How Long Will Your Average Stairway Last?
Interior stairways usually last longer
than exterior stairways that are exposed to the elements of nature.
If a stairway is well-maintained and the building has been taken care of, a well-built stairway could last over hundred years.
Where as a poorly constructed stairway exposed to moisture regularly and poorly maintained might need to be replaced in less than five years.
Most stairways in general seem to last as long as the home they were built inside out, where exterior stairs might need to be replaced every once in a while.
Exterior stairways will last longer if they are covered by some type of roof or in drier areas. Remember, moisture is the biggest problem for exterior stairs and if it's getting hit on a regular basis by someone's sprinkler, then it days will be numbered.
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