“While many components and systems in homes located in Florida and the surrounding area have service life expectancies that are comparable to those anywhere else in the U.S., those items that are regularly exposed to the elements, including saltwater, wind, sun and heat, are particularly vulnerable to premature failure compared to items installed in homes located elsewhere. These guidelines attempt to address those differences.”
Read the article at the source : nachi.org
NO HOME INSPECTOR HAS A CRYSTAL BALL! But all Florida Home Inspectors are required to report if a system or component of a home is nearing the end of its expected service life. Florida is special because the intense sun, salty air, moisture, and wind create an environment that decreases the life expectancy of many parts of a home. This is a great read and handy chart for every homeowner to have.
-Presto Home Inspection