Thank you to everyone who participated in updating our Estimated Life Expectancy Chart by providing us with suggestions for items and clarifying language so that we can have a document ready to go that you can both refer to yourselves and provide to your clients.
Please look it over because it has a lot of changes, including language added at the beginning and for the individual categories that states that certain conditions will affect some components’ lifespans: InterNACHI’s Standard Estimated Life Expectancy Chart.
While we strive to be inclusive, we have also created a chart specifically for Florida here.
Make sure that you replace the older chart on your websites with the updated one.
After reviewing the chart that affects you and your business area, please let us know if there are any items you strongly disagree with (and why), as well as standard items that still need to be added. (Yes, prizes are still available! :p) This is a “living document” and subject to update when we have a compelling reason to do so. Our information comes from a wide variety of sources, especially YOU, so let us know how we can make improvements.
Also, if you live in an area or state that, like Florida, requires you to provide life expectancy data as part of your inspection reports, we can create a similar chart for your state or region – just let us know, along with any items whose lifespan differs from what’s in the chart.
One of our resident researcher-authors, Kenton Shepard, is working on an article regarding the lifespan of fasteners and the various conditions that affect them, and this info will be folded into our charts when that’s done.
Thanks again for all your help, and post your comments here or contact me directly if you have any more suggestions.