Cat Flap Fitter Sedgley West Midlands (DY3): Fitting a cat flap to an outside wall or door in your property in Sedgley, will enable it to live a happy life and enjoy it's own bit of freedom and independence. Cats which are kept inside, as with people, can often show signs of irritability. Having easy access to world outside with a cat flap will help your cat to stay fit, both mentally and physically. If this sounds like a good option for you, exactly what type of cat flap should you opt for?
A cat flap at its most basic is merely that. A hole cut in a door with a bendable bit of material placed over it, to keep the elements out, but let the cat pass through. The majority of Sedgley cat owners would favour something a bit more secure and weatherproof for an external door to their house, although this might be acceptable for a fence panel or outhouse door.
This basic design can be slightly improved upon with magnetic strips to keep the flap in place, but it's still a long way from being perfect since it enables other animals or cats a way to enter your property.
The next step up from the magnetic strip style are infra-red or RF chip, magnetically operated cat flaps. In this case, either an RF chip, IR or magnet will be enclosed in your cat's collar. This means that any animal without a special collar cannot get into or leave your house. The downside here is that any other moggy in the area who has a similar model of collar can access your house when using this kind of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be upgraded to a certain extent with an RF cat flap/collar system featuring an owner programmed unique identifier.
A model of cat flap that's can be recognised by your cat's microchip, is the next step-up in Sedgley feline entrance security. You have to enter the details of your cat's microchip into the memory the cat flap (which is battery powered), and if you have several cats it will take multiple entries. Exit and entry can only be accomplished by microchipped pets, and the flap will be unlocked whenever you cat is in close proximity.
When you are purchasing a cat flap, you must make certain that it is of a type that can be locked. For added security, nearly all cat flaps feature a four way locking mechanism nowadays. Which means it has the capability to enable only entrance into your house, allow exit from your property only, be fully locked, or be put in two way entry and exit mode. This will give you a range of solutions on exactly how your cat flap functions any time of the day and night time. A few of the more advanced devices can be programmed to carry out different functions in accordance with the time of day, in line with your pet's and your requirements.
Installing a cat flap on your own can be quite easy if you've got a solid wood door on your Sedgley house, and reasonable do-it-yourself capabilities. Although, if it has to be fitted in a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window panel, you shouldn't even attempt it on your own. These situations call for the expertise and skills of a specialist cat flap fitter or carpenter, who'll have all the knowledge and tools for this sort of installation project.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN SEDGLEY
Double Glazing Installation - If your cat flap is going to be mounted on a double glazed panel, and your appointed "tradesman" endeavours to drill a hole in it, stop the job right away and give them their marching orders. New cat flaps cannot be installed into pre-existing double glazed window or door panels. Any type of double glazing will be damaged by drilling or cutting into it, and will take away its strength, security and thermal properties. Actually, it makes the glazing unsound and it should never be attempted.
A dependable Sedgley cat flap installer will meticulously measure up your current pane and order a tailor-made one from a local glazing company. This new glazed panel will arrive with a pre-cut hole as an integral part of its construction where your cat flap can be installed. This could take a week or more to manufacture, however it is really the only way to fit a cat flap in a pre-existing patio or double glazed door. As soon as your new glass panel shows up, the installer will remove the old unit, and swap it for the brand new "cat flap ready" pane. Your cat flap will then be mounted.
External Wooden Doors - The least complicated option for installing a new cat flap in Sedgley, as was stated earlier in this article, are wood doors. If you're a bit nervous about cutting an opening in your back or front door, you may be better off hiring an experienced cat flap fitter or carpenter instead. This sort of task won't be all that expensive and is worth doing correctly, if getting your cat flap installed by a professional offers you that additional peace of mind.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can generally speaking be installed into uPVC doors. You or your installer will have to establish what the internal construction of you door is, since for added security certain uPVC door panels are made with a galvanised steel lining. A one-piece door panel allows for easier installation, so if you've got a uPVC door that is slatted, it may be less expensive to exchange this panel for a single pane style.
Wall Installation - It's also possible to have a cat flap installed into an outside wall of your house in Sedgley, if you do not want to cut chunks out of your doors, either for aesthetic or safety reasons. This kind of installation is certainly better left to an expert, since it requires a lot more equipment and skill to execute. You'll find there are a number of choices for this type of installation, including a straight through tunnel version, or a right angled (through pillar) pattern. A square hole will be cut through your chosen wall, into which is inserted a metal or plastic, square open ended tube. A cat flap of your choice is then mounted on either end to permit your furry pal to enter and exit as it wishes.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Sedgley - If you've already got a cat flap fitted on your door, wall or window, but it's broken or not operating correctly, the current hole can hopefully still be used for installing a new one. An experienced Sedgley cat flap fitter will be glad to take out your old device and replace it with a fresh cat flap without causing any damage to the window, door or wall on which it's mounted.
When your installation involves a pre-cut hole in a double glazing panel, it is necessary to make sure that this was previously done correctly, before fitting the new flap. The panel will have to be taken out and exchanged to avoid any security and safety problems, if it is found that this is not the case and corners were cut during the earlier installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN SEDGLEY
Whether you need your cat flap mounted on a window, wall or door, you will find that there are handyman contractors, professional cat flap fitters and even glazing firms in the Sedgley area who'll be happy to help. It may be possible to ask family and friends for recommendations when it comes to finding an excellent cat flap fitter. You can be sure that if they have been happy to recommend somebody who has completed work for them, you'll probably have a much similar experience.
If it is not feasible to get recommendations from your contacts, you should attempt to get at least 3 different quotes from local handymen before deciding. It is generally advisable not to always go for the cheapest option. Enquire about any warranties or guarantees they might give for their standard of workmanship and ensure you have it in black and white, just in case something should go amiss.
A professional cat flap installer in Sedgley will supply you with a good quality product, adeptly fitted, and one that will last you, and your cat, for a good few years.
Cat flaps can be installed in Sedgley and also nearby in: Tipton, Goldthorn Park, Upper Gornal, Parkfield, Wombourne, Cinder Hill, Woodsetton, Blakenhall, Lanesfield, Lower Gornal, Bilston, Penn Common, Gospel End, Bradmore, Ettingshall, together with these postcodes DY3 3NT, DY3 3EX, DY3 3YD, DY3 3GG, DY3 3TG, DY3 3ET, DY3 1PA, WV4 6AZ, DY3 1NA, DY3 1RA. Locally based Sedgley cat flap installers will probably have the telephone code 01902 and the postcode DY3.
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All throughout West Midlands you should be able to find cat flap fitters who'll offer various services for your pet's needs. If you're unable to find the perfect cat flap fitter in Sedgley itself then you should be able to find one nearby.
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In the past year cat flaps have been installed in these Sedgley streets: Wallows Wood, Montford Grove, Lyndale Road, Wordsworth Road, Byron Croft, Emerson Close, Raglan Close, St Andrew's Close, Aylesford Close, Straits Green, Eastleigh, High Arcal Road, Oakleigh Drive, Melford Close, Meredith Road, Brownswall Road, Limes View, Elmwood Rise, Hall Street, Barn Avenue, Wrekin View Road, Corve View, Greenslade Road, Linfield Gardens, Bull Ring, Gospel End Street, Grafton Gardens, Horton Close, and in these West Midlands postcodes: DY3 3NT, DY3 3EX, DY3 3YD, DY3 3GG, DY3 3TG, DY3 3ET, DY3 1PA, WV4 6AZ, DY3 1NA, DY3 1RA.
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