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How Much Does It Cost To Repipe With PEX?

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PEX repipe cost? Probably less than you think.
PEX repipe cost? Probably less than you think.

Are you considering repiping your home with PEX but unsure about the cost?

Here at Repipe Specialists, we have successfully repiped tens of thousands of homes across America using PEX tubing. It has rapidly become one of the most popular repiping options, not only due to its affordability but also for many other advantages.

In this article, we will explore the cost of repiping a home with PEX, the long-term financial benefits of choosing PEX for repiping, and whether repiping with PEX is more cost-effective than using copper pipes.

How Much Does It Cost To Repipe With PEX?

When considering the material for repiping your home, PEX tubing is the most affordable repipe option.

Our repipe quotes typically range from $4,500 to $15,000 depending on the size and complexity of the repipe. We have a detailed article on the key factors that can affect the cost of a full home repipe.

The specific cost of repiping with PEX is determined by factors such as the number of outlets, the length of pipe required, and the accessibility of the areas where the PEX tubing needs to be installed. Repiping with PEX offers several benefits that contribute to reducing the overall repiping costs.

For more information, contact us to schedule a free consult with one of our local repipe consultants, who can provide a free, fixed-price quote.

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Is It Cheaper To Repipe With PEX Instead Of Copper?

PEX tubing is a more affordable option for repiping compared to copper pipes. At Repipe Specialists, we utilize Uponor PEX tubing and American-made Grade L copper piping for all our repiping projects, and both options come with lifetime warranties.

PEX tubing and fittings cost less than copper plumbing equivalents

The material cost component of PEX repipes are lower than copper repipes. Both the raw material and manufacturing processes associated with producing PEX ("PEX" is shorthand for cross-linked polyethylene) tubing and fittings, are less costly than the copper pipe and fitting equivalents.

Labor costs of PEX repipes are lower than copper repipes

The lower labor costs of replumbing with PEX are due to:

  • PEX tubing flexibility: The flexibility of PEX tubing allows for easier installation, as it can be routed through walls, attic spaces, raised foundations, and open basements with minimal wall openings and connections.
    Routing new PEX tubing through walls
    Routing new PEX tubing through walls
  • PEX plumbing systems require fewer connections: generally, we can run PEX tubing straight from a central manifold directly to each individual outlet throughout a home. In the case of copper piping, every single turn and angle requires a soldered connection.
  • PEX repipes require less wall patching: a copper repipe requires that significantly more drywall holes (and bigger holes) are required for connection soldering and pipe feeding. A PEX repipe only requires sufficient wall and ceiling access holes to feed the tubing throughout the home, so the post-repipe wall patching is much faster and easier.

Ultimately, the choice between PEX tubing and copper piping for repiping is a matter of personal preference for the client. We offer both options and ensure that they are the highest grade material and installed professionally and quickly. Get a free quote to repipe with PEX.

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What Are The Benefits Of Repiping With PEX?

PEX has emerged as the preferred option for repiping homes due to its numerous benefits. Not only does repiping with PEX offer advantages over other piping materials, but it can also result in cost savings both during the repiping process and over the life of your plumbing system.

Durability Of PEX tubing

PEX piping is highly resistant to common issues that affect other piping materials, such as corrosion, scale buildup, and pitting. It is unaffected by rust or degradation over time, ensuring long term reliability. PEX is also highly resistant to chemical and mineral corrosion, guaranteeing the delivery of high-quality water through the pipes.

Flexibility Of PEX tubing

PEX tubing is highly flexible, allowing it to be easily maneuvered around obstacles, corners, and tight spaces during installation. Its flexibility reduces the need for additional fittings and connectors: reducing potential future failure points (pipe connections are the most likely places for failures and leaks). Fewer connections and sharp bends, also means higher water flow rates.

PEX resistance to bursting when frozen

PEX has the ability to expand and contract, making it more resistant to bursting in freezing conditions. If you have plumbing running through spaces that may be prone to occasional freezing, PEX would likely be a good option for you.

Burst frozen copper pipe
Burst frozen copper pipe

PEX tubing has an expected lifespan of 50 years or more

PEX tubing typically has a lifespan of 50 years or more, depending on factors such as water quality and usage. Copper plumbing, in certain water conditions, can have a much lower lifespan.

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Get A Quote For Your Home PEX Repipe

Here at Repipe Specialists, we've fully replaced the plumbing in over 75,000 homes since 1991. A PEX repipe is not only the most cost-effective plumbing choice, but it will also save you financially into the future (we back our repipes with a lifetime warranty). We continually get positive customer feedback from customers about their overall home repipe experiences. We often exceed their expectations on:

  • Speed: Our repipe crews typically complete a repipe in a day, returning on another day for wall patching.
  • Convenience: Through our One-Stop Repipe™ Process, we handle everything from permits, to wall patching, to inspections.
  • Cleanliness: Our crews are trained to protect your home while working (we cover all surfaces with protective sheeting), and to clean up fully at the end of each day.
  • Peace of Mind: Repipe Specialists is a fully licensed plumber in every state we operate in, and we back all of our repipes with a lifetime warranty.
  • Financing programs: To help take the sting out of unplanned repipe expenses, we offer several financing programs.
  • Price: As a specialist that performs hundreds of repipes a week, we can deliver high-quality repipes at a lower cost vs generalist plumbers.

Schedule a free in-home consult, and one of our local repipe consultants will explain all your PEX repipe options and provide you with a written, fixed-price quote.

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About Repipe Specialists

Expert Repiping at an Affordable Cost

Since our founding in 1991, we've been completing residential and multi-family building repipes to the highest standard.

With over 75,000 repipes completed, we've perfected our One Stop Repipe™ process: providing you with a high quality and convenient repipe experience while offering significant savings compared to traditional plumbers - plus, our work is guaranteed for life.

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