How long do certain household items last?

When you buy a house, you know you'll eventually have to replace something.

Here is the average lifespan of common household elements.

Refrigerator: On average they last 15 years.

Dishwashers can last as long as 12 years.

A traditional water heater (vs an on-demand one) lasts about 10 years.

Shower enclosures can last as long as 50 years.

If tiles are in great shape, you can always reglaze them.

House siding can last anywhere between 20 and 40 years. 

A roof should last 20 years or more.

Vinyl windows should last 20 years or more as well.

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