Buying a house is a major investment, something that most people tend to do only once in a lifetime.
Therefore it is something that every home buyer looking to buy a home thinks about before opting to go for a particular property.
Typically, the lifespan of a home in America is around 60–70 years usually called “one lifetime”. The idea is that if you buy or build one in your late 20’s, it should last your life.
However, it is to be remembered that the average age of a property or a house can vary is established neighborhoods with homes built in the 50’s or 60’s to newer neighborhoods with homes built in the 2,000’s.
This average lifespan can be further increased with only minimal maintenance.
So when you are thinking of buying a condo or a house or currently living in one, a major concern that you are likely to have is how long your home is going to stand erect and ensure the best performance for you.
It is true that any property, however magnificent it might be, goes through slow degradation through the years.
While it has been a proven fact that homes that feature eco-friendly and green constructions tend to have longer life spans, typically the age for normal properties can be enhanced by performing basic maintenance tasks such as painting, repairing, remodeling and handpicking right materials for a renovation project.
Anyone who is looking to buy a condo or a home should learn everything about building maintenance and how the lifespan of a home can be increased so as to ensure better security and protection for the family members.
Experienced contractors and builders will agree to the fact that every home, no matter the type and nature of construction, is subjected to a number of natural forces and weathering elements that eventually leads to its decline.
One of the most important factors that are responsible for the eventual degradation of a building or a house is the constant interaction that it goes through with the immediate environment as well as all sorts of abuse carried out by the residents.
All the water-ways, the service lines and various other allied services operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Such constant usage often makes them wear out in due course of time.
Furthermore, inexpertly designed homes, poor construction quality, poorly designed windows and door openings, inferior quality waterproofing, low quality paints, inferior workmanship and improper plumbing layouts may also lead to the aging of a property well before its time.
Compared to the condos, the process of degradation for the individual homes happens in a much slower fashion.
This is so because in an apartment, everyone living with it shares the common services and they all respond to it differently.
Furthermore, in an individual home, everyone in the home takes special care about the maintenance of the property and makes sure that it does not go through any damage. Such care and concern is not shared by the multiple families that reside within an condo complex.
It is extremely necessary to only make use of long lasting and high quality materials are utilized during the construction phase. Generally the quality of the materials in the new construction is not the best we will have price/profit versus quality.
Practices such as regular cleaning, frequent painting, AC Maintenance and proper disposal of all household waste, yearly checking and maintenance work as well as addressing any growth of mold or termite, and a yearly painting of wooden elements such as doors and window frames as well as regular pest control helps to maintain the building structure in good shape.
Note: Special maintenance tasks may be required as well based on the geographical location of a home.
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