Insulated Dog House Kits
Best insulated dog houses for winter
When it is time to invest in a new home for your dog and if you reside in a climate that has extreme temperature swings.
Then it is wise to look at insulated dog house kits, or at least dog houses that offer an insulation upgrade option.
A lot of homes already have the insulation option installed or offer it as an additional option.
Not everyone is lucky to be in a mild climate all year, there are areas where the temperature swing can be extreme!
Not all insulation is created equal!
The Insulated Dog House Kits you look at should explain the R value of their insulation option.
Often when we think of these dog house kits and their benefits it is to keep our pets warm in the extreme cold winter months.
However there is another benefit and that is it will help keep your dog cooler during the hot summer months as well.
For an insulation option to be effective, it must trap a large layer of air, as much as possible.
The typical thin insulation used in a lot of homes just doesn't provide enough depth to trap much air.
Also, the design of some houses typically result in the insulation layer being compressed or pinched at most major parts joints, and punctured by screws, staples or nails, thereby breaking the integrity of the insulation membrane.
The insulation R value is important!
Like your own home the type of insulation used is very important and one of the best options is CFC free true foam seamless insulation panels (similar to the type used in home basements).
Rather than a low R value fiberglass insulation that will not provide the best comfort for your dog..
Another important factor is the insulation should be included in the roof not just the walls because of the heat loss that will occur goes mostly through the roof.
Adding heating & cooling with an insulation option.
If you reside in an area that experiences extreme hot or cold temperatures you may want to consider investing in a climate control unit (a type of heater & cooling system).
Then your insulation option will add additional efficiency to the climate control unit providing even more comfort for your pet.
Again like the insulation a climate control unit provides comfort for your dog all year.
Close that door and keep out the cold.
Another option that will help even more is if you can get a solid dog house door which makes the house even more energy efficient.
Combining the Insulated Dog House Kits option with an upgraded door (optional on some models) and you have the ultimate in complete protection and comfort for your dog!
With the right options selected for your dog’s new home you can be rest assured your best friend will be comfortable all year.
The different insulated dog house kits sizes
The size of the dog house should not matter but rather whether the dog house manufacturer offers an insulated upgrade or if the entire product line is offered with the house already insulated.
So whether you want to keep your dog cool or warm year round you can't go wrong with an insulated dog house.