We offer a wide range of services for that fresh look, or just maintenance or updates to keep your home functioning and safe. Regardless of the size of the job, we have a craftsman that can tackle it. We offer a wide range of services for that fresh look, or just maintenance or updates to keep your home functioning and safe. Regardless of the size of the job, we have a craftsman that can tackle it.
Home Improvement / August 3, 2020
A dog door makes it easy for your furry friends to go in and out of the house as needed. If you’re looking into having a dog door installed, read on as Handyman Connection® of Orange County shares the things you should consider.
Make sure your pet will fit into the dog door. Ideally, the opening should be at least 2 inches wider than the measurement between your pet’s shoulders, and should be 2 inches taller than the measurement between the top of their shoulder and the bottom of their chest. If you’re ordering online, make sure to check opening size from the product specifications; some listings only include the shipping dimensions.
No matter what type of entry door you have, there’s a dog door for it. These are the most common types:
Installing a dog door requires cutting a hole through your door. If your entry door is still within warranty—dog doors are ideally installed on the rear entry door—you should ask your entry door contractor first how installing a dog door will affect your warranty. Standard dog doors may also affect your home’s energy efficiency by allowing heat to escape during heating season. Choose insulated dog doors that create an airtight seal when closed. Dual-flap doors can also help reduce heat loss.
Whatever dog door you ultimately choose, Handyman Connection of Orange County can help you with its installation. Give us a call at (714) 288-0077. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.