Here you can check out the PetSafe Extreme Weather Pet Door Review.
This pet door is designed specifically as an insulated pet door for extreme weather conditions in the hot or cold.
It can accommodate dogs up to around 100lbs.
In this review and buyer’s guide we check out the main features, pros, cons and who the door may and may not be for.
Let’s jump into it!
(NOTE: this is a general information guide only, and is not professional advice, or a substitute for professional advice. A qualified vet or animal expert is the only person qualified to give you expert advice in regards to your pet/s)
PetSafe Extreme Weather Pet Door Review
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PetSafe Extreme Weather Pet Door: Review
A pet door designed for energy efficiency in extreme weather environments
For installation on most standard exterior house doors
The R Value of the 3 flap system on the door is 4.78 – roughly 3.5 times more energy efficient and insulated than a single flap door
The inside and outside flaps close via magnetic strips to seal off the door opening
Comes in three sizes – small, medium and large
Large is for pets up to 100lbs
Large size door opening size is 10 1/8 inches width by 16 1/4 inches height
You can adjust the hang of the flap
You can paint the pet door frame to match your door
Comes with a snap on closing panel to close off and secure the door from being entered or exited
Detailed installation instructions, cutting template and installation hardware
It’s frustrating and can take a few hours to install this door because of the materials and the awkward way you have to have the frame/insulation in, then put the cover and screws over the top.
The door cover itself could be made of stronger material than the flimsy plastic it is made of
The screws and hardware supplied are nylon and not solid steel – they could be replaced with steel screws to be much stronger
The door frame/tunnel could be thicker and stronger
The security panel that secures to the back of the door could slide in more securely and have a mechanism to lock it in which is doesn’t
Overall, after you’ve got the door installed, for the price – the door is worth it if you’re looking for a cold weather of insulated type dog door.
It’s not the strongest dog door out there, but it’s fairly energy efficient as long as the magnetic strips on the outer doors stay on and keep their magnetism.
PetSafe Extreme Weather Pet Door: Buyer’s Guide
What Is The PetSafe Extreme Weather Pet Door Designed For?
It’s designed as an insulated energy efficient dog door for cold weather, and for dogs up to 100lbs.
It’s designed for door installation.
Who Might The PetSafe Extreme Weather Pet Door Be For?
People who want a weatherproof energy efficient dog door
People who want a cold and hot weather dog door
People who want a dog door for small through to large pets
Who Might The PetSafe Extreme Weather Pet Door NOT Be For?
People with extra large and Giant pets
People who want a super strong dog door with strong hardware
People who want a super secure dog door
People who want an easy to install dog door
How Do You Install This Dog Door?
There’s no substitute for following the manufacturer’s instructions for installing their Pet Door product which should come with the door, or should be found on their website. They may also have YouTube videos to help you.
Generally, for most Pet Doors you need to cut out a section of the door or wall, insert and fix a frame or tunnel extender into the wall or door, and then fix the door onto the frame.
This may involve using a jigsaw or cutting tool, a drill, a screwdriver (can be phillips head or sometimes a non standard screw is included in the kit so check this), and the hardware included in the pet door kit.
Sliding doors and aluminium frame installs are generally easier as there’s usually no cutting, but just rather inserting and sometimes fixing involved.
Some people choose to install themselves, whilst some people choose to get a professional handyperson to do it for them.
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