Part Number: DFR8
The DFR8’s interior dimensions will support duct terminations with a maximum profile face of 7 1/8” wide x 7 1/4” high.
Across the country, critters seem to seek out warm places to call home and what’s better than exhaust terminations that provide a warm safe environment? The Defender vent guards are designed to go over existing wall terminations to help prevent birds, squirrels, and other rodents from entering and nesting within these wall mounted termination hoods.
• Provides an Extra Level of Weather Protection
• Deters Bird and Squirrel Entry
• Helps Hide Unsightly Vents
• Works on all Siding Types
• Available in White, Brown and Tan
• Made in the USA
• Shields from harmful UV
• Easy Installation and Removal for Cleaning
• Heavy Gauge Zinc & Powder Coated Steel
• Sized for Smaller Termination Hoods
The Defender’s patented design, features vertical bars that hinder lint buildup while making it difficult (if not impossible) for most pests to gain entry. Most traditional guards provide tight cross sectional bars that get blocked with lint quickly and are often made of plastic that deteriorates when exposed to the sun and UV rays. The Defenders’ vertical bars make it easy to clean and the entire Defender is made of 100% steel that’s zinc coated and finally powder coated to outlast any other similar product. The hooded design feature helps move rain and snow away from the wall vent rather than settling into the guard preventing hard “bricks” of lint from forming. With just two screws and two minutes, the Defender can help protect your home or condo and works on all siding types.
Today’s building codes require a dryers’ termination hood to exhibit a damper and no screen or mesh. Many of the older legacy hooded vents are extremely inefficient because the hood does not allow the damper to swing far enough open. Modern dryers create much more CFM’s and thus are restricted in their efficiency by vent termination hood that do not open adequately. Consider retrofitting your current wall vent with the 100% efficient DryerWallVent from the same company.
The Defenders are available in three sizes depending on what vent(s) you’re trying to cover and are proudly made in the U.S.A.
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INSTALLING THE DEFENDER: DFR6
The Defender installs easily on all siding types with just two screws. Simply place your Defender over the existing termination hood and affix the product with screws through the pre-drilled pilot holes located on the top and sides of each unit. Be sure to select the proper screw type for your siding to provide a secure hold. The DFR8’s interior dimensions are 7.5” square and is designed to go over 4” duct terminations that have a medium profile face (max. 7 1/8” wide x 7 1/4” high). Please note that it’s best to install The Defender after your dryer vent, bathroom, and/or kitchen exhaust duct run has been cleaned. If you need to contact a local duct cleaning professional, click the Service Company Locator link.