PlexiDor Sliding Door Dog Doors Series
Having to open and close your sliding glass door to let pets in and out can be inconvenient at times. When you’re in the middle of something, your pets might have to wait to go out or come back in. This can lead to potty accidents inside your home or behavioral issues if your pets don’t get enough outdoor exercise. PlexiDor offers dog doors for sliding glass doors as an ideal solution. This type of doggie door is designed to fit in your sliding glass door, so your pets can go outside and come in anytime they want. These pet doors have a heavy duty aluminum frame, energy efficient properties, and many other benefits, whether you use them as a dog door or cat door.
Choosing the best dog door for your needs is easy when you shop with Bradley Building Products. We have PlexiDor Sliding Glass Dog Doors available for purchase in various sizes. Whether you have a small dog or extra large dog, you can find the right size pet door for your home. These doors are the ideal pet products for Florida homeowners who want a simple and convenient way to let pets go in and out on their own. Bradley Building Products has built a reputation for offering high-quality home improvement products and building materials, from dog doors to decking. Keep us in mind when you’re looking for building products for your home improvement projects, repairs, or remodeling.
What’s the Difference Between a Sliding Dog Door and a Traditional Dog Door?
When you think of traditional dog doors, you might picture a flap that pets push through to go in and out. That’s exactly what a traditional dog door is. These dog doors are usually made of vinyl or plastic that can become worn over time. With this type of dog door, you need to buy replacement flaps from time to time. If you get the wrong flap size, your pets will also have a hard time using your pet door. These flap panel dog doors also don’t have an airtight seal. This can let drafts, rain, and snow into your home, making it uncomfortable and potentially causing damage. Your options might also be limited for where you have a traditional pet door installed. For example, you might not be able to have one installed in your sliding glass door.
A PlexiDor sliding dog door has no flaps that can wear out over time. Instead, this doggie door has saloon-style panels that won’t become damaged or worn out. These spring-loaded panels gently open and close quietly, so they won’t scare or startle your pets. You can have these dog doors easily installed right in the glass of your sliding patio door. This provides a convenient way for your pets to get to your patio and yard whenever they want. These sliding door pet doors have an airtight seal and thermo panel 3e glass, which makes them energy efficient. You won’t need to block drafts or make sure rain isn’t getting inside your home when you have this type of dog door installed.
Worried about getting your pets to use a sliding dog door? PlexiDor dog doors make it simple for pets to get in and out, but you might need to do a bit of training first. Using quality treats for this is a great way to motivate your pets. Find out more about high-value treats to train your dog to use a dog door.
What Are the Benefits of Sliding Door Dog Doors?
PlexiDor dog doors for sliding glass doors are available in different sizes to accommodate different breeds. You can choose the size you need, from small to X-large, depending on how large your dog is. Keep in mind that a small-sized door also works as a cat door. With the perfect size door, your pets can walk in and out easily.
Variety of Sizes
PlexiDor dog doors for sliding glass doors are available in different sizes to accommodate different breeds. (2) You can choose the size you need, from small to X-large, depending on how large your dog is. Keep in mind that a small-sized door also works as a cat door. With the perfect size door, your pets can walk in and out easily.
These dog doors feature dual thermo-pane panels that keep the sun from heating up your home during summer. These weatherproof panels also prevent drafts of freezing air from entering your home in winter. These features can help you enjoy lower energy bills.
These durable pet doors can last for years after installation, even when exposed to extreme weather. When your sliding door pet door is all set up, you’ll save money on energy bills, the cost of dog walkers, and more. Keep in mind that these dog doors are also more affordable than other pet door brands.
Freedom and Independence
Dog and cat doors give pets an incredible amount of freedom and independence. When you have a petsafe door installed in your sliding glass doors, your pets can come and go as they please. This allows them to head outside for potty breaks as soon as they need to go or get the daily exercise they need to stay healthy and happy. They can also enjoy the sun and fresh air without having to wait for you or other family members to be around. If you have one of the most independent dog breeds, this kind of dog door comes in handy even more. Your independent pup won't have to rely on you to let them in and out.
How Do You Install Dog Doors for Sliding Glass Doors?
When you want to put a patio pet door in your sliding glass door, how does this work? Knowing how to prepare for a dog door can help you get ready to have it installed. These PlexiDor dog doors are made to fit in a sliding glass door frame securely and easily. They don’t require removing or replacing any hardware in your doors. Instead, they come as a one-piece prefabricated door insert with a doggie door panel. This insert replaces the glass panel in your sliding glass door. These pet products meet building codes, so you don’t need to worry about being in violation of them.
Is this a DIY project for your home? Although this dual pane dog door is simple to install, an authorized installer or dealer will handle it for you. This is a quick installation process that takes roughly 45 minutes to complete. When your installer or dealer is done, you’ll have a reliable dog door installed in your sliding glass door. With dual pane glass and a heavy duty frame, you can enjoy energy efficiency and durability. There’s no flexible flap to deal with or a lack of weather resistance. Instead, you’ll have a high-quality dog door that your furry friend can begin using as soon as they want.
