How to Install My Dog Door on a Screen Door

The Petsafe Screen Door may be the answer if you want a pet door in your lanai
Many people have a screen door that exits through their lanai, so it may be necessary for you to have a dog door that can accommodate this. For these doors, you will have to screw the designated attachment to the bottom corner of the screen door frame. After you do this, you can attach the dog door frame to the applied attachment and cut the screen that is located in front of your dog's passageway. In the dog door frame, there is a channel that allows you to pinch the remaining, hanging screen, so the dog door becomes one with your screen door.

If you are looking for a dog door that is specifically designed for screen doors, the Petsafe Pet Screen Door is the perfect choice. The Pet Screen Door has a rustproof, strong ABS frame that is easy to install. Like all screen dog doors, it is designed for pets that are 30 pounds or under. It also features ceramic magnets that snap your dog door's flap in place to ensure that bugs and mosquitos stay out of your home.

You may want to call on the help of a local glazier if you are planning on installing your dog door in a glass frame.

Also, a porch or lanai may contain a glass door. For glass doors, you may want to consider hiring a local glazier (glass cutter) to make the cut required to insert your dog door. Many glass doors and windows are made from tempered glass and are very difficult to cut. In order for tempered glass to be cut, it must be annealed and heated up to 900 degrees Fahrenheit. Otherwise, it will shatter. Older houses often feature plate glass, which is a little easier to cut although it is still likely that you will shatter the glass if you don't know what you are doing! Installing a dog door into glass is the most difficult installation process and will probably require extra help.

Luckily, there is an answer for this problem: Patio Pet Doors. Patio pet doors are full length doors with an entry/exit flap for your pup that easily slide into place. In fact, the installation only takes 10 minutes! Also, don't worry about messing up your houses look; these patio doors are designed to match your current, stylish look.

If you have any further questions about dog doors or how to install them, feel free to e-mail or call us at any time. We love all animals and take pride in providing you with any information you may need.

By: Tim Snyder
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