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PEX Pipe Advantages
There are many benefits of PEX piping, including:
Lower cost to install.
PEX costs roughly the third of the price that copper piping costs. And if you’re looking for whole-home piping in new construction, the cost savings can really add up. Also, the price of copper varies in different markets while PEX is less prone to price changes.
Unlike galvanized steel pipes and copper piping, PEX is resistant to corrosion, mineral buildup, and erosion.
Ease of installation.
For many minor DIY projects, it doesn’t require a plumbing license to do your own PEX pipe installation (although there are special tools). For example, one can replace old pipes in a leaky sink. Since PEX is flexible, it allows for easy installation in hard to reach places.
PEX pipes have a smaller diameter than other types of pipes, so the wait for hot water is shorter, resulting in less waste of water. Additionally, PEX material has greater thermal conductivity properties than other types of pipes which reduces heat loss.
You won’t have to worry about pipes rattling with PEX since they made out of synthetic plastic