Cat Flap Fitter Rawtenstall Lancashire (BB4): Installing a cat flap to an external wall or door in your Rawtenstall property provides your cat with the independence that it needs to live a happy life. When continuously kept inside, cats as with humans, will get crabby and irritated. Having easy access to outside world by means of a cat flap will help your furry friend to remain fit, both physically and mentally. If this seems like a good option for you, precisely what type of cat flap should you go with?
The most straightforward style of cat flap, is just that. A hole is cut into an outside door and a flexible material is placed over it to give some protection from the weather. Naturally, this is really basic, and will rarely good enough for most Rawtenstall cat owners, who would doubtless prefer something a tad more secure and weatherproof for an outside door to their property, although it could be okay for an outhouse door or fence panel.
Since this solution can allow other cats or creatures to enter your property, it isn't at all recommended, though it can be enhanced somewhat by holding the flap in place by adding a magnetic strip.
Stepping up from a basic magnetic strip are magnetically operated, infra-red or RF chip models of cat flap. With this form of cat flap, your cat will need to wear a collar boasting a magnet, IR or RF chip. Unless an animal is fitted with this special collar, it will be unable to trigger the flap and get into or leave your home, therefore preventing some unwelcome visitors. The drawback here is that any other moggy in the Rawtenstall area who has a similar style of collar could possible gain access to your house with this sort of cat flap fitted. An improvement to this product is a RF cat flap and collar system which offers a unique identifier which can be programmed by the cat's owner.
The next step-up in feline access security is to install the kind of cat flap that recognises your pet's micro-chip. You need to enter the unique number of your cat's microchip into the cat flap's memory (which is powered by batteries), and if you have more than one pet it will take multiple entries. When your cat passes close to the flap, it will unlock and permit just your micro-chipped pets to enter or exit.
Whenever you're buying a cat flap, you should make sure that it is of a design that can be locked. The majority of cat flaps sold today feature a four way locking system. Which means that the cat flap can permit only exit from your home, permit entry into your home only, be locked fully, or be set for two-way entry and exit. This gives you choices for all times of night and day, to control precisely how your cat flap functions. In keeping with yours and your pet's requirements, there's even the possibility to carry out particular functions according to the time of day, with several of the more expensive devices.
If you have a wooden door in your home in Rawtenstall, installing a cat flap yourself shouldn't be that hard. Not in any circumstances should you try to fit a cat flap in a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window panel. These kinds of fixtures require a professional installation by a trustworthy cat flap installer or carpenter with the necessary equipment and skills.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN RAWTENSTALL
Double Glazing Installations - If your new cat flap is going to be mounted on a double glazing door or window panel, and your chosen "tradesman" tries to drill a hole in it, stop the work immediately and give them the boot. It isn't possible to mount a new cat flap into a double glazing window pane or door panel. Any type of double glazing will be ruined by drilling a hole in it, and will damage its thermal insulation attributes, strength and security. Your double glazing will be made unsound, and it shouldn't be done in any circumstances whatsoever.
A dependable Rawtenstall cat flap fitter will diligently measure up your current panel and order a tailor-made one from a local glazing firm. As a part of its structure this new pane will have a pre-cut hole, which your cat flap can be fitted perfectly into. This is really the only way to install a cat flap into a pre-existing double glazed or patio door, although it can take two weeks or so to produce. As soon as your new panel of glass is delivered, the installer will remove the old unit, and swap it for the brand new "cat flap ready" pane. The installing of your cat flap can then be undertaken.
Exterior Wooden Doors - As mentioned previously, solid wooden doors are the least complicated alternative with regards to cat flap installation on your property in Rawtenstall. If you're uncomfortable with making a hole in your door, it's probably a good idea to bring in a professional to do the job for you. This sort of project is comparatively inexpensive and will give you the satisfaction of knowing that your cat has an expertly fitted flap.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be suitable for installing a cat flap. It pays to know the internal construction, because some door panels are lined with steel for additional security. A one-piece panel allows for easier installation, so if you have a slatted type uPVC door panel, it might be more cost effective to swap the panel for a single panel style.
Wall Installation - It is also a possibility to have a cat flap mounted on an exterior wall of your property in Rawtenstall, if you do not want to have a hole cut in one of your doors, for aesthetic or security reasons. Calling for considerably more skill and equipment, a wall cat flap install is definitely best left to a professional, if it's to be completed successfully. You'll find there are a couple of options for this sort of installation, including a straightforward design, or a right angular (through pillar) style. A neat square shaped hole will need to be cut through your wall, into which is inserted a plastic or metal, square open ended tube. A cat flap can then be fitted to both ends of the hole.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Rawtenstall - If your door, wall or window is already fitted with a cat flap, but it isn't working, or is damaged, it's quite possible to mount a replacement over the current hole. A reputable cat flap fitter in Rawtenstall will efficiently remove your unwanted cat flap, and fix a new one as a replacement without damaging the wall, window or door.
Before attaching the new cat flap in a double glazing panel which has been previously pre-cut, confirming that the existing glass has been made and installed accurately is essential. The pane must be removed and replaced to avoid any security and safety issues, if you discover that this is not the case and corners were cut during the original installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN RAWTENSTALL
In the Rawtenstall area there are several handyman contractors, specialist cat flap installers and even double glazing suppliers who provide cat flap fitting services in doors, windows or walls. It might be possible to ask relatives and friends for referrals with regards to obtaining a good cat flap specialist. If they are prepared to recommend somebody who they have used themselves, you can be fairly certain that you'll be pleased as well.
Where acquaintance recommendations are not possible, get at least 3 price quotes from local Rawtenstall tradesmen. Study these carefully and do not automatically choose the cheapest option, as this won't necessarily be the best one. Check if they provide any guarantees or warranties for their standard of workmanship, so you've got some recourse if something goes awry as the work is carried out.
If you take your time and pick a reliable Rawtenstall cat flap fitter you will be rewarded with a top quality product, which is professionally installed, and will serve you and your cat for many years to come. And when all is said and done - quality is key.
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