HOW LONG WILL IT LAST!!

Lori Fleming June 16, 2008

Schedule of Normal Life
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Appliances
Life Estimate in Years
Dishwashers
5 to 12
Disposals
5 to 12
Washers and dryers
8 to 12
Water heaters
8 to 12
Refrigerators
15 to 20
Stoves
15 to 20
Gutters and Downspouts

Copper
Life Estimate in Years

Galvanized
15 to 20

Life of home if well-maintained
Heating and Air Conditioning
Life Estimate in Years

Warm air furnace

8 to 12
Heat pumps
8 to 12
Air conditioning compressors
8 to 15
Gas chillers
8 to 15
Hot water boilers
30 to 50

Plumbing
Life Estimate in Years

Gas hot water heater

8 to 12
Electric hot water heater
10-15
Private disposal systems (septic)
15 to 25
Galvanized water pipes
30 to 50

Roofs
Life Estimate in Years

Selvage or asphalt roll

12 to 20
Wood shake and shingle
15 to 20
Asphalt
15 to 20
Fiberglass
15 to 20
Asbestos shingle
30-50
Slate
40-75
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