The Life Expectancy of Your Home

Every component of your home has a lifespan. Common questions asked by homeowners include when to replace the flooring or how long to expect their siding to last. This information can help when budgeting for improvements or deciding between repairing and replacing when the time comes. We’re all familiar with the cliché: They just don’t build things like they used to. And while this may be true when it comes to brick siding or slate roofing, lifespans of other household components have increased in recent years. Here are the life expectancies of the most common household items (courtesy of NAHB):

 

Appliances: Among major appliances, gas ranges have a longer life expectancy than things like dishwashers and microwaves.

Appliance Life Expectancy
 Oil-burning Furnace  20 years
 Heat Pump  16 years
 Gas Range  15 years
 Electric range / Refrigerator / Dryer  13 years
 Electric / Gas Water Heater  10 years
 Garbage disposal  10 years
 Dishwasher / Microwave / Mini Fridge   9 years

 

Kitchen & Bath: When choosing your countertops, factor in the life expectancies of different materials.

Kitchen / Bath Item Life Expectancy
 Wood / Tile / Natural Stone Countertops  Lifetime
 Toilets (parts will require maintenance)  50+ years
 Stainless steel sink  30+ years
 Bathroom faucet  20+ years
 Cultured marble countertops  20 years
 Kitchen faucet  15 years

 

Flooring: If you’re looking for longevity, wood floors are the way to go. Certain rooms in your home will be better suited for carpeting, but you can expect they’ll need replacing within a decade.

Flooring Material Life Expectancy
 Wood / Bamboo  Lifetime
 Brick Pavers / Granite / Marble / Slate  100+ years
 Linoleum  25 years
 Carpet  8 – 10 years

 

Siding & Roofing: When choosing roofing and siding for your home, climate and maintenance level factor into the life expectancy of the material. However, brick siding and slate roofing are known to be dependable for decades.

Siding / Roofing Material  Life Expectancy
 Brick Siding  100+ years
 Aluminum Siding  80 years
 Slate / Tile Roofing  50+ years
 Wood Shingles  30 years
 Wood Siding  10 – 100 years (depending on climate)

 

Are extended warranties warranted?

Extended warranties, also known as service contracts or service agreements, are sold for all types of household items from appliances to electronics. They cover service calls and repairs for a specified time beyond the manufacturer’s standard warranty.

You will have to consider whether the cost is worth it to you. For some, it brings a much-needed peace of mind when making such a large purchase. Also consider if the cost outweighs the value of the item. In some cases, it may be less expensive to replace a broken appliance than to pay for insurance or a warranty.

Posted on March 27, 2020 at 8:00 am
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Desirable Location With Mt. Evans Views

Featuring 6 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms And Main Floor Living!

Such a desirable Hiwan Hills location with Mt. Evans views! This is a quintessential vintage Evergreen home with moss rock fireplaces and the cedar vaulted ceilings with substantial dark beams. Multiple west facing decks display Mt. Evans during all seasons. The living room has a massive moss rock fireplace that reaches high to the vaulted cedar ceilings (fireplace has a Mendota insert). A wet bar is conveniently located between the kitchen and the living area. The kitchen has mexican tile floors, new granite counters with glass tile backsplash, antiqued white cabinets and an impressive copper hood that looks over the new GE cafe gas range and other high-end appliances. There is a breakfast nook that calls out to you because it is right next to the spectacular view windows and has direct access to the decks. This main floor living home has plenty of room for friends and/or family with 6 bedrooms and a generous recreation room. Bang and Olufsen stereo system included. Main level laundry. New roof.

For more information, please visit: http://windermereevergreen.com/listing/67216667. You may also call either John Putt at (720) 201-1332 or Yvette Putt at (303) 882-2245.

Posted on September 28, 2017 at 2:52 pm
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Spacious Ranch With Breathtaking Views

Featuring 5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, A Barn For Horses And A Large Deck!

A very peaceful slice of mountain heaven, while only being 30 minutes from Denver. A Colorado ranch style home that offers main floor living. 3.6 acres of very gentle, expansive land and graceful trees with a large home and great barn (wonderful for horses, cars or a workshop). The back side of the house faces south and mountain views encircle the property. Master bath and kitchen have been updated.

For more information, please visit: http://windermereevergreen.com/listing/65211137. You may call either John Putt at (720) 201-1332 or Yvette Putt at (303) 882-2245.

Posted on August 15, 2017 at 9:48 pm
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Peaceful Retreat With 29+ Acres

Featuring 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Vaulted Ceilings And Impressive Woodwork!

A serene and charming river location. Turning off of S Elk Creek and over the quaint bridge and through the majestic spruces, you can hear the river below. The house is perched and positioned above Elk Creek with dynamic rock outcroppings and on agriculturally zoned 29.69 Acres with a domestic well. There is a separate entrance to more easily access the full 29.69 acres. The large, efficient and comfortable home is surrounded by massive Conifer trees and the sounds of Elk Creek are evident throughout the house. The Elk Creek sounds are even more resounding out in the yard or on the many decks. This private home has wonderful open living spaces with vaulted ceilings, sky reaching windows, new wood floors and updated tile floors in all the bathrooms. The kitchen has Wilsonart solid surface countertops, stainless steel appliances and interfaces with the living room. This house has hot water radiant floor heat throughout making it so comfortable, efficient and easy to live here.

For more information, please visit: http://windermereevergreen.com/listing/61384114. You may also call either John Putt at (720) 201-1332 or Yvette Putt at (303) 882-2245.

Posted on July 25, 2017 at 11:00 pm
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Serene Retreat With 10+ Acres

Featuring 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, An Open Floor Plan And A 3-Car Garage!

Off of a cul-de sac and through a gated entrance, reveals this special 10.6 acre property. A meandering driveway leads you through the trees to the first 5.6 acre parcel with the house. A second 5 acre buildable parcel is included in this sale. This distinctive and grand home graces one of the most desirable settings in Soda Creek, complete with mountain views, gentle meadow, abundant Aspen and Conifer trees and dynamic rock outcroppings. So close to Evergreen shopping and restaurants and quick access to I-70, yet this is a quiet and serene retreat. Large home with four bedrooms upstairs and a sprawling floor plan that allows for family gathering and easy living. Great indoor swimming pool area that spills out to the south facing patio. Large 3-car garage with a separate heated workshop.

For more information, please visit: http://windermereevergreen.com/listing/59734040. You may also call either John Putt at (720) 201-1332 or Yvette Putt at (303) 882-2245.

Posted on July 25, 2017 at 10:38 pm
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