Ideal Aluminum Premium "Draft Stopper" Dog Door

SKU# 03RI3

  • Exceptional choice for energy efficiency on a budget
  • Saves energy with three part flap including eight draft-sealing magnets
  • Suitable in extreme weather. resisting winds up to 35 MPH
  • Durable aluminum framing adjusts to fit doors 1 1/4" to 1 3/4"
  • Covered by a 1 year manufacturer warranty
  • PLEASE NOTE: This product ships directly from the manufacturer and may take 3-5 business days before it actually ships.

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Ideal Aluminum Premium "Draft Stopper" Dog Door
Ideal Draft Stopper Dog Door has durable lexan panels for increased longevity

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  • Exceptional choice for energy efficiency on a budget
  • Saves energy with three part flap including eight draft-sealing magnets
  • Suitable in extreme weather. resisting winds up to 35 MPH
  • Durable aluminum framing adjusts to fit doors 1 1/4" to 1 3/4"
  • Covered by a 1 year manufacturer warranty
  • PLEASE NOTE: This product ships directly from the manufacturer and may take 3-5 business days before it actually ships.
Flap SizeFlap DimensionRough Cut OutOutside Frame
Stock No
Mfr No
Medium6 5/8" w x 11 1/4" h8 5/8" w x 13 5/8" h10" w x 14 3/4" h03RI37
Extra Large10 1/4" w x 15 3/4" h12 1/4" w x 17 3/8" h13 3/4" w x 18 5/8" h03RI38

Replacement Flaps Replacement Flaps are available at Ideal "Ultra Flex"
Replacement Flaps

Aluminum Pet Door

This door is a part of the "Energy Saver" series of Ideal Pet Doors. Our customers report many positive experiences in using the Energy Saver. This particular model is a significant upgrade to the Ideal "Ultra Flex" line of pet doors released earlier. The design is exactly the same, including the polycarbonate, multi-part flap with flexible hinges, except that the frame is aluminum rather than ABS plastic, and the flap includes 8 additional magnets on the sides to improve wind resistance.


  • Three part flap with eight draft-sealing magnets mounted on the edges.
  • Resists wind gusts up to 35 mph
  • Super strong aluminum frame with Lockout Slide

For installations near the ocean, which can cause corrosion, or where wind is not a concern, the Ideal "Ultra-Flex" is a less expensive alternative.

PLEASE NOTE: This product ships directly from the manufacturer and may take 3-5 business days before it actually ships.

Customer Reviews

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  • Awesome upgrade review by Leo
    5 4 Awesome upgrade

    I used to have one of those cheap plastic pet doors with a vinyl flap and this door is an awesome upgrade. The aluminum frame holds up a lot better and the flap is more wind resistant. The only thing is that if you have a pup who likes to chew at the flap like may need to replace the rubber pieces in between the flaps from time to time. I was able to get them from the manufacturer w/o any issues.

    (Posted on 12/8/2017)

  • Wonderful pet door review by Joyce
    5 5 Wonderful pet door

    Wonderful doggy door. Has saved a lot on heating and cooling bills. I have 5 small pups (4 of the dogs are still puppies), and 4 cats, so the door is in constant use. Love, love love it. The previous door flap stood out straight when the wind blew, this one stays in place. Yeah!!!

    (Posted on 12/5/2017)

  • Love them!! review by Cheryl
    5 5 Love them!!

    Great product!! We love the dog doors and so do the puppies. A win for everyone.

    (Posted on 5/1/2017)

  • Favorable review by T.
    5 4 Favorable

    After 2 1/2 years, I had to replace the 3 sectioned flap. Not bad, when you consider my active dog is at 90 lbs. and hits the exit hard in search for critters to torment.

    (Posted on 3/19/2017)

  • terrible review by betty
    5 1 terrible

    This fell apart the Warranty on the box states limited lifetime Just what does that mean this doggie door is protected from all elements yet the bottom two panels fell off No way to fix?? Come on!!!! Why hould I pay to fix what is warranty??? Poor business practice

    (Posted on 8/2/2016)

  • Love it review by Mary
    5 5 Love it

    It took Max a couple days to decide to use it, he has an alternate door. But now that he uses it, it seems to be his first choice. I have it in a South facing door and our prevailing winds come from the Southwest. It stays shut instead of the one that I got from Lowes that was just a flap "blowing in the wind"!!

    (Posted on 6/20/2016)

  • poor review by BAD PURCHASE
    5 1 poor

    (Ed. Note: The customer was contacted)

    I have had this door less then 1 year. The rubber between the three segments has rotted causing the door to break just under the first segment. Replacement flaps are about $50, If I have to replace them every year, this will get very expensive. VERY SORRY WE PURCHASED THIS DOOR.

    (Posted on 3/4/2016)

  • Not worth the money review by limler
    5 1 Not worth the money

    This dog door started falling apart 6 months after installation, the rubber seals peeled away letting air and bugs in, I have two English Bulldogs and a miniature Dachshund

    (Posted on 11/2/2014)

  • Its a dog door review by countrygirl50
    5 3 Its a dog door

    The door is no better than the cheaper door that I had bought from Lowes.

