If you’re a pet lover, you want to make life easy on your four-legged family members. For many, this means creating a more pet-friendly home. One of the most popular pet-friendly home modifications is a pet door. A pet door makes it easy for dogs and cats to access the outdoors without having to pester their owners to open the door.
As Tampa’s trusted handyman service, ANDY OnCall® Tampa makes pet door installations a breeze. But before we schedule your installation, we want to help you make sure that a pet door is the right decision for your home. Below, we’ve listed what Tampa homeowners should consider before having a handyman install a pet door.
Type of Door & Installation
There are a number of different types of pet doors on the market, and you will want to choose the right door for your pet and your home. You will also need to consider how and where your pet door will be installed.
One consideration is the type of flap or cover used for your pet door. Some doors use a stiff, panel-style door, while others use a flexible plastic flap. There are also different sizes and styles of doors for different varieties of dogs and cats.
You will also need to decide where your pet door is being installed. There are a number of pet door styles made specifically for walls, while others are installed as part of your home’s door. If you own a screen door or glass door, you will need to purchase a type of pet door specifically made for screens or glass.
Safety & Security Options
Another thing to consider before a pet door installation is your home’s security and your pet’s safety. We recommend buying a pet door that locks electronically for the security of your home. These doors only unlock when activated by an electric sensor on your pet’s collar. This way, animals like racoons and snakes can’t use your pet’s door to get inside your home.
Many pet doors with electronic locks can also be programmed to stay locked at specific times. This way, you can prevent your dog or cat from going outside at night unattended. While more expensive than other models, many pet owners appreciate the peace of mind these doors provide.
Tampa Handyman Pet Door Installations
Ready to install a pet door in your home. Turn to Tampa’s trusted handyman service at ANDY OnCall Tampa for help with the installation. Our handymen can install nearly any type or style of pet door in your Tampa-area home. We will provide a free, in-person estimate and back our handiwork with a one-year installation warranty.
For a free pet door installation estimate, call Tampa’s trusted handyman service at 1-813-961-2600 today.