How Long Will My DC Home Systems Last?
If you’re looking to buy a home in DC or VA, make sure you pay attention to the home systems. If the systems look old, you may want to plan to budget some money for replacing them at some point. Some sooner rather than later. Of course, you should purchase a home warranty (pay as part of closing costs, usually $400-600 and covers you for a year) too.
Per a report by old house web, the schedule of normal life of some of the home systems is as follows:
|Water Heaters||8-12 yrs|
|Gutters/Downspouts (galvanized)||15-20 yrs|
|Gutters/Downspouts (copper)||Life of home (if well maintained)|
|Warm Air Furnace||8-12 yrs|
|Heat Pumps||8-12 yrs|
|Air Conditioning Compressors||8-15 yrs|
|Gas Hot Water Heater||8-12 yrs|
|Electric Hot Water Heater||10-15 yrs|
|Septic Disposal System||15-25 yrs|
|Galvanized Water Pipes||30-50 yrs|
|Selvage or Asphalt Roll Roof||12-20 yrs|
|Wood Shake and Shingle Roof||15-20 yrs|
|Asphalt Roof||15-20 yrs|
|Fiberglass Roof||15-20 yrs|
|Asbestos Shingle Roof||30-50 yrs|
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