Endura Flap Thermo Panel 3e vs Ideal Fast Fit Patio Panel
Choose from the two best selling sliding glass door dog door panels on the market! The Endura Flap Thermo Panel 3e and the Ideal Fast Fit Patio Panel. These specialty products are essentially two products in one, as the pet door and panel are each very important to the success and longevity of your sliding glass door dog doors.
In this article, we’ll talk about the defining features of the Endura and Ideal products, including:
- The Energy Efficiency of the Thermo Panel
- The Durability and Quality of the Endura Flap Pet Door
- The Flexibility of Installation of the Fast Fit Patio Panel
- The Cost-Effective Design of the Ideal Pet Door
- The Best Option for Your Home and Your Pet
The Energy Efficiency of the Thermo Panel
Built with dual-pane glass and Low-E glass, the Thermo Panel limits the amount of infrared and ultraviolet light coming through your sliding door. This keeps your house cooler without sacrificing sunlight!
With the addition of the Draft Stopper and insulation materials provided for installation, your Thermo Panel will give your pet the outdoor access they need while saving you money on your energy bill.
The Durability and Quality of the Endura Flap Pet Door
The Endura Flap Dog Door is the best pet door on the market. With numerous magnets to ensure wind resistance and a segmented polyolefin polymer flap to keep out the cold, the award-winning Endura Flap is the most weather resistant pet door ever created.
We highly recommend choosing this dog door for big dogs as well. With durability that is worthy of a lifetime warranty, this door can handle even the most energetic rough-housing dogs. The Endura Flap comes in sizes up to Extra Large, which is the perfect pet door size for dogs up to 29” tall.
Endura Flap Thermo Panel 3e starts at $429.99
The Flexibility of Installation of the Fast Fit Patio Panel
The Ideal Fast Fit Patio Panel Pet Door is our second best selling panel for sliding glass doors. It is extremely popular for a number of reasons, but the main selling point for most customers is the flexibility of its tool-free installation.
The Ideal Fast Fit comes with custom options that allow you to make any sliding glass door a place for your pet to get outside. Although not available in sizes as big as the Endura offers, the Ideal still allows most dog breeds a comfortable way to get outside.
Don’t know how tall you need your panel to be? Read our Will Your Patio Pet Door Fit post for measurement guides and helpful tips! Here's how to install a thermo panel for sliders under 80" for reference.
The Cost-Effective Design of the Ideal Pet Door
While not providing the dual-pane or Low-E coating of the Thermo Panel, Ideal Pet Products' Ideal Fast Fit brings a tough aluminum frame that fits most track widths.
Ideal "Fast Fit" Patio Pet Door starts at $279.99
The Best Option for Your Home and Your Pet
We get lots of questions about the pricing of the Thermo Panel versus the Fast Fit. The Endura Flap Thermo Panel is made to last with durable aluminum framing, dual pane glass, and the best dog door on the market. Let us help you decide which one is best for your house and your pet!
The Ideal is a great choice for renters and vacation homes, as the temporary installation is fast and tool-free. We recommend the Ideal for uniquely sized sliding doors that are shorter or taller than standard panel adjustment ranges.
The Thermo Panel is the best option if you live in cold weather climates or experience harsh winters and summers. The Endura also has a Monorail Adapter piece for monorail sliding doors.
While we can’t say which option is best for your circumstance, we can say which is better. The Endura Flap Thermo Panel 3e has superior insulation, better energy efficiency, and the durability worthy of a lifetime warranty. The extra money spent on it would come back in money saved on your energy bill and will pay dividends in the long run. Take a look at how to install a sliding glass dog door for more details.
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