If you are intrigued by temporary and permanent pet doors then you should know that there is no real reason behind it. It seems that your ignorance is causing the confusion that should be cleared after you read this article. Simply said, pet doors are all alike in function and the names are derived from the manner of installation, the place of use etc. The pet door that is installed on the wall is the same as that installed on patio door. Pets would be using the doors in the same way at both places. Temporary pet doors are easy to install and remove and though some pet doors are termed as permanent, it also can be removed if required. So where is the difference? This brings us back to the opening sentence of the article.
The reason for the difference in name
The easy removability of some kinds of pet doors, called temporary pet doors are ideal for those who have to frequently change residence. These are easy to install and if you are a DIY freak, it is quite easy for fitting it at the place you want all on your own. Similarly, removing it is also easy. Those who live in rented accommodation and have pets are ideal candidates for fitting these pet doors. Since they have to fit and remove the doors a number of times, the name might have been derived from it. Whereas, for those who live in homes that they own, chances of removing pet doors is very remote unless they drive away pets, which is most unlikely. For them, the pet doors stay fitted for long duration and are termed as permanent pet doors.
The virtual difference
Besides the physical difference that has been talked about, there is yet another virtual difference between temporary and permanent pet doors. Permanent pet doors are much sturdy in construction and offer security against intrusions. Temporary pet doors are not so heavy in construction in order to allow for easy fitting and removal and this make people feel that these are not as much secure as its counterparts. Despite its light construction, temporary pet doors are provided with suitable security arrangements. There is really no reason to be sceptical about it being unsafe for homes.
Difference in the installation methods
The real difference lies in the way the pet doors are installed. Installation of permanent pet doors is to be undertaken by trained people and is usually done by the supplier. Trying to do it on your own might not be easy as it might require making changes to the construction of door or wall where it is installed. Since no such constructional changes are necessary for installing temporary pet doors, it can be done on your own. As far as cost is concerned, the former is costly as it has to be done by professionals.
However, pets only want to have a door installed for their convenience that can make their life easy by allowing freedom of movement.