Installing Sliding Glass Dog Doors

Sliding glass dog doors are obviously great to have for any pet that you have whether or not they are a dog or cat. These miniature doors allow them to access the freedom of the yard when they need to let out some pent up energy or need to take care of their business. This gives you more free time to watch your favorite football game or cook for your family.

It also means that you don’t have to wake up in the middle of the night to take them outside or let them in from the cold. However, the only way that you can utilize one of these convenient doors is if you install them correctly. They are simple enough to install into a standard door – but they can be slightly more difficult when trying to fit them into a sliding glass door – but it is possible.

You can find these type of dog doors in a number of designs and styles that will depend on the size of your door and the size of your dog. The easiest doors are simple and can be attached to the door permanently through the use of special tools that will screw it right into the track of the door.

Another option is to purchase a dog door that does not require the use of any screws. These are more common fore people to use if they do not think they will be staying for a long period of time. This is because they can be removed when you are ready to move to a new home.

Make sure that you choose a door that will be large enough for your dog to slip through in and out. If you have a much larger dog than you may not be able to find one large enough for it. Once you have the dog door you can place it on the patio door. Make sure that it fits perfectly inside of the door frame and will not move around.

Once inside of the door frame you will need to set the height of the dog door so it will not be in the way of the patio doors. The best way to do this is to adjust the bottom and the top of it so that its fits perfectly within the framework.

Using the spring loaded mechanism secure the door into place. You can also use sheet metal screws – which should be included with the door that you selected. Close the patio door to seal it tightly against your dog door. Lock the patio door to make sure that it will not move and no one has access to it.