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The Truth About Pet Doors for Patio Doors

<span style="background-color: transparent; color: inherit;">When&nbsp;it&nbsp;comes&nbsp;to&nbsp;the&nbsp;flexibility&nbsp;of&nbsp;allowing&nbsp;your&nbsp;pet&nbsp;to&nbsp;enjoy&nbsp;the&nbsp;great&nbsp;outdoors,&nbsp;pet&nbsp;doors&nbsp;for&nbsp;patio&nbsp;doors&nbsp;make&nbsp;a&nbsp;convenient&nbsp;addition&nbsp;to&nbsp;any&nbsp;house.&nbsp;With&nbsp;a&nbsp;variety&nbsp;of&nbsp;styles,&nbsp;shapes,&nbsp;sizes&nbsp;and&nbsp;features,&nbsp;many&nbsp;consumers&nbsp;like&nbsp;the&nbsp;fuss-free&nbsp;installation&nbsp;that&nbsp;comes&nbsp;with&nbsp;the&nbsp;majority&nbsp;of&nbsp;models.&nbsp;Generally&nbsp;speaking,&nbsp;they&nbsp;cater&nbsp;to&nbsp;the&nbsp;needs&nbsp;of&nbsp;both&nbsp;the&nbsp;pet&nbsp;and&nbsp;the&nbsp;owner,&nbsp;as&nbsp;the&nbsp;hassle&nbsp;of&nbsp;constantly&nbsp;opening&nbsp;a&nbsp;door&nbsp;to&nbsp;the&nbsp;back&nbsp;yard&nbsp;for&nbsp;cats&nbsp;and&nbsp;dogs&nbsp;is&nbsp;eliminated,&nbsp;which&nbsp;saves&nbsp;time&nbsp;and&nbsp;effort.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: inherit;">In&nbsp;order&nbsp;to&nbsp;choose&nbsp;a&nbsp;pet&nbsp;door&nbsp;that&nbsp;will&nbsp;fit&nbsp;the&nbsp;correct&nbsp;dimensions&nbsp;of&nbsp;a&nbsp;home&nbsp;(as&nbsp;well&nbsp;as&nbsp;personal&nbsp;preferences),&nbsp;it&nbsp;is&nbsp;important&nbsp;to&nbsp;recognize&nbsp;a&nbsp;variety&nbsp;of&nbsp;factors&nbsp;that&nbsp;come&nbsp;into&nbsp;play.&nbsp;A&nbsp;consumer&nbsp;will&nbsp;face&nbsp;a&nbsp;few&nbsp;decisions&nbsp;in&nbsp;regards&nbsp;to&nbsp;the&nbsp;acquisition&nbsp;of&nbsp;a&nbsp;pet&nbsp;door.&nbsp;One&nbsp;of&nbsp;the&nbsp;most&nbsp;important&nbsp;things&nbsp;to&nbsp;consider&nbsp;is&nbsp;to&nbsp;find&nbsp;out&nbsp;the&nbsp;measurements&nbsp;to&nbsp;ensure&nbsp;the&nbsp;proper&nbsp;door&nbsp;is&nbsp;delivered.&nbsp;In&nbsp;addition&nbsp;to&nbsp;the&nbsp;height&nbsp;and&nbsp;length&nbsp;of&nbsp;the&nbsp;door,&nbsp;many&nbsp;other&nbsp;considerations&nbsp;exist.&nbsp;&nbsp;For&nbsp;example,&nbsp;the&nbsp;type&nbsp;of&nbsp;panels&nbsp;and&nbsp;panes&nbsp;becomes&nbsp;an&nbsp;issue.&nbsp;One&nbsp;may&nbsp;choose&nbsp;between&nbsp;dual&nbsp;pane&nbsp;panels,&nbsp;the&nbsp;less&nbsp;costly&nbsp;single&nbsp;pane&nbsp;glass&nbsp;panels,&nbsp;electronic&nbsp;panels&nbsp;and&nbsp;patio&nbsp;panels&nbsp;set&nbsp;aside&nbsp;for&nbsp;cats.&nbsp;There&nbsp;are&nbsp;also&nbsp;insulated&nbsp;options&nbsp;found&nbsp;in&nbsp;dual&nbsp;pane&nbsp;glass&nbsp;doors,&nbsp;which&nbsp;usually&nbsp;provides&nbsp;the&nbsp;best&nbsp;environment&nbsp;for&nbsp;saving&nbsp;effort.&nbsp;To&nbsp;test&nbsp;the&nbsp;type&nbsp;of&nbsp;glass&nbsp;associated&nbsp;with&nbsp;your&nbsp;patio&nbsp;door&nbsp;-&nbsp;open&nbsp;the&nbsp;slider&nbsp;and&nbsp;place&nbsp;your&nbsp;fingers&nbsp;on&nbsp;both&nbsp;sides&nbsp;of&nbsp;the&nbsp;glass.&nbsp;Single&nbsp;pane&nbsp;glass&nbsp;looks&nbsp;like&nbsp;that&nbsp;they&nbsp;are&nbsp;touching,&nbsp;while&nbsp;a&nbsp;dual&nbsp;pane&nbsp;glass&nbsp;places&nbsp;fingers&nbsp;about&nbsp;?"