The question: If you have a choice, is it better to vent an electric clothes dryer located in a cement block basement through a window or through the wall of the house? Is there a 'best practice' to follow here?
I'm doing some renovations on my 1942 Cape Cod. Previous owners, at one time or another, vented the electric dryer in the basement through an adjacent window right above the dryer and also through the wall of the house above the window. I know this because old vents exist in both places. I'll be replacing the horrible old wood window above the washer and dryer with glass block. I can easily incorporate a block with a built-in dryer vent when I do. I will also be siding the house, so that old vent will go away. I would think that, given a choice, the window is the way to go rather than piercing through new siding.
But if you are a pro or just someone with DIYer experience here I'd be interested in your take. I just want to this once by doing it right.