Pool enclosures popular spot for pet doors
"I'm looking for a company or contractor that would install pet doors. What kind of company should I be looking for, and what should I expect out of the job?" — Angie's List member Hector Sosa
A handyman should be able to do the job in a few hours, according to John Mongeon, owner of A-rated 1st Class Handyman Services Inc. in Largo. "Pet doors are best installed on a flat-panel door," he says. "The average job will cost $50 or $60, plus materials."
Pet door technology has come a long way from the old-fashioned rubber flap.
"There are remote control pet doors, where you put a collar on a pet and it only opens up when your pet wants to come in or out," he says. "That way, you don't get possums, squirrels or rats coming into your house. The better doors have a magnetic strip that seal up tightly when you close them."
Sharon Avila, owner of highly rated A Aluminum & Rescreening Company in New Port Richey, says pet doors are also common in the Tampa area's many aluminum structures and pool enclosures.
"Most people have them installed in a screen panel to the left or right of the main door," she says. "Depending on the size of the animal, it can cost between $50 and $150, which includes the cost of the [pet] door.
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