Dryer Vent Installation Materials
Do not Use Foil or Vinyl Vents:
- Can be a fire hazard
- Rough interior allows greater lint accumulation
- Can easily be damaged, punctured or torn during cleaning
- If a dryer fire does occur it becomes fuel to allow flames to spread quickly
- Can become crushed behind the dryer to restrict airflow
- Can develop sags in the vent line, enabling water and lint to collect
Do not Use PVC Vents:
- Also a fire hazard
- Static in PVC venting causes lint to stick to the inside of the vent walls, which can mix with the expelled water during a typical dry cycle, creating sludge and an increased risk of a fire
- PVC sweats when warm moist air travels through the cool smooth surface. This causes lint to collect and harden and, in turn, makes cleanings more difficult
- It takes longer for PVC to heat up, allowing water to remain in vapor form inside the pipe. The water, along with the buildup of lint, creates sludge in the vent.
Use only Rigid Metal Venting:
- Code compliant material for dryer vents
- Smooth interior finish that allows lint to easily pass through to minimize build up
- Rated the safest for containing a spark from within the dryer to prevent flames from spreading
Professional Dryer Vent Installation:
Dryer Vent Wizard professional dryer vent installation ensures that vent materials are in compliance with the recommendations and requirements set forth by one or more of the following: current IRC (International Residential Code), Underwriters Laboratory, dryer manufacturers, Consumer Product Safety Commission, the National Fire Protection Association, and/or International Mechanical Code IMC.
Our technicians have the experience and training needed to properly perform dryer vent installation in any home. Request an appointment online today to schedule your dryer vent installation.