Oct 04 , 2016

6 Secret Problems Your Old House Might Be Hiding

What Counts As an Older Home?

What Counts As an Older Home?

First, just what is an older home? That’s hard to define. I would say anything 30 years or older definitely qualifies as an older home, in which some of the following problems may materialize, but clearly there is no magic number.

Homes age slowly, and most of the potential problems noted in this story gradually accrue. Continuous maintenance can greatly impact a home’s life, as can the original quality of construction, but the older a home is, the more likely you are to find issues impacting its livability and even safety.

Photo: Ryan Linnegar Photography, original photo on Houzz

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