Friday, May 1, 2009

How Long Will it Last? Typical lifespans

The following list will give you the typical life expectancy of the major systems and appliances in your home.

Roofing
Standard Asphalt Shingles - 12 to 15 years
Premium Asphalt Shingles - 15 to 30 years
Wood Shingles - 10 to 20 years
Concrete Tile - 20 to 40 years
Slate Tile - 40 to 80 years
Roll Roofing - 5 to 15 years
Metal - 60 years

Heating
Forced air furnace - 10 to 25 years
Water boiler (welded steel) - 15 to 30 years
Water boiler (cast iron) - 30 to 50 years

Cooling
Central Air - 10 to 15 years
Window air conditioning - 10 to 20 years

Plumbing
Galvanized water pipe - 20 to 25 years
Water Heater - 5 to 15 years
Sewer pump - 5 to 10 years
Well pump - 10 years

Appliances
Dishwasher - 5 to 12 years
Garbage disposal - 5 to 12 years
Oven - 15 to 20 years
Washer - 5 to 15 years
Dryer - 10 to 25 years

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