Thermo-Panel 3e™ Patio Cat Door
If you have a sliding glass door, you won't break a sweat installing this attractive sliding glass cat door -- the only one on the market that doesn't require a single tool.
While the panel is a breeze to install, it's also sturdy and insulated, keeping winter and summer air outisde, where it belongs.
Best of all, your kitty will have no problem darting in and out of the flexible Endura Flap without getting pinched, snagged or bonked on the head.
Keep that drill in a drawer and don't worry about cutting holes in your walls or doors. The Endura Thermo Panel is so easy to install, you won't even need to modify your slider's framing. It's just as easy to uninstall should you ever need to remove it.
Once you get the panel, you'll find that the adjustable step-over (the distance from the bottom of the door to the ground) conveniently allows you to customize the height of the door to tailor fit your Munchkin or Main Coon. If you've made a mistake measuring your slider when you ordered (it happens!), the panel comes with a forgiving "anti-whoops" extension.
Check the video tab on this page to see how easy installation is.
Your four-legged friend will quickly appreciate how easy it is to dash in and out of the house with the Endura Flap Thermo Panel 3e™. But your pet's freedom to come and go whenever they please shouldn't cause you to suffer -- or pay higher energy bills.
Lesser cat doors will allow hot or cold air to seep in, making it uncomfortable to be near them in extreme weather. But this energy efficient door's superior insulation will not only keep out the elements, it also helps in canceling out noise from the outside.
The Endura Flap is light and flexible, which your cat will appreciate when they need to get outside in a hurry.
This flap is also built to last. Many of today's pet door flaps are made of vinyl, which will split and eventually break with repeated use. Made of recyclable high performance polyolefin-based polyer, the Endura Flaps -- backed by a 15 year warranty -- use pivots that cut down on wear and breakage.
Most sliding glass doors will accommodate the three panel sizes we offer. But if our standard panels do not match your door size, we can build a custom Thermo Panel 3e for you. We can also custom make a panel for a miniature sliding glass door, provided the window track width is at least one inch. These ‘mini” patio panels can be made down to 35”, perfect for making a doorway to and from their patio.
This panel will not mate with an existing sliding door lock so we include either a C-Clamp Lock for adjustment ranges up to 80 1/4", or a Foot Lock for panels 80 1/4" and above. You could also use the old "broomstick in the track" method or a Charley Bar.
- Frosted Glass
- Pull back those drapes with our stylish frosted glass option! Designed like the windows you see in some restrooms, our frosted glass door panel will ensure your privacy. This option will require an extra 3-4 weeks to ship because the glass is custom ordered, and there will be no return option.
1. If you have a panel that is 80” in height skip to step 4. Line up the aluminum connectors extending from the bottom flap panel section with the top glass panel section. Press the aluminum connectors into the holes at the bottom of the top section containing glass.
2. Gently strike the bottom surface of the panel against the floor to set the connectors. Note: These parts are specifically designed be a snug fit and might be a bit difficult to push together.
3. Fasten the two panels together using the four hex head screws found in the hardware packet. Use the included hex wrench to tighten screws so the two halves of the door are pulled together. Note: Screw holes may look misplaced but this is intentional to ensure a tight fit. The panels will squeeze together as the screws are tightened.
4. This pet door incorporates an adjustable rise which lets the user adjust the height of the flap to the most comfortable fit for your pet. Generally, the top of the flap should be positioned to be at least as tall as the top of the shoulders (preferably an inch or two above it). If the factory setting is not suitable, please adjust it as shown beginning in STEP 5 below. If you do not need to adjust your pet door height, move on to STEP 7.
5. To adjust the Panel Pet Door’s height, lay the entire panel on a flat surface (like the floor). Using a #2 Phillips head screwdriver, remove the bottom side-screws completely, and loosen the next upper side-screws (on the panel side between the flap and the glass) one turn only.
6. Once the bottom screws have been removed and the next upper side-screws loosened, the Pet Door Assembly and spacers can be removed by sliding the sections down. Replace the spacers and the Pet Door Assembly by sliding them back in to achieve the desired height (refer to STEP 4). Replace the bottom side-screws and tighten the next upper side-screws.
7. Loosen the thumb screws at the top of the panel. This allows the internal spring gadget to move freely up and down. Note: Re-tighten the thumb screws after STEP 9 to ensure that your panel is secure.
8. Cut the foam weatherstrip with scissors or a knife to the length of the pet door. Peel back the paper on the foam to expose the adhesive. Install the foam strip in the channels on both sides of the panel pet door with the adhesive side facing the panel. Note: Ensure that your panel fits your track correctly before installing the weatherstripping.
9. To insert the panel pet door into the to track, push the spring mechanism at the top of the panel into the top track of your slider and swing the bottom of the panel pet door up and over the threshold and into the rail at the bottom. If you can’t quite get it in the track, try swinging in from the outside as the outside track wall may be shorter.
10. The rubber draft stopper will be installed from the inside of your home to fill the gap between the overlapping glass panels. Install on the back edge of your slider. If you have an outside slider, install on the front edge of the stationary glass. Note: Trim with scissors or knife as needed. Clean edge of patio door with rubbing alcohol before installing to ensure a good seal.
