Annapolis, Maryland – Having worked with thousands of Buyers and Sellers here in the Annapolis Real Estate market, I know first hand that many first-time home buyers are so excited to realize their dreams of home ownership that they often overlook the many small details of owning their home. These details can at times be costly, especially if you have not familiarized yourself with all of the things in your home that will need replacing at some point. The following is an estimated guide of how many years each appliance or home system will perform for you in your home.
Roofs: Selvage or Asphalt Roll last 12 to 20 years, Wood Shake and Shingle last 15 to 20 years, Asphalt lasts 15 to 20 years, Fiberglass lasts 15 to 20 years, Asbestos Shingle lasts 30 to 50 years and Slate lasts an amazing 40 to 75 years.
Plumbing: Gas Hot Water Heaters last 8 to 12 years, Electric Hot Water Heaters last 10 to 15 years, Private disposal systems such as Septic Tanks last from 15 to 25 years and Galvanized Water Pipes last 30 to 50 years.
Heating and Air Conditioning: Warm Air Furnaces last 8 to 12 years, Heat Pumps last 8 to 12 years, Air Conditioning Compressors last 8 to 15 years, Gas Chillers last 8 to 15 years and Hot Water Boilers last 30 to 50 years.
Gutters and Downspouts: Galvanized Gutters and Downspouts last 15 to 20 years, while Copper Gutters and Downspouts will last a lifetime, provided that the home is well-maintained.
Appliances: Dishwashers can last anywhere from 5 to 12 years, Disposals last 5 to 12 years, Washers and Dryers last 8 to 12 years, Water Heaters last 8 to 12 years, Refrigerators last between 15 to 20 years and finally, Stoves can last anywhere from between 15 to 20 years.
Of course, when any of these systems are well constructed you may expect that they could last a long time, closer to the upper end of these estimates. Make sure to take a close look at the construction of these systems when we are viewing potential future homes for you to purchase here in Annapolis, Maryland.
With a broad background and strong record of success, Carlyn brings extraordinary skills and talents to her real estate clients in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. Having owned rental properties, Carlyn has the skills and experience to help her clients build and manage their own profitable and secure rental portfolios, and cash them out when the time is right.
Carlyn comes from a tradition of service, is ready to serve, and she especially enjoys working with current and prior service members. Having spent over ten years building software companies, Carlyn enjoys working with successful business people, entrepreneurs, and the self-employed. She uses her high-tech expertise and financial knowledge to sell their houses effectively and for a higher price, and to find them the homes they want, while saving them time and money.
She has been awarded the prestigious Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Designation by the Council of Residential Specialists, the largest not-for-profit affiliate of the National Association of Realtors®. Carlyn has earned lifetime membership in the Distinguished Sales Achievement Club, membership in The Masters Club, and designation as a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist and Million Dollar Guild Member. For inquiries you can contact her direct at 443-569-3977 or by email at Carlyn@LoweryHomeTeam.com