Thinking about installing a pet door in your Lakeland garage door? It might not be a bad idea.
By installing a pet door in your garage, you and your pets may have several advantages. Your pets will be able to enjoy some independence in accessing a comfortable insulated shelter without constantly scratching on the door to your home.
This is better than a pet door into your house, which could allow access to unwanted visitors of all types. As for the garage, leaving the garage door cracked or a door partially open at all hours invites potential thieves as well as vermin.
The following is information about types of pet doors if you decide that installing a pet door in your garage is a good solution for your home, family, and pets. A brief overview on how to install a pet door in a garage door can be found below.
Pet doors come in a variety of options. Your reasons for installing a pet door may be a deciding factor on which type you choose. The following are some of the kinds of pet doors available today:
The most basic kinds of pet doors are designed to install on an exterior door, whether the home exterior or the garage door. This type has an aluminum or plastic frame and hard or soft flaps that pets pass through. This is the easiest type for do-it-yourself installation.
Options for this type of pet door include extreme-weather flaps that help to keep outdoor temperatures outside. With the year-round warm weather in Florida, even your insulated garage will stay cooler if the outdoor heat is kept out.
If you were in the market for a new door into your garage, you may want to consider a door with a pet pass-through already built-in. These are high-quality options that provide a greater measure of protection and energy efficiency.
You may find that the best option for your family is to provide a pet door through a wall of the garage. This is more involved than installing a pet door in an entryway. In fact, it is recommended that a carpenter or experienced handyman install this type of pet door.
Electronic pet doors will only allow pets that wear a sensor tag to enter and exit. The tags and the door can be programmed to allow pets access in and out of the garage at certain times of the day and remain locked at other times.
According to the Humane Society, using this type of electronic pet door is the most effective way to keep out unwanted wildlife such as skunks and raccoons.
The following is a brief overview of the steps involved in installing a pet door in your garage door for DIYers:
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