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The Aging of Your Home

By: Huntsville Real Estate Expert Mike Manosky On August 30, 2019

The Aging of Your Home
How long does a house last? Some houses may survive for centuries, but the individual components that make them up may not.  There are parts of a house, such as things made of concrete or brick, that will likely last a long time. However, there are other things, such as appliances, that may only last ten years or so, regardless of how expensive they were to purchase.

As seen in the graphic, parts of the house made with hardy materials such as wood or stone flooring can last 100 years or more.  Other durables that can last a lifetime included natural stone or tile countertops, fiberglass, wood or fire-rated steel exterior doors, copper wiring and most types of insulation. Anatomy of a House: Understanding the Components of Your Home

A study by the National Association of Home Builders tells us that life expectancies of homes will vary and the life span of an individual house’s components will depend greatly on the quality of installation, level of maintenance, weather and climate conditions, and intensity of use.

Many homeowners will change components of their home or appliances before necessary because of changing styles and preferences or improvements in newer products.  Eligibility for tax credits or rebates and newer models that are more energy efficient and less costly to use may entice homeowners to replace items before the end of their useful life.

Educating yourself about the life-span of your home and the components that make it up will help you to be financially prepared when there are things that need to be replaced. What is the Average Age of a House

If you are thinking of buying or selling a home in the Huntsville area, let professional Realtor Mike Manosky help you with all your real estate needs!  Give him a call today at 256-508-0211!

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