What Sizes of Dogs Can Use Dog Door Inserts for Sliding Glass Doors?
From small to extra large, dogs of all sizes can get through these door inserts. As long as you get the correct size for your pet, you won’t have any problems with your doggie door. Instead of having to get up and open a screen door to let your pets in and out, they can use a dog door for sliding glass doors. Keep in mind that getting the right size isn’t just about how large your pet is. The size you get should reach about 2 inches above your dog’s back. This ensures that they have plenty of space to walk in and out of the dog door.
PlexiDor has a couple of different dog door inserts available based on sliding glass door sizes. You can choose from an 80-inch or a 96-inch sliding door insert. After deciding between these sizes for your patio panel pet door, you can choose the door size needed for your pet. These PlexiDor dog doors come in medium, large, and X-large sizes to fit different breeds. Small dogs and cats can use medium sliding door inserts. Medium inserts can also accommodate dogs that weigh up to 40 pounds. Large dog door inserts are meant for dogs that weigh up to 100 pounds, such as golden retrievers and German shepherds. X-large inserts are designed for extra large dogs weighing up to 220 pounds, such as St. Bernards and Old English sheepdogs. This height range helps ensure that you can get the best door size for your pets.
Are Sliding Door Dog Doors Energy Efficient?
These dog doors can help you use less energy in your home. If your current door has single pane glass, you’re probably getting drafts and more heat from outside in summer. Using a flap panel dog door won’t help solve this problem. Instead, a PlexiDor pet door with dual pane panels is the right solution. These dog doors have insulated (IGU) tempered glass that helps keep out drafts, heat from the sun, and extreme weather in general.(4) Even a double flap dog door won’t be able to do that. Your PlexiDor dog door can help you save up to 10 percent on your heating and cooling bills.
These dog doors are suitable for all climates thanks to their energy-efficient features and durable, weatherproof design. Whether you’re having one installed as a dog door or cat door, your pet can use it in all kinds of weather. For Florida homeowners or renters, this means spending less on air conditioning and not having to worry about rain from torrential downpours entering their home. These dog doors have a high amount of weather resistance and won’t deteriorate due to exposure to the sun’s rays or other elements. The frames are also available in different colors, which makes it easier to incorporate your dog door into your sliding door’s current design.
How Affordable Is the PlexiDor Sliding Door Series?
No matter what your budget is, PlexiDor dog doors are an affordable pet door option. These dog doors have a higher price tag than a simple pet door with a flap. However, they last much longer, so you don’t have to spend money replacing them over and over. These dog doors help you save money in other ways, while also giving you peace of mind. PlexiDor dog doors cut down on your energy usage, leading to a decrease in your energy bills.
These dog and cat doors also come with a warranty for even greater peace of mind. There’s a 5-year warranty on the frame and glass and a 10-year warranty on the dog door. These warranties can help you save money if you have any problems with your PlexiDor pet product. With warranties, energy efficiency, ease of use, and other benefits, your pet door will pay for itself over time. Purchasing PlexiDor dog doors for sliding glass doors is a smart, long-term investment for your home.
How to Buy a Dog Door for a Sliding Glass Door
When you decide to purchase a PlexiDor dog door, you can look forward to all of the advantages it offers over traditional pet door flaps. Choosing your new dog door or cat door starts with determining what size you need for your pets. Choose a door based on your largest pet if you have multiple pets in your home. Keep in mind that you’ll want your pets to have 2 feet of space over their backs when they go in and out through the dog door. When you have the right door size picked out, you can then choose a color that matches your current sliding glass door. You can also decide between glass and low E glass, which provides improved energy efficiency.
Remember that you shouldn’t plan on a DIY installation for your new pet door. Instead, find an authorized PlexiDor installer or dealer in your area to put your new dog door in place for you. Since this process takes less than an hour, you’ll have a fully functioning dog door in no time. Keep your warranty in a safe place, so you can refer to it if needed. However, with the durability and spring-loaded design of your sliding dog door, you should have a low risk of needing any repairs or replacements. The most you might have to do is replace the springs if they wear out over time.
While you're choosing your new dog door, keep in mind that your dog will most likely be spending more time outdoors. Adding the right toys to your shopping list can help ensure that your pup has a fun time out there. Learn more about different types of dog toys to get for outdoor play.
Purchase Your Sliding Door Dog Door Today
Are you ready to buy your PlexiDor dog door for sliding glass doors? Bradley Building Products has just what you need. Visit us online to choose the height range, size, and color of the dog door you need for your sliding glass door. We also encourage you to reach out to us at 941-377-5969 for more details about these dog doors or other PlexiDor products.