Pet Door Panel Height Extension | Dog Door Slider Insert - Pet Doors

Patio Pet Door insert for sliding doors | Temporary Dog Doors & Cat doors
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Just a few of the many example include the Endura flap made by Patio Pacific. This is the best thermally sealed doggie door flap made. It is segmented for both strength and flexibility and contains an air gap within the flap itself for superior insulation. The VIP sliding glass patio pet door inserts made by Ideal Pet Products are heavy duty inserts for vinyl sliding glass patio doors featuring dual pane, energy efficient glass and heavy-duty vinyl frames. And of course, for the ultimate in security, extreme weather resistance, reliability and high tech convenience,
Patio Pet Door insert for sliding doors | Temporary Dog Doors & Cat doors
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Dog doors can be mounted in a number of locations, the most popular among them doors. Whether you are seeking to install a canine entryway in a storm door, garage door, sliding glass door to the patio, or wall, you will need to consider both material and size. Beyond flexibility, each type offers various benefits.

A storm door dog door is something of a misnomer, in that it involves screen door installation, with access controlled by a storm door. With this installation, leaving a storm door open or closed ensures the pet has access only when you want.

The simplest, most common type of dog door is a sliding glass door insert that fits at the end of the patio door track, with a dog opening at the bottom. Of course, in-door options are also available; however, as precision glass cutting is required, this type of dog door requires professional installation.

For dogs that stay primarily outdoors, an overhead garage pet door may be the right choice. This way, the dog is granted access to the garage during hot, cold, or inclement weather; the rest of the time, the dog is free to stay outside. Size is especially important when considering installation, as the door will need to work around the overhead garage door’s many joints and springs. Cool. So much nicer than sliding glass doors.--Patio French Back Doors with Pre-Installed Pet Doggy Door
Photo provided by FlickrCool. So much nicer than sliding glass doors.--Patio French Back Doors with Pre-Installed Pet Doggy Door
Photo provided by FlickrCool. So much nicer than sliding glass doors.--Patio French Back Doors with Pre-Installed Pet Doggy Door
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Sliding glass pet door inserts unfortunately block some of the people passage. Owners of very large dogs should probably consider installing an , , or instead.We have a sliding patio door. Our cat and dog like to out onto our patio now that it's meshed up to be an enclosure ("catio"). We wanted to give them free access instead of opening/closing the sliding door all the time, or just leaving the door open all the time and watching the AC bill go through the roof.

We researched sliding patio door doggie doors, and they can be $100+.

Well, I'm college broke (which means I'm living on student loan money, and after classes and books and rent are paid I pretty much have peanuts to live on). I've always been a bit of a scrounger and "make due with what you have", so I figured I could make a doggie door for the patio with some cardboard and foam edging as sealant.

So, 4 $1 pool noodles + some cardboard boxes broken down and glued together in laminate fashion (ie: where they overlap to create a reinforced structure)... a little box-cutting action to shore up the edges and cut a hole for the dog/cat to go through, and then slice the pool noodles down one side to create a slit that can fit them over the edge of the cardboard panel I made ... a doggie door is formed.

The pool noodles are not glued on; they are purposefully kept loose that way you can fit the panel in place then push the pool noodles out some to fill in the air gaps between the panel and patio door.

Only think I'm still debating on is some kind of flap to "seal" the bottom with that is stiff enough to stay in place (to keep the AC from blowing out the bottom hole) while still being functional enough to let the cat go in and out without him freaking out. Having a security cover on the outside of your patio dog door provides a way to lock your dog inside without someone having to enter your home. You won't have to worry if the gardener, pool technician or other exterior workers leave the gate to your fenced yard open while they are working. They can simply slide the security cover in place and your pet remains safely inside while they complete their work. Unlike panel insert pet doors that you just close your door on, our "through glass" pet door units allow you to maintain functionality of your door. This is especially important if your sliding glass door frame is on the smaller side; the “through glass” doggie door won't force you to squeeze past it sideways. Our custom built doors use your existing lock so your home will remain secure.