STORM DOOR INSTALLS
Installing a pet door in a storm door is just as easy as installing a door mount model pet door in a regular door. The main consideration is the thickness of the door. You will want to measure the thickness of your storm door and choose a pet door with a corresponding adjustment range.
Pet Doors Installed In Storm Doors
While it is true that there are a few doors and entry systems that you can purchase with pet doors pre-installed, you really do not want this in a storm door. It makes sense to pre-install pet doors in french doors because you are essentially replacing the glass panel. A similar situation applies to sliding glass doors and screens, but it does not make sense for storm doors.
Ordering storm doors with pet doors already installed from online retailers can be very expensive to return if they do not fit and will often leave you with a hefty restocking charge. You do not want to take chances with storm doors, which is why your best bet will always be to go with in-place installation.
Doggie Doors For Storm Doors
Storm doors basically come in two different types. The very thin metal-bottomed type and the thicker insulated versions. Some storm doors might have a panel design on the lower portion as well. You can install a pet door in panel-design doors but may want to caulk or shim around the frame of the pet door for weather sealing. Most of the time, these pet entry systems are called “doggie doors,” but they are suitable for either canine or feline members of the family.
Pet Doors For Aluminum Storm Door
In homes where aluminum store doors are already installed, the best solution comes from security boss, one of the most trusted names in the pet door segment. The heavy-duty aluminum frame of these pet doors is exactly what you need in order to maintain the structural integrity of your aluminum storm door.
Thin Door Installs
Not all storm doors are the thick, heavy-duty kind; some are thinner and made with fiberglass materials because they are designed for side doors or for homes in regions where inclement weather situations are not frequent; they also lack insulation. A good solution for this kind of storm door is the Petsafe plastic pet door, a low-cost door with a front-loading locking panel that will not be affected by corrosion.
Cat Door With Flap For Metal Door
Catmate is a brand that manufactures quality pet entry systems for feline companions. The cat mate two-way locking flap pet door is an inexpensive solution that can be easily installed on storm doors. Cats are usually pretty good at sensing weather changes and will rush inside before things get really stormy, but you do not have to worry about the flap flying open if your pet is taking his or her time outside. Weatherproof brush material along with a magnet embedded within the flap will hold things down until your cat returns.
Let Us Help You With Your Pet Storm Door Installs
Many customers ask us for storm doors with the pet door already installed. Moore Pet Supplies does not carry these doors because what seems like a rather simple solution is really more involved. Making sure you order a storm door that will fit well in your opening can be tricky, it is much better for you as the homeowner to acquire a storm door of your choosing. We can help you select the appropriate door for your situation. If you do not feel comfortable installing the pet door yourself, then a handyman can be very cost-effective.
Moore Pet Supplies maintains a nationwide database of contractors who can help with a pet storm door installation. Please get in touch with our customer service department in order to find an installer in your area. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have about our products or the delivery process.