Cat Flap Fitter Rutherglen Scotland (G73): To allow your cat the freedom and independence it needs to live a happy life, you could install a cat flap to an outside wall or door in your Rutherglen house. Cats which are kept indoors, as with humans, can often show signs of frustration. Giving your pet access to the outside world by way of a cat flap can also help in keeping them mentally and physically fit. So, you think it's a good idea, but which is perfect sort of cat flap for your pet?
The most straightforward sort of cat flap, is just that. A hole cut in a door with a flexible sheet of material placed over it, to keep out the elements, but let the cat move through. The majority of Rutherglen cat owners would doubtless prefer something a little more secure and weatherproof for an outside door to their property, although this might be suitable for an outhouse or shed door.
This standard model can be marginally improved on with magnetic strips to keep the flap in position, however it's still a long way off being ideal as it allows other cats or animals to get into your house.
Stepping up from a magnetic strip are magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red styles of cat flap. With these, either an RF chip, IR or magnet will be fitted into your cat's collar. Subsequently, any animal that hasn't got one of these special collars cannot leave or get into your home. The downside is that any other cat in the neighbourhood who's got a similar collar can still get into your house when using this type of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be upgraded to some degree with an RF cat flap/collar system featuring an owner programmed unique identifier.
A model of cat flap that's able to identify your pet's microchip, is the next level in Rutherglen feline entrance security. You have to enter the number of your cat's micro-chip into the cat flap's memory (which is battery powered), and if you have several cats it will allow multiple entries. Exit and entry are only possible for microchipped pets, and the flap will be unfastened when you cat is in close proximity.
Whichever cat flap you purchase, it should be capable of being locked in position. Nowadays, almost all cat flaps on the market feature a four way locking system for extra flexibility. This means that the cat flap can allow entry into your property only, be locked fully, allow only exit from your home, or be set for 2-way entry and exit. This gives you alternatives for all times of day and night, to control precisely how your cat flap works. The facility to perform specific functions in accordance with the time of day, and based on yours and your pet's needs is also a possibility with some of the higher end brands of cat flap.
Installing a cat flap on your own can be pretty easy if you've got a solid wood door, and respectable DIY abilities. Under no circumstances should you try to install a cat flap in a double glazed window or in a reinforced uPVC door. This sort of installation requires the attention of an expert, and there are specialist cat flap fitters and skilled handymen who will be glad to take on such work.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN RUTHERGLEN
Double Glazing Installations - If your new cat flap has to be mounted on a double glazing panel, and your appointed "tradesman" endeavours to drill a hole in it, stop the job straight away and give them the boot. New cat flaps can't be installed into pre-existing double glazing window or door panels. Making holes in your double glazing destroys not only the security and strength of the glazing, but it removes the thermal insulation attributes too. Actually, it renders the glazing unsafe and it should not ever be attempted.
An experienced cat flap installer will measure up your current double glazed unit and have a local glazing firm make a new pane. So the cat flap can be nicely installed into it, this new double glazing panel will arrive with a pre-cut hole as part of its construction. This is the only way to install a cat flap in an existing patio or double glazed door, even though it might take two weeks or so to produce. When your new glass panel arrives, the installer will take out the old unit, and exchange it for the brand new "cat flap ready" one. Your cat flap will then be fitted.
External Wooden Doors - Solid wood door panels are, as we previously mentioned, the easiest alternatives for new cat flap installation in Rutherglen. It is generally best to call on an experienced carpenter or cat flap fitter, if you're in any way unsure of cutting a hole in your front door. This type of project won't be too expensive and is well worth doing correctly, if getting your cat flap professionally installed offers you that added reassurance.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be suitable for installing a cat flap. You or your fitter will have to establish what the internal structure of you door is, since for additional security some uPVC door panels are made with a galvanised steel lining. The simplest type of installation is in doors with one single panel, therefore if you have a uPVC door with vertical slatted panels, it might be cheaper and easier overall to replace the slatted pane with a one-piece panel.
Wall Installation - If, for safety or aesthetic reasons, you don't want to have a hole cut into one of your doors, you could always choose to install a cat flap in an exterior wall of your property. A wall cat flap entrance requires considerably more expertise and equipment to fit, therefore it's definitely best left to a specialist. Nearly all wall cat flap installations involve a simple straight tunnelled style, but right angled access via a pillar is also an option. With this sort of installation a plastic or metal, square open ended insert is fitted into a square shaped hole neatly cut out of your wall. A cat flap of your choice can then be attached at either end to enable your cat to exit and enter as it wishes.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Rutherglen - If your window, door or wall already has a cat flap fitted, but it isn't working, or is damaged, it is possible to mount a replacement over the current cavity. Your cat flap installer will take off the unwanted cat flap, without damaging the wall, door or window, and fit a brand new flap for your cat.
When your cat flap installation involves a pre-cut hole in a double glazing pane, it is necessary to confirm that this was previously done correctly, before fixing the new cat flap. If it's discovered that the previous installation was bodged, the glass will need to be removed and substituted to avoid any safety and security problems with the new cat flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN RUTHERGLEN
There are a number of specialist cat flap fitters, handymen and even local glazing companies in the Rutherglen area, that provide cat flap installations thru whatever door or fabrication you need. There are several ways to track down a reliable cat flap fitter, and few are more effective than asking relatives and friends. If they have had comparable work accomplished by a local Rutherglen tradesman, and been happy with the result, you can consider that they'll likewise do a good job for you.
If you can't find a cat flap installer through personal recommendations, always get two or three different quotes before making a decision, and keep in mind that cheapest is often not best. Enquire about any warranties they may provide for their standard of workmanship and ensure you have it written down in black and white, in case something happens to go wrong.
An experienced cat flap installation contractor in Rutherglen will provide you with a quality product, adeptly fitted, and which will last you, and your furry friend, for a good few years.
Cat flaps can be installed in Rutherglen and also nearby in: Baillieston, Giffnock, Anniesland, Shawlands, Cambusland, Parkhead, Millerston, Dennistoun, Barrhead, Pollokshields, Renfrew, Bishopriggs, Stepps, Hillington, East Kilbride, as well as in these postcodes G73 1DW, G73 1JJ, G73 1DA, G72 7DJ, G40, G73 1LB, G73 1DH, G73 1BE, G73 1AT, G42 0DU. Locally based Rutherglen cat flap installers will most likely have the phone code Dialling code 0141 and the postcode G73. Checking this out will ensure you access a local cat flat fitter. Rutherglen property owners can utilise these and countless other similar services.
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Cat flaps have recently been fitted in these Rutherglen streets and areas - Breadalbane Gardens, Broomhill Drive, Quay Road, Harriet Street, Newfield Place, Woodend Road, Bute Road, Kingsburn Drive, Drumilaw Crescent, Richmond Drive, Turnberry Drive, Farme Castle Court, Kincath Avenue, Reuther Avenue, Greenhill Street, Kingsbridge Drive, Peveril Court, Fishescoates Avenue, Morar Terrace, Drumilaw Road, Tobermory Road, Glencairn Drive, East Kilbride Road, Kirkriggs Gardens, Coldstream Drive, Westknowe Gardens, Kenmure Way, Selkirk Drive, Montford Avenue, as well as these Rutherglen area postcodes: G73 1DW, G73 1JJ, G73 1DA, G72 7DJ, G40, G73 1LB, G73 1DH, G73 1BE, G73 1AT, G42 0DU. These locations recently saw activity by a specialist cat flap fitter. Rutherglen business and home owners enjoyed the benefits of competent and high quality cat flap installation services on every occasion.
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