The roof, the fridge - how long it all lasts

This survey by Bank of America Home Equity and conducted by the National Association of Home Builders gives real world estimates of the life expectancy of a variety of home components.

Roofing: 20 to 50 years
Roofing: 20 to 50 years
Local weather conditions are critical but, on average, slate, copper and clay/concrete tile roofs last the longest, 50 years or more. Figure wood shake roofs for 30 years, fiber cement shingle 25 and asphalt shingle 20.

Gas ranges

Refrigerators

Dishwashers

Cabinets

Concrete and masonry

Countertops

Decks

Electrical

Plumbing

Floors

Roofing

Siding

Windows
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