Cat Flap Fitter Tipton West Midlands (DY4): Installing a cat flap to an exterior wall or door in your Tipton home provides your cat with the independence it needs to live a happy life. When kept indoors, cats much like people, will get irritated and crabby. Having a cat that's both mentally and physically fit, is one of the main positive aspects of allowing your pet easy access to world outside by means of a cat flap. So, you think it's a good idea, but which is best kind of cat flap for your precious pet?
A cat flap at its most fundamental is just that. A hole in a door with a bendable bit of material placed over it, to keep the weather out, but let the cat go through. Obviously, this is extremely basic, and won't be sufficient for most cat owners in Tipton, who would no doubt favour something a bit more weatherproof and secure for an exterior door to their home, although it might be appropriate for a garden fence panel or shed door.
This uncomplicated model can be improved on with a magnetic strip to keep the flap in place, however it's still a long way from being ideal as it enables other cats or creatures a means by which to enter your home.
A step up from the magnetic strip pattern are infra-red or RF chip, magnetically controlled cat flaps. With this kind of cat flap, your cat will need to wear a collar featuring an RF chip, IR or magnet. No animal will be able to leave or get into your property unless it is equipped with this special collar. The drawback is that any other moggy in the area that has a similar collar could perchance gain access to your home when using this type of cat flap. An improvement to this equipment is an RF cat flap and collar system which contains a unique identifier which can be programmed by the pet's owner.
A model of cat flap that is can be operated by your cat's own microchip, is the next level in Tipton feline access security. You need to enter the number of your cat's micro-chip into the memory the cat flap (which is battery powered), and if you've got more than one pet it will accept multiple entries. The flap will be unlocked whenever your cat is in the vicinity, only allowing entry or exit to pets that are microchipped.
Whatever cat flap you purchase, it must have the ability to be locked in place. Currently, almost all cat flaps on the market feature a four way locking mechanism for added flexibility. This means that the cat flap can enable exit only, allow access into your house only, be locked fully, or be set for two way entry and exit. This offers total control over the operation of your cat flap both throughout the day and during the night time. In line with yours and your pet's needs, there is even the option to perform specific functions according to the time of day, with a number of the top-end models.
If you are fairly good at DIY, installing a cat flap shouldn't be too difficult, as long as you have a wooden door on your property in Tipton. But, if you're hoping to install it in a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced PVC door, you must seek outside help. Such situations require the expertise and skills of a competent cat flap fitter or carpenter, who is sure to have have the tools and knowledge for this type of installation.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN TIPTON
Double Glazing Installations - If you bring in a so-called "tradesman" who, while endeavouring to install your new cat flap, starts to drill a hole in a double glazed window or door panel, immediately send them on their way. New cat flaps can't be mounted into pre-existing double glazed doors or window panels. Making holes in the double glazing destroys not merely the security and strength of the glazing, but it takes away the insulating properties as well. It should in no circumstances be attempted and will render your double glazing unsound.
It is necessary to obtain a new double glazing panel made especially for this purpose by a glazing firm, and your local Tipton cat flap installer will take the measurements of your current panel and put in an order for the new one. So that the cat flap can be perfectly installed into it, this new double glazed unit will be provided with a pre-cut hole as an integral part of its construction. You might have to wait a week or so for this pane to be manufactured, however if you need a cat flap fitted into an existing double glazed or patio door, this is the only way to do it. As soon as your new glass panel is delivered, the installer will remove the old unit, and swap it for the new "cat flap ready" one. The cat flap can then be installed.
Exterior Wooden Doors - Wooden door panels are, as we stated earlier, the easiest alternatives for cat flap installation in Tipton. If you are a little nervous about creating a hole in your front or back door, you may be happier bringing in a specialist handyman or cat flap fitter instead. An undertaking like this should not be expensive and will give you the satisfaction of knowing that your pet can enjoy a professionally fitted flap.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be suitable for installing a cat flap. Nevertheless, some uPVC door panels are steel lined for further security, which can cause some problems. The simplest kind of installation is in doors with a single panel, consequently if you've got a uPVC door with vertical slatted panels, it might be cheaper and easier overall to replace the slatted panel with a one-piece panel.