    (Posted on 2/24/2014)

  • Great door review by Konegan
    5 5 Great door

    I live in the Houston heat with two very different dogs, a Welsh corgi as well as a mid/large size terrier mix. The door works well for both even with the corgi having to jump up some from the outside, but for her, she would have to do that with any door.

    (Posted on 8/10/2013)

  • A dog door that really works. review by Nanda
    5 5 A dog door that really works.

    This is my 3rd attempt at getting a dog door that works
    in the cold winters in the mountains of Colorado.
    This door really works. I bought 2 of these and made
    a dog house in between to cut down on the draft.
    It has made a tremendous difference in keeping the heat in
    and the cold out. It really works.

    (Posted on 2/26/2013)

  • dont buy this product review by capster
    5 1 dont buy this product

    we have had to replace this door flap 3 times in the last year . it is impossible to contact the manufacturer to get a replacement door flap. it is supposed to have a lifetime warrenty, but how do you contact them?

    (Posted on 1/27/2013)

  • Thumbs Down review by LJohnson
    5 1 Thumbs Down

    I purchased this product previously through a local store. The flaps being segmented would sometimes create a gap when the dog runs through it and not close completely. I was very dissatisfied with the product and have returned it leaving a hole in my door. I am now in search of a better product.

    (Posted on 12/27/2012)

  • Draft Stopper Dog Door review by bonbon
    5 5 Draft Stopper Dog Door

    We have one of these installed in our back door. We sometime have upto 9 dogs going through our house but alway aleast 5 the door has stayed together really well. we had it for about 4 years we live in northen Navada the only thing we have had to relpace is the flapper door. partly because we had two new puppies this last year. They can drag in and out some of the most difficult things.

    (Posted on 4/19/2012)

Weight 2.0000
Manufacturer Ideal Pet Products
Your Maximum Pet Size Medium Dogs, Large Dogs
Climate Suitability Severe-4 Season
Wind Resistance Very High
Sealing Value High
Color White
Self-Framing Yes
Frame Material Aluminum
Insulation Value High
Flap Material Vinyl
Flap Design Single, One Part , Flexible, Insulated Flap
Flap Colors Tinted Clear
Flap Thickness 7/8"
Replacement Flaps Available Yes
Ability to Lock Flap Separate Locking Cover-Loads from Top
Locking Cover Material ABS Plastic
Can Be Installed In Aluminum Door, Hollow Core Door, Metal Door, Solid Core Door, Steel Door
Warranty Period 1 year
Return Period 30 days
Manufacturer's Restocking Fee 0

Ideal Flex Pet Doors


Ideal 'Draft Stopper' Installation


Ideal Draft Stopper Flap Replacement Video

Ideal 'Draft Stopper' Installation


Ideal Draft Stopper Flap Replacement Video

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You can install this into a wall as long as your contractor builds you a tunnel to frame it out.

Yes you can see through it.

Yes you can get them here.

This only goes up to 10 1/4"w X 15 3/4"h, so it is not suitable for very large breed dogs.

Yes it is one of the better insulating doors.

They recommend that you use only warm water to clean the flap. Do not use detergents as that can damage the flap and the gaskets holding them together.

They can as the smaller pets only have to push through one or two of the panels. Just be careful to measure them to make sure the size will be comfortable for every one.

You can order them directly through the manufacturer, Ideal Pet Products.

Yes it comes with all you need to install it.

Yes you can see through it.

No, for that you would have to replace the whole pet door..

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The new and revised warranty that follows this disclaimer supersedes any and all previous warranties of whatever nature or description, whether express, implied or set by law. Any unexpired warranties shall now be governed by the terms of the new warranty for the duration of the existing warranty’s unexpired term.
Ideal’s pet doors are very durable and with the proper care will provide many years of service for you and your pet. Thank you for selecting Ideal for your pet door. However, please be aware the pet doors are not waterproof against inclement weather or any excessive water exposure. The one year warranty set forth below applies to Ideal’s pet door(s). 
This product has a One Year Warranty from the date of the purchase of the product to be free of manufacturer’s defects in workmanship and materials. This express One Year Warranty is limited only to the original purchaser of the product and is non-transferable. Satisfactory proof of purchase must be provided to the manufacturer for this one year warranty to apply.  In that case, the manufacturer will replace at no charge to the purchaser the defective part(s). No refunds will be provided to the purchaser. No service contract is being provided under this One Year Warranty. Proof of purchase so that the One Year Warranty may be honored must be made to:
Ideal Pet Products, Inc.
24735 Avenue Rockefeller
Valencia, California, USA 91355
Attention: Warranty Department
(661) 294-2266 / 1-877-IDEALPET (433-2573)
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This product, or any of its accessories, parts, or attachments may not prevent adults, children, animals, insects, or objects from passing through or using the opening created by the product.
Ideal Pet Products will not be liable for any unintended or accidental usage, misuse, abuse, criminal conduct, water intrusion, acts of god, damages or injuries occurring or accruing from the use of this product except in strict accordance with Ideal's One Year Warranty accompanying the sale of this product to the original purchaser.