Sacramento Dog Door Installation
Dog Door Installation
Installing a dog door is a great way to improve your home life and to make your pets happier. A dog door is a special type of door that is often installed at the rear of the home, and it enables your pets to pass in and out of the home as desired. Often, these doors are installed by pet owners who are typically away from the home for long periods of time each day, and it allows the pets to go outside to stretch their legs at their leisure. If you have decided to complete a dog door installation project in your home, you may be wondering how to get started.
Choosing the Right Dog Door
Typically, the homeowner will select the dog door that they want installed on the property, and a professional contractor will complete the installation. Dog doors may be found in a wide range of stores, including home improvement stores, pet stores and general merchandise stores. There are various sizes, shapes and brands to choose from. A smart idea is to consider the size of your pet as well as the space available in your home for the door before you make a buying decision. Quality and style are also top factors to consider when you are trying to decide which dog door to purchase. Some dog doors can be sealed or locked from the inside, and this is ideal for security when you are sleeping at night or are away from the home for several days or longer.
Selecting the Location for the Door
After you have selected the right dog door to install on your property, you will need to select the best location for it. Many people will install it inside the back patio door, but it can also be installed in an exterior wall of a home. If you have a sliding glass door on your back patio, for example, it is not possible to install the dog door inside the back door. The location typically will be in a location that leads to the backyard of the home, but this is not always the case. Consider which area of your yard you want your pets to access when you are installing the dog door as well as which area of your home’s interior you want to have a visible dog door installed. While most dog doors are stylish, it may not go well with the décor in a very formal room.
Installing the Door
When you purchase a dog door, you will find that many dog doors are sold with installation instructions. However, the instructions for the installation of a dog door will tell you to cut into the side of your home or into the door where the dog door will be installed. The right size of hole must be made for the dog door to be installed in, and the area must be properly sealed as part of the installation process. This will prevent issues with air or water leaks around the dog door. As you can see, installing a dog door properly will take some time and effort, and it is a process that is best left to a professional contractor.
After you have picked out the dog door that you want to install, contact Sacramento Handyman for professional installation service.
Set up your appointment by calling us at 916-472-0507 today.