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Don’t Just Hire a Local Contractor : Here is Why!

Quality, Safety, and Expertise

A catio, a haven for your feline friends to experience the outdoors safely, is an incredible addition to any home. Crafting this outdoor space requires proper planning, and choosing the right contractor can make all the difference in the success and safety of your catio project. While it might be tempting to hire just any contractor for the job, here’s why selecting the right professional matters significantly when building a catio for your cat(s).

Over the years, we’ve had countless customers reach out to us in desperation because they hired the wrong contractor for a catio build that didn’t know what they were doing and ultimately botched the job. Our clients ultimately need us to step in and build the catio properly to get them a structure that will last a long time and look great on their home. This is a misfortunate yet all too common situation.

Contractors are great at completing common projects such as decks, kitchen, bathroom remodels, etc., however, a large majority of them do not specialize in catios nor do they understand the importance of outdoor space for cats.

Without the proper plans, communication, and clear instructions. A contractor is likely to mess up a catio. 

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We recently had a client who sent us an inquiry to fix her catio. The 4×4 posts on each side of the catio were not level, the fencing was exposed on the outside of the enclosure, the roof appeared to have no joists for support, the fascia board was a 2×6 board poorly screwed into two 2x4s on the sides with an unsupported sheet of plywood under the roof.  On top of that, there were no shelves, ramps, or anything to keep the cats stimulated. I could go on and on about the missing details on this build that ultimately left our client in a desperate situation, she had already spent $15,000 for this contractor to come in and build a structure that was unstimulating for the cats and unsafe.

Too often nowadays, contractors will take a job on to get a check without considering the risks, and specifications of the job. The rest of this blog highlights a few key reasons that you should hire a company that specializes specifically in catios for your build.

What often comes when hiring unqualified contractors:

Specialized Expertise Matters

Constructing a catio isn’t merely about building a structure; it involves understanding animal behavior, safety protocols, and materials suitable for your specific needs. Specialized companies with experience in building catios comprehend these nuances. They can design spaces that cater to your cats’ needs while ensuring the structure is secure and durable.

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Details Matter!

Hiring a catio company over a local contractor may be more expensive, however you will notice the better quality overall!  A catio company not only understands cats and what their customers want, but will make sure to produce a product that lasts for decades! Details matter when constructing a catio and catio companies take everything into account when designing and building a catio for their customers and their cats! For example, Cat Topia has a wide range of upgrades that are beneficial for cats and their owners! Click here to learn more

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Specialized Expertise Matters

Constructing a catio isn’t merely about building a structure; it involves understanding animal behavior, safety protocols, and materials suitable for your specific needs. Specialized contractors with experience in building catios comprehend these nuances. They can design spaces that cater to your cats’ needs while ensuring the structure is secure and durable.

Ensuring Safety Standards

A catio should provide a safe environment for your pets. An experienced contractor will prioritize safety, using materials and construction methods that prevent potential hazards. From sturdy mesh to secure enclosures, a professional knows how to create a space that keeps your cats protected while allowing them to enjoy the outdoors.

Customization and Design

Every cat is unique, and so are their preferences. The right contractor will work with you to understand your cats’ behaviors and create a customized design tailored to their needs. Whether it’s incorporating climbing posts, shelves, or various resting spots, a specialized contractor can design a catio that maximizes your cats’ enjoyment.

Quality Craftsmanship

Investing in a professional ensures quality craftsmanship. From the foundation to the finishing touches, a skilled contractor will pay attention to every detail, using high-quality materials to ensure the longevity and functionality of your catio. This ensures your investment lasts for years without compromising safety or aesthetics.

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Cost-Effective in the Long Run

While hiring an experienced contractor might seem more expensive initially, it can save money in the long run. Quality construction reduces the need for frequent repairs or renovations, preventing unexpected costs that might arise from subpar workmanship. 

Peace of Mind

Choosing the right contractor offers peace of mind. You can rest assured that the project is in capable hands, reducing stress and allowing you to enjoy the process of creating a safe and enriching environment for your furry companions.

Choosing Cat Topia to build your catio over any ordinary contractor ensures a specialized approach that caters specifically to your feline companions. Cat Topia’s expertise revolves around understanding cats’ needs, behaviors, and safety requirements in outdoor spaces. With a team well-versed in creating custom catios, they offer a level of dedication and knowledge that surpasses that of a general contractor. We project manage every build to ensure that every last detail is up to standard and fits the design approved by our client. 

Cat Topia prioritizes safety, incorporating high-quality materials and innovative designs tailored to your cats’ preferences. Their commitment to excellence guarantees not just a structure but a harmonious outdoor haven where your pets can explore, play, and relax safely. Opting for Cat Topia means investing in a specialized team devoted to crafting a catio that your furry friends will adore while providing you peace of mind knowing the project is in expert hands.