PEX piping has swept the majority of the nation. It’s endurance and applicability is second-to-none, and perhaps above all, it’s inexpensive. PEX piping is an excellent interior piping option, and the benefits outweigh the costs. If you’re considering replacing old copper piping in your home or business, here’s why you may want to opt for PEX repiping.
Since PEX piping is malleable, it can be shaped to make bends without the addition of extra linking joints. If a copper piping structure had to endure a 90 degree turn, for example, a 90 degree piece would be necessary. Copper is too brittle to endure bending to such a degree, and it is far better suited for completely straight lengths. PEX, on the other hand, has the ability to curve and arch as is necessary to complete a project. A residence with complicated plumbing, therefore, would be more quickly and more affordably plumbed with PEX piping.
PEX piping that isn’t exposed to ultraviolet rays (the sun’s rays) should last virtually indefinitely. Unlike copper piping and other metals, PEX piping won’t wear over the years. If it’s installed properly, and protected from the sun, PEX piping could outlast the home itself!
PEX piping is an affordable option, especially with the rising costs of copper. While copper mines are becoming completely stripped, and copper is becoming more and more scarce, PEX is readily available and simply needs to be manufactured as demand deems fit. Since supply outweighs demand when it comes to PEX piping, PEX is the most inexpensive option.