Fix the pet-door frame back in place and tighten the screws. If you want to weatherproof it, even more, use a bead of silicone sealer around the outside of the frame against the door.
How do you weatherproof a dog door?
Winterizing a Dog Door
- Use silicone caulk to close any air gaps and holes.
- Add weatherstripping around the door frame.
- Add magnets to the bottom of door so the flaps stay in place to help reduce heat loss.
- Reinforce flimsy door flaps with industrial plastic curtain material.
- Add a second door flap if you only have one.
Can burglars get through dog flaps?
With that said, can burglars get through dog flaps? Yes, it is 100% absolutely possible for burglars to get through dog flaps. Now, there are precautions you can take to prevent being victimized by a person willing to crawl through a doggie door (or at least try to crawl through a doggie door) to break into your home.
How do you keep a dog door from freezing shut?
You may want to add foam weather seal on the back of the pet door frame, to get a barrier between the frame and the door or wall where it’s installed. If the door still freezes shut, you can use heat tape on the frame. Your local hardware store will know which products are safe to use.
Do dog doors let bugs in?
Certain types of dog doors can allow bugs inside of the home. Ants, and other insects that can crawl, can easily climb up the door to the dog door and slip past it. Flap doors are the most problematic. Because they don’t tightly seal to the rest of the door, there are gaps that bugs can easily crawl through.