Cabin Rental Component Life Expectancies

This comprehensive list of cabin rental components and their life expectancies will help you prepare and budget for replacements and repairs.

Cabin Rental Lifespan

Roofing

Average Life Span: 25 years

Tip: Repair any roof leaks quickly after inclement weather or damage to avoid costly repairs. Metal roofs are preferred and can last a lot longer, but will require minor maintenace to the roofing screws and caulking. 

Deck

Average Lifespan: 30 years

Tip: Seal decks every two to three years and keep up with minor repairs such as nail/board replacement to prolong its life.

Siding

Average Life Span: 25 years

Tip: Log siding or log construction requires more maintenance than typical siding. Have the cabin stained every 3 - 7 years and watch out for wood boring bees.

Carpet

Average Life Span: 5 - 10 years

Tip: Steam clean carpets often, before it becomes visibly dirty.

Faucets and Fixtures

Average Life Span: 15 years

Tip: Clean out hard water buildup and calcium deposits often.

HVAC Systems

Average Life Span: 15 - 20 years

Tip: To get the most out of your HVAC, change the air filters often to avoid overworking the system.

Microwave

Average Life Span: 5 - 15 years

Dishwasher

Average Life Span: 10 Years

Refrigerator

Average Life Span: 9 - 13 years

Washing Machine and Dryer

Average Life Span: 10 - 15 years

Oven

Average Life Span: 10 - 20 years

Mattress

Average Life Span: 3 -  7 years

Pillows

Average Life Span: 1 - 2 years

Smoke Alarms

Average Life Span: 5 - 10 years

Caulking

Average Life Span: 5 years

Paint

Average Life Span: 3 - 7 years

Sofa

Average Life Span: 4 years

Flat Screen TVs

Average Life Span: 5 - 8 years

Hot Tub

Average Life Span: 5 - 10 years

Celing Fans

Average Life Span: 5 - 10 years

Septic Systems

Average Life Span: 25 years

Tip: Have septic systems pumped every 2 - 5 years.

Shower Curtain Liners

Average Life Span: 3 - 12 months

Pool Table:

Average Life Span: 7 - 10 years

Tip: Re-felt top as need to prolong its life. Only slate top tables can be refelted.

Hot Water Heater

Average Life Span: 8 - 12 years

Pots and Pans

Average Life Span: 2 - 3 years