Limiting Air Leakage Around Dog Door
I am in the design phase of our home. I would like a dog door that goes to a dog run. Looking at all the dog doors, they leak air like no other, even when they are closed.
We will have casement windows and my thought is to install a casement window like a dog door that I can open and close when I want to. This way, when it is closed, the home is sealed. I know I will take a hit when its open and it is not automatic, but it is better than anything else out there that I have found.
The home will be in the mountains and the alternative is to take them out the front door, then to the door run. This is fine in the warm months, but it will suck when it gets cold.
When I told my architect about this, he didn’t tell me no, but said he needed to think about whether this is a good idea or not. He said I could use one of the RFID tag doors, but I have read that dogs sometimes sit by the door and they are unlocked and open.
I have found one door that might work,
but would still like to know anyone’s thoughts about using a casement window and why it would be a good or a bad idea.
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