Uponor Pex Grade A?
Why should you Repipe your home with Uponor Pex Grade A? We at PipEase, find that other inferior PEX pipe does not come close to what Uponor currently offers.
Excerpt taken directly from Uponor’s website:
“PEX is an acronym for crosslinked polyethylene. It is a flexible, durable, proven piping product that has been used in plumbing systems for more than 20 years. PEX tubing won’t pit, scale or corrode and, because of its flexibility, it also offers potential freeze-damage protection.
Uponor plumbing systems feature PEX-a tubing, which is considered the superior PEX tubing manufacturing method in the industry. PEX-a is the most flexible of all PEX types, and because of its shape and thermal memory, it can use ProPEX® expansion fittings which are the only fitting system that actually gets stronger over time – making it highly leak resistant.”
Who is Uponor?
Uponor is the manufacturer of the pipe we use. Their headquarters is in Apple Valley, Minnesota. Therefore, all of the material we use is MADE IN USA. We don’t use any foreign product that can cause an issue for our customers. Uponor has been in the industry since 1968 and has been the leader in providing the best PEX currently offered. You can learn more about them here: http://www.uponor-usa.com/.
Granted, there are other companies that try to compete but don’t come close. You’ll find brands like SharkBite, Zurn, Viega, but these are meant to be used as TEMPORARY fixes and never permanent. These would be the brands found at local hardware supply stores like Home Depot or Lowe’s. STAY AWAY from those inferior brands. Make it a point to only have to repipe ONCE in your lifetime.
Benefits of Uponor PEX Tubing over Copper and CPVC
- Flexible for fewer fittings, reduced leak-point liability
- Resists corrosion, pitting and scaling
- Retains more heat in hot-water lines
- Resists condensation on cold-water lines
- Expands up to 3X its diameter to help resist freeze damage
- Connections do not require the use of dangerous chemicals or solvents
- Offers a complete lead-free system from inlet to faucet
- NSF International certification for water purity
- Backed by a 25-year limited warranty on PEX tubing and ProPEX fittings
As you can see, PEX is certainly a credible product that will outlive most of us and our homes. Don’t be afraid to take a chance on installing it in your home. We at PipEase, have been using it for over 10 years and it has NEVER let us down.
Give us a call for more information on Uponor PEX Grade A.