How To Install A Pet Door?

Is it hard to install a doggie door?

Difficulty: Intermediate

Tip: Pet door installation is generally a simple DIY task.

However, if you’re not comfortable making this kind of modification to your home, the cost of hiring a professional to tackle an easy installation may well be worth it.

How much does it cost to install a doggie door?

Installation prices will vary, depending on installation location and materials. For instance, getting a PlexiDor installed in a house door usually ranges between $200-$350. Wall installations – depending on wall material – normally range between $400-$1600.

What tools do you need to install a doggie door?

To install your doggie door you will need the following tools and materials:

  • Power Drill.
  • 1/4″ Drill Bit.
  • Jig Saw or Small Circular Saw.
  • Tape Measure.
  • Scissors.
  • Flat Head Screwdriver.
  • Phillips Screwdriver.
  • Straightedge.

How do you cut a door for a pet door?

Use a jigsaw to cut the opening. Start in one corner, inserting the blade into the 1/2-inch corner hole you drilled. Carefully cut along the pencil line. Continue around the outline of the pet door.

How long does it take to install a doggie door?

How to Install a Dog Door

  1. Time Required: 2-4 hours.
  2. Difficulty: Intermediate.

What size pet door do I need?

Your pet door flap size needs to be at least 16″ tall, and 8″ wide, so you will require a tall pet door, but not too wide.