Life Span and Cost Guide

Many house components and appliances have predictable life expectancies. The following is a list showing the estimated age and estimated cost of replacing several of these components. Keep in mind that most items will require some repair prior to complete replacement.

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COMPONENT AVERAGE
LIFE SPAN
COST COMMENTS
EXTERIOR
Asphalt Driveway 15-20 Years $400 Based on resurfacing 20’x30′
Chimney 20-40 Years $400-$800 Tuckpoint and cap
Gutters 20-30 Years $900-$3,000 Aluminum (5-8$ per ft)
Roof- Metal Flashing 15-20 Years $300-$1,500
Roof – Flashing Seal 2-4 Years $200-$500
Roof – Asphalt Shingles 15-25 Years $3,000-$5,000 Cost varies depending on type/grade
Roof – Asphalt Shingles 15-25 Years $6,000-$10,000 Complete tear-off and replacement
Paint Exterior 5+ years $2,000-$10,000 Depends on prep. and # of coats
Siding – Wood 30 years $4,000-$5,000
Siding – Steel 30 years $2,500 +
Siding – Vinyl 40 years $1,800 +
Caulking $.25/line ft.
Sliding Door $1,000+
INTERIOR
Air Conditioner 10-15 years $900-$2,000 Central Unit
Air Conditioner 10-20 years $400-$500 Window Unit
Boiler 20-50 years $3,000-$5,000
Furnace 20-30 years $2,500-$4,000
Water heater 8-15 years $400-$1,000 Varies by size and fuel type
Plumbing 40-50 years $1,000-$3,000
Paint interior 5-8 years $1,000-$5,000 Varies by number of rooms
Electrical service $1,000 Upgrade from fuses
Carpet 10-12 years $225-$400 Per room
APPLIANCES
Washer & Dryer 12-15 years $700-$800
Range 15-20 years $400-$600
Dishwater 5-15 years $350-$500
Disposal 5-12 years $80-$200
Refrigerator 15-20 years $400+