But it’s still true.
A recent pet door installation in San Mateo called for a hole to be cut through a wall to the outside of a house. Unlike a patio door pet door installation, this required something suited specifically for this situation. In this instance, we used a MaxSeal Pet Door. Bay Area Sliding Door Repair also happens to be one of the few MaxSeal Pet Doors Authorized Dealers in California. But enough about us, let’s talk about this hole in the wall.
Already, there’s not a lot of room for error whenever you find yourself cutting through the exterior wall of a house. And to make a delicate situation even more interesting, we were faced with a custom stucco finish on the outside of the cutout area, and a tall baseboard running through the cavity section on the inside. Not sketchy enough? Wait – there’s more. More to consider, that is. Other questions we had to ask before plunging that saw into the wall, included:
- How high should the door be located?
- What’s in the wall where the cutout will be?
- Will unwanted critters (criminals are critters, too) be kept out?
- Will wanted heat stay in?
- Will my pet get stuck in the wall?
This was not for the faint of heart. Interested in the outcome? Take a look, but don’t expect any footage of pets going through a wall.
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