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Storm Doors For Pets

Installing Pet Doors in Storm Doors

A Pet Door Installed in a Storm Door

A Pet Door Installed in a Storm Door

Installing a pet door in a storm door is a great idea. You can give your pet access to the pet door without cutting a hole in your main door. Then you can close the main door to prevent access to the pet door in the storm door.

Here's what we recommend

  • Purchase the storm door locally. You will have a much better selection, it will cost far less, you won't have to put it together (they usually ship "knock down") and you'll be able to arrange for installation together with installation of the pet door at the same time. Problems are much easier to resolve locally as well.
  • Remember that the pet door you buy must be self-framing and it must accommodate doors as thin as the storm door--which you should measure.  All "self-framing" dog doors have an adjustment range and for some, the adjustment range doesn't cover a thinner storm door type door.  These adjustment ranges are given for all self-framing pet doors on our  pet doors for doors  page.
  • Use a high performance dog door. If you need a storm door, you probably need one of the better performing pet doors as well. We recommend sticking with one of the '4 Season or Severe Climate Use' models we've listed below.
  • Mount at the correct height for your pet. The height that the pet door is installed at, especially in the larger sizes, is critical to the comfortable use by your dog. You'll find it easier to get this right if you are supervising the installation yourself.

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