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Upgrading to a High-Quality Pet Door: Is It Worth It?

If your pet door has seen better days, it might be time to consider an upgrade. In this article, we’re going to talk about the benefits of upgrading from a cheap pet door to a higher-quality pet door. Here are some key questions to consider if you’re thinking about making the switch:

    1. Are you constantly purchasing replacement flaps?
    2. Is the pet door frame cracking or breaking?
    3. Is the pet door letting heat and cold into your home?


    If any of the above had you nodding your head in agreement, it could be time to say goodbye to the old pet door and make room for a better door. Let’s break down the scenarios listed above.

    Replacement Flaps:

    Although the upfront cost of a lower-quality pet door might be enticing, it often results in a small fortune spent on replacement flaps later on down the line. In order to avoid this, it’s important to look for a pet door with a flap made with high-quality material.

    Broken Parts:

    If you noticed a cracked frame or other broken parts not long after installation of the pet door, it’s probably worth it to consider a door that will stand up to harsh climates and use by active pets.

    Insulation Value:

    Although it probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind, insulation value is a huge factor in racking up pet-door related expenses. If you live in an area with a harsh climate, a weather-resistant pet door is a must.

    What’s the Solution?

    Purchasing a high-performing pet door saves time and money in the long-run. The maintenance costs above are an unfortunate reality of low-quality pet doors. If you are looking for a quick or temporary fix, or you live in an area with a very mild climate, that might work just fine.

    However, if you want a door that will hold up to extreme weather and last you a lifetime, the Endura Flap Pet Door is the best option.

    golden retriever walking through EnduraFlap pet door

    Here are a few notable features of Endura Flap pet doors:

    Weather-Resistant Flap:

    The Endura Flap is made of durable, yet flexible, polyolefin polymer built with UV-blocking additives. This high-quality material is safe and comfortable for pets of all sizes to run through at top speeds while also protecting your home from extreme weather. These doors withstand -40℉, extreme heat, and 50 miles per hour winds without warping or cracking.

    For maximum weather-resistance, check out the Endura Double Flap Wall Mount and Double Flap Door Mount. You can read about the differences between door and wall mount pet doors here.

    front view endura tough pet door flap

    Superior Design:

    Most pet door flaps are rigidly fastened to the top of the pet door frame with screws. The Endura Flap hangs on a rotating rod, preventing the top of the flap from cracking over years of use. This feature, in addition to the quality flap and frame material, makes for a truly lasting pet door.

    Additionally, the Endura Flap pet door utilizes a superior magnet design. Unlike many pet doors, which only have magnets lining the bottom of the flap, the Endura Flap is lined by magnets on three sides to prevent gaps that allow wind, rain, and unwanted critters into your home.

    You can even increase the magnet strength with additional magnet kits.

    black dog walking through endura flap pet door for doors

    Maximum Insulation Value:

    Endura Pet Doors are made to stay sealed from the harshest weather. The quality flap and frame materials and strong magnets work together to keep the pet door sealed in extreme weather. This ultimately reduces your monthly energy bill and keeps your home feeling comfortable year-round. 

    tan endura double flap door mount flaps opening

    Is Upgrading Worth It?


    If the cost of replacing flaps and parts for your pet door is exceeding the price of the door itself, it’s probably time to consider a high-quality pet door that’s going to last. See our best selling pet doors for more ideas. 

    The Endura Flap really is top of the line in quality and comfort for your pet, and will ultimately save you money on replacement parts and energy bills. And with a lifetime warranty, you can rest assured that you won’t be dealing with a broken pet door a few years down the line.

    We hope this helped! You can read more about Endura Flap Pet Doors here.

    Elizabeth Muenzen

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    Content Specialist

    Pets: My dog Benji is mixed Yorkie, Poodle, Chihuahua, and MaltiPom (YorkiPooChiMaltiPom?), yet he mysteriously bears no resemblance to any of these breeds.
    Fun stuff: I love to cook!

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