How Does Copper Stand Up Against PEX?
Although it Is one of the favorite options, copper is not the only material used to make pipes. PEX pipping is also a known and equally popular option for repiping in properties. And depending on who you ask, you could get varying answers on which is better. We are going to explore the differences between the two and help you make a decision.
Copper piping has been around for few decades. It has been known to last for years and it requires very little to no maintenance. However, these pipes are not flexible and installation within those tight spaces could be tricky. This is the major difference between both materials.
And on the other hand, PEX pipe is made from polyethylene which is a very flexible material. This makes it easy to bend and it fits perfectly in those tricky areas in your home. This is what makes them a preferred option over their contemporaries. They also come in a wide variety of sizes from the ¼-inch all the way to the 4-inch.
Pros of Using PEX Over Copper Pipes
- Copper pipes come in rigid and soft forms
- They are excellent with tap water and home HVAC systems
- Soft copper has been used for heat pumps and air conditioners
- Copper is eco-friendly and it can be easily recycled
- Copper pipes are color-coded, blue is for cold and red is for hot, making it easy to know defective pipes if necessary
- Copper is a great fit for pipes that are placed outside the house because it is not susceptible to ultraviolet rays
- Hard copper has been used mainly for water lines because it contains the heat better than soft copper pipes.
There you have it! Everything you need to know about copper repiping in Sacramento. At Sacramento Repipe, we are available to repipe your property at a moment’s notice with no hidden costs and the highest standard of professionalism. So give us a call today!