PEX and Copper Piping Installation Services
What is PEX piping?
PEX is flexible piping or 'tubing' made from crosslinked high-density polyethylene (HDPE) polymer, which can be used with hot and cold water distribution and has been becoming increasingly more popular in the US over the past 40 years.
PEX VS Copper Piping
- Copper lasts on average 50-75 years while PEX has an average lifespan of 30-55 years
- PEX itself is less expensive, requires fewer fittings and joints (which can help avoid leaks) and is typically less expensive to install
- If you are remodeling or repairing (as opposed to building brand new) PEX can more easily be snaked through finished walls, eliminating the need to cut out drywall
- Copper has a higher risk of freezing, causing pipes to burst (although newer plumbing systems are designed with more insulation to avoid freezing pipes, older homes may not have as much insulation from the elements)
- PEX is generally not suitable for outdoor use and it cannot be recycled
- Copper is naturally corrosion resistant, is light and rigid and doesn't sag over long runs, requiring fewer supports
Our dedicated and experienced estimators will give you all the information and tools to help you make an informed decision for your next piping project. To speak with an estimator regarding your upcoming project, or to schedule a free estimate, call our office at (636) 464-2221.