Dryer vents are extremely important for proper ventilation of exhaust. The exhaust is sent out of the home via a flexible tube. These tubes can be rigid or semi-rigid. Dryer vents are crucial for ensuring fires do not occur. Dryers operate by tumbling wet clothes with warm air. As the clothes rotate with the heated air, moisture begins to evaporate. The dryer picks up the moisture and send its out of the unit.
Every dryer has a metal vent located on the back of the unit. This vent is responsible for expelling water-laden air. This air should not be blown into your home, instead it must be taken outside. This is done through an exhaust tube. One end of this tube is attached to the back of your dryer and the other end is attached to a hole on the outside of your home. This process and set up is what makes a dryer work efficiently.
Different Types of Dryer Ducts
Aluminum Foil Duct
Aluminum foil ducts are typically the most commonly seen dryer duct installed in homes. These types of dryer ducts are inexpensive and very easy to find as they are used so frequently. This type of vent is classified as transition duct. Aluminum foil ducts are used for outside of wall assemblies. They can not be used within wall assemblies.
Semi-Rigid Metal Duct
Semi-rigid metal ducts resemble similar features to an aluminum foil duct. The metal in the semi-rigid duct is slightly different as it is less likely to crush. The inside of the semi-rigid metal duct is smooth which allow debris and lint to move more freely. This type of vent is a transition duct. Semi-rigid metal ducts are used for outside of wall assemblies. They can not be used within wall assemblies.
Slim Ducts/ Periscope
Slim ducts are constructed out of tough metal. This type of vent is a transition duct. Slim ducts are used for outside of the wall assemblies. They can not be used within wall assemblies.
Rigid Metal Ducts
Rigid metal ducts have smooth interiors with allows air and lint to flow freely. Rigid metal ducts are the only ducts that can be installed within the wall.
The type of duct you have installed for your home varies depending upon suitability and preference. Every customer has their own preference of which type of vent works best for them and their home. As long as the vent can be safely installed in your home, we are glad to assist. We have extensive experience and knowledge on the best methods for installation. We understand how to safely install a vent for your specific home type.
How We Install The Best Dryer Vents At Olathe Dryer Vent Pros, our dryer vent installation process is seamless. We only work with the highest-quality products and materials. We install the best dryer vent for your home. Our team is skilled and educated on the process of installation. Having completed many types of dryer vent installations, we know how to manage the task successfully. Other dryer vent services may not know the importance of proper installation. An improperly installed vent can lead to many serious risks. First and foremost, if a vent is not installed properly, air and lint will not ventilate to the outside of your home. This will cause leaks and other issues that are more difficult to resolve in the future. Hiring a skilled and professional service team will avoid this issue this altogether.
Our installation process is complete from start to finish. We complete the entire installation process ourselves and ensure the vent/ duct is snug and does not move or leak. We understand the importance of high-quality service, especially when it comes to the safety of your dryer. Risks such as fires are significantly reduced when the vent is installed properly and maintained bi-annually. We care for your dryer vent all steps of the way.
We understand that once a dyer vent is installed, it still needs to be cared for. Regardless of which type of vent you select, we make sure to care for them. We understand that high-quality materials are the only option for a truly sustainable and long-lasting option. We only work with the best materials and products for your dyer vent. We install with the goal of energy-efficiency, cost-efficiency and ultimate safety. Safety plays a large role in all of our work. We complete all of our projects with current safety codes and official recommendations. It is also important to note that we always ensure the dryer exhaust is properly ventilated to the outside of your home- never inside.
If your vent has been improperly installed by another service provider, we are able to reroute it. Dryer vent rerouting is especially important for customers who have already had an install. Many dryer vent technicians from other providers do not have enough experience installing dryer vents. Another common reason for dryer vent rerouting is construction and remodeling. During the process of construction or remodeling, your dryer vent may need to be rerouted. This service ensures that customers have a safe method for venting dryer exhaust. This eliminates the risk of hazards such as fires, leaks and clogs.
The dryer vent installation process also requires specific knowledge on the type of vent that is best for your home. Most vents can only be used with outside of wall assemblies. For this reason, our technicians will advise you which type is compatible for your home. Our technicians are always prepared to assist you with your vents. We come prepared with all the tools needed to install your dryer vent. Every home is different, however our commitment to excellent service remains the same.