As homeowners, we put a lot of money into keeping our houses up-to-date and well-maintained. Have you ever wondered how long the home improvements and appliances you purchase for your home will last? In this slideshow the editors at ThisOldHouse.com present the average life expectancy of things in your and on your home.

For example, did you know that the average refrigerator lasts for 13 years while microwave ovens typically work for about 9 years? Or that carpeting is typically good for between 8 and 10 years?

The numbers that we at Baltic Home Improvements were most interested had to do with roofs, gutters, siding and windows. According to the slide show:

If you live in the Chicagoland area and need a contractor do repair or replace your roof, gutters, siding or windows, contact us first for a free evaluation and quote for your job. We are a fully insured, licensed and accredited contractor and have ten years of proven experience. Contact us today to learn more about what we can offer you.

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