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How Long Does a Home Last?

June 8, 2017

What’s the Lifespan of a New Custom House?



When you’re first going into the process of building a new home, you’ll probably have a lot of questions. Perhaps, for example, you’re wondering how long your new home will last?


Let’s take a look at what you can expect from the lifespan of a new house.


The Lifespan of a New Home Varies Greatly


As you’ve probably seen, there are houses in Palm Beach from the early 1900s -- and some even older than that.


A properly built house composed of quality materials can last as long as it’s maintained – roughly 1/3rd of U.S. homes were built before 1960. But individual components will require replacement over time.


Let’s take a look at the lifespan of a few different house components:


·       Appliances: 5-15 years

·       Roofing adhesives: 15 years

·       Enamel steel sinks: 5-10 years

·       Security system: 5-10 years

·       Faucets and other fixtures: 10-15 years

·       A/C: 10-15 years

·       Paint: 7 years

·       Fiberglass bath and shower: 10-15 years

·       Toilet: 50 years

·       Kitchen cabinets: 50 years

·       Bathroom cabinets: 100+ years

·       Cultured marble countertops: 20 years

·       Stone: 100+ years

·       Tile: 100+ years

·       Wood: 100+ years

·       Deck planks: 25 years

·       Framing: 100+ years

·       Poured concrete: 100+ years

·       Walls and ceilings: 100+ years



How Long Will Your Custom Home Last?


These are all estimates, but they give you an idea of what you’re looking at in terms of lifespan. Really, it’s not a question of how long the house will last, but rather each piece.

Suffice to say that a properly built and maintained custom home can last for generations.


Use our convenient online form to set up a consultation, or call Beacon Construction Group at (561) 845-5130 today.



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