Reading a recent article “Here’s how to show your pet even more love” – it gave me some inspiration, one of the things we are often asked about is installing a pet door in an existing window or door or even an existing barrier or security door.
We share our space with our four legged friends so why would we not want to make them comfortable. Aside from the challenges of teaching them to go through a flap or door if they have never done so – I personally can recommend treats – we also need to make sure it can work cost effectively for us.
So here goes some options – to install a purpose made dog or cat door in:-
More often than not the typical residential or domestic door has been manufactured using toughened glass. Which unfortunately rules it put as a option because toughened glass cannot be cut – so next option we move on to, unless you are prepared to replace the entire panel of glass which will cost hundreds of dollars!
Option two Windows
Perfect for our feline friends but not unless you have a circus tricked up canine or a dedicate walk-up to the window is this an option for a dog. Cats are agile climbers and windows are often installed using typical annealed glass- this is an easy on site job to install the cat flap in.
Option three is the screen
So then comes the fly screen, barrier (typical diamond) screen or even the security screen option – possibly the easiest installation of all – but a word of warning if your large dog can fit through you dog door – remember so can a small or flexible human.
Ensure you check with your security screen manufacturer for their recommendations. I know with my Crimsafe Ultimate screen door with dog door – I do not leave it open when I head upstairs – if my kelpie can fit through it so can a small person.
Crimsafe is designed for your safety so I am aware that this dog door is a weak link in my security at home – as such, I work around it. I want the dogs to have flexibility but above all, I want my security – ultimately my security comes first.
Crimsafe does not warranty a security screen with a dog door in it for this very reason – but you can still get it done. At Central Glass and Aluminium, we put your safety first and make sure you understand this is a weak link that you need to be aware of – because unfortunately, the unwarranted intruders will take advantage of this chink in your security screen armour.
So no matter how big you four-legged loved one is there is a solution – you just have to work out which one is best for you – contact us and we will walk through the options for you.
Here it is if you want even more inspiration for your four legged loved one – check this out!