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What is the average life expectancy of window blinds?

Thursday, October 15, 2020

A window blind that remains untouched after installation will last many years, with just an occasional dusting. But blinds that are lifted and lowered, and the slats regularly adjusted for light and privacy control, have a more limited lifespan. You can expect a faux-wood blind to last 3 to 6 years, and the lighter-weight mini-blinds good for 2 to 4 years. 

     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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Here’s links to a collection of our blog posts about LIFE EXPECTANCY: 

 How does the number of people living in a house affect its durability and life expectancy?

• What is the average life expectancy of ABS pipe? 

• What is the average lifespan of an air conditioner?

• What is the average lifespan of an architectural (dimensional) shingle roof?

• What is the life expectancy of an asbestos cement shingle roof?

• What is the average lifespan of a built-up and gravel roof?

• What is the average life expectancy of cast iron pipe? 

What is the average lifespan of a concrete tile roof?

• What is the average life expectancy of copper pipe?

• What is the average life expectancy of CPVC pipe? 

• What is the average life expectancy of a ductless (mini-split) heat pump or air conditioner?

• What is the life expectancy of electrical wiring in a house? 

• What is the average lifespan of a house foundation? 

• What is the average life expectancy of galvanized steel pipe?

• What is the average life expectancy of a whole-house standby emergency generator?

What is the average life expectancy of a GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) receptacle?

• What is the average life expectancy of a heat pump?

• What is the average life expectancy of a house? 

• What is the average life expectancy of kitchen cabinets?

What is the life expectancy of a mobile home? 

What is the life expectancy of a modular home?

What is the average lifespan of a modified bitumen roof?

• What is the average life expectancy of Orangeburg (bituminous fiber) pipe?

• What is the average life expectancy of a package unit heat pump or air conditioner? 

• What is the average life expectancy of paint on a house?

• What is the average lifespan of the parts of a house?

 What is the average life expectancy of PEX pipe? 

What is the average life expectancy of plywood siding?

• What is the average life expectancy of PVC pipe? 

• What is the average life expectancy of a radon mitigation system? 

• What is the average lifespan of a regular (3-tab) shingle roof?

• What's the average lifespan of a roof?

What is the average life expectancy of an SPF roof? 

What is the average life expectancy of stucco?

What is the average lifespan of a water heater?

• What is the average life expectancy of a window unit air conditioner or heat pump?

• What is the average life expectancy of windows?

What is the average life expectancy of wood siding?

     Visit our LIFE EXPECTANCY page for other related blog posts on this subject, or go to the INDEX for a complete listing of all our articles.

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