Are you looking to replace your outside vent cap? There are a few things to consider to ensure that you fit the right vent covers. Your dryer vent should never have a screen at the end that can restrict or impede the lint escaping from inside to the outside. We always prefer to install a louvered type of vent cap as you can see exactly how the dryer vent system is working.
Kitchen stove vents can have a screen behind the flaps as there is no lint that needs to escape and you want the louvres to help prevent cold air blowing back into the home. The kitchen exhaust vent can be either a 5″ or 6″ vent cap it just depends on what the builder used. Bathroom vent replacement are typically 4″ or 5″ and again they can have the screen behind the louvres.
Vent Replacement Do You Need to Replace Yours?
Ensure that your vents are working properly you should check that all louvres are there and not missing, also check that they are not curling up at the edges as this can allow easy access for birds looking to make a nest in your vent.
Dryer vents are favorite nesting choices for Starlings looking to set up home somewhere nice and warm. With worn dryer vents you should take action as soon as you hear birds inside the vent as not only is it a fire risk its also not fair on the mother bird. If your vent cap has allowed birds to nest inside your dryer vent consider our bird nest removal service.
Vent Replacement Service
We offer vent cover replacement service, removing the old worn out cap and replacing with a new one that’s caulked to ensure it stays in place. Simply call us on 905 9660838 for a quote and we can carry out the service whilst you are at work.