Should you order a single flap Endura pet door or a double flap?

Should you order a single flap Endura pet door or a double flap?
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A lot of people question which type of pet door they should purchase, a single flap or a double flap? We’re going to explain the differences, the advantages and the disadvantages for each choice.
Should you order a single flap Endura pet door or a double flap?
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3 Two-part flaps consist of a central flap with an additional U-shaped gasket piece that overlaps the flap and frame on one side. As these tend to be heavier than the single flap doors, they can be expected to be somewhat more wind-resistant. As well, they would be less suitable for sharing between different sized pets (large dog and a cat, for example). A 'double' flap, by contrast, would consist of two separate flaps separated by a dead-air space for improved insulation and wind resistance. Should you order a single flap Endura pet door or a double flap?
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Another frequently asked question we have is about single flap versus double flap pet doors. Double flap pet doors are ideal for harsh weather climates and are also ideal for keeping your indoor heat and air conditioning from getting outside. Double flap pet doors will be more expensive, but they can save you money on heat and air conditioning! If you live in an area that gets a brisk 20 degrees in the winter and a hot 110 degrees in the summer, a double flap pet door would be essential to better insulation. However, if you’re lucky enough to live in an area such as, let’s say, San Luis Obispo, California where the climate is a sunny 75 degrees regularly, a double flap pet door may not be as necessary. Ultimately, it’s up to you!Double flap pet doors are most common for wall installations. Two flaps make up this pet door; one flap on each side. The second flap provides an additional barrier to the elements, increasing your pet door’s insulating capabilities. It also serves an aesthetic purpose, as some people dislike the “hole” look that just a trim frame has in single flap wall installations.So now that you know a little more about different pet door styles, and you’ve decided whether you want a single flap or double flap, it’s time to narrow down your search and find the perfect pet door!
Still have questions? That’s okay, so does everyone else—take a look at all of our frequently asked questions .Pet doors vary widely in sealing capabilities. Some have single flap versions that seal just as well or better than other brand’s double flap dog doors. A single is one of such doggie doors and is often plenty enough for even extreme weather.If you live somewhere that has any type of severe weather conditions, a double flap might be the best option for you. This includes strong winds, rain, snow, or extreme heat. A better sealing pet door will do a better job at keeping the outside air outside and the inside heat or air conditioning inside! We usually recommend getting a double flap version if you can when you live in areas where you regularly use either heating or air conditioning.Whether you’re in a place with endless summers or harsh winters, we have the right pet door for your Ideal Pet. Our Ruff-Weather™ Pet Door was designed to handle all types of climate conditions, while boasting great energy efficiency, thanks to this door’s double flap feature!