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Three methods for protecting your pet’s door from the cold! 

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Dog and cat door installation have the unfavourable reputation of easily allowing the winter's chill to enter because they permit draughts to pass through. In a patio door with good insulation, the flap is a thin plastic plate, and the only way to close it is to slide in a similarly thin metal or plastic plate. Just as if the producers wouldn't bother trying to create an insulated dog or cat flap. That ought to be a thing of the past now! Not to mention a pet door through the wall: cut a hole in a cavity wall that is 30 cm thick and cover it with a plastic plate! 

This runs counter to all of our attempts to efficiently heat our houses while maintaining comfort. Consider fashionable, contemporary wooden claddings as an illustration of how wood is crucial for insulating homes. Nobody will be willing or able to install a pet flap in the near future if the dog doors and cat doors industry continues in this direction. 

A shame for the lovely woodwork that dogs and cats scratch when they want to go outside as well as a shame for our adored pets who enjoy strolling freely in and out of the winter garden. Of course, it's too terrible for you because a doorman needs to be available day and night. Think about the latter for a minute. You are a wonderful doorman if you are present when the dog or cat wants to enter the building or leave it. In “fluffy's” eyes, you become the jailer if it takes too long because you have the ability but choose not to unlock the door. 

We thoroughly considered how to approach the issue and have come up with three options: 

Rubber Flap Insulation Number 1 

The majority of flaps are 2 cm thick and constructed of 2.5 mm thick rubber that is covered on both sides by 1 cm thick wood. The rubber itself doesn't feel chilly, and the 2 cm of wood practically matches the thickness of the panels we typically see from doors, which are generally typically 2 to 3 cm thick wooden panels. So you swap them out for something like. 

The double flap insulation, second 

There are two flaps on wall pet doors; one is on the outside wall and the other is on the inner wall. By doing so, an insulating layer of air is created between the two, similar to the cavity wall you just pierced (or had made by us). 

Insulation #3: A reliable door lock 

Finally, if the winter is really chilly, you can seal your pet door with a closing door made of solid wood that is 2 cm thick. Once more, you make a cavity between the flap and the door, which further increases insulation. 

This confirms the existence of insulated dog and cat doors made of strong, gorgeous wood.  



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