Cost to Install a Dryer Vent

January 2022

Dryer Vent Installation CalculatorZip Code
Vents
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Dryer Vent Cost 
Non-discounted retail pricing for: Snap lock fittings and 4' vent section. Connectors.
1 vent$19.67$24.18
Dryer Vent Installation Labor, Basic 
Basic labor to install dryer vent with favorable site conditions. Install watertight roof/wall cap and up to 5m/15ft of metal exhaust ducting to exterior. Install waterproof exterior flashing. Secure and leak test. Wall/floor surface restoration if needed is extra. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
1 vent$19.67$24.18
Dryer Vent Installation Job Supplies 
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to install dryer vent including: connectors, fittings and mounting hardware.
1 vent$19.67$24.18
 Unused Minimum Labor
Balance of 2 hr(s) minimum labor charge that can be applied to other tasks.
   
Totals - Cost To Install Dryer Vent   
Average Cost per Vent  
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For a basic project in zip code 47474 with 1 vent, the cost to Install a Dryer Vent starts at $139 - $300 per vent. Actual costs will depend on job size, conditions, and options.

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Cost to Install a Dryer Vent - Notes and General Information

These estimates are for BASIC work performed in serviceable conditions by qualified trade professionals using MID GRADE materials. Work not mentioned on this page and/or work using master craftsman, premium materials and project supervision will result in HIGHER COSTS!

These estimates are NOT substitutes for written quotes from trade professionals. Homewyse strongly recommends that you contact reputable professionals for accurate assessments of work required and costs for your project - before making any decisions or commitments.

The cost estimate includes:

  • Costs for local material / equipment delivery to and service provider transportation to and from the job site.
  • Costs to prepare the worksite for Dryer Vent Installation, including costs to protect existing structure(s), finishes, materials and components.
  • Labor setup time, mobilization time and minimum hourly charges that are commonly included for small Dryer Vent Installation jobs.

The cost estimate does NOT include:

  • Costs for removing, relocating, repairing, or modifying existing framing, surfacing, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems - or bringing those systems into compliance with current building codes.
  • Costs for testing and remediation of hazardous materials (asbestos, lead, etc.).
  • General contractor overhead and markup for organizing and supervising the Dryer Vent Installation. Add 13% to 22% to the total cost above if a general contractor will supervise this project.
  • Sales tax on materials and supplies.
  • Permit or inspection fees (or portion thereof) required by your local building department for your overall project.

References - Dryer Vent Installation

Dryer Vent Installation Budget Management

Dryer Vent Installation Cost Infographic - critical areas of budget risk and savings

This infographic highlights decisions and site issues that can cause large cost variances in the typical Dryer Vent Installation budget.


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