Are you holding your breath wondering how long you can put off that major home repair? Or relaxing after finishing an extensive renovation? Either way it helps to know how long you can expect home improvement supplies to last. Lowe's is happy to provide this information as a service to you.
In most product categories there are "good, better, best" rankings with corresponding performance levels. The quality of the installation and the competence of the installer also affect the longevity of the materials.
All estimates in this article assume that the owners follow recommended maintenance schedules, and that residential wear and weather patterns are normal. The following information is provided for reference purposes only, and it is not intended to supersede or redefine a manufacturer's product warranty.
|Product||Estimated Life (in years)|
|Wood shingle roof||15-25|
|Masonry chimney and fireplace||100|
|Drywall and plaster||65-70|
|Paint (interior and exterior)||5-10|
|Vinyl sheet or tile||20-30|
|Oak or pine floor||100|
|Wood siding||20 to life of building|
|Brick or stucco||Life of building|
|Brick or concrete patio||25-30|