Cat Flap Fitter Wednesfield West Midlands (WV11): Installing a cat flap to an external wall or door in your Wednesfield house provides your cat with the freedom and independence it needs to live a life of contentment. When continuously kept indoors, cats much like people, will get crabby and irritated. Having accessibility to outside world by means of a cat flap will help your cat to remain fit, both physically and mentally. If this seems like a good option for you, what form of cat flap should you put in?
Essentially, a cat flap at its most fundamental is merely that. A hole cut in a door with a bendable piece of material hung over it, to keep the weather out, but permit the cat pass through it. Whilst this may be acceptable for a shed door or fence panel, most Wednesfield cat owners would favour something a little more weatherproof and secure for a main door to their property.
Because this option can allow other cats or creatures to enter your home, it is not at all recommended, though it can be improved on a bit by keeping the flap in position with the addition of a magnetic strip.
A step up from the magnetic strip design are RF chip or infra-red, magnetically operated cat flaps. With these, either a magnet, RF or IR chip will be fitted into your cat's collar. Therefore any animal that doesn't have a special collar cannot leave or access your home. Once again this is a fairly basic kind of cat flap, as any other cat in the area that has a similar style of collar can still gain access to your home. Even these cat flaps can be upgraded to a certain degree with an RF cat flap and collar system featuring a user programmed unique identifier.
Picking a cat flap which can identify your cat's own microchip, is the next step-up in entrance devices for felines in Wednesfield. The details of your cat's microchip are entered into the cat flap's memory (multiple entries are possible if you have more than one cat). The flap will be unfastened when your cat is in close proximity, only permitting access to animals that have a micro-chip.
Being able to lock it in place is important regardless which cat flap you are purchasing. Nowadays, almost all cat flaps available on the market feature a 4-way locking mechanism for extra flexibility. This means that it has the capability to permit only admittance into your property, be locked fully, permit exit from your house only, or be put in two way exit and entry mode. This provides full control over the functioning of your cat flap both during the day and throughout the night. Some high end cat flaps can be set to carry out specific functions in accordance with the time of day, based on yours and your cat's needs.
If you've got a timber door in your property in Wednesfield, installing a cat flap yourself shouldn't be too difficult. But, if you're planning to fit it into a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window, you must seek outside assistance. These kinds of fittings call for a professional installation by a trustworthy cat flap installer or odd job man with the necessary equipment and skills.
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Double Glazing Installations - If you employ somebody who attempts to drill a hole in your double glazing to put in your new cat flap, stop them without delay and request that they leave. It isn't possible to fit a new cat flap into a double glazed window pane or door panel. Drilling holes in any sort of double glazing will ruin its strength and security, along with its thermal insulation properties. It should in no circumstances be attempted and will make your double glazing unsafe.
A specialist cat flap installer will measure your current double glazing unit and have a local glazing company knock up a new one. So the cat flap can be neatly fitted into it, this new double glazed pane will be provided with a pre-cut hole as an integral part of its construction. You might have to wait two weeks or so for this special pane to be made, however if you need a cat flap installed into a pre-existing patio or double glazed door, this is basically the only way to do it. Once you've taken possession of your new glass panel, the old one can be taken out and the new pane installed. The installation of your cat flap can then be completed.
External Wooden Doors - As stated earlier in this article, wooden doors are the least complicated alternative in relation to installing a new cat flap on your house in Wednesfield. If you're a bit dubious about making a sizeable hole in your front door, you may be better off contacting an expert cat flap fitter or handyman instead. A project like this should not be expensive and will provide you with peace of mind that your pet will be using an expertly installed flap.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be sometimes be suitable for a cat flap. Having said that, some uPVC doors have a steel lining for further security, which can cause some problems. The simplest kind of cat flap installation is in doors with one single panel, therefore if you've got a uPVC door with vertical slatted panels, it might be cheaper and easier in the long run to replace the slatted pane with a one piece panel.
Wall Installation - If you do not really wish to cut holes in your doors, whether for aesthetic or security reasons, you could always have a cat flap installed within an outside wall. Requiring far more equipment and skill, a wall cat flap installation is undoubtedly better left to a professional, if it is to be accomplished correctly. Nearly all cat flap installations in walls are a simple straight tunnelled style, however right angled access via a pillar can also be achieved. A square shaped hole will need to be cut through your wall, into which is inserted a plastic or metal, square open ended tube. A suitable cat flap can then be installed on each side of the hole.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Wednesfield - If you've already got a cat flat, but it's either broken or not functioning properly, the existing hole in your window, door or wall can be used for a replacement providing that the new flap is of a similar size. A trusted cat flap fitter in Wednesfield will be able to remove your old cat flap, and fix a brand new one as a replacement without damaging the wall, window or door.
When your cat flap installation involves insertion into a pre-cut hole in a double glazing panel, it will be necessary to check that this was previously done correctly, before fitting the new flap. The glass pane will need to be removed and replaced to avoid any safety and security issues, if it is found this is not the case and a bodge job was made of the original installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN WEDNESFIELD
In and around Wednesfield there are a number of handymen, professional cat flap fitters and even double glazing companies who offer cat flap fitting services for windows, doors or walls. There are various ways of locating a reliable cat flap fitter, and few compare with the option of asking friends and family. If they are prepared to recommend an individual who they have used, you can guarantee that you will be happy also.
If it isn't feasible to get recommendations from your contacts, you should make an effort to get three or four different quotes from local handymen before deciding. It's generally wise not to automatically opt for the cheapest offer. Check if they provide any guarantees or warranties for the quality of their workmanship, so that you've got some recourse for compensation if something unfortunately goes amiss when the work is undertaken.
A specialist cat flap installer in Wednesfield will supply you with a quality product, expertly fitted, and that will last you, and your furry friend, for a good few years.
Cat flaps can be installed in Wednesfield and also nearby in: Westcroft, New Invention, Moseley Village, Lane Head, Essington, Ashmore Park, New Cross, Heath Town, Wolverhampton, Shortheath, Wood End, Willenhall, Park Village, Portobello, Bushbury, and in these postcodes WV11 3NB, WV11 3JN, WV12 5GH, WV12 9AQ, WV11 3NL, WV11 3LD, WV13 3SQ, WV11 9AZ, WV11 3DZ, WV11 2PG. Local Wednesfield cat flap fitters will most likely have the postcode WV11 and the dialling code 01902.
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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 suitable cat flap fitter in Wednesfield itself then you will surely be able to find one nearby.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Wednesfield
Homeowners living in the following roads and streets have recently inquired about cat flap installation services - Dace Road, Five Fields Road, Heathfield Gardens, Rookery Street, Mere Close, Henfield Close, Mattox Road, Lichfield Road, Beaver Close, Colman Avenue, Davenport Road, Neachells Lane, Dudley Crescent, Hopton Crescent, Hall Street, Bearing Drive, Mosedale Drive, Pool Hayes Lane, Broad Lane South, Hinton Grove, Fibbersley, Robin Grove, Kersley Gardens, Manfield Road, as well as these local Wednesfield postcodes: WV11 3NB, WV11 3JN, WV12 5GH, WV12 9AQ, WV11 3NL, WV11 3LD, WV13 3SQ, WV11 9AZ, WV11 3DZ, WV11 2PG.
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