A Need-to-Know guide to patio panels! So your pet needs their own door but you need your that kitchen door or wall intact? A great option requiring little to no tools are Sliding Glass Dog Doors. These great panels do not ask to modify the frame of your sliding glass doors. Installation is simply placing the panel in the same track your slider slides on. The panel will meet with your frame and can even adjust to your track height with its spring loaded top! Continue reading
Besides the screwdriver, self-framing pet doors can be one of the most useful tools when it comes to installation. These types of frames can give your DIY project a clean, finished look. For hollow core doors or thin material, before installing a pet door, these materials need to be framed out. Without a certain saw, this can be difficult. If you have an existing hole in your door or wall that needs a door replacement, a self-framing option can make the selection process easier. Continue reading
Have you looked around and considered how many electronic devices you are using on a daily basis? Our lives are totally surrounded by electronics assisting us, guiding us and sometimes frustrating us too. They have even made their way into the world of pet doors.
PetDoors.com always appreciates any customer reviews that we receive, but we felt this particular review deserved to be featured. Below is an excerpt of a post written by Robert Robillard, blogger at aconcordcarpenter.com. He gives a detailed walkthrough of the installation process of our Endura Flap Pet Door, complete with multiple videos and photos. Thanks Robert!
Endura Flap Pet Door Installation
In a perfect world my two Labrador pups would let themselves in and out of the house as needed – and make their own dinner!
Although we don’t live in a perfect world that doesn’t mean we don’t strive for greater efficiency and better solutions. My search for this led me to installing a pet door. In this article I offer you my thoughts and tips on how to choose, measure for and install a quality pet door.
What’s a Pet Door?
A pet door, also known as a cat door and dog door, is a small portal in a wall, window or door to allow pets to enter and exit a house on their own.
The Value of a Pet Door
These doors are great for allowing your pet free access to the outdoors, providing emergency egress in case of a fire or other emergency, assisting when potty training and also allowing guard dogs access to the property.
It’s also a great feature for pet owners who work long hours and want their pets to have free access to a fenced in yard or other location. A pet door eliminates the need to rely on neighbors or friends to let your pet out.
Types of Pet Doors?
Today’s pet doors have spring loaded, flexible flap doors with strong magnets to close and seal the door flap from the weather. Some pet doors are electronically controlled by an RFID chip on the animals collar. The RFID chip unlocks the pet door as the animal approaches and locks it after they pass through.
The most common pet door is the flap door which is also the most cost effective and easiest to install.
Most folks don’t opt for the more complicated electronic door unless they have security issues or are concerned with stray animals entering the home. Other issues with electronic doors include battery failure in the animal’s collar or, should the collar be removed or lost, failure of the pet door to open.
How To Install A Pet Door Video:
To read the rest of Robert’s blog or to see photos and an additional video on temperature testing, visit aconcordcarpenter.com!
Pet doors are just like animals in that they come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. They are made for cats and dogs and they are made in both manual and electronic versions.
First, decide if you prefer a manual pet door or an electronic pet door. What’s the difference between them, and is one better than the other?