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How Long Your House Last ?

House components’ life expectancy that also known as lifetime or the average number of years that users could expect for the lifespan of the house components that generally depends on certain factors.


Most of experts and researchers also indicate that life expectancy as the precisely range of years the persisting life of the components before they break, damage, need further repairs or replacements; Also, they mention that the age of 9-11 years is the frequent starting point of the house components defect during the establishment lifespan. Here we can emphasize that the level of maintenance is remarkably affected by the life expectancy of house components; The other items that impact the lifespan of house components are:


Developments/Adjustments of lifestyle and technology, Exposure to weather conditions, Strength and potency of use, Maintenance and replacement, Quality of


products and materials and installation grade.


According to the construction procedure and practices that indicate the most Important item is that the house floor must be designed at reasonable height above the ground level along with appropriate waterproofing and drainage to avoid any flooding happens for the house; So, in terms of basement floor (underground) materials shall be in high quality, less maintenance and with low environmental Out turns.


To have better understanding, below we provide some of major house components and their lifespan affecting factors:


  • Building Structure (Concrete, Steel and Wood):

Design, Quality of materials, Technological antiquation/obsoleteness, Weather conditions and Workmanship.


  • Doors, Windows, Staircase, Flooring and Roof shingles:

Style, Intensity of use, Grade of maintenance, Quality of products, Climate conditions and Installation classification.


  • Heating/Cooling units, Elevator, Electrical outlets, Basement and Driveway heated floors and Backup Generator:

Equipment design and strength, Level of operation and utilization and Maintenance plan.


As a conclusion, we can say that generally there are various life expectancy factors are involved and each component has different lifespan depends on


the influencing items; Also, two important elements of building’s longevity are:


  1. A) Adaptability: Means that it should be easy to change the room layout for future requirements and needs.
  2. B) Durability: Which means appearance, simply at the end of the day, you should build/develop something that will like


• All of numbers are based on Fortune Luxury Homes team experience and to achieve mentioned life expectancy, the building shall be well-maintained.