&nbsp;apart.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: inherit;">Pet&nbsp;patio&nbsp;doors&nbsp;require&nbsp;either&nbsp;a&nbsp;temporary&nbsp;or&nbsp;semi-permanent&nbsp;installation,&nbsp;which&nbsp;often&nbsp;means&nbsp;whether&nbsp;or&nbsp;not&nbsp;tools&nbsp;are&nbsp;needed&nbsp;in&nbsp;the&nbsp;process.&nbsp;With&nbsp;a&nbsp;semi-permanent&nbsp;patio&nbsp;pet&nbsp;door,&nbsp;you&nbsp;may&nbsp;have&nbsp;to&nbsp;use&nbsp;hacksaws,&nbsp;drills&nbsp;and&nbsp;wrenches&nbsp;to&nbsp;make&nbsp;sure&nbsp;the&nbsp;patio&nbsp;panel&nbsp;is&nbsp;in&nbsp;place.&nbsp;Temporary&nbsp;models&nbsp;allow&nbsp;the&nbsp;panel&nbsp;pet&nbsp;door&nbsp;to&nbsp;be&nbsp;removed&nbsp;at&nbsp;the&nbsp;homeowner's&nbsp;pleasure.&nbsp;For&nbsp;example,&nbsp;the&nbsp;panel&nbsp;can&nbsp;be&nbsp;used&nbsp;during&nbsp;warm&nbsp;days&nbsp;only.&nbsp;When&nbsp;the&nbsp;weather&nbsp;turns&nbsp;cold,&nbsp;the&nbsp;panel&nbsp;can&nbsp;be&nbsp;conveniently&nbsp;and&nbsp;quickly&nbsp;removed,&nbsp;whereas&nbsp;a&nbsp;semi-permanent&nbsp;option&nbsp;is&nbsp;attached&nbsp;into&nbsp;the&nbsp;track&nbsp;with&nbsp;sheet&nbsp;metal&nbsp;screws.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: inherit;">Another&nbsp;issue&nbsp;to&nbsp;consider&nbsp;is&nbsp;the&nbsp;'rise'&nbsp;of&nbsp;the&nbsp;patio&nbsp;pet&nbsp;door,&nbsp;which&nbsp;shows&nbsp;the&nbsp;height&nbsp;of&nbsp;the&nbsp;flap&nbsp;that&nbsp;pets&nbsp;will&nbsp;enter&nbsp;and&nbsp;exit&nbsp;through.&nbsp;Keep&nbsp;in&nbsp;mind&nbsp;that&nbsp;a&nbsp;German&nbsp;Shepherd&nbsp;and&nbsp;a&nbsp;Pomeranian&nbsp;will&nbsp;not&nbsp;use&nbsp;the&nbsp;same&nbsp;rise&nbsp;so&nbsp;it&nbsp;is&nbsp;not&nbsp;necessary&nbsp;to&nbsp;purchase&nbsp;the&nbsp;biggest&nbsp;flaps&nbsp;in&nbsp;all&nbsp;cases.&nbsp;To&nbsp;gain&nbsp;more&nbsp;flexibility&nbsp;over&nbsp;this&nbsp;aspect,&nbsp;purchasing&nbsp;one&nbsp;with&nbsp;a&nbsp;user-adjustable&nbsp;rise&nbsp;is&nbsp;recommended.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: inherit;">The&nbsp;installation&nbsp;of&nbsp;patio&nbsp;pet&nbsp;doors&nbsp;is&nbsp;quite&nbsp;fuss-free,&nbsp;as&nbsp;most&nbsp;people&nbsp;simply&nbsp;install&nbsp;the&nbsp;panel&nbsp;against&nbsp;the&nbsp;sliding&nbsp;door&nbsp;jamb.&nbsp;Others&nbsp;may&nbsp;choose&nbsp;an&nbsp;outside&nbsp;screen&nbsp;track,&nbsp;which&nbsp;utilizes&nbsp;a&nbsp;'spring-load'&nbsp;type&nbsp;of&nbsp;mechanism.&nbsp;The&nbsp;median&nbsp;cost&nbsp;of&nbsp;them&nbsp;include&nbsp;$120&nbsp;for&nbsp;a&nbsp;small&nbsp;single&nbsp;panel;&nbsp;$325&nbsp;for&nbsp;a&nbsp;medium&nbsp;dual&nbsp;pane&nbsp;insulated&nbsp;glass;&nbsp;$120&nbsp;for&nbsp;the&nbsp;smaller&nbsp;specialized&nbsp;cat&nbsp;flap&nbsp;panel;&nbsp;and&nbsp;$260&nbsp;for&nbsp;a&nbsp;small&nbsp;electronic&nbsp;door.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: inherit;">Benefits</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: inherit;">Pet&nbsp;doors&nbsp;for&amp

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