The Hale "Standard" Patio Cat Door for Sliding Glass Doors
Hale is patterned after Pet-Eze Deluxe 81
The first really high quality patio panel cat door on the market was released by the Pet Eze company in the 1970's. This door, eventually called the 'Deluxe 81', required tools including a hacksaw for installation. But it was a beautiful product. Hale Pet Doors (formerly Hale Security Pet Doors) has essentially copied the Deluxe 81 in many respects but added their own flap assembly and locking cover in creating their Standard Patio Cat Door.
Installation (see detailed instruction sheet below)
Installation requires cutting the top of the panel and an 'adapter channel' with a hacksaw. Then the panel is fastened into the track with sheet metal screws. This 'semi-permanent' installation is required because the built-in locking mechanism mates to the 'adapter channel' that mounts to the edge of the cat door with sheet metal screws. This 'adapter channel', which also must be shortened with a hacksaw to fit, performs two functions. First, it provides something for the lock to mate to. Second, it provides a very good, air-tight seal down the full length of the sliding glass door.
Great "King Starboard" locking cover
King Starboard® is used in marine applications as well as security and other industrial applications and is designed to stand up to the harshest weather conditions. It is environmentally stabilized for harsh sun and will not rot, sweat, splinter or de-laminate when exposed to humidity or water. Its durable matte-textured surface on both sides is easy to clean and never needs refinishing. It has even passed the Federal Motor Vehicle Standard 302 fire test required for use in motor vehicles, including motor homes. This security cover will be included in a color designed to match the frame color you have chosen for your pet door.
High performance flap assembly
Most exciting, Hale has included a double flap for improved insulation value. This flap assembly consists of two flaps, both fully weather stripped as in the other Hale pet doors, and both with magnets to stand up against wind. The dead air-space between the two flaps provides for better insulation than a single flap alone.
We need two bits of information from you to order this Hale patio panel
This information is requested by the shopping cart:
- Carefully measure your track height. Hale will build the panel to any height (that's why it takes so long) but they need a correct measurement to begin with.
- Also, be sure you've indicated which direction your sliding door closes when on the inside looking out. Hale will mount the panel lock for you and it is not reversible.
Because these pet doors are built custom to your specification, returns will be allowed a 50% credit toward the purchase of a different Hale Pet Door.
There are quite a few details that might be important for you to think about in purchasing any panel pet door
- Begin with key points to get a quick overview of the most important issues.
- Then study the comparison chart and read the information on the patio panel FAQ page which cover the fine points of patio pet doors.
- All Hale pet doors come standard with "polar" flaps--a vinyl that is more flexible in cold weather than "regular" vinyl.
- Very flexible 'training' flaps may be ordered for pets who are initially resistant to pushing through the regular flaps.
- Important: Hale 'Standard' panels are not recommended for Anderson or Pella brand sliding glass doors.
Allow about three weeks for shipping from the factory plus 1-5 days transit time to you (Ground Delivery Only).