best dog door?
I posted the following about a month ago in the remodeling forum and someone suggested I repost here. Still haven't ordered the dog door. Of the replies I got, the plexidoor got the most recommendations (2).
The prices are higher than I expected for all the dog doors -- around $500 -- but I guess that will be okay for a one-time expenditure, if it really pays off in sturdiness and insulation. (Quietness would be nice, too.)
I'd like to get other people's thoughts, so if you strongly recommend or recommend against a brand of dog door, please let me know.
One of the many things we must choose for our remodel is which in-wall dog door to have the contractor install. With all the insulation that is going in, we want a door that won't create a big energy leak as well as one that is reasonably attractive (or at least unobtrusive).
Right now my attention has gone to these two models:
Oops -- just noticed this one, too:
We like the very low-key look of the Dogwalk brand and we like the fact that it's intended to be installed in a wall, but I'm not finding many reviews for it. The Ideal brand has a lot of good reviews, but we like the look less. Also, it seems to have been designed for installation in a door, although there is a wall kit available for it. I'm not sure if that makes it less likely to work optimally.
The Endura got the highest rating from the website all these links came from. I don't love the look, but I suppose performance is the major consideration.
Does anyone have experience with any of these doors, or comments about other brands? One other thing that I think it important is that the flap be replaceable, as I know from experience that they can get pretty disgusting over time.