Dryer vents have been a great help in homes to prevent potential hazards and solve many problems. We take it for granted that we have a way to remove all noxious gases with lint. But, when we don’t have the option of installing a dryer vent, we begin to worry.
There are many other options. Dryer vents can be adjusted to go up or down depending on where they are located. We will be discussing how dryer vents can go up and what reliability means.
Let’s get started!
What’s a Vertical Dryer Vent?
If your home or apartment doesn’t have a basement, or the laundry area is on the upper floor, a vertical dryer vent can be a great option. The vertical dryer vent is usually located in a hallway closet, where the dryer and washer can be hidden.
The vent can run vertically from the dryer’s rear to your roof. It is important to properly install the vent. This allows for the safe discharge of hot water and lint from laundry, which helps prevent house fires.
Can you vent your dryer through the roof?
There are many ways to install vertical dryer vents. These vents let the exhaust out of the roof. These vents are popular for those who live in buildings without access to traditional dryer vents or walls.
You now know that there is an easy solution for those who are struggling to solve this problem. All you have to do is install your vertical dryer vent. We will also discuss the issues involved in venting through the roof.
Installing a Dryer Vent that Goes to the Roof
When installing a vertical dryer vent, there are many things you should keep in mind. The first is to make sure you have the following items on hand:
- A hole saw or drilling tool
- Caulking chalk
- Aluminum duct
- Aluminum foil
- Screwdrivers and electric screwdrivers
- Roof Dryer Vent Exhaust
After you have measured all of the items you require, you can begin to make measurements.
Measure the distance between the dryer’s back and the wall where you will find the vent opening
Next, drill through the wall to make room for the vent. A hole saw is the best tool for this job. It doesn’t require power to drill which can lead to higher energy consumption. It can cut holes of all sizes and is therefore more accurate. The ducts are typically 4 inches so ensure the hole is at least 4.5 inches.
Once you have drilled a hole in your wall, you can insert the vent into that hole. The minimum length of a vertical dryer vent pipe should be 25 feet. It should be maximum 35 feet. Next, you need to move the dryer so that there is enough clearance between it and the wall.
To avoid crushing the vent, leave a little space between the dryer and the wall.
Bending vents can block airflow, making dryers less efficient. This can cause dryers to take longer drying cycles, which can lead to higher energy consumption. If lint is caught in the bends it can cause a fire in your house.
Insert the ductwork from the outside to the roof. An aluminum vent is a good choice because it’s strong and won’t collapse or crush. It’s also easier to clean due to its smooth interior. Experts recommend that the ductwork be cleaned at least twice per year to avoid clogging.
To install the roof dryer vent outlet, you will need to climb up onto your roof. You should be careful when installing the dryer vent outlet on your roof. Cut or remove the roof tiles. Place the dryer vent outlet and secure it with screws.
Drill pilot holes for the mounting screws of the vent hood after you have inserted the ductwork. Use an electric screwdriver to drive the screws around vent hood. I recommend sealing the vent hood’s opening with silicone caulk. This seals any opening and prevents dust and debris from entering.
Connect the dryer’s vent to the dryer outlet located at the back of the dryer. Wrap the vent connection with aluminum foil. Test whether hot air flows freely without obstruction by connecting the dryer to an electrical connection.
An expert can help you with roof dryer vent installation questions.
How can a dryer vent go up?
You now know how to install vertical dryer vents. There are some exceptions where they may work.
You may be wondering if your vent can go up. You must ensure that your dryer vent installation guidelines are followed.
You can install dryer vents horizontally or vertically in a variety of ways. Venting upwards, however, requires many considerations.