The reasonable lifespan of any home component depends on the quality of installation, level of care/maintenance, weather or climate conditions and the intensity of use. Of these factors, most experts agree that the regularity and the quality of maintenance plays the biggest factoring the life expectancy for the average home product. That being said, the average natural life of a specific element can be a useful guideline when estimating maintenance and repair costs.
In the summer of 2006, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) conducted a survey of trade associations, researchers and manufacturers to compile information about the durability of common home elements. When compared with the previous such survey by NAHB (taken during the summer of 1993), the life expectancy of some home components has increased in recent years, while the average life of other products has actually gone down.
Below is a sample of their findings. Please note that these figures represent general guidelines, and should not be interpreted as a warranty or guarantee of performance for an individual product.
The article is taken from one of our recent Newsletters that was e-mailed to all registered subscribers, via our RE/MAX of New Jersey web site.
Visit my web site for additional services and support: LawrenceYerkes.com
and visit Besthomes-NJ.com to find the latest New Jersey Real Estate property listings (Residential, Commercial, Multi-Family, Farm, Land).
Copyright 2007 by Timon, Inc. All Rights Reserved.