Yes the screen needs to be cut for the pet door. We decided to get the screen installed from someone who repairs screen doors and we used a thick black pet screen for maximum durability. The screen needs to be put in the right place for the pet from the sides and bottom for the least amount of pull. Because the screen was thick, we insisted on screws being put through the pet door to hold both sides together. The pet door will not stay in place on a thick screen without the screws. We have two 25 lb dogs and it works really well and it will last this way. If your regular screen is in good shape, it most certainly can go on this but we found from a different pet screen door it eventually moves around (even with screws) and we had to periodically remove the screen and refasten the pet door. Eventually the screen door was so ripped, we started again. Your life will be changed having a pet door. Train them with a treat and it works great. It does lock too if you need.
Date published: 2019-04-19