Here are some answers to the most common questins. Feel free to call if you have more questions.
I always like to have my customers to have at least 2 choices of where the door will be installed if it is possible. I will confirm location when I arrive.
This is determined on the size of the pet door first. When you are evaluating where you must try to avoid internal electric wires and external outlets. Usually on wall switches the electric wires will go up the wall from that switch.
Also avoiding wall studs you must have enough room between the studs to install the door. Typically wherever you have a plug or a switch you almost always have a stud.
I have electrical testers to try to verify where studs and electric are.
If you want the door under a window sometimes there are 1 or 2 studs horizontal supporting the window this must be verified. With some homes there are pop outs on the windows on the outside this will limit the size of the door that can be installed under that window. Be aware also of external trim on doors if you want it close to a door.
This door has to meet code fire door, self closing
For more information on code you need to contact your city. If you decide you want to install the door without being to code you must sign off on the install taking all responsibilities
With older pets it is not good for them to have to bend too much to get outside. You have usually a 4” step from the inside of your home to your patio and usually more on the side of your home you can use pavers or a ramp to make up the height difference. You will want the top of the opening to be 1-2 inches higher than the tallest pet’s back . Be sure to allow for easy access for larger dogs and working breeds in their later years as arthritis and hip problems often appear in these breeds.
Can I lock my pet door?
Absolutely. All doors come with an interior locking panel.