Cat flaps allow your pets to come and go as they please, and save you from the hassle of opening doors whenever they want to take a walk outside. There are different ways you can have your cat flaps installed. You can have them installed in your wooden doors, brick walls or glass doors. In this post, let's look at why cat flaps in glass may be the perfect option for every pet owner!
Advantages of cat flap installation in glass:
Replace it with the original glass whenever you want:
The first and foremost advantage of having a cat flap in the glass is the flexibility it provides you. If you ever choose to move your home in the future, you can easily replace your cat flap with the original pane of glass for the new owners/tenants. On the other hand, rebuilding a cavity wall is not as easy; you'll have to put in the bricks, coat it with cement and then paint it. It's a lot more expensive as well.
Leave the landlord’s home in original condition:
While living on rent, you won’t be able to install a cat flap through a cavity wall as your landlord will not be pleased with the idea. If the builders are not experienced enough, the structural supports of the entire building can get damaged in the process. Most of the glass installs, however, have frames that can be opened for changing the glass in them. So, there’s no chance of damage if you are fitting your cat flaps in the glass. This also provides you with a cheap method of rectifying (putting the original glass pane back) when you move out.
No holes in cavity walls that discourage potential buyers
If you are a homeowner, having a cat flap through a cavity wall can make it hard to sell your house. Buyers are not keen on the idea of purchasing a home with a hole in the cavity wall. So, cat flap installation in the glass helps you with that too.
Take your cat flaps with you:
Another advantage of having a cat flap in the glass is that you can take your cat flap with you whenever you move out and save money on buying a new one. Also, there’s a chance that the pane of glass with a hole in it might fit some frame in your new property, saving you money which you would otherwise spend on getting a hole cut through a new one.
Cat flaps through glass and the ones through cavity walls, both however are not very energy efficient and will always have some heat loss.
With lots of houses today having 25% more glass, installing a cat flap through a glass window or door should be quite convenient. Some houses can have glass walls or floor-to-ceiling glass, but even there, you may find a small side panel perfect for your cat flap.
If you still prefer to go with a cat flap through a cavity wall, make sure you hire a builder having expertise and experience in the field, and who can comply with all the building regulations.
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