Pre-Installed Pet Doors

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Pre-Installed Pet Doors

If you need a new door along with your pet door, these pre-installed pet doors would be the way to go! As seen above, we have two different categories of pre-installed pet door units - those in storm doors with dog doors installed ( these are different than regular exterior doors with dog door built in through it) and those in glass doors.

But how do you know if purchasing a pre-installed pet door is right for you?  
Door with built in dog door may not be the best idea for your home.

Why You Should Buy A Storm Door with a Pet Door:

  • Getting a storm door with doggie door already installed may be a good alternative, as these doors attach to the outside of your existing door. If something does go wrong, at least you won't be without a door.
  • A storm door instead of a standard exterior door with built in pet door also protects your original door from any cuts, and may be useful as a form of security when you are on vacation.
  • It is also a more temporary pet door installation - if you no longer have need for your pet's door, you can always remove storm doors.

But is a door with a built-in pet door right for your situation? Here are some 
positives to purchasing them separately.  

Why You Should Buy Your Pet Door and People Door Separately:

  • Shipping in separate parts is cheaper than shipping an entire door with dog door installed.
  • Less chance of damage while shipping
  • More options of people doors when searching locally
  • Hanging a door is not easy; you'll probably want it done by a professional. So you've already got the installer at your house. Installing the pet door in the door you've chosen won't cost much more.
  • Fixing problems with your dog door installation if you order an exterior door with pet door online will be more troublesome than locally
  • It's very important, especially for larger dog doors, that the dog door be installed at the correct height. Or you may need an installation height that is a compromise for two different sized pets.  Many times customers call needing to replace the preinstalled dog door because once put in they find both pets can't use it comfortably.  Getting that done right is a lot easier when you're supervising the installer directly rather than doors with doggie doors pre installed..
  • If you need to return the door for any reason, it's much easier to do locally

We want to help you find the perfect pet door for your door! See our Pet Doors for People Doors page.