Cat Flap Fitter Erskine Scotland (PA8): Fitting a cat flap to an exterior door or wall in your property in Erskine, will allow it to live a life of contentment and enjoy it's own bit of freedom and independence. Cats that are kept indoors, much like humans, can often show signs of irritation. Giving your furry friend accessibility to outside world via a cat flap can also help in keeping them physically and mentally fit. If this sounds like a great idea to you, exactly what sort of cat flap should you put in?
The simplest type of cat flap is essentially that. A hole is cut in an outside door and a flexible material is fixed over the gap to offer protection from the weather. Of course, this is extremely basic, and will rarely sufficient for most Erskine cat owners, who would no doubt prefer something a bit more weatherproof and secure for an external door to their property, although it could be appropriate for a fence panel or shed door.
Since this solution allows other animals or cats to enter your home, it is not at all recommended, though it can be improved on to some degree by holding the flap in place with the addition of magnetic strips.
Magnetically controlled, infra-red or RF chip models of cat flap, are a step up from the basic magnetic strip version. This involves your cat wearing a collar that's got either an RF chip, IR or magnet encased inside it. No animal will be able to leave or get into your house unless it's fitted with this special collar. Again this is a pretty basic form of cat flap, because any other moggy in the neighbourhood that has a similar style of collar could perchance get into your property. Even these cat flaps can be improved to some degree with an RF cat flap and collar system containing an owner programmed unique identifier.
Fitting a cat flap that can be operated by your pet's own micro-chip, is the next level in access security for felines in Erskine. The number of your cat's microchip is programmed into the cat flap's memory (multiple entries can be made if you have more than one cat). Exit and entry can only be achieved by micro-chipped animals, and the flap is unfastened whenever you cat is close by.
No matter what cat flap you buy, it must be capable of being locked in position. For added flexibility, the majority of cat flaps boast a four way locking mechanism these days. This means that the cat flap can be locked fully, permit exit from your property only, allow only entrance into your property, or be set for two-way exit and entry. This provides you with a variety of choices on how your cat flap functions any time of the day and night. In line with your pet's and your requirements, there's even the option to carry out specific functions in accordance with the time of day, with a few of the high end devices.
If you're fairly decent at do-it-yourself, installing your own cat flap should not be that difficult, if you have a timber door on your Erskine home. But, if you are hoping to fit it in a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window, you should seek outside assistance. This sort of installation will require the attention of a professional, and there are specialist cat flap fitters and talented carpenters who'll be happy to undertake such a task.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN ERSKINE
Double Glazing Installation - If you bring in a "tradesman" who, while trying to fit your cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazing panel, immediately send them on their way. New cat flaps can't be installed into existing double glazing window or door panels. Drilling holes in any type of double glazing will ruin its security and strength, together with its insulation properties. In actual fact, it makes your glazing unsafe and it should never be done.
It is necessary to get a new double glazing unit made especially for this purpose by a glazing supplier, and your chosen Erskine cat flap installer will take the measurements of your existing panel and order the new one. This new panel will have a pre-cut hole as part of its construction where your cat flap will be fitted. This could take a week or two to manufacture, however it's basically the only way to fit a cat flap into a pre-existing double glazed or patio door. As soon as your new glass panel arrives, the installer will take out the old one, and replace it with the brand new "cat flap ready" one. The fitting of your cat flap can then be concluded.
External Wooden Doors - Timber doors are, as I mentioned above, the easiest options for installing a new cat flap in Erskine. If you are a little dubious about cutting a hole in your front door, you might be happier getting in touch with an expert cat flap fitter or carpenter instead. This sort of project is comparatively inexpensive and will give you peace of mind that your cat will be climbing through a professionally installed flap.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can normally be installed into uPVC doors. You or your fitter will have to find out what the interior construction of you door actually is, because for additional security certain uPVC doors are made with a reinforced steel lining. A one piece panel enables simpler installation, so if you have a slatted uPVC door, it may be less expensive to swap the panel for a single pane type.
Wall Installation - If you do not want to have a hole cut into your doors, for security or aesthetic reasons, you could always have a cat flap installed in an external wall. This type of installment is certainly better left to a professional, since it requires much more skill and equipment to execute. You will find there are a number of possibilities for this sort of installation, including a straight through tunnel version, or a right angled (through pillar) configuration. With this kind of installation a metal or plastic, open ended square insert is fitted into a square shaped hole neatly cut out of your wall. A cat flap is then installed on both sides of the hole.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Erskine - If your door, wall or window is already fitted with a cat flap, but it isn't working, or is damaged, it's entirely possible to fit a replacement into the existing hole. You local cat flap fitter will take off the unwanted cat flap, without harming the surrounding door, window or wall, and install a new flap in its place for your cat.
When the installation involves insertion into a pre-cut hole in a double glazing pane, it is necessary to check that this was previously done correctly, before attaching the new cat flap. If it's found that corners were cut with the previous installation, the glass must be removed and exchanged to avoid any safety and security problems with the new flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN ERSKINE
Whether you need your cat flap installed on a window, door or wall, you will find that there are handyman contractors, specialist cat flap installers and even double glazing merchants in the Erskine area who'll be glad to help. There's no better way of tracking down a good cat flap fitter than by asking friends and family for recommendations. You can be fairly certain that if they've been prepared to recommend somebody who's completed work for them, you will likely have a much similar experience.
If you cannot find a cat flap installer through recommendations, always obtain two or three different quotes before making your choice, and keep in mind that cheapest is often not best. Check whether they provide any warranties for their standard of workmanship, so that you have some recourse if something does happen to go amiss as the work is carried out.
A professional cat flap installation contractor in Erskine will provide you with a good quality product, expertly fitted, and which will last you, and your pussy-cat, for a good few years.
Cat flaps can be installed in Erskine and also nearby in: Renfrew, Clydebank, Houston, Bowling, Linwood, Johnstone, Crosslee, Southbar, Langbank, Georgetown, Bishopton, Glasgow, Duntocher, Inchinnan, Old Kilpatrick, and in these postcodes PA8 6WZ, PA8 7DS, PA8 7BE, PA8 7DF, PA8 6AA, PA8 7HL, PA8 7AY, PA8 6JJ, PA8 7AH, PA8 6BB. Locally based Erskine cat flap fitters will most likely have the postcode PA8 and the telephone code Dialling code 0141. Verifying this can confirm that you are accessing a local cat flat fitter. Erskine home and business owners are able to utilise these and various other comparable services.
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