How Long Will Your House Last?

How Long?

We get this question DAILY. How long will my roof last? The AC unit? The water heater? My appliances? As a homeowner, you want to be able to budget for these items, so it is important to know how long they’ll last! Of course, it does depend on the quality of the product used and how well they are maintained, but there are some average timelines you can go off of! Let’s talk about them!

How Long Will Your House Last?


This is the question we get the MOST. There are so many factors that can impact the life expectancy of your home’s roof. These include environmental factors, maintenance and upkeep, and the quality of the materials used. Different types of roofing also have different lifespans:

Wood shake roofing will last about 30 years.

Asphalt shingles will last about 20 years.

Clay and concrete roofs have the longest life expectancy at about 50 years.

Fiber cement shingles will last about 25 years.


Your home’s HVAC system is one of the most crucial items in your home to ensure you keep up with its maintenance! The better you maintain it, the longer it’ll last. They typically last between 15-25 years. Broken down, the furnace should last 15-20 years, AC unit 10-15 years, and heat pump 16 years, and thermostats 30-35 years on average.


If you’ve got a wood deck on the front or back of your home, you may be wondering how long it’ll last. Like many other items in your home, your deck’s life expectancy depends on environmental factors like rain, moisture, and humidity, as well as maintenance. A well maintained deck made of wood planking should last about 15 years. A composite decking could last between 8-25 years. A structural wood deck can last between 10-30 years. Again, this all depends on how well it is maintained and your local climate.

Water Heater:

On average, a water heater should last between 8 and 12 years. This is another item in your home that will last longer if it is maintained well. Check out our social media post below about cleaning your water heater! It is extremely important to drain your water heater regularly to get rid of the sediment and build-up inside!


The appliances inside your home have life expectancies that vary greatly. Remember that, again, the better you take care of it, the longer it’ll last. The quality of these appliances also affects their lifespan. In general, here are the average life of these appliances is:

Refigerator: 13 years.

Dryer: 12 years.

Washer: 10 years.

Microwave: 9 years.

Range/oven: 15 years.

Dishwasher: 9 years.

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