Protecting Your Screen Door from Pets, Some Tips and Tricks

Screen doors are fantastic for letting in fresh air and keeping bugs out, but if you have pets, they can pose a significant challenge. Our beloved furry friends, with their playful nature and sharp claws, often see screens as just another toy to scratch or claw at. This can quickly turn your beautiful screen door into a torn, damaged and unsightly mess. Luckily, there are effective ways to protect your screens while keeping your pets happy.

Invest in Durable Mesh

One of the best ways to pet roof your screen doors is by choosing the right material, and some of our recommended security screens include SecureView and Xceed. These robust and resilient meshes are designed to withstand not only potential burglar break-ins but also the relentless scratching and clawing from pets. Their strength and durability ensure that they remain intact and functional despite frequent contact with sharp claws. Plus, these screens come in various designs, allowing you to find the perfect fit for your home without compromising on style or security.

Keep Pets Entertained

Pets often scratch at screen doors because they need to entertain themselves or fulfill their natural instincts, like sharpening claws. Providing your pets with plenty of activities can divert their attention away from your screens. For instance, scratching posts for cats are a great alternative for them to scratch safely. Placing multiple scratching posts around the house, especially near the screen door, can significantly reduce the risk of your cat using the door for claw maintenance. Using catnip on these posts can attract your cats and encourage them to use the posts instead of your screens.

Regular Grooming

Another crucial step in protecting your screens is maintaining your pet’s claws. Regularly trimming their claws will prevent them from becoming too sharp and damaging the screens. For dogs, trimming can be incorporated into their regular grooming routine, whilst for cats, who might be more resistant to nail trimming, it’s essential to start the process gradually and make it a positive experience with treats and patience. Using proper tools and techniques can make this task easier and more effective or failing that you can take them to a professional pet groomer.

Install a Pet Door

Sometimes, pets scratch at screen doors because they want to go outside. Installing a pet door can solve this issue by giving your pets a convenient way to move in and out of the house without needing to claw at the door, and these can be integrated into SecureView and Xceed security screen doors, providing a seamless solution that accommodates your pets’ needs. However, it’s important to note that adding a pet door may affect the security rating of your door.

Expert Installation for Optimal Protection

To ensure that your new screen doors are installed correctly and offer maximum protection, professional installation is highly recommended. Factory Fit Screens offers expert service and installation, ensuring that your screens fit perfectly and provide the highest level of security and functionality. Proper installation not only enhances the security features of the doors but also ensures that they function smoothly and last longer. Professionals can provide a free initial measurement and quote, making the process straightforward and hassle free.

Enjoy a Pet-Proof Home

Protecting your screen doors from pet damage doesn’t have to be a daunting task. And by investing in durable materials like SecureView and Xceed, and considering installing a pet door, you can maintain the integrity of your screens and enjoy a pet-friendly home. Remember, a little prevention goes a long way in preserving the beauty and functionality of your screen doors. If you’re ready to enhance your home’s security and pet-proof your screens, don’t hesitate to reach out for professional advice and installation services.

At Factory Fit Screens, we’re committed to providing you with the best solutions for your home. Just contact us today to learn more about our product and how they can protect your home and pets.

Scroll to Top