You’ll find this PetSafe Freedom Aluminium Pet Door Review Guide useful if you’re looking for a standard pet door.
This pet door fit most standard exterior household doors and comes in a range of sizes for small through to the largest dogs.
In this review we go over the main features, pros, cons and who the doors may and may not be for.
Let’s check them out in greater detail!
(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 Freedom Aluminium Pet Door Review
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* You can check out the PetSafe Wall Entry Aluminium Pet Door (on Amazon) if you want a wall mounted pet door
PetSafe Freedom Aluminium Pet Door: Review
A regular vinyl flap pet door with an aluminium frame
For regular house door installation/mounting on doors between 3/8″ and 2″ thick
Comes in 4 sizes from small through to X Large
X large can fit dogs up to around 220lbs that can fit through a 13 3/4″ W x 23 3/4″ H flap opening
You can adjust the flap height from the top of the pet door
The flap has a magnetic closure to seal when it closes
Includes detailed instructions, cutting template and installation hardware
Has a slide-in closing panel for security and to close out external elements
The plastic screws that come with the door aren’t strong. You’ll probably need to go to the hardware store to get some steel screws
The door is probably a bit overpriced for what it is – there’s cheaper basic pet doors on the market that are similar.
Not a pet door for cold weather climates
Overall, as a regular pet door, it’s a good option. It’s pretty easy to install and simply does it’s job.
One advantage this PetSafe door has though is that it’s got a huge opening for pets up to 220lbs that those other two pet doors don’t have.
PetSafe Freedom Aluminium Pet Door : Buyer’s Guide
What Is The PetSafe Freedom Aluminium Pet Door Designed For?
It’s a basic single flap dog door designed for door mounting.
It’s for small through to the largest dogs up to 220lbs.
Who Might The PetSafe Freedom Aluminium Pet Door Be For?
People who want a door mounted regular aluminium framed pet door
Pets up to 220lbs
Who Might The Hakuna Pet Doors NOT Be For?
People who want a super cheap pet door
People who want a cold weather pet door
People who want the strongest and most high security pet door
How Do You Install The Hakuna Dog Doors?
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.
Other Dog Doors
You can check out the best dog doors across different dog door types in this guide.
We also include information such as how to pick the right size dog door, and how to install a dog door.
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