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How Much Does a Pet Door Cost?

average costMounted to a Wooden Door or Exterior Wall: $37-$250high costMounted into a Glass or Patio Door: $130-$430
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Pet doors allow dogs, cats or other pets to go inside and outside a home without the owner's assistance.

Typical costs:

  • Pet doors cost $37 to $430, depending on the size, placement and features.
  • A basic pet door, mounted into a standard wooden door or exterior wall, costs $37-$250, depending on its size.
  • A pet door mounted into a glass door costs $129-$279.
  • A pet door fitted into a patio door costs $130-$430, depending on its durability, size and features. A patio pet door is a panel that fits into the sliding door frame, with a nonmoving panel above the pet door. The existing sliding glass door then closes and latches on the new pet door panel. Installation usually doesn't require any cutting, alterations or even tools. Patio Pacific's "Endura Flap"[1] Thermal Panel IIIe costs $330-$430.
  • Electronic doors, featuring sensors that allow entry, cost $150-$350. Some doors, like Power Pet's[2] Electronic Pet Door, have settings to control when the door is functional. This feature keeps pets inside or outside when wanted, and prevents feral animals or burglars from entering the home. The Power Pet Electronic Pet Door costs between $300 and $350, depending on its size.
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What should be included:
  • Pet doors typically consist of a frame that fits around a hole in a door, wall or garage door. Typically the door has a swinging flap made of rubber, Plexiglas or sometimes metal that is attached to the top of the frame, allowing the pet to enter by pushing the flap. Some models have two and sometimes three or four flaps for maximum insulation.
  • Building a pet door into a glass door or doors with panels can cost more because more intricate work and more parts are involved.
  • Electronic pet doors have sensors that signal the doors to open. Some have motion sensors, allowing the door to open when it senses movement. More precise electronic doors read a signal on the collar of the animal that signals the door to open.
  • Installing a pet door is considered an easy do-it-yourself project that can be done in a day. Ron Hazelton's House Calls website details the installation process[3] , which is considered a beginner-level do-it-yourself home project.
  • Manual pet doors have less upkeep and ongoing costs than the electronic models, while the electronic models are better insulated and may provide more peace of mind. This is especially true for those requiring a large pet door, which could mean outdoor weather coming indoors and the fear of a home intruder entering.
Additional costs:
  • Replacement flaps typically cost $15-$46 each.
  • Some models with sensors require batteries for either the door itself or for sensors in the collar.
  • Extra collars for collar-sensored models cost about $40.
  • Hiring a handyman to install the door costs around $50 more. It would take a handyman about two hours to install the door.
Shopping for a pet door:
  • Dog doors are for sale at pet supply stores like PetSmart[4] and Pet Super Store[5] .
  • PetSafe[6] is one of the leading manufacturers of pet doors. PetSafe's SmartDoor Dog Door costs from $150 to $230.
  • Look for a door with a warranty. Some companies offer warranties up to five years.
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Posted by: LAS in Dallas, TX.Posted: June 28th, 2015 11:06AM
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