Window Protection For Cats in Singapore – If you have a cat at home, you may worry that it can fall off the window. Considering their crazy desire to explore the streets, they are always happy to leave the house if they get a chance.
However, if you live on a high floor, the cat can get serious damage if it decides to jump up. A solution to keep your four-legged friends from trying to escape is to install a certain type of window protection.
If you reside in Singapore, you can choose from two of the most popular and efficient devices to cat-proof windows. Read on to make yourself familiar with each of them and decide which one fits you better.
The first option has a simpler structure requiring less skill in installation and removal. A pet screen visually resembles an anti-mosquito mesh. However, since its main target is an animal of a bigger size, the mesh consists of high-strength materials.
The sturdiest pet screens are fiberglass ones. They gloriously resist the brute force of the animal body in their attempt to break through and escape. The mesh is denser and tougher than common insect screens.
This impedes cats from making their way through, using their sharp claws. No matter how desperately they try to work a hole in the mesh, they will always fail.
As we have mentioned before, the installation of a pet screen is not rocket science at all. You just attach it to the opening window section using the existing clips. It would sound too perfect unless we overlook a painful disadvantage of pet screens.
Being extremely dense, the mesh is almost completely black, impeding daylight to come in. This may upset your beloved pet, but probably their security is worth this loss. After all, things are not that bad, if you have a large window.
Since you apply the mesh only on the movable part of the window, you get enough daylight from the uncovered glass.
The second option you might want to consider for safeguarding your window is a pet friendly grill. It is a heavier structure than a pet screen as it consists of metal bars that lie one over another. There is an amount of space in-between the bars that allows daylight to come in.
It is even enough to allow the pet to enjoy the outside view, but no more. Space in-between bars are as tight as to impede a four-legged pet to escape. The grill is sturdy and holds up to any attempt of your cat to break it.
While allowing a certain amount of daylight, a thing to note is that such grills mostly cover the whole window. A reason for that is to preserve a uniform aesthetic view. But also because it makes installation easier.
Speaking of installation, it will take installers more time to mount the grill as compared to a pet screen. Actually, you don’t need a professional to install a pet screen. You can do it yourself by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Window protection grills are heavier and complex. That’s why you better leave it to an installer to mount the structure.
Having the grills covering the entire window actually contributes to reducing cat-caused damage. Once they don’t have access to the glass, they can’t scratch it and run their dirty paws on it. In this way, you will not only save money on repairs but also on cleaning.
Your window will stay always free of paw marks, fur, and pet saliva. Moreover, if your cat can’t go outside, it can at least use the grill as a playground or workout equipment. By climbing and jumping, your feline will have fun and keep itself in shape.
To sum up, window protection should be top priority if you live on a high floor. You want to cover your window with something to prevent cats from falling out and avoid getting constantly nervous.
You can choose either a pet screen or a pet-friendly grill to secure your window. A pet screen is a sturdy fiberglass mesh that resists perfectly the cat’s claws. Equally effective is a metal grill that keeps feline from escaping while also preventing scratches and paw marks on the window.