What Are the Pros and Cons of Using CPVC Pipes for Home Repiping?

The soldering process used in CPVC pipes creates a joint that is stronger than the pipe or accessory itself. FlowGuard CPVC is a great choice for any home repiping project, as it is resistant to corrosion and freezing. However, it is not as durable as PEX, and can degrade more quickly and break free from connections. When it comes to choosing a material for your replacement plumbing system, you have three main options: copper, CPVC and PEX.

Each has its own advantages and disadvantages, so it's important to consider all of them before making a decision. Many plumbers have their own preferences and will usually recommend their favorite building material. Copper is the most common material used in home repiping projects, as it is strong and durable. It is also resistant to corrosion and freezing, but it can be expensive.

CPVC is a cheaper alternative to copper, but it is not as durable and can break free from connections. PEX is the most affordable option, but it is not as strong as copper or CPVC.

Ted Bell
Ted Bell

Ted is a nationally recognized home repiping expert. He's been repiping homes in San Diego since 1993 and has been a frequent Angi's Super Service Award winner.