Wall Installation - It's also possible to have a cat flap fitted on an outside wall of your home in Tipton, if you do not want to cut chunks out of your doors, either for aesthetic or safety reasons. This sort of installation is undoubtedly best left to the pros, as it calls for considerably more equipment and skill to execute. There are a couple of possibilities for this kind of installation, including a straightforward design, or a right angle (through pillar) configuration. With this sort of installation a metal or plastic, open ended square tube is inserted into a square shaped hole cut into your selected wall. A cat flap can then be installed on both ends of the hole.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Tipton - If your window, wall or door already has a cat flap fitted, but it is not working, or is damaged, it's quite possible to fit a replacement into the current hole. An expert Tipton cat flap installer will be happy to take out your old entry device and swap it for a new cat flap without inflicting any damage on the window, wall or door on which it is attached.
If the substitute cat flap is to be fitted into a pre-cut hole in a double glazing pane, you must check that the glass has been manufactured, cut and installed in the right way. If it's discovered that the previous installation was a bodge up, the glass will have to be removed and substituted to avoid any security and safety problems with the new flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN TIPTON
In the Tipton area there are a number of different handymen, professional cat flap installers and even double glazing merchants who provide cat flap installation services for doors, windows or walls. There are various ways to locate a good cat flap fitter, and few come close to the option of asking for recommendations from relatives and friends. You can be sure that if they've been willing to recommend someone who's done work for them, you'll have a similar experience.
If you cannot find a cat flap installer through personal recommendation, always try to get two or three different quotes before coming to a final decision, and don't forget that cheapest is often not best. See if you can get written guarantees for the standard of their workmanship, so that if things do go awry you have some recourse.
A professional cat flap installer in Tipton will supply you with a quality product, skillfully fitted, and which will last you, and your pussy-cat, for many years.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Tipton and also in nearby places like: Bloomfield, Oldbury, Tividale, Coseley, Summer Hill, Horseley, Princes End, Woodsetton, Roseville, Bradley, Wallbrook, Dudley Port, Woodcross, Upper Gornal, Netherton, Bilston, and in these postcodes DY4 0LY, DY4 0ED, DY4 0NN, DY4 0QH, DY4 0NA, DY4 0PQ, DY4 0EN, DY4 0AE, DY4 0AF, DY4 0LQ. Locally based Tipton cat flap fitters will most likely have the postcode DY4 and the telephone dialling code 0121.
West Midlands Cat Flap Fitters
In the West Midlands area you will also find: Earlsdon cat flap installers, Handsworth Wood cat flap installers, Dickens Heath cat flap installers, Shirley cat flap installers, Shard End cat flap fitters, Bickenhill cat flap fitters, Cradley Heath cat flap installation, Marston Green cat flap installers, Lye cat flap fitters, Castle Vale cat flap installation, Bartley Green cat flap installation, Small Heath cat flap installers, Hockley Heath cat flap fitters, Northfield cat flap installers, Tividale cat flap installers, Quarry Bank cat flap installation, Tyburn cat flap installers, Bartley Green cat flap installers, Pelsall cat flap installation, Ladywood cat flap fitters, Streetly cat flap installation, Knowle cat flap fitters, Fordbridge cat flap installers, Erdington cat flap installers, Longbridge cat flap installation, Lye cat flap installation, Berkswell cat flap installers, Longbridge cat flap fitters.
All throughout West Midlands you should be able to find cat flap fitters who will provide various services for your pet's needs. If you're unable to find a specialist cat flap fitter in Tipton itself then you should be able to uncover one close by.
Tipton Cat Flap Installation Tasks
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Cat Flap Fitters Near Tipton
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