Insulate and warm a dogs house
keeping small pets warm
Insulating and warming a pets home
A pet house must be soundly construction if you wish to insulate it
successfully. Insulating a dogs home that has been poorly built will be a waste
of effort and money.
A dog house that is suitable for insulation and heating should have no
If windows are placed in the pets home some form of screening should be
Windows that have double glazing or a clear perspex panel do not need
screenings. The double glazing of the doghouse window provides heat insulation.
Perspex panels are a form of clear plastic that insulates the interior of the
dog house against heat transfer. Pet heaters are generally operated for long
periods of time and a properly designed doghouse heater will reduce the cost of
warming a small pets home.
The touch safe pet heaters that are available on this web
site have been designed to operate safely & economically for long periods
The entrance to the dog house should be slightly larger than the dogs body
width and height. A door with an opening that is to big will expose the
interior of the doghouse to drafts. This will defeat the purpose of
installing insulation into the dog house
Insulated pets homeThe space between the two dogs house roofs will
insulate the dog house in winter from rain and snow. Roof additions are
positioned low enough to prevent weather from hitting the main roof.
A well built pet house can have two roofs to provide extra
Painting the wooden portions of a pets home with an undercoat and exterior
grade top coat will prevent moisture from penetrating the dogshouse. The choice
of a paint color can also help in the insulation of a dogs house. A light
colored paint should be used if you are insulating against heat. THE REVERSE
APPLIES IF A DOG HOUSE NEEDS INSULATION TO RETAIN HEAT
Do not use a lead
base paint for the dog house. Paint will flake
and peal over time and lead based paints can be very hazardous for small
Insulated and heated pet house plans
Position the pet house back into any prevailing wind to create natural
insulation barrier. In this position most of the wind is prevented from
entering pet houses & creating drafts that chill pets
Place a piece of Hessian or similar material over the doghouse entrance. The
Hessian will act as a barrier and help to insulate the dog house and retain the
warmth within the pets shelter.
Training may be required for your pet if material is used for a dog house
Your pet may not enjoy the sensation of hession brushing against its
Raising the dogs house floor above ground will stop moisture from entering the
doghouse walls and prevent rot-mildew from attacking floors or sides.
Skirting boards add extra dog house insulation
Position the pets home in an area that is exposed to the
The dog house panels will retain the warmth when the sun has disappeared. The
heat will transmit through the shell of the dogshouse and help to warm the
Position the dog house under shade in the summer to provide natural
How to insulate and heat a pets house
Cork board or similar soft fiber boards
can be used for the interior of a dogs home. Cork board is soft and easy to
work with. A covering liner of light ply will be required to shield the cork
board if your pet has a tendency to chew items.
Fiberglass batts can be fitted to the interior
of the dogs home with a second liner. Fiberglass batts can be an irritant for
your pet. Encasing the doghouse with a second liner will also increase the
insulation benefits for the dogs house.
Foiled tar paper can be fitted to the interior
or exterior of the dog house. The tar paper can be fixed directly onto the pets
home using a construction adhesive.
Tar paper can also be used in conjunction with fiber glass or cork batts.
how to warm a pets home with insulation
Foam boards can be used as batts to insulate the kennel.
An alternative to using solid foam panels as an insulation for the dogs kennel
is to fit a second liner to the pets home and use expanded foam filler injected
into the cavities. Expanding foam is suitable for insulating a dogs home. As
well as insulation it also provide adhesion for the dog house panels.
Heating and insulation plans for small pet homes
Keeping your insulated dog house warm with a small
heaterA dog house warmer or other small heaters displayed are
ideal for creating
"a pet friendly environment" in the insulated
Heating an insulated dog house is safe and inexpensive with the small pet
Keeping your pet warm is so easy with a touch safe heater.
The heater is weather proof and will operate safely exposed to the
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To build and insulate a dogs home and small pets enclosure the
materials you use will be the deciding factor on the useful life of the dog
house. The use of any material that has been coated or treated with any
chemicals that may be toxic to your pet should be avoided. Pets cannot be
constantly supervised and it is not unusual for them to chew on their
enclosures and resting areas.
Heaters that are used to warm the dogs house and all other appliances that have
an electrical supply to the pets home must have all electrical leads positioned
in a safe and dry area. When constructing or insulating a heated doghouse,
heated kennel, small pets enclosure or heated dogs home organize the
positioning of the pets home and all electrical leads and connections before
commencing construction the heated dogshouse.
The dog house heater and pet heater shown on this web site are weather proof
but all connecting leads must be placed in a safe and dry area.
Any doghouse and pets home you build or insulate should not have the enclosures
floor resting on the ground. Resting the dog house on the ground may create
mildew and make the dogshouse cold and damp. Rodent control will also be
Face the opening away from any prevailing winds.
When using power tools be sure that the proper safety equipment and safety
procedures are used at all times.
Read and understand all instruction books that are supplied with any tools and
always maintain a clean and safe working area.
Never work around children or unrestrained pets or let them in the work area
The free dog house insulation plans and free heating plans supplied are for
personal use only and have all been built and tested for strength and operation
and to my knowledge they are correct and accurate. The plans are supplied
without warranties and guarantee and you acknowledge that you use them and
operate all tools and equipment at your sole risk.
The choice of insulation for the dog house plan or any other building plans for
small pets found on this web site and the suitability for the chosen project is
entirely your responsibility.
You agree to indemnify petheaters from any claims, damages, personal injuries
and expenses in regards to any building projects and plans found on this web
site. All the free building plans are for personal use
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