Date Posted: April 29, 2022

Is There A Type Of Dog Door You Can Put Through Glass?

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For some dog owners, the only good placement option for a dog door is through glass, whether that be a sliding glass door or the pane of a window. And for some, that may sound like an impossible task — putting a hole through glass without having to replace the entire thing.

As it turns out, there’s a much easier solution for a dog door in glass. In fact, there is more than one option. One is perfect for homeowners who don’t want their pet’s access door to obstruct the view or use of their door or window. The other is a great option for renters who can’t make permanent changes to the property they’re renting. Below are the details of each option and how they are installed.

In-Glass Dog Door

An In Glass Hale Pet Door installed in a sliding glass doorThe first solution for having a dog door in a pane of glass is an in-glass model. These pet doors are installed directly into the glass of a door or window, and sit discreetly in the corner of each. These models do require a permanent hole to be cut in the glass, but once installed, they are a perfect access point for your dog to come and go from your home as they please.

Installation

In-glass dog doors require professional installation. Please do not try to measure and cut a hole through the glass on your own in your home. The glass in your existing doors or windows is tempered and cannot be cut into without shattering. A new pane of glass with the hole precut before the tempering process is required for this installation.

In order to properly install an in-glass model dog door, technicians will come to your home to measure your glass door or window and the pet door you want to install. Once the new pane of glass is received from the glass manufacturer, they carefully install and inspect your pet’s access door to make sure everything is secure and the structure of your door or window isn’t compromised.

They will also usually follow up with a phone call a few days after to make sure everything is working right. This professional installation may seem like a large expense but having the perfect pet door installed correctly in your home is worth the investment.

Panel Model Dog Door

A panel model dog door or a window model dog door is the second option for those who want to install a pet access door in glass but can’t or don’t want to make permanent changes to their property. This model comes as a panel with an access door for your pet already installed. These panels fit either vertically into the opening of a sliding glass door or vertical window, or horizontally below a window.

Installing a panel model pet door is simple, straightforward, and can be done by yourself at home. All you need to do is fit the panel into the frame of the window or door of your choosing, and make sure it locks into place. The mechanism to secure the panel dog door or window dog door varies depending on the model you choose but all are fairly straightforward and simple to install with either no or minimal tools.

The most important thing to remember when it comes to panel model dog doors is that the panel will take up some of the room available when the door or window is ajar. So, be sure to measure the opening that will be left after installment to make sure things like strollers or wheelchairs will still fit.

Installation

Installing a panel model pet door is simple, straightforward, and can be done by yourself at home. All you need to do is fit the panel into the frame of the window or door of your choosing, and make sure it locks into place. The mechanism to secure the panel dog door or window dog door varies depending on the model you choose but all are fairly straightforward and simple to install with either no or minimal tools.

Both Models Available at Hale Pet Door

Installing a panel model pet door is simple, straightforward, and can be done by yourself at home. All you need to do is fit the panel into the frame of the window or door of your choosing, and make sure it locks into place. The mechanism to secure the panel dog door or window dog door varies depending on the model you choose but all are fairly straightforward and simple to install with either no or minimal tools.

At Hale Pet Door, we offer both the in-glass and panel models along with several other pet door products. Shop for a high-quality dog door here. Our pet access doors are built and designed with your pet’s safety and your home’s security in mind. No matter which product you choose, you can be sure your pet’s access door will last.








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