Single Pane Glass | Single Flexible flap | Sliding Glass Pet Doors
Ideal FastFit Patio Inserts
The Ideal Patio Pet Door is now available in its latest model. This updated model is an excellent utility-model pet door. Its lightweight, durable design make this pet door an extremely versatile product. The top of this units made with shatter proof safety glass and framed with sturdy aluminum. The flexible flap pet opening is available in 4 sizes that can accompany both cats and dogs. The flap is easily replaced, and these flaps are always in stock. A plastic slide in locking cover slides from the top down and snaps into place to secure the pet opening so that you pet cannot use the opening.
Customers prefer this product as they are easy to put into place as well as remove when you want to use the full opening of your slider. Sliding glass doors tend to have an average opening of 3 ft. When any patio pet door is installed, there is a loss of space, therefore the Ideal Patio Pet Door is a great choice for function as well as user flexibility.
This updated pet door design incorporates a floating magnetic strip along the base of the pet door opening for increased seal to the flap when in the closed position.
Many customers choose the Ideal Patio Pet Door because it is so easily installed and removed. Any patio insert will take up space in the opening for your door, but the Ideal Patio Insert can be removed at a moments notice to accommodate guests or to lock up for the night. No hardware or tools are necessary.
The overall width of an Ideal Patio Panel will be approximately four (4) inches greater than the width of the pet opening.
For example, a patio panel with a 7" wide x 11.25" high pet opening will be approximately 11 inches wide.
Notes: You will be able to choose your "Rise Option" and Choice of "Frame Color" on the 'Order' pages.
These panels are in stock. Custom extensions usually take 1-2 business days to fabricate.
Select below the height range that corresponds with your Slider opening height
Flap has a metal strip along the bottom that aligns with magnets in frame.
Locking slide in Security Panel included.
Note: Pet Door frame & Locking panel color will match selected panel color.
77 3/4" to 80 1/4"
80 1/4" to 93 3/4"
75" to 77 1/2"
77 1/2" to 78 3/4"
93 3/4" to 96 1/8"
Custom Extension Example The custom sizes use a custom extension piece that mounts on top of the patio insert to reach the height of your patio opening allowing for a 3" range of expansion.
View of Top
Section / Spec
View of Bottom Section / Spec Info
The top spring-loaded adjusting section of the Patio Pet Door
appears as an "H" piece when viewed from the side. The overall width
of this piece is 13/16" (Will fit into most any sliding glass door
The spring-loaded adjustment provides
for a 2.5" range for proper fitting into your opening. Most top
tracks in sliding glass doors do not have any center rails, however, if
you do have this feature then the Insert can straddle any
rail at the top 5/8" wide or narrower.
spring-loaded top is secured with 2 thumbscrew locks, accessible from the interior only, so that someone from the exterior of the house
would not be able to compress or remove the unit.
The bottom section of the Ideal Patio Pet Door has an overall width of
5/8". A semi-circle, "C" channel is centered and runs the length of
the bottom. This "C" channel is design to straddle the center rail in
the channel on the floor that your sliding glass door follows.
straddling this center rail, the Ideal Patio Pet Door will remain
centered to the frame of your sliding door when closed to this unit.
the center rail in the channel on the floor is wider than 5/16", then
this patio Insert will not be able to straddle it and as a result may
not fit properly in your opening
These Patio Inserts are a stock items and ship within 24 hours (business days),
custom models require 1-3 business days to fabricate. All units ship via UPS.
Measuring for the Patio Pet Door:
determine which height range will work with your slider, open the
slider and measure from the very bottom inside track to the very top
inside track. As you look down on the groove that the slider follows
on the floor, you may see a thin rail. You will want to measure down
past that rail, from the deepest part of the channel on the floor to
the very top inside channel above.
Will These Patio Pet doors fit all Sliding Doors?
you look at the track on the floor your slider follows; you most often
will see a "rail". If this "rail" is narrower than 5/8" (as you look
down on it), then the Ideal Patio Insert should fit your slider.
cannot guarantee fits as manufacturers are constantly coming out with
new designs, but call us if you have any questions at 1-800-829-7876).
What is the Rise?:
This is the distance that the bottom of the pet opening
is positioned off of the ground and the distance that the pet will have to
step over to use the pet door.There
are several different rise options available (2.5, 4, 8, and 12 inches) to
accommodate different pets.
(Note: Larger rise options are not
available on smaller pet openings).
Draft Stopper / Weather stripping:
draftstopper is a wide vinyl weather stripping section that attaches to
the back side of your sliding door. When an insert is installed, your
sliding door breaks the seal between the slider and fixed panel. This
weather stripping will seal out any drafts.
Adjustable Height Range:
top section of the Ideal Patio Pet Door floats on two tension rods that
compress or expand to obtain the best possible fit in the patio door
frame. The top is fit into the upper patio slider track and the bottom
rests on the bottom slider track. Once in place, there are two thumb
bolts that lock the top section into place to prevent the Patio Pet
door from being removed from the outside.
How does my Sliding Door Lock?
Patio Pet Door comes with a locking pin mechanism to use if you choose.
We strongly suggest bracing the door with a stick or an adjustable
brace bar; as this immobilizes your slider and is the most effective
way to secure your sliding door.
Different ways to Install the Patio Pet Door:
Ideal Patio Pet Door can be mounted on the stationary side of the patio
door. Many patio doors have stoppers that normally prevent the
stationary panel from moving. If these stoppers can be removed, the
stationary panel can be moved to accommodate the patio panel.
Note: This technique will not work on patio doors where the stationary panel is molded into the frame.
Extensions for "Custom" Ranges:
makes 3 different height ranges of patio pet doors: Regular, Shorty
& Tall. For customers who have a slider height that falls between
these 3 ranges, we have custom extensions made so that we can fit any
height from 75" to 106" tall. These extensions slide in at the top of
the insert. Some customers use a couple of screws to stabilize the
extension piece. (See picture in chart below for custom extension piece)
Weather Seal Foam Bumper:
Patio Pet Door comes with a foam bumper so your slider will gently rest
against the Patio Pet door. This foam bumper will also help to seal
out drafts and bugs.
Security Panel to Lock Pet Opening:
The Ideal Patio Pet Door also comes with a slide-in panel to restrict pet access.