At first glance, garage door pet doors can seem like an ideal
solution, allowing your pets outdoor access while protecting the interior of
your home from unwanted pests. However, given a closer look, it becomes
apparent there is an obvious problem with this approach.
Why Installing a Pet Door in a Garage Door May Not be the Best Choice
Many pet owners inadvertently overlook the dangers of
installing a pet door in a garage door. Animals are creatures of habit. Once
accustomed to the rewards of completing a certain act, they expect the same
outcome each time. In this case, pets expect the garage door to remain
stationary. When the garage
door opener engages, they are ignorant to the potential of the door
moving up and down, putting them at risk of physical harm.
Avoid Doggie Danger by Sticking to Traditional Installations
For those looking to add a cat door or doggie door, sticking
to the usual installation method is best. Pet doors installed into entryway
doors are ideal. With this type of installation, a swinging door presents
minimal risk to pets. This traditional installation is not without its downside
however, granting pests easier access to the interior of your home. You can avoid this by:
- Placing your pet door in a basement door or window.
- Installing the pet door in a laundry room door, porch door, or another location with a ‘door behind a door’ layout. Your pets will have access to shelter, but an adjacent locked interior door prevents pest/intruder access to the rest of your home.
- Purchasing an electronic pet door that only allows access for pets wearing collar-based sensors.
Don’t leave an unsafe garage
door pet door in your El Cerrito, Fairfield, Lafayette,
Oakland, Berkeley, Vallejo, Hercules, Walnut Creek, or Pleasanton area home.
Madden Door & Sons can help. When it comes to helping our customers find
the right solution, we have your best interests at heart. Contact us at
925-935-4580, or complete
this form to schedule service today.