Cat Flap Fitter Westgate-on-Sea Kent (CT8): Fitting a cat flap to an outside wall or door in your property in Westgate-on-Sea, will allow it to live a happy life and enjoy it's own little bit of freedom and independence. Cats are quite like humans in a lot of ways, and will often start to show signs of frustration and irritability if kept inside for lengthy periods of time. When your precious cat is allowed instant access to the world outside by means of , there is a much better likelihood of it staying both mentally and physically fit and healthy. If this seems like a good idea to you, what type of cat flap should you fit?
Essentially, a cat flap at its most fundamental is just that. A hole is cut in an outside door and a flexible material is hung over it to offer some protection from the weather. Most Westgate-on-Sea cat owners would no doubt prefer something a little more secure and weatherproof for an outside door to their property, although this might be okay for a shed or outhouse door.
This standard model is still far from perfect as it allows other animals or cats a means by which to enter your house, nonetheless it can be marginally improved on with the addition of a magnetic strip to hold the flap in place.
Moving on from a basic magnetic strip are magnetically operated, infra-red or RF chip variations of cat flap. With this kind of cat flap, your cat must wear a collar fitted with an IR, RF chip or magnet. This means that any animal that does not have a special collar cannot access or leave your property. Once again this is a relatively simple form of cat flap, as any other cat in the area who's got a similar collar may be able to get into your house. An enhancement to this product is an RF cat flap/collar system which offers a unique identifier which can be programmed by the pet's owner.
The type of cat flap that is can be operated by your pet's microchip, is the next step-up in Westgate-on-Sea feline entry security. You have to enter the details of your cat's micro-chip into the cat flap's memory (which is powered by batteries), and if you have more than one cat it will allow multiple entries. The flap is unfastened when your cat is in close proximity, only permitting entry or exit to pets that have a microchip.
Whatever cat flap you purchase, it must have the ability to be locked in position. Most cat flaps sold these days feature a four way locking system. This means that the cat flap can enable only access into your property, be fully locked, permit only exit from your home, or be set for two way entry and exit. This provides total control over the functioning of your cat flap both during the day and throughout the night time. Some of the higher end cat flaps can be set to carry out specific functions in accordance with the time of day, in line with your cat's and your needs.
If you're fairly good at do-it-yourself, putting in a cat flap should not be too difficult, as long as you've got a wooden door on your home in Westgate-on-Sea. But, if you're intending to install it in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window, you need to seek outside assistance. These kinds of fixtures require a professional installation from a dependable cat flap installer or carpenter with the appropriate equipment and skills.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN WESTGATE-ON-SEA
Double Glazing Installations - If your new cat flap has to be installed in a double glazed door or window panel, and your hired "tradesman" tries to drill a hole in it, stop the job straight away and give them their marching orders. It is simply not possible to mount a new cat flap into a double glazing window pane or door panel. Drilling or cutting into any type of double glazing will destroy its strength and security, along with its insulation attributes. It should in no circumstances be attempted and renders the double glazing unsound.
It is necessary to get a new double glazed unit made specially for this purpose by a glazing supplier, and your local Westgate-on-Sea cat flap fitter will measure your existing pane and put in an order for a brand new one. So the cat flap can be nicely fitted into it, this new double glazing panel will arrive with a hole pre-cut as a part of its structure. This is basically the only way to install a cat flap into an existing double glazed or patio door, although it can take a couple of weeks to manufacture. Once your new glass pane shows up, the fitter will remove the old one, and exchange it for the brand new "cat flap ready" one. The installing of your cat flap can then be carried out.
External Wooden Doors - As mentioned previously, wooden door panels are the easiest alternative when it comes to installing a new cat flap on your house in Westgate-on-Sea. It is normally safer to hire the services of a competent carpenter or cat flap fitter, if you are unsure about making a big hole in your front door. This kind of task won't be too expensive and is well worth doing correctly, if having your cat flap expertly installed gives you that added reassurance.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be mounted into uPVC doors in many instances. You will need to determine what the interior construction of you door is, because for additional security some uPVC doors are manufactured with a galvanised steel lining. A one piece panel allows for easier installation, so if you've got a uPVC door that is slatted, it may be cheaper to replace the panel with a single panel style.
Wall Installation - It's also a possibility to have a cat flap installed on an outside wall of your house in Westgate-on-Sea, if you do not want to have a hole cut in one of your doors, either for security or aesthetic reasons. This form of installment is definitely best left to an expert, as it calls for considerably more equipment and skill to accomplish. Nearly all wall cat flap installations are a simple straight tunnelled style, but right angular access through a pillar is also possible. With this kind of installation a plastic or metal, square open ended tube is inserted into a square shaped hole neatly made into your specified wall. Both ends of the hole are then installed with a cat flap so your cat can get in and out of the house whenever it wants.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Westgate-on-Sea - If you already have a cat flap fitted on your door, wall or window, but it is damaged or not working correctly, the existing hole can hopefully still be used for installing a replacement. You local cat flap installer will remove the old cat flap, without harming the wall, window or door, and install a new flap in its place for your cat.
If the replacement cat flap is to be installed in a pre-cut hole in a double glazed pane, you must ensure that the existing glass has been made, cut and installed correctly. If you discover this isn't the case, and the previous owners have cut corners to install their cat flap, the pane must be removed and replaced with a new one to avoid any security and safety issues.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN WESTGATE-ON-SEA
In and around Westgate-on-Sea there are several handymen, professional cat flap fitters and even glazing firms who offer cat flap installation services in windows, doors or walls. There is no better strategy for finding a reliable cat flap installer than by asking neighbours and friends for referrals. If they are prepared to recommend an individual who they've used, you can be sure that you'll be happy as well.
Where a personal recommendation isn't possible, get at least three estimates from local Westgate-on-Sea cat flap installers. Study these closely and do not always choose the cheapest option, as this won't necessarily be the best one. Ask about any guarantees they might provide for their standard of workmanship and make certain you have it in black and white, just in case something happens to go awry.
A professional cat flap installer in Westgate-on-Sea will provide you with a high quality product, skillfully fitted, and that will last you, and your pussy-cat, for a good few years.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Westgate-on-Sea and also in: Manston, St Nicholas-at-Wade, Birchington, Acol, Reculver, Marshside, Broomfield, Monkton, Cliftonville, Westwood, Garlinge, Cliffs End, St Peters, Minster, together with these postcodes CT8 8NX, CT8 8NL, CT8 8DS, CT8 8RL, CT8 8QJ, CT8 8PD, CT8 8HP, CT8 8QD, CT8 8QU, CT8 8DG. Local Westgate-on-Sea cat flap installers will probably have the postcode CT8 and the dialling code 01843. Checking this can ensure that you're accessing a local cat flat fitter. Westgate-on-Sea homeowners will be able to utilise these and numerous other similar services.
Cat Flap Weatherproofing
Maintaining the safety and comfort of indoor and outdoor cats, cat flap weatherproofing is essential. A cat flap that is correctly weatherproofed prevents cold draughts, rain and wind from seeping into the house, ensuring a warm and dry environment for the feline. To create a tight barrier against the weather, search for cat flaps designed with high-quality insulating materials and seals. An additional measure to protect the entrance from harsh climatic conditions is the installation of a weatherproof tunnel extension. The cat flap's effectiveness in providing a weather-protected and cozy space for your cat is preserved through routine maintenance, which involves checking seals for wear and tear. (13579)
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