
-wood 10 yrs if constantly wet, 100 if properly maintained10-100
-metal (steel)50-life
-aluminum20-50
-vinyl50
WALLS & TREATMENTS:
Drywall and Plaster30-70
Ceramic Tilelife
WINDOWS:
Window Glazing20
Wood Casement20-50
Aluminum Casement10-20
Screen25-50