Question: How fire-safe are dog doors for sliding glass doors?
We at Doggy door factory manufacture custom for all sliding glass patio doors. We also make a superb .
A: Doggy door for sliding glass door manufacturers usually offer white, bronze (a very dark brown that is almost black looking, especially in room light) and brushed aluminum. In some cases the offering is white only as with the vinyl pet doors and sometimes there may be an additional color like tan or black, depending on brand and model type.
Answer: In many cases your existing lock will not work after a patio pet panel is installed. America's Pet Store can make suggestions on how to keep your home secure after installing a dog door for your sliding glass door. One option is to use a which is a security bar that is easily installed on the inside of your sliders. This metal security bar is more secure, but functions similar to a piece of wood placed inside the lower sliding glass door track to keep your doors from opening. Some pet door manufacturers also sell a locking system for dog doors for sliding glass doors. Specifically check out the which is only available at the time of purchase of a new Ideal patio pet door due to the custom nature of the installation.
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With more than 10 years in the construction business, Doggie Door Door Company offers professional installation of all pet doors sold. We can install your pet doors in doors, though walls, in French doors, in sliding glass doors and/or through windows and screens. Wall installations can be done through standard frame with stucco, brick and adobe. The Hale In-Glass door is a pet door sold for installation in a glass window. We have one to fit , and another for . With the single pane version you get a pet door frame with a 3/16" slot on the top and side, and a 3/16" edge on the other two sides where it plugs into the frame. On the double pane glass model, you get is the pet door, "compensating strips" which attach the female end of the pet door frame to the female end of the door frame, and a buildout. The buildout is a piece of framing that goes between the glass and the pet door frame, to build it out to the thickness of a regular door. We are using a pet door for a regular door in this case, so it was made to fit a normal 1 3/4" thick door. So if your glass is 1" thick, we would provide the door along with a 3/4" buildout so that the pet door would fit correctly. We can avoid the build out by cutting the pet door frame down to fit the glass. I prefer this option because it looks better and it fits a lot more flush against the window itself. The outside frame only sticks out about 3/16", so you can usually open the slider all the way with the pet door installed. With the buildout installed on the inside of the door the situation would be the same, but you are looking at the buildout. If you put the buildout on the outside of the door, it's less noticeable, but adds enough thickness that you probably won't be able to open the door all the way. The downside to having the pet door cut to fit the glass is that it is then considered a custom order and is non-refundable. The installation of this pet door will need to be done by a local glass company, and it is usually fairly expensive. For dual pane glass installations, it is usually north of $1000 for the glass work alone, and then factor in the price of the pet door itself. One problem with these doors for the taller dogs is the rise. You can't choose to put the pet door higher in this case, it goes in a notch in the glass in the bottom corner, so the pet door flap will be roughly 1.5" or 2" above the sliding door frame. This door uses the same secure locking cover as the Hale Panel.