Is Your Dryer Vent on the Roof?


Is Your Dryer Vent on the Roof?

As the U.S. Fire Administration points out, “New construction trends often situate washers and dryers in nontraditional areas of the house, such as upstairs bedrooms, hallways, bathrooms, kitchens, and closets. These new sites may require longer dryer vent ducts in order to reach an outside wall.” Sometimes the best option is to place the dryer vent on the roof.


“Serious hazards occur when dryer vents do not exhaust directly to the outside,” the USFA reports. “Faulty installations can vent dryer exhaust into the attic, crawl space, chimney, or interior walls, which can cause indoor air deterioration and mold buildup.”


Think you may have dryer vent problems and are considering cleaning the vent yourself? If you google “how to clean dryer vent on roof,” you’ll find information for do-it-yourselfers. is one of the sites with advice for DIYers – including information on safely accessing and working on the roof.  “Consider investing in a safety harness that will catch you if you fall,” the site says, before going on to point out that the cost of a safety harness may exceed professional dryer vent cleaning costs.


Don’t take chances! Dryer Vent Wizard is a professional dryer vent cleaning company serving the New York metro area. Our courteous technicians will clear the entire dryer vent line from entry to termination point – even if the termination point is on the roof! If needed, we can even reroute the system and bring it up to code to prevent future clogs.


In addition to our residential services, we also offer multi-unit and commercial dryer vent cleaning. We have the experience needed to provide superior service to a wide range of businesses including apartment complexes, condominiums, salons and spas, hotels, medical offices, hospitals, and more. Our professional dryer vent cleaning will help protect your home or business from the hazard of dryer fires and increase the efficiency of your dryer.  Call (845) 637-2065 to schedule an appointment today.

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