FOOT ACTUATED DEAD BOLT INCLUDED WITH DOORS OVER 80” TALL
For doors manufactured with the glass slider on the inside track, the lock can usually be installed on the back of the slider using the mounting screws provided.
IMPORTANT: Drill a 3/16” hole into the frame opposite the steel dead bolt lock. This hole MUST be ¾” away from the inside edge of the door’s frame to avoid drilling into the glass. Drilling into the glass will cause it to shatter.
NOTE: For doors manufactured with the slider on the outside, the lock is installed on the leading edge of the stationary panel.
CLAMP LOCK INCLUDED WITH DOORS UNDER 80” TALL
This clamp has a screw which tightens by hand to prevent the sliding door from moving beyond the clamp’s placement. For doors manufactured with the glass slider on the inside track, the lock can usually be installed on the doors raised track.
Q: Can an intruder remove the Endura Flap dog door for slider from the outside?
A: No, the thumb screws are on the inside of the panel, so once installed, the Endura Flap Panel cannot be lifted out and removed without first loosening the thumb screws from inside the home.
Q: Does the Endura Flap dog door sliding door come with locking covers for security?
A: Yes, these dog doors come with locking covers to ensure safety for your pet and home. Endura Flaps have locking covers that slide over them on the side facing inside your home and are made of sturdy, heavy duty ABS plastic. Unfortunately, they cannot be used on the outside of Endura Flap Panels as an alternative. We do sell extra locking covers in the case that the one included with your doggy door is misplaced!
Q: Do the Endura Flap panels require tools for installation?
A: Endura Flap sliding glass dog doors under 80 ¼” do not require tools, however everything above this height generally will require some tools for installation. What we call a sectional panel will be shipped in two pieces because it is so tall. Breaking the pet door for sliding door down saves the customers on shipping costs, because we are able to ship in a smaller package. The sectionals will need to be assembled with 4 hex screws and a hex wrench, all of which are provided.
Q: Under which height for a Endura Flap sliding dog door would it need to be custom?
A: If your height measurement is less than 74 3/4" then you would need to order a custom dog door sliding glass.
Q: At which height over 74 3/4" would a sliding door dog door insert need to be custom?
A: 80 ¼” is the maximum height of the more standard sizes. Anything between 80 ¼” - 93 1/4”, would need to be a custom order. Furthermore, there is a tall height range, and anything above the maximum of the tall height range which is 96 ¼” will need to be custom ordered.
Q: What is the tallest non-custom height available for a Endura Flap Panel?
A: The tallest non-custom height range available is 93 1/4"-96 1/4".
Q: What is the absolute minimum and absolute maximum custom heights for Endura Flap Panels, including all flap sizes?
A: The absolute minimum and absolute maximum sizes are as follows:
Model Minimum Maximum
Small #6 35" 100"
Medium #8 42" 107"
Large #10 48" 117"
Extra Large #12 46" 123"
A: The Thermo and Quick Panels are identical except the Quick Panels have heavy duty single pane glass while the Thermo Panels have dual pane, low 'E' glass. For this reason, the Quick Panel is a better fit for more moderate climates or where a lighter weight panel is desired and the Thermo panel is more suitable for four season use.
Q: How long is the warranty for my Endura Flap Panel Door?
A: The warranty for the Endura Flap assembly is for a period of 15 years and the warranty for the rest of the assembly (the panel) is for 10 years and excludes glass breakage. The warranty for assemblies employed in commercial kennels are warranted for 3 years.
A: The Thermo Panel 3e is more appropriate for extreme weather because of the dual pane, low 'E' glass.
Q: What is the anti-whoops feature that is included in all Endura Flap Panel Doors?
A: The anti-whoops feature is included in all Endura Flap doggie door for sliding door dog doors. If you've mismeasured, you may be able to salvage the situation: To make your sliding glass door with dog door about 1" taller, you may purchase a height extension (or make your own using 1" x lumber). To make your sliding glass pet door insert slightly shorter you may trim the top flanges that accept the height extension with a hacksaw or a jigsaw with a metal cutting blade.
Q: What does the Draft Stopper do for my sliding panel door?
A: Also known as the 'Center Post Weather Strip', it seals the gap created between stationary and sliding glass doors when a panel doggy door is installed. These are essential for an airtight seal and in fact some customers use one inside and one outside in extreme climates. We included it in all Thermo Panel 3e, Quick Panel 3 and Thermo Panel 3e Microchip sliding glass pet doors for sliding glass doors, but you can use our draft stopper with any panel pet door.
A: Generally, we recommend that if you do not have a specific reason to get an electronic sliding pet door then you should get a regular manual one. There is less that could go wrong as far a possible malfunctioning. However, if you've got a stray cat problem or a raccoon problem, you'll need an electronic patio panel which would keep all unwanted animals out. Another aspect to think about is if your dog or cat is infirm or very old, one of the motorized panels that allows them in and out freely without them needing to push a flap might be the ticket to a comfortable and easy process for your pet.
Q: Can the Endura Flap Panel come with an electric door?
A: We have the Thermo Panel 2e Microchip Patio Panel that incorporates the SureFlap Microchip Pet Door into our dual pane glass panel. This is suitable for large cats and small dogs, as the flap dimension is 7” x 7” and works off your pets embedded microchip. If your pet does not yet have the chip then it comes with an RFID collar key that can be used.