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Patio Dog Doors

Whether you have a Great Dane or a Chiuaua there are patio dog doors for everyone. There are pet doors for your cat also.

Most of these doggie doors can be easily installed in a few minutes. I am sure you have experienced having to replace the screens for your patio door due to your pet scratching relentlessly wanting to either come in or go out.

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Easy Installation

There is no need to cut a hole in a door or wall. No need to modify your sliding glass door framing. If you are moving you can easily take your patio dog doors with you and reinstall them in your new home. Most of these doors will install in minutes and come with all the hardware to complete the job.

Add Security

There are various styles available in patio dog doors. There are even electronic pet doors that are motor driven and open completely under their own power. This may be your best pet door solution. They are activated by an ultrasonic pet collar. This prohibits any stray animals from entering. This also increases your home’s security. Some brands include a dead bolt locking feature that guards against would-be intruders. Only the coded signal from your pet’s collar will open these electronic pet doors. Your pet can come and go as he or she pleases while their animal friends are locked out.

Reduce Heating Costs

Patio dog doors also reduce your heating bills. Some of the newer and slightly more expensive models on the market today are more secure against wind, rain, cold and snow and provide much better insulation than some of the older styles. The more affordable type of patio dog door is the flap doors. The flap style door hangs loosely allowing the outside weather to seep into your home as your pet enters and exits by jumping through the doggie door flap. This type of door can be secured by sliding and locking down the guard. When this is done your dog cannot go in or out. As well as letting in the cold the flap style may also allow other animals in the neighborhood to enter your home.

   

Before shopping and purchasing patio dog doors you should carefully measure the size of the frame on your sliding door. The pet door needs to fit precisely for weather resistance and added security. Also check out styles and compare prices online or visit your local pet store or home improvement center before making your decision. By installing a pet door Fido will be happier and so will you.