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What is the average life expectancy of a natural stone house wall or siding?
Thursday, December 26, 2019
How long does a stone house wall last?
You can expect natural stone house walls or siding to last for the life of the home, 100 years or more, which is longer than manufactured stone at 50+ years. Natural stone is also more expensive than any other wall or siding for both the material and installation labor. The example shown here is a mid-20th century house with walls built of local chert stone and brick in Gainesville, Florida.
Go to our blog post What is the average lifespan of the parts of a house? for rating of other house components. To understand the basis, potential use, and limitations of lifespan ratings, see our blog post How accurate are the average life expectancy ratings of home components? Are they actually useful?
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To learn more about exterior walls and structures, see these other blog posts:
NOTE: These life expectancies are based on data provided by InterNACHI, NAHB, FannieMae, and our own professional experience. Because of the numerous variables that can affect a lifespan, they should be used as rough guidelines only, and not relied upon as a warranty or guarantee of future performance.
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