Add an Advantage dryer vent to your glass block window or panel to provide the proper ventilation for your laundry area. These advantage dryer vents come in a variety of sizes such as 6” x 6” x 3”, 6” x 8” x 3”, and 8” x 6” x 3”. these glass block dryer vents do not require a hole to be drilled into the glass block. The Advantage Dryer Vents are made with a fully welded vinyl frame with automatic shutters. The use of vinyl frame makes these dryer vents significantly stronger and low maintenance. Vinyl completely reduces the chance of the frame rusting or peeling.
With the vent being built into the window or panel you are able to choose which position you would like your advantage dryer vent in. When being built the dryer vent is placed from the inside looking out of the house, please indicate if you would like the vent on the right or left side when ordering. Advantage dryer vents are typically placed in the 2nd course up from the bottom of the panel.
The vents are attached to the dryer duct hose by an 4″ aluminum insert. It is important to incorporate a dryer vent into your glass block window because it allows you to still have the privacy and light transmittance that glass block provides while properly venting your dryer. The glass block advantage dryer vents allow for moisture and humidity to be removed from your space. Reducing the risk of mold and mildew growth.
If you have an existing glass block window that you would like to add a vent to or needs a vent replaced, it is easy to remove a single block and replace with the new vent. The existing mortar or silicone can be broke apart from the other blocks and you can break just one single block out from the window.
Vents should be cleaned and inspected every 6-12 months to ensure that they are working properly. It is important to check the vent for excess dryer lint and that the shutters are working correctly. In some cases, gas dryers put off unhealthy amounts of carbon monoxide that can be harmful to you and your family. Not only do the shutters allow for proper ventilation, they also help keep insects and pests out. When not in use the shutters close to make sure unwanted guests stay out.