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Question DetailsAsked on 7/2/2016

Reinstall dryer vent during re-roof?

Hi - is it customary for the roofing company to reinstall the dryer vent during a re-roof?

I know venting the dryer through the roof isn't ideal, but it is the way this home is designed.

After a re-roof 6 months ago, I discovered the roofing company had left the dryer to vent directly into the attic - not good!


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Common laziness or forgetfullness - and you are right, dumping lint and especially dryer moisture into the attic not a good thing to do, plus should you ever have a lint fire the metal ducting actually does a real good job of containing it if properly installed (especially if going up from the dryer), but venting into the attic bad, not to code.

They took it off, they should replace it - and roofers should be the most professional at doing this, because making the roof watertight is their business. I would contact the roofer and explain your just discovered this omission and would like them to fix it at no added cost to you - any reputable company will do so. Including putting in a roof vent hood if they did not do that, as I suspect - common to remove the ducting when pulling the old roofing off, but the ducting should have been run back up through the new water barrier and sealed tight at the roofline with ice and water shield, then the vent hood (or new one as appropriate) installed as the shingling got to that point on the roof.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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