How Long Does a Home Last?

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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