Choosing the right dog door for your home and pet can be challenging. In this blog, we will discuss the pros and cons of different types of dog doors so you can choose the right one for your pet.
You may not want a dog door in your front or back door, either for aesthetic or security reasons. A wall-model dog door can be extremely discreet. This type of doggy can be installed in most types of exterior walls. Hidden dog door ideas include putting it at the back of a doghouse, behind a large decorative planter, or behind a thick hedge just outside your home.
You can also use a wall-mounted pet door in an interior wall, which can be very useful. Do you need to allow your pet access to a room that you like to keep closed? Do you want to give your cat access to a closet or another area of their own that can’t be accessed by larger dogs? An interior wall pet door lets you do this.
Look for a pet door specifically designed for wall use that offers various sizing options and tunnel lengths to accommodate different wall thicknesses. Also, look for different frame color options that can complement your inside décor.
Using an in-glass model pet door, you can allow your dog or cat access to a patio or backyard, without having to keep opening the door. This allows your pet to go out and come back in without constantly opening the entire door. Insulation around the door and high-quality flaps and magnets make this door energy efficient, keeping warm (or cool) air inside and insects outside.
Look for different options, such as in-glass pet doors or panel models, and detailed instructions on how to install, if you’re doing it yourself.
A storm window replacement model dog door, available in many shapes and sizes, can be used to replace either a storm window or the bottom part of a screen door. Also, a screen model pet door can be used with a screen door, window screen, or for a screened porch.
Look for a storm window model that’s designed to easily insert into the bottom part of a screen door and one that’s available in various sizes to accommodate existing doors. For a screen model, make sure you get the right frame thickness.
What about dog door ideas for French doors? If you have a French door leading out to a patio, you can install a dog door into the bottom of that door. The type of door you’ll need depends on whether the door is glass or wood.
Look for detailed instructions on how to install this type of pet door, including how to determine if you need professional help.
At Hale Pet Door we know that choosing the right dog door for your home and pet can make a big difference in your daily routine and provide your furry friend with the freedom they need. Whether you opt for a wall-mounted dog door, a sliding glass door, a screen door, a French door, or a window model pet door, it’s important to think about your and your pet’s needs. That’s why at Hale all of our dog doors are hand-crafted from top-quality materials and built in-house at our U.S. factory.
To explore a wide range of dog doors and find the right fit for your home and pet, shop dog doors today and make your life easier while enhancing your pet’s quality of life.
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