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An In-depth Look At Screen Doors With Pet Doors
For anyone with pets, whether they have a dog or cat, you'll know that despite how terrific it is to have a pet, occasionally they can be a headache. This normally comes from wanting to go outside when you're preoccupied. However, this inconvenience can be overcome if you get a screen door with a pet door.
Just as the name implies, screen doors with pet doors are just like your everyday screen door, with the exception that your pet can now use it without the need for you to routinely open and close it for them. Not only does this free your time up to do other things, it also means your pet will be much happier, as it will be able to come and go as it desires.
Depending on your present door, it's relatively easy to install a screen door with a pet door. Door">All you would need to do is to cut a suitable sized hole into your door and install the screen. However, if you want to install a totally new screen door with a pet door included, then there are a host of options available to you. You can either install it yourself, or have it professionally installed by a suitable company. Depending on your preferences, you can have anything from a simple corner "flap" – ideal for cats and small dogs – to a full-sized screen door with pet door.
The costs can vary and this is really down to the category of pet door you need. For example, if you only need a small corner pet door, this will normally start at around $40 for the smallest size, increasing to around $80 for a larger pet. However, if you need to go for the full-sized screen door with pet door attached, this can cost in the region of a couple of hundred dollars and upwards.
The obvious benefit to having any type of screen door with a pet door is the sheer convenience of it. For example, say you have children – we all know how time-consuming kids can be. Therefore, it's not always easy to take care of your pet as well. With a pet door, you don't need to worry if your dog or cat wants to go out and play in the yard, or simply needs to get out to take a piss – it can use the screen door to exit and you can carry on with your day.
The Downsides of Screen Doors with Pet Doors
Of course, just like anything, there are also downsides to having a screen door with a pet door attached to it. The most common concern is that of security – since the screen grants your pet unrestricted access to your home, that access can also be used by burglars. Another problem is that it can leave an unsightly hole in your door, as well as make your home more prone to drafts.
Nonetheless, if you're okay with these downsides and know how to overcome them, a screen door with a pet door can be a wonderful enhancement to your home.
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