Roof Dryer Vent
The dryer vent lets the air exhaust from the clothing dryer out of the house. It is commonly installed on the side wall, but in some cases, it may be required to install one on the roof, especially when the dryer is placed on the top floor. It is connected to the dryer with a metal duct or a pipe.
The main difference between a regular exhaust vent and a dryer vent is that the dryer vent is left open to allow the lint from the dryer to escape freely without getting stuck in the vent. Using any other vent instead of a dryer vent can clog the system and create significant issues.
Do I need a dryer vent on my roof?
If the clothes dryer is located in an area where it is difficult to install a vent on the outside wall, installing a dryer vent on the roof can be an alternative. It is a common case in multi-story houses with little wall space near the dryer or in some custom-built houses in which laundry is located on the top floor.
A dryer vent is not so common on regular roofs.
How often should I clean a roof dryer vent?
A correctly installed dryer vent should not be required to clean as often, yet a once-a-year inspection would be recommended. If you notice that the dryer is taking longer to dry clothes, it may be due to the clogged vent and may require immediate attention.
We can help you out in such cases.
Can animals enter through a dryer vent on the roof?
Animals can sometimes enter the roof dryer vent if the vent face is completely open. We always install one with a built-in mesh that would stop animals from getting in at the same time allowing lint to escape.