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What is the average life expectancy of a closet door?
Monday, June 22, 2020
How long does a closet door last?
You can expect a closet door to last 30 to 100+ years, with an average of 50 years. Heavy usage is the primary factor that shortens lifespan, especially for track-type folding closet doors.
Here’s a bar graph that compares the life expectancy of a closet doors to other types of residential doors.
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 How accurate are the average life expectancy ratings of home components? Are they actually useful?
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To learn more about doors and windows, 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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