Cat Flap Fitter Shrewsbury Shropshire (SY1): The installation of a cat flap to an exterior door or wall in your house in Shrewsbury, will enable it to live a life of contentment and enjoy it's own bit of independence and freedom. Cats which are kept inside, as with people, will show signs of irritation. Allowing your cat easy access to outside world with a cat flap can also help in keeping them mentally and physically fit. So, you're sold on the idea, but what is perfect kind of cat flap for your beloved pet?
The most rudimentry kind of cat flap is basically that. A hole cut in a door with a flexible sheet of material placed over it, to give protection from the elements, but let the cat move through. Although this might be suitable for a shed door or fence panel, the vast majority of Shrewsbury cat owners would no doubt favour something a tad more secure and weatherproof for an outside door to their house.
This uncomplicated design is still a long way from being perfect as it allows other creatures or cats a way to enter your property, however it can be slightly improved upon with the addition of a magnetic strip to keep the flap in place.
The next step up from the magnetic strip style are infra-red or RF chip, magnetically operated cat flaps. With this form of cat flap, your cat will have to wear a collar featuring an IR, RF chip or magnet. This means that any animal that hasn't got a special collar cannot leave or access your house. The fact that any other moggy in the neighbourhood that has a similar collar could possible access your home, is the drawback with this still fairly basic kind of cat flap. An improvement to this device is an RF cat flap and collar system which offers a unique identifier that can be programmed by the user.
The type of cat flap which is able to identify your pet's microchip, is the next step-up in feline entrance security. You have to enter the unique number of your cat's micro-chip into the memory the cat flap (which is powered by batteries), and if you have several cats it will accept multiple entries. Exit and entry are only possible for microchipped pets, and the flap will be unfastened when you cat is nearby.
Whichever cat flap you purchase, it must have the ability to be locked in position. For added security, nearly all cat flaps have a 4-way locking mechanism these days. Which means that it has the capability to allow exit only, be locked fully, enable entry into your home only, or be put in 2-way exit and entry mode. This will give you a range of solutions on exactly how your cat flap functions any time of the day and night time. In line with yours and your pet's requirements, there is even the option to carry out specific functions in accordance with the time of day, with a few of the top-end devices.
If you are fairly good at DIY, putting in a cat flap should not be too difficult, as long as you have a wooden door on your Shrewsbury home. But, if you are looking to install it into a double glazed window or in a reinforced PVC door, you should seek outside help. These kinds of fixtures require a professional installation from a trustworthy cat flap fitter or handyman with the necessary skills and equipment.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN SHREWSBURY
Double Glazing Installations - If you happen to hire somebody who endeavours to drill a hole in a double glazed panel to install your cat flap, stop them without delay and ask them to leave. It's simply not possible to mount a new cat flap into a double glazing door panel or window pane. Cutting into any sort of double glazing will destroy its security and strength, as well as its thermal insulation properties. In reality, it makes your glazing unsound and it should never be attempted.
It will be necessary to get a new double glazing panel made especially for this purpose by a glazing company, and your chosen Shrewsbury cat flap fitter will measure your current panel and put in an order for the new one. As part of its structure this new pane will have a pre-cut hole, which the cat flap can be fitted neatly into. This can take one or two weeks to manufacture, but it is really the only way to fit a cat flap in an existing double glazed or patio door. After construction, the old glass pane will be removed, and the new one put in. The cat flap will then be put in.
Exterior Wooden Doors - As mentioned previously, wooden doors are the easiest option with regards to installing a new cat flap on your property in Shrewsbury. If you are uncomfortable with cutting a hole in your front door, it's advisable to bring in a professional to complete the task for you. This will give you the reassurance that you are going to end up with an expertly installed cat flap, and that the project has been accomplished properly.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be installed into uPVC doors in most instances. It pays to know the interior construction, since some doors incorporate a steel lining for additional security. The designs of door with a one-piece panel are the simplest for installing cat flaps, so if yours has a slatted style panel, it might be advisable to replace this with a single pane.
Wall Installation - If, for either security or aesthetic reasons, you don't wish to have a hole cut into one of your doors, you could choose to install a cat flap in an exterior wall of your home. A cat flap entrance in a wall calls for considerably more skill and equipment to install, so it's certainly best left to a specialist. You could choose a straightforward tunnel style, or even a right angled model which permits entry via a pillar. This installation involves a neat square hole being made through the wall of your choice, into which a plastic or metal, open ended square tube is inserted. Each end of the hole is then installed with an appropriate cat flap so that your feline friend can enter and exit the house whenever it wishes.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Shrewsbury - If you've already got a cat flat, but it's either broken or not functioning correctly, the existing hole in your window, door or wall can be used for a replacement so long as the new flap is of a comparable size. A reputable cat flap fitter in Shrewsbury will be able to remove the old,unwanted cat flap, and mount a brand new one in its place without harming the door, wall or window.
If the replacement cat flap is to be mounted into a pre cut hole in a double glazing pane, you must ensure that the existing glass has been manufactured, cut and installed correctly. If it's discovered that the previous installation was a bodge job, the pane will have to be removed and replaced to avoid any safety and security problems with the new flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN SHREWSBURY
There are plenty of specialist cat flap installers, handymen and even glazing merchants in the Shrewsbury area, who provide cat flap fitting onto whatever door or structure you need. There is no better way of finding a decent cat flap fitter than asking relatives and friends for recommendations. You can be sure that if they've been willing to recommend someone who's completed work for them, you'll likely have a similar experience.
If you can't find an installation specialist through personal recommendations, always obtain three or four different quotes before coming to a final decision, and keep in mind that the cheapest is often not the best. Enquire about any warranties or guarantees they may give for their workmanship and ensure you have it in writing, in case something should go amiss.
A specialist cat flap installer in Shrewsbury will provide you with a good quality product, skillfully fitted, and one that will last you, and your cat, for many years.
Cat flaps can be installed in Shrewsbury and also in nearby places like: Cherry Orchard, Atcham, Sweet Lake, Meole Brace, Frankwell, Ditherington, Upton Magna, Bayston Hill, Underdale, Harlescott, Sutton, Bicton Heath, Radbrook, Kingsland, Uffington, Bicton, Annscroft, Montford Bridge, Coleham, Gravelhill, Battlefield, Great Hanwood, and in these postcodes SY1 1XE, SY1 1PA, SY1 1UR, SY1 1HL, SY1 1DL, SY1 1TW, SY1 1RT, SY1 1DB, SY1 1HE, SY1 1AA. Locally based Shrewsbury cat flap installers will probably have the postcode SY1 and the telephone dialling code 01743.
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