Indoor-outdoor living trends just got friendlier to every family’s four-legged members

One of the most popular concepts in homeownership these days is undoubtedly indoor-outdoor living. Now that trend is going to the dogs (and cats).

According to a poll, nearly two-thirds of all U.S. households own one or more pets, and spending on pets continues to rise even during tough economic times. Jeld-Wen is unleashing a variety of new products specifically created for four-legged family members.

That includes the JELD-WEN® Vinyl Sliding Patio Door with an integrated pet door — a stylish new door system that provides a unique indoor-outdoor access point for pets. With this door, Jeld-Wen has incorporated many of the benefits of its vinyl patio door line, including low-maintenance and energy-saving features. The Jeld-Wen Vinyl Sliding Patio Door with pet door is available in an ENERGY STAR® qualified configuration, offers a secure-closing pet panel with an easy to operate Wen-Lock system and a clear flap. The flap stays closed thanks to a magnetic pull that prevents it from being blown open by strong winds, but is flexible enough to allow easy passage.


The pet door doesn’t mean homeowners have to sacrifice human accessibility; it operates as a standard patio door. Vinyl also means the door never needs to be painted, and comes in colors White or Desert Sand. The pet door is available in medium, large and extra large (visit

Jeld-Wen also offers a complete special-order steel or fiberglass door with an installed pet door solution, available in a prehung unit. Perfect for standard-size exterior entries, the pet door includes weatherproof technology that tightly seals and resists water leaks. The entry door is available primed and ready-to-paint or as a pre-painted option.

Unlike retrofitted pet doors of yester-year that typically were installed separately, these door systems provide an integrated solution for maximum style and reliability. With a variety of entry door material options and operational styles, Jeld-Wen offers homeowners a good selection of price ranges and choices that will best suit their needs, and their pets’ needs, as well.

This article is courtesy of Home Improvement News and Information Center.