Measuring for the Side Sliding Window 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 Window Pet doors fit all Sliding Windows?
As you look at the track on the floor your slider follows; you most often
will see a "rail". If this "rail" is narrower than 5/16" (as you look
down on it), then the Security Boss Window Pet Doors should fit your
What is the Rise?:
This is the distance from the bottom of the patio insert to the bottom edge of the pet door frame. The Rise elevates the pet opening. For example a 2" rise will be the same as setting the pet door itself on a 2" block. There are several different rise options available (2", 4", 6", and 8" inches) to accommodate different pets. Selecting the rise along with the proper sized pet opening should result in the opening being higher than the shoulders of your pet to prevent the flap from pinching and also result in an easy step over height that they can use even as they age. As a rule of thumb, a pet opening should be 1.5 - 2" higher than your tallest pet's shoulders.
Included Weather stripping:
Every Security Boss Window Insert features a replaceable bulb seal
that lines both sides of the insert. This bulb seal provides a superior
weather seal between the insert and the wall and sliding door. This
weather seal can also be replaced if needed very easily by sliding
the weatherstripping into the t-slot groove on your window pet door.
The weather seal is a 3" 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:
The top section of the Security Boss Window Pet Door floats on two tension
rods that compress or expand to obtain the best possible fit in the
window frame. The top is fit into the upper window 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 Window Pet door from being removed from the outside.
How does my Sliding Door Lock?
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 window. We also offer several locking devices
for purchase if your situation requires.
Different ways to Install the Window Pet Door:
The Security Boss Window Pet Door can be mounted on the stationary side
of the window. Many windows 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 window panel.
Note: This technique will not work
on windows where the stationary panel is molded into the frame.
Use of Extensions Ranges:
Security Boss makes 6 different height ranges of window pet doors. You can
add 2 inch extensions to the top of all insert heights to extend their
reach or adjustment range. These extensions snap into the top of your
insert and fit tightly. No screws or hardware are required. It is
possible to add more than two (2) extensions on the Security Boss
Inserts. The snap in lock feature of the extensions allow for a stable
firm unit regardless of the number of extensions are added. This is
a great benefit to those who might move to a home with a taller sliding