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Pet door installation gives your pets the freedom to come and go, while keeping out intruders at the same time. Pet doors should be professionally installed to make sure they're the right height for your pet and don't leave unsightly gaps in your door or wall that can let in pests and the elements.
Some retailers may offer an installation service when you buy your pet door, but you can save money by looking for local professionals offering pet door installation near you on Airtasker. Read reviews from satisfied customers to find a Tasker you can trust not to damage your property.
Whether you need a licensed electrician to install an electronic dog door or a handyman to install a doggie door in a wall, you'll get multiple offers all in one place when you post a task today – and, best of all, you decide the price.
It almost goes without saying that your pet door needs to be large enough for your largest pet to fit through comfortably, but many people underestimate the size needed. Talk to your installer about the breed of dog or cat you have and provide measurements if needed to make sure you get the right fit. Most companies have a range of sizes to choose from.
The two main types of pet doors are manual and electronic, but there are other variations. Manual doors are cheaper, but an electronic dog door or cat door controls access to make sure only your pet is allowed through. Talk to your supplier to find out what options they offer.
Pet doors aren't only suitable for wooden doors. Some types can be installed on metal or glass doors, sliding doors, windows and brick walls. As well as offering access to the yard, pet doors can also lead to other spaces where food and litter boxes are kept.
A good quality pet door won't allow rodents, insects and other pests inside, due to the materials and seals used, and they're too small to be useful for criminals. You can prevent animals other than your pets from gaining access by choosing an electronic option.
Manual pet doors may be installed DIY if you're confident in your abilities, but a more complex system such as an electronic dog door needs to be installed by a professional. Learning how to install a dog door in a glass door or wall can also be more difficult than installing in a wooden door, and could lead to expensive repair bills if it goes wrong.
The cost of the installation depends on the type of pet door you choose, where it's located in your house and any extra features included. The average doggie door installation cost is between $75 and $150 on Airtasker.
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Pet door installers are experienced tradies who know how to install a dog door in a metal door, glass door or wall without damaging your property. The installation will only take a few hours at most, whatever size or type of pet door you need.
Dog door installation
Dog doors or puppy flaps come in all sizes to match all breeds of dogs. They can be as simple as a hinged plastic flap or a complex microchip pet door. Let your Tasker know if you need dog door installation in a timber, metal or glass door, screen door, sliding door or a wall, as this will affect your quote.
Cat door installation
Cat flaps are generally smaller than doggy doors, but they can also be suitable for smaller dog breeds and puppies. Cats generally prefer hard transparent flaps that they can see through. Cat door installation is suitable for any door material or may be installed in walls to allow access in and out for litter trays.
Electronic pet door installation
An electronic dog door or cat door can cost more to install, but offers improved security and more control over which animals have access to your home. These doors work with your pet's collar or microchip to keep out other people's pets, strays and other wildlife. Their sealing mechanism can also prevent unwanted heat from entering in the summer and escaping in the winter.
Pet door installation for rental properties
It's possible to install a pet door even if you're renting, depending on the type of doors the property has. Pet door installers can fit a self-contained panel into screen doors or sliding doors that can be removed and replaced when you leave, without causing permanent damage to the property.