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Home Improvement  /  January 15, 2021

Doggie Doors: The Pros and Cons

Every homeowner wants the best for their dogs. After all, they are part of the family, which is why you often buy good food, toys and beds for your pets. Unfortunately, when a pet wants to go out into the yard, their homeowners aren’t always around to let them outside. Thankfully, there is a solution to this: doggie doors. However, before you install a doggie door, experts strongly recommend that you first examine the advantages and disadvantages of doing so.

The Advantages of Installing Doggie Doors

There are plenty of advantages to installing doggie doors in your home. Apart from being easy to install and affordable, doggie doors can give your pet more freedom to be active outdoors, helping them reduce their boredom and stress in the process. Other than that, they can also have a hand in increasing your home’s aesthetic appeal as they’re available in multiple sizes, colors and materials. Finally, if you’re worried about your dogs going outside during the rain, some doggie doors can also be locked to prevent them from doing so.

The Disadvantages of Installing Doggie Doors

Like everything else, however, installing doggie doors do have its own sets of disadvantages. Other than the fact that it could take them a while to get used to using it instead of the actual door, a doggie door can also be bad for energy efficiency at times, especially if they aren’t properly sealed. And, depending on its size, your child or unwanted animals can also get through the door. Finally, if you weren’t able to pick one properly, a doggie door’s construction quality can also be quite low, and, as such, it’s highly recommended that you enlist the services of a professional to help you choose the right doggie door for your home.

Want to install a doggie door in your home? Don’t hesitate to turn to the pros of Handyman Connection® of Mason. Give us a call at (513) 733-3777, or fill out our contact form to get in touch with us and request a free estimate!

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