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.
Adjustable Height Range:
The 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?
Each Patio Pet Door comes with a locking pin mechanism that can be attached to your sliding door. 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.Extensions for "Custom" Ranges:
Ideal makes 3 different height ranges of patio pet doors: Regular, Shorty & Tall. For customers who have a slider height that falls between these ranges, we have custom extensions available to accommodate any patio door height from 75" to 106" tall. These extensions slide in at the top of the insert, and some customers use a couple of screws to stabilize the extension piece. (See picture in chart below for custom extension piece)Different Ways to Install the Patio Pet Door:
The 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, but 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.Draft Stopper / Weather Stripping:
The draftstopper is a wide vinyl weather stripping section that attaches to the backside 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. Each 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.Panels ship in 1-3 business days