The installation of a pet door into glass is not as straightforward as people imagine. Installing a glass pet door is not just a matter of cutting a hole into existing glass and fitting a pet door. It’s important to ensure the pet door installation is done in the safest and most practical manner. Using the correct type of glass is paramount. Float glass is not strong enough to the prolonged use of a pet door. The biggest concern is what happens when float glass breaks. Broken Float glass creates razor-sharp shards that can cause severe lacerations to both people and pets.
If broken, creates razor-sharp
shards that can cause severe
lacerations to both people and pets.
If broken, breaks
into hundreds of small fragments
posing little to no risk of injury.
An qualified glazier will know that float glass is not a suitable for a glass Pet Door. It is specified in the Australian Standard AS1288. The glass integrity is weakened by the hole cut into it. Also, the glass is subjected to high levels of mechanical stress as your pet pushes open the pet door.
This is because the integrity of the glass is weakened by the hole cut into it. Further, the glass will be subjected to stress that float glass is not designed to withstand when the dog passes through the dog door.
Just Glass will always recommend and only use A-Grade Toughened Safety Glass regardless of where the panel is located. This type of glass provides both strength (toughened glass is approximately 5 times stronger than float glass) and is much safer. When broken, toughened glass breaks into hundreds of small fragments posing little to no risk of injury.
Because pets come in a range of shapes and sizes, so do our pet doors. And to make choosing the right solution for your pet easy, we’ve created a simple size guide.