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A Closer Look at How Long Certain Systems in Your Home Last

How long should a furnace or water heater last in your home? We’re answering that question and more today.

Today we’re going to be talking about costly, big-ticket repair items in your home. A well-maintained home should last decades, if not centuries. We’ve sold homes built in the 1800s, new construction homes, and everything in between. One of the things we get asked about a lot is how long certain appliances and systems last in a home. Let’s take a look at a few of the most common ones we get asked about.

A forced-air furnace might last 20 years, while a boiler might last 50 years or more. A roof on a home will last at least 25 years, but it's not uncommon to see them last longer than that. A water heater should get you at least 10 to 12 years.

"A water heater should get you 10 to 12 years at least.”

How often do you have to paint the outside of your home? For a lot of them, it might be in the range of five to seven years, but some products can last a lot longer than that.

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