If you’re a pet owner, you probably know that pets and screen doors don’t mix. Many pets have claws that can destroy screens quickly and effortlessly. Waiting for their owners to allow them in or out of the house, our beloved pets will stand up on their hind legs and sink their front claws deep into the screen and the screen usually looses! What’s to be done to fix this problem?
At Tashman Home Center, we’ve got a functional, easy fix for the pet-and-screen-door problem. Pet doors.
Benefits of Pet Doors in Screen Doors
- Save your screen. No longer will you have to worry that your dog or cat’s claws will tear apart the screen in your screen door! With a pet door in place, they will have no reason to claw at the door in attempt to leave.
- Protect your door frame from claw marks. It’s not just the screens that suffer when your pet wants to go outside. The door frame also can become damaged by your pet’s sharp claws. Pet doors will stop this problem.
- Convenience. With dog doors and pet screens, you’ll never have to get up to let your pet outside again!
Different Kinds of Pet Doors
Pet doors come in different types. Clear plastic doors are durable, clear like a window and can be flexible or inflexible, depending on your needs. These are very common, but some types of pet doors are themselves made from screens. Screen pet doors are attractive, but for pets who like to scratch at their screens, clear plastic may be more appropriate.
Pet doors also come in different sizes for different types of pets. Small dogs, medium dogs and big dogs can all have their own door to exit your home! For pet owners with cats instead of dogs, feline pet doors are available as well.
Can pet doors be installed DIY?
Yes! Many pet doors can be installed as a DIY project. Your pet’s door should come with its own instructions. Take a look at the tutorial on this page for a step-by-step picture tutorial. In this tutorial, the screen is lifted away from the corner of the door frame so the pet door can be installed. Finally, the screen is cut away to fit around the new opening, then it is attached to the edges of the pet door.
Cat and Dog Door Installation
The next time your pet sends his or her paws through your screen, give us a call at (323) 498-2417 because we provide custom, professional cat and dog door installation. Our work is done with our own crews (Lic # 298720) – not subcontractors and, when it comes to windows and doors, we are certified Installation Masters. To find out more about our installation services, or to check out our supply of pet doors, stop by Tashman Home Center . We can provide the right solution for your pet-related problem.