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Dog doors provide a convenient way for dogs to go outside in the yard without having to be let out. A dog door also makes it easy for pets to get back inside when they’re done being outdoors. Since installing a dog door involves making an opening in a door or wall, it’s important to choose a petsafe dog door that won’t let raccoons and other critters in while also keeping cold air out in winter or hot air out in summer.
PlexiDor dog doors provide a secure way to give your furry friend easy access to your yard. With a PlexiDor doggy door, your dog can venture outdoors and come back in safely. Find out more about choosing a dog door and what sets these pet doors apart from the competition.
Do People Still Use Dog Doors?
Yes, many pet owners do use dog doors for their pets. Some might even have a cat door installed to let their cats explore outside from time to time. A doggie door or cat door gives pets an easier way to get outside without having to wait on their owners. When you have a petsafe dog door installed, you can allow your pets to go in and out as they please for fresh air and exercise or to relieve themselves. Getting the right doggy door for your home can provide you with peace of mind that your pets are able to enjoy the benefits of dog doors.
What Are the Benefits of Using a Doggie Door?
Dogs need regular exercise in order to stay healthy and happy. Most also need to go outside to relieve themselves instead of going in the house. When you don’t have a dog door, this means you have to go over to the door to let them out, then let them back in. When they’re done outside or if it starts raining, your pets can come back inside on their own. Rather than having to wait for you, they can head indoors where it’s safe, dry, and warm in winter or cool in summer.
How Safe Are Doggy Doors?
Having dog doors can be just as safe as your regular exterior doors, depending on the type you choose. PlexiDor dog doors provide a secure way for dogs to get in and out. Instead of a simple flap or double flap that lets pets go out whenever they want without much security, these dog doors offer better security. They feature shatter-resistant saloon-style K9 composite panels that aren’t vulnerable to sun exposure, high impact, or extreme temperature fluctuations.
These panels are able to open and close smoothly, quietly, and easily when pets exit or enter your home. Unlike flaps, they won’t make a loud noise and startle your pet. A PlexiDor petsafe dog door also comes with durable aluminum frames.
What happens when you don’t want your pets to be able to use a dog door, such as when you’re not at home to make sure they don’t escape your yard or during storms? PlexiDor offers high tech pet doors that allow you to have more control over when your pets go in and out. These dog doors use radio frequency identification (RFID) technology in the form of a code. This only lets in pets that have a programmed collar key on them inside your home. You can remove this collar key when you want your pets to stay inside. These electronic dog doors also prevent other pets and wildlife from being able to use your doggie door.
Do Dog Doors Let Cold Air In?
When you have a dog door for sliding glass doors or another pet patio door or wall entry pet door, you might worry about cold air filling your home. This can drive up your heating bills in winter and make your home uncomfortable. PlexiDor dog doors include dual thermo-pane panels with high-density nylon pile weather seal lining to keep cold air outside in winter. This helps boost your home’s energy efficiency. These pet doors can also keep hot air outside in summer to help lower your air conditioning costs.
What Should I Look for in a Doggie Door?
When you decide to purchase a doggy door for your pet, choosing one involves taking certain factors into consideration. One of the most important factors is height. The height of your dog door should provide your dog with at least 2 inches of space above their back. This helps ensure that your dog can walk in and out without any problems, such as bumping into the top of the frame.
The overall size of dog doors, including the width, is another factor to consider. For example, if you have a large dog, you should look for large dog doors that accommodate their size. Your dog should have enough room to get in and out of a doggy door.
The pet door you choose should also be made of a sturdy material. A heavy duty material, such as an aluminum frame, provides better durability compared to a plastic pet door.
Safety and security are other important factors to think about. Pet owners who have dog doors with flaps don’t have as much security. These flaps can become damaged in extreme weather or due to wear and tear over time. They can also make it possible for critters to get into your home, as well as hot or cold outdoor air.
Choosing a dog door without a door flap means having better safety and security. You also won’t have to worry about needing replacement flaps. PlexDor offers smartdoor pet doors, as well as a dog door for sliding glass doors, wall entry pet door options, and much more. You can also get a closing panel for your dog door, which you can attach for improved security when you’re away from home. This panel prevents any pets or critters or other intruders from getting into your home.
How Do I Choose a Doggy Door?
The dog door you choose for your pets should be the right size, height, and width for easy access. Your doggy door should also have a durable frame with weatherproof features to help lower the risk of damage and keep the elements out of your home, such as rain and cold air. Avoid dog doors with flaps, and choose a doggie door with panels that operate smoothly and efficiently.
Where you plan to install your dog door also matters. You’ll need a wall kit if you plan to add a wall mount dog door to your home. Otherwise, you’ll need a dog door installation for an exterior door. Keep in mind that you can get a glass pet door with tinted glass that provides pets with views of the outdoors at all times, whether you put the door in a wall or exterior door.
How Much Does a Dog Door Cost?
The amount you can expect to pay for a PlexiDor dog door can vary, depending on the type you get, the size, and other factors. For example, a door for small dogs will usually cost considerably less than an X-large door for big dogs. Other features can affect the price of your dog door, such as the finish you choose. Your overall price will also be higher if you purchase more than one door.
Do Doggy Doors Need to Be Replaced?
Traditional dog doors with flaps often need replacement flaps. These plastic dog doors aren’t made to be durable, so they tend to become damaged over time. PlexiDor dog doors are built to withstand extreme weather and high impact, making them a long-term investment for your home. With a PlexiDor pet door properly installed, your risk of needing it repaired or replaced is low.
How to Install a Dog Door
Dog doors should be installed at the correct height to allow pets to get in and out without any issues. The correct height depends on the size of your dog. For example, a small dog door should be installed roughly 2 to 4 inches above the floor, while an extra large dog door should be installed roughly 12 to 14 inches above the floor. This prevents small dogs from having to jump high to get through or large dogs from having to stoop to use the door. Although these can be installed as a DIY project, an expert installer can help ensure that it’s done properly.
Find the Best Dog Door for Your Home
When you’re looking for a petsafe dog door for exterior doors or walls, visit Bradley Building Products. We offer PlexiDor dog doors in different sizes, so small dogs, medium size dogs, or big dogs can fit through comfortably. We can help you find the right type of dog door for your home, whether you want a dog door for sliding glass doors, wall-mounted dog door, or electronic dog doors. Our experts can also install your new doggy door to provide your pets with safe and convenient access outdoors. We have the ideal pet products for your home.