This guide has been written to help you pick the best dog Door for a security door.
With a security door usually being made of an outer metal layer and an inner metal mesh, installation may be a little trickier than on a normal door.
Nevertheless, we’ve listed below the top rated dog doors across a range of Dog Door types, and linked you to individual reviews of each.
Let’s check out the options!
(NOTE: this is a general information guide only, and is not professional advice, or a substitute for professional advice. A qualified vet or animal expert is the only person qualified to give you expert advice in regards to your pet/s)
Best Dog Door For A Security Door
Our top picks for the best dog doors for Security Doors are:
Regular Pet Doors
Ideal Pet Products Original Plastic Pet Door (on Amazon) – for pets up to around 120lbs, and has a flap size of up to 15 inches wide x 20 Inches high for the biggest model. Fits door thicknesses of 1 1/4 inch thick to 2 inches
BarksBar Original Plastic Dog Door (on Amazon) – for pets up to 100lbs, and has a flap size opening of 10.5 inches wide x 15 inches high. Fits door thicknesses of 1 1/4 inch thick to 2 inches
PetSafe Freedom Aluminium Pet Door (on Amazon) – pet door for door mounting. Biggest size has a 13 3/4″ W x 23 3/4″ H flap opening, for pets up to 220lbs. Fits doors between 3/8″ and 2″ thick
Screen Door Pet Door
Ideal Pet Doors Screen Guard Pet Door (on Amazon) – for screen doors with a screen guard. Extra Large size has a flap opening of 10-1/2″ x 15″ for dogs up to around 90lbs
Heavy Duty &/Or Weatherproof Pet Doors
Door Mounted Plexidor Dog Door (on Amazon) – strong and secure pet door, with largest size offering a flap opening of 16 inches wide by 23 3/4 inches high, for pets up to 220lbs
Security Boss MaxSeal Pet Door For Doors (on Amazon) – Insulating, Sealing and Security Pet Door. Largest size flap opening is 15 3/4 inches wide x 32 inches high, for extra large to Giant dogs
Endura Flap Double Flap Door Mount Pet Door (on Amazon) – energy efficient dog door. Extra Large model has a 12″ w x 22″ h flap opening, for extra large to Giant dogs. Good for all types of doors – solid core doors, hollow core doors, metal doors, storm doors, paneled doors, french doors
Ideal Pet Products Ruff Weather Dog Door (on Amazon) – insulated pet door. Largest size has a flap opening of 15 inches wide by 23.5 inches tall, for pets up to around 120lbs
Perfect Pet The All Weather Energy Efficient Dog Door (on Amazon) – insulated pet door. Has a 15 inch x 23.5 inch flap opening, for pets up to around 120lbs
PetSafe Extreme Weather Pet Door (on Amazon) – energy efficient pet door. Biggest model has a 10 1/8 inches width by 16 1/4 inches height flap opening, for dogs up to around 100lbs
Best Dog Door For Security Doors: Reviews
You can also find individual reviews for each brand of dog door listed above here:
- Ideal Pet Products Original Plastic Pet Door – Reviews Guide
- BarksBar Original Plastic Dog Door – Reviews Guide
- PetSafe Freedom Aluminum Pet Door – Reviews Guide
- Best Dog Door For A Sliding Screen Door
- Plexidor Pet Doors – Reviews Guide
- Security Boss MaxSeal Pet Door – Reviews Guide
- Endura Flap Double Flap Door Mount Pet Door – Reviews Guide
- Ideal Pet Products Ruff Weather Pet Door – Review Guide
- Perfect Pet The All Weather Energy Efficient Dog Door – Reviews Guide
- PetSafe Extreme Weather Pet Door – Reviews Guide
Best Dog Door For Security Doors: Buyer’s Guide
How To Know Which Pet Door To Get For A Security Door?
If you read the product description of the pet door they should tell you one or both of these things:
- the type of door the pet door can be mounted on – does it mention security doors?
- the thickness of door the pet door can be mounted on – does it fit the thickness of your security door?
It also helps if you read the installation guide/manual provided by the manufacturer before you buy the pet door – they usually give you more information on the type of door it can be mounted on, and how you might approach installation for doors made of different materials.
How To Measure A Dog For A Pet Door?
The manufacturer should give you instructions on how to measure your dog. But generally, you might:
- Measure the width of the rib cage
- Measure from the floor to the top of your pet’s shoulders
Find out the size of the opening or flap of the dog door, and make sure based on your dog’s dimensions they have enough room to fit through.
Installing A Pet Door On A Security Door
No installation information is a substitute for the instructions in the installation guide/manual provided by the dog door manufacturer. So, make sure you read this.
But in general, with a security door, you are going to have to cut the outer metal and the inner mesh of the door to install the pet door.
You’ll also have to fix the pet door to the security door.
Some people choose a DIY install, whilst others choose to get a professional contractor to help them if they don’t have the technical installation skills themselves.
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