The cost to repipe a home in Colorado ranges from $4,500 to $10,000+, with the average customer paying around $7,000.
Of course, this is a pretty large cost range. While the best way to get an accurate price for your whole-home repiping project is to contact a professional, this blog can help you estimate how much you’ll pay on the price range.
The factors that can impact the overall cost of repiping your entire home, include:
- Your home’s size
- The number of plumbing fixtures
- Piping material
- The contractor you hire
Below, we’ll walk you through each of these factors and explain how they can impact the cost of repiping your Colorado home.
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1. Your home’s size
While this may seem obvious, it’s important to cover. The bigger your home is in square footage, the more expensive your repiping project will be. This is because bigger homes need more pipes. Installing more pipes means more labor time, which increases the overall repiping cost.
In addition to the overall square footage of your home, the more floors within your home can raise the overall cost as well. For example, a two-story home would be more expensive to repipe than a single-story home because the plumber needs to navigate through walls.
2. The number of plumbing fixtures
The more plumbing fixtures you have within your home, the more pipes you will need to repipe and the more expensive your project will be. A significant amount of plumbing fixtures will require more work to be done. Meaning, a plumber will need to repipe more secondary drain lines as well as secondary incoming water lines.
Examples of common plumbing fixtures include:
- Water heaters
- Washing machines
3. Piping material
The type of material your home is repiped with plays a significant role in the overall whole-home repiping cost.
Here are the most common types of piping:
- PEX – PEX is made of cross-linked polyethylene and is preferred by most plumbers because of its durability and ease to install in hard-to-reach places. It’s used to carry both hot and cold water and often used for interior water pipes in residential plumbing.
- CPVC – CPVC (chlorinated poly (vinyl chloride) is a strong and rigid thermoplastic material. These pipes are generally used to carry hot water and are a solid alternative to higher grade metal pipes. The only downside is that CPVC piping is not as long lasting as other types of piping.
- Copper – Copper pipes can carry both hot and cold water. Copper piping is the most expensive, but is very durable. One downside is its susceptibility to pinhole leaks, which can significantly reduce its lifespan.
A plumber can determine the piping material your project needs after they assess your plumbing needs, climate and the chlorine levels in your water. Colder climates call for different piping than climates that are warm year-round.
4. The contractor you hire
More reputable, experienced HVAC contractors are likely to charge more for their services. But when it comes to your home’s piping, we don’t recommend cutting any corners. A highly-qualified, experienced, licensed and insured contractor can save you lots of money in the long run by helping you avoid costly, repeat work and water damage.
With a project as complex and extensive as whole-home repiping, you never want to risk paying for subpar work that could lead to expensive repairs down the road.
Before you hire a plumbing company to repipe your home, be sure to ask them if they offer guarantees on their work. That way, if something does go wrong down the road, they’ll fix the problem at no cost to you.
Get your whole-home repiping estimate today. Contact the Cooper Green Team
If you need whole-home repiping, contact the Cooper Green Team. Our trained and certified plumbers are committed to providing the best service to Colorado homeowners and would be happy to give you a free estimate.
Luke Cooper is the General Manager of the Cooper Green team and son of Gary Cooper, owner and CEO of Cooper HVAC. After years in the field, Luke took his talents to management and has helped thousands of Colorado homeowners during hot summers and frigid winters. His decade of experience in the field and guiding the company makes him one of the most knowledgeable individuals in Colorado on HVAC, plumbing, electrical and other home services.