Types of doggie door installations
of doggie door installations:
glass door panel. A glass panel approximately the width of the dog
door is put in place at the open side of your sliding glass door,
which then closes against it, reducing the size of the opening through
which you pass. It is fastened securely so there is no less security
than before installation.
glass door in the glass. This type of installation involves replacing
a portion of your sliding glass patio door with one that has an
opening cut into the glass, into which the dog door is then installed.
This type usually requires professional installation, and is not
readily available in all locations.
slider for patio doors. This type opens the entire door and is best
suited for very large dogs.
- Screen mount is the simplest and cheapest type of installation,
consisting of a flap arrangement, which is fastened into an opening
cut into a door or window screen.
window. This type is an extension that fastens either onto the window
frame below the window, or onto the window itself, which is then
secured in the "up" position to make room for the door.
window. This typed is similar to the sliding glass door panel, but
mount in the glass. This type is similar to the sliding glass door
in the glass. You must either buy replacement glass for the window
or cut the hole yourself. It is also not available everywhere.
mount pet doors mount in the bottom of a door into which a hole
has been cut.
Door inserts replace one pane of glass in a French Door with a pet
door of the same size.
door mount is as above, except mounted in a hole cut into your garage
mount is placed into a hole cut into an exterior wall of your house.
Due to the thickness of the wall, this type resembles a short tunnel,
which can be extended into a longer one if desired.
you've decided on the type of installation, you'll want to choose
the type of door and here too the choices are varied. Types of doggie
doors include manual, several types of electronic doors, and those
that are fully automatic.
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