Types of Pipes

Copper Pipe

Copper pipes are the typical standard and are considered to be an excellent high performing type of pipe. Copper is long lasting is not affected by corrosion. Copper pipes come in several varieties of hardness. We recommend installing copper pipes in a renovation project as the best solution despite the higher cost.

Cast Iron Pipe

Cast iron pipes are common in older homes, they are durable but can cause issues.  Upgraded plumbing is suggested.

Galvanized Steel Pipe

Galvanized steel pipes are strong and rough, used for years will accumulate minerals on their interior walls, narrowing the pipe and becoming problematic.  It is suggested to replace with copper or pex - plastic type materials.

Pex - Plastic Pipes

Plastic pipes are the cheapest of all types, it is also simple to install, connections are made easily. Its weight light, making it easy to support and not easy to corrode. Though, plastic pipes are not strong as other materials such as copper, nor can they bend as copper, they tend to crack under heavy loads. They can be noisy when water runs through them.

You can use different types of pipe materials in your house.  Let us assist you in your renovation project.