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These helpful guidelines outline work and material deficiencies in new homes and residential condominium units covered under the statutory warranty [...]

Exhaust Fan Duct Terminates in Attic or Crawl Space

Article Number

7.6

Condition

EXHAUST FAN DUCT TERMINATES IN ATTIC OR CRAWL SPACE

Acceptable Performance/Condition

Exhaust fans shall be ducted to the exterior in accordance with the Building Code.

Warranty

Two-Year - Ontario Building Code Health and Safety Violations. • Damage resulting from improper maintenance or additions, deletions or alterations made by the homeowner is excluded from the statutory warranty.

Action

Exhaust fans not meeting the acceptable performance shall be repaired.

Remarks

Exhaust fans and clothes dryers should never be ducted into heated or unheated enclosed spaces such as basements, attics and soffits, or attached garages. Moisture buildup in these areas can cause damage.

  

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