Thinking of updating your home? Wondering how long these home improvements generally last?
New chimney: 100 years or more
Asphalt shingles: 15 to 30 years
A wooden deck: 15 years
Ceramic tile or terrazzo: 100 years or more
Vinyl flooring: 20 to 30 years
Oak or pine floors: 100 years
Planning to buy new appliances? Here’s how long they generally last:
Refrigerators: up to 20 years
Microwave: 10 years or more
Stove: 15 years or more
Washer and dryer: about 13 years
It’s true: sometimes you have to spend money to save money! Buying a new refrigerator can save you money on electricity. Insulating an attic fan can save on heating and air-conditioning bills. The improvements you make not only save you money now—but also often increase the value of your home!