We have a complete selection of patio pet doors and sliding pet doors. Installing a patio pet door can be a great option that eliminates the need to make a hole in a wall or household door.
We can provide custom size pet doors for doors, walls, French doors, and patio doors. You can get a custom size pet door ranging from cats to Great Danes.
Dog doors and cat doors can look small from a human point of view, but the door opening doesn't have to be as big as the pet standing upright.
The opening width should be a little wider than the widest part of your cat or dog.
A pet door can be installed through a house door, a wall, or even a window.
Many choose to install their pet door in a house door, because it's a fairly simple installation and easy to restore – just replace the door.
How much work you need to do to secure your yard depends on your pets and their personality. Most dogs are perfectly happy going out in a fenced area and going back in without ever getting into trouble.
The PlexiDor is the best pet door for a wall.
This durable pet door is crafted from the finest materials to withstand time and weather. It is available with a white, bronze, or brushed aluminum frame.
The wall kit comes with an aluminum tunnel to cover the inside of the wall, and the tunnel should be installed with a slope to lead rain and snow away from the wall.
Yes, there are window inserts as well as doors mounted on the glass. To install through glass, you will need to have the pane replaced locally.
We sell a window kit for cat size pet doors, and this kit works with the AB10 and AB21 pet doors.
The door must be installed at a height tall enough for the tall dog to pass through without hitting their back, yet low enough for the short dog to get over the threshold.
We recommend that the dog door is installed with a 2 inch clearance from the top of the dog's back to the opening of the door.
Installation prices will vary, depending on installation location and materials.
For instance, getting a PlexiDor installed in a house door usually ranges between $200-$350.
The glass used in a window or door is tempered – a process that increases its strength but also makes it impossible to cut without shattering.
In order to install a pet door through a window or a glass door, the pane must be replaced.
The PlexiDor Glass Series is a prefabricated one-piece glass door insert, designed to fit French doors and patio doors.
The mounting hole for your old pet door probably won't be exactly the same as for the PlexiDor, but you can usually alter the existing hole to fit.
Give our customer service a call at 800-749-9609 option 3. They are experienced and can help you find the closest fit, and give ideas on how to manage the existing hole.
Yes, an episode of “This Old House” featured a PlexiDor wall installation
You can see the video on their website; the door installation starts right after 16 minutes into the video. They talk about why they're putting the door where they're putting it, how they decided how big the door would need to be, and show the installation.
Aging dogs have different needs than puppies, and there are some things to consider when choosing a pet door for an older dog.
Installing a pet door is usually fairly easy, but it may depend on the type of door and where exactly you want it to be.
Some pet doors are extremely easy to install, for instance pet doors for sash windows.
Framing depth measures the distance from a pet door's inside frame to the outside frame.
Many doors are constructed to fit a regular household door. That means, the pet door will frame the hole through the door, giving a professional appearance.
You can install a pet door under a window like a regular wall installation if there is enough room. Small and medium size doors usually fit.
Depending on pet door model, you may need more room than just to fit the door – make sure you have room to attach the security plate.
The Plexidor Electronic pet door is designed to plug into a standard US or Canadian household outlet – 110-120 V power. It does not operate on battery power.
For use overseas, we can help you find a transformer that will power the door.
In extreme weather conditions, the aluminum tunnel can be cold and slippery, but the problem can be solved.
The PlexiDor wall models come with an aluminum tunnel that covers the sides, top, and bottom of the hole through the wall.
Yes, you can install a pet door in a house door with recessed panels.
Pet doors with plastic frames can be too flexible to be used on a house door that isn't flat, and it's easier to install a cat or dog door with aluminum frame, such as the PlexiDor.
Whether or not your pets will set off the alarm will depend on the alarm system.
Most motion sensors exclude small animals – there are probably already animals moving in the yard during both days and nights.
Putting in a new pet door that's smaller than the old one can be a little tricky, but it's definitely manageable. The best option will depend on the situation.
If the new door is just a little smaller, it might be possible to fill out the gap with some wood and cover with a molding that fits the overall look.
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