PlexiDor Pet Door
PlexiDor pet door is the Hound Girl new favorite pet product. My dog has only known a doggie door from the second she came home to live with us. All she knows is that the doggie door provides her with FREEDOM! I jumped at the chance to review a PlexiDor Pet Door because for years I have not been happy with the traditional vinyl flap pet doors.
We chose the extra-large door which is for pets up to 220 pounds, although our lab does not weigh that much she is a tall dog and we didn’t want her to have to bend down or bump her head when going through the door. We had our door installed in our back door, it replaced the current vinyl flap extra-large style pet door we had at the time.
Once the door was installed the first thing that I noticed was how nice the door looked installed. It looked like a window and blended in very well, it no longer was an eye sore. The PlexiDor Extra Large Door Unit is made of solid 3/8 inch thick sheet of shatter-resistant acrylic. There is ½ inch wide aluminum trim on the Extra Large PlexiDor Unit that will prevent damage to the panels from being chewed which can happen with some extra-large breeds. We do not have a chewing a problem but I do know there are several dogs out there who love to chew so this unit is perfect for that chewing dog over 100lbs.
I spent a lot of money each year purchasing replacement flaps for our old dog door and when you have the extra-large door the money adds up. With our new Extra Large PlexiDor pet door I no longer have to worry because I don’t have to purchase replacement flaps. Not only are the panes durable they are quiet, our dog just has to give a little push and go through then the doors close automatically with a tight seal and no banging!
We live in Texas and the heat can be well over 100 degrees several months out of the year and with our old dog door I could feel the money flying right out the door. Every time she would go in or out the flap wore down or would swing several times till it closed, even when it was closed it wasn’t a tight seal. The PlexiDor pet door is energy efficient because the panels have industrial grade weather seal on all four sides. The fact that the panels close right away and have a tight shield along with weather sealing on the panels the panes are tinted which keeps the sun from beating down through a door. Some might not worry about that but when you have a dog door that is half the size of your door you will think about it. One of the first things I noticed is that the wind no longer is a problem, the old door use to flap open due to the wind and with the PlexiDor that isn’t a problem.
With a door this size you might be concerned about security with the PlexiDor covered that because it comes with a key, lock and steel security plate. You can insert the key and lock the door or for added security benefits you can insert the steel security plate for added protection.
The PlexiDor pet doors come in several sizes and options – everything from a small size to extra large, door, wall, and glass installations. There is something to make ever pet happy along with even an electronic pet door.