Posted on: January 29, 2009
The National Association of Home Builders performed a study of the most commonly used home appliances and building materials to provide valuable information to people considering a home purchase. This information will most likely be valuable to all consumers: Buyers, factoring the cost of replacing appliances, windows, etc., into their offer to purchase a home; Sellers, contemplating upgrades or necessary replacements and their values in their home before they list it for sale; any homeowner trying to make their money stretch as far as possible while maintaining their home and comfort level.
The information provided is very interesting, especially in comparing the useful life expectancy of similar components:
Additionally useful are the estimates of when items will need to be replaced:
The entire report can be downloaded here.
Posted by Paul Walsh