What is the best way to insulate a dog door? Expert Advice

How do you winterize a pet door?

  • Use silicone caulk to close any air gaps and holes.
  • Add weatherstripping around the door frame.
  • Add magnets to the bottom of door so the flaps stay in place to help reduce heat loss.
  • Reinforce flimsy door flaps with industrial plastic curtain material.
  • Add a second door flap if you only have one.
  • In hot or cold climates, this pet door helps save energy while giving your dog or cat his freedom. … The PetSafe Extreme Weather Pet Door has a maximum energy efficiency that is 3.5 times higher than our standard single-flap pet doors, making it perfect for extreme hot and cold climates.

    15X better than Energy Star standards

    What is the best way to insulate a dog door?

    Most doggie doors are extremely leaky, which leads to cold, drafty rooms and high energy bills. In fact, over 90% of the energy loss from conventional pet doors comes from air leakage – letting cold air directly into your home. The Freedom Pet Pass dog door with DoubleMag seal is virtually airtight, so it keeps winter air outside where it belongs.

    The DoubleMag seal is so good, third-party lab testing showed that it is 15X better at preventing outside air from coming in than US Energy Star requirements for human doors.

    Other brands pet doors don’t actually make a seal. Even those with a “double flap” or magnets to “keep the door closed” aren’t good enough, because they don’t actually seal out the wind and drafts. Lab testing with the “best selling” pet door shows how much better RANGER dog doors by Freedom Pet Pass perform. Under official testing conditions, the competitive door leaks over 16 cubic feet of air per minute per square foot. That’s over 500X worse than the RANGER dog door standard of 0.03 cfm/sq ft!

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    Dog Door Hack

    Pet Opening – The smallest opening through which your dog will have to pass when using the door. This dimension is used for properly sizing the door for your dog.

    Rough Opening – The size of the hole in your door needed to accommodate the Freedom Pet Pass dog door.

    Frame Size – The overall size of the frame on the pet door; the footprint of the dog door on your human door.