Saturday, September 3, 2011
REVIEW: "Ideal Hefty Pet Side Sliding Window Insert"
I discovered this item while I was shopping for an electronic pet door for another purpose. This product is a made-to-measure insert which lets you easily install a pet door in the window frame in a horizontal sliding window. I already had built a plywood structure for a smaller cat door, but it was ugly and drafty. This product seemed like a much better solution. The cat door was larger than the one I was using, so our older cat would be able to use it more easily, it provided a two-way locking mechanism so the cats could be locked in or out, it looked very functional attractive. It was available in two colors, I chose white and placed my order.
I removed the old home-made plywood insert and installed the new insert in the window frame. I had to use weather stripping on both sides of the insert, so the weather stripping that came with the product was about 1/2 of what I needed. Fortunately I had some lying around the house.
We've been using this product for about two weeks now and it is working perfectly. It looks good, is secure, and weather-tight, and lets more light in becuase of the glass pane above the pet door section. I highly recommend this product to anyone wanting to control their cats in and out access through a horizontal sliding-window and maintain an attractive look.
I purchased this item from the following website: