Outside materials typically last a lifetime. Brick, vinyl, engineered wood, stone (both natural and
manufactured), and fiber cement will last as long the house exists. Exterior wood shutters are
expected to last 20 years, depending on weather conditions. Gutters have a life expectancy of more
than 50 years if made of copper and for 20 years if made of aluminum. Copper downspouts last 100
years or more, while aluminum ones will last 30 years.