Why we would advice you against fitting a cat flap in your Front Door
Cat out of glass
into a uPVC front door.
Often we install cat flaps into uPVC. Indeed this is a common installation in back doors.
We take the glass out and replace with, a standard uPVC panel. Not only does it look good but it is a cost-effective way for our customers to install their cat flap.
So why the reluctance to install into the front door.? we would survey your door first before making a decision. We would not undertake it for the following reasons.
Some uPVC front doors have an aluminium skin to add strength, although reasonable easy to get through it is not ideal. It is highly likely that the door incorporates metal sheet for strength. We would not be prepared to cut through metal and plastic.
uPVC structural stability as a material is built in. It obtains its strength from the form of the moulding and sheet metal inside. By cutting out these mouldings and through the metal, you risk reducing the integrity of the door. Once we have made a hole in the door, it offers a route for water to get inside it, this will create water-logging and affect the sheet metal inside which will begin to rust