Replacement Flaps For Pet Doors
Find the right replacement flap for your PetSafe Pet Door here. Click the 'Read More' link to read about installing a replacement flap in your pet door.
The downside to many pet doors is the cost of replacement parts. Many dog doors utilize a flap made of soft vinyl. The flap works very well to provide closure for the door in addition to making it easy for your pet to move freely through the door. The only negative to these vinyl flaps is that they can, over time, become cracked or ripped. Things like temperature, frequency of use and the design of the dog door can impact the lifespan of any vinyl flap. As it is used, the repetitive bending of the vinyl can cause it to break down. Extreme cold can also cause the vinyl to become brittle and crack.
A broken flap in your dog door can create a hassle by allowing other things through the door. It could allow the elements into your home, wasting valuable energy. It could also permit neighborhood dogs, cats, or other pests into the house. Fortunately, many dog doors are designed with flap replacement in mind.
At FlexPetz, we want to provide you with everything you need in order to take care of your pets. That is why we carry PetSafe replacement flaps for your pet doors. PetSafe dog door replacement flaps are designed to be easy to install and are very economically priced.
How to Install a Replacement Flap in your Dog Door
Depending on the model of PetSafe dog door you use in your home, you will need one of two flaps to replace the broken one. To find out which one you need, check the instructions or owner’s manual that came with your pet door. If you are unable to find the information, always refer to the manufacturer’s recommendations online.
Once you have the correct PetSafe replacement flap, follow the instructions on how to replace it. Most flaps are designed to easily unscrew from the top of the door, to allow replacement without complete uninstallation of the door. Simply unscrew the old flap and remove the broken pieces. Once the old flap is cleared, line up the new flap to the holes and screw the pieces together. Pay attention to which side should be used for internal or external purposes, or the correct placement of any magnets in the door.
There you have it. You have successfully replaced the flap of your dog door, boosting it’s effectiveness and lifespan.