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What is the average life expectancy of an interior hollow core wood door?
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
How long does an interior hollow core wood door last?
You can expect an interior hollow core wood door, both flush and panel, to last 25 to 50+ years, with an average of 40 years. Here’s a bar graph comparing the life expectancy of an interior solid core wood door to other door types.
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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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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