Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RJForbes Amazing Product !!! My pets and I love Plexidor.
Just bought my first home. My girlfriend and I have 2 black cats and 2 french bulldogs. All of our pets like to hang out in the screen porch but needed us to give them access through the sliding doors. We would leave the sliding door open about a foot so they could get in and out, and since we live in south Florida, the AC was going right out the door. Plus leaving the slider open doesn't allow us to set our alarm system.
I did a lot of research on pet doors and ended up choosing Plexidor. It certainly wasn't the least expensive pet door, but it seemed to be the highest quality of everything out there and it looked amazing.
Mine had to be installed through a solid concrete wall with rebar and I installed it myself. Cutting a block out of the concrete was no easy task (hammer drill, grinder, etc.) but then I skim-coated the inside of the wall and it looked great. Plexidor has a number you can call to get a quote from a licensed and insured contractor if you don't want to take on the task yourself. They also manufacture Plexidor's that can be installed through the glass section of a sliding door or through a regular door or drywall and stud wall. And they have an electric one too!!!
I found a bunch of Plexidor installation videos on You-Tube that show how to do the install on a door, concrete wall, drywall and stud, etc. Unfortunately I found them after my install was complete :)
Installation was easy once the hole in the wall was cut though, and the Plexidor looks really cool. I purchased it with the bronze finish which matches our decor perfectly.
I wasn't sure how the animals would adjust to the door but they were all using it within an hour or 2. I think animals are naturally curious about this new window at the bottom of the floor that they can see through. I used a bag of treats and gently nudged each of them through the Plexidor a few times head first so they would understand how it worked. The doors swing both ways and take very little force to open. And they're silent so my pets didn't get startled at all.
I HIGHLY recommend this product. So glad I chose the Plexidor.
July 31, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by spendergraft Love it but a pain to install!
It is a fairly expensive pet door and it was quite a pain to install. Now that it is in I really do like it a lot. Love the locking feature! Would've rated 5 stars if not for complicated install.
October 8, 2013