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How to Install a Dog Door in a Glass Door?

Getting doggy door installation for your doors and walls can be very beneficial for you. To start with, you don’t have to be a doorman for your pet every time it has to go out to answer the call of nature. Dog doors can be conveniently installed into all kinds of walls and doors in your home and they will continue to be useful for a lifetime.

Dog doors are one of the best gifts you can give to your pets. It gives them the freedom to go in and out of the house without troubling anyone at awkward timings. But installing a dog door might seem challenging if you have a glass door in your house. Glass is susceptible to damage and vulnerable to force. This increases risk of damage during doggy door installation.

It is possible to make your pet run through the glass door without breaking it if you install a dog door in it. However, installing a dog door in a glass door is not as simple as it sounds. If you take a drill and start drilling holes in your glass door, you are simply going to crack it completely and your expensive door will be of no use then. Glass is a fragile material and it has to be dealt with extreme caution when making way for your dog to go through it.

The first thing to do before you grab a hammer and start thumping through your door is to see if the door has a single-pane or a double-pane glass installed in it. A single-pane glass can be easily cut as it is not very thick. However, if your glass door is made up of a double-pane glass, it is challenging and the process takes time.

The double-pane glass has to be taken care of and you have to take further steps before you can actually install a dog door in it. The first step you have to take is to get knowledge about the glass door you own. The glass that has been installed in the door varies significantly from other glass doors. Before you start hammering it, it is important that you work according to the glass. The first step can be done simply by finding an experienced glazier who has knowledge about your door’s glass.

If you have an in-glass project, then Pet Doors offers two excellent services. Whether it is for your glass door or for your glass window, they will do it all for you. Pet Doors also offers a service on their website which will help you find a qualified glazier who has experience in specifically dealing with doggy doors in glass doors.

If you want to find a glazier through them, the process is pretty simple and straightforward to follow. Just go on to their website and find a local installer that has been approved and recommended by the company itself. The website will ask you about your location and with find you an installer according to the state you live in. After getting multiple options, you can select the one that’s closest to your city and leave the rest to them. Other ways of finding a glazier involve using Yelp or Google. You can search on any site and find the most convenient option for you.

The reason why finding an experienced glazier is so important is because all the following steps are linked to the information they are going to provide you with. The glazier will measure your glass from all dimensions and give you the exact size. They will also measure the thickness of the glass and tell you other relevant information. Another piece of information that is important to know is about any tints on the glass, like Low-E coating and others.

The other piece of information that you will require is the size of your pet and the size of the dog door you are planning to get made. Measure your pet from the widest part and add 2 inches to it for the width. For the length, add 2 inches to the height of your pet from its shoulders to its feet. This will give you a well-sized dog door that your pet will be able to use comfortably. The pet measurements are extremely important as you don’t want your pet to be stuck in-between the door.

Once you have finalized all the measurements and have the information about the glass in your door, you can place an order on Petdoor.com. The glass you order will be according to the information you have provided on the site. The website offers two services that cater to the ‘in glass’ category for the dog doors. These are specialized doors as they have to be incorporated with the exact kind of glass. The order will be processed and you can either choose the Pet Door Guys or the Advanced Windows. They both offer excellent service and material, as per your order.

Generally, an order can take up to 3-4 weeks for production. This takes time because the glass made will be exactly the same as to what your old glass was like. As soon as the glass is delivered to you, you are ready to install your new glass door with a dog door in it. You can now call the glazier again and finish the project. The last task is pretty simple as the glazier only has to swap the current glass with the one you have ordered.

The high-quality service and glass provided by them will make life easy for you and your pet. Your pet will no longer keep wagging its tail around so you can take it out to relieve itself.

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