'Draft Stopper' Center Post Weatherstrip for Panels

SKU# 12PPds

  • A must have accessory for preventing drafts and energy loss with patio panel/sash window installation
  • Extremely versatile it can be used with any model of slider or window
  • Super simple installation it adheres easily on the frame to cover the gap behind the slider and above the window
  • Choice of length to fit any height or width (order one 96” and one 81” for sliders taller than 96”)
  • Comes in white or black
  • Covers gaps up to 1-1/2" wide

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'Draft Stopper' Center Post Weatherstrip for Panels
Draft stopper attaches to the stationary frame of the sliding door insulating the home

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  • A must have accessory for preventing drafts and energy loss with patio panel/sash window installation
  • Extremely versatile it can be used with any model of slider or window
  • Super simple installation it adheres easily on the frame to cover the gap behind the slider and above the window
  • Choice of length to fit any height or width (order one 96” and one 81” for sliders taller than 96”)
  • Comes in white or black
  • Covers gaps up to 1-1/2" wide

'Draft Stopper'

This will work with any brand panel pet door for sliding glass door. Also known as 'Center Post Weather Strip', its purpose is to seal the gap created between stationary and sliding glass doors when a panel pet door is installed. These are essential for an air-tight fit. Some customers use two--one at each end of the gap--for an even better seal. Trim to fit with scissors.

Adhesive is 1/2" wide and begins inset 1/8"- Overall width is 1 7/ 8". Available colors are black and white.

This product is included in all Thermo Panel 3e™, Quick Panel 3™ and Thermo Panel 2e Microchip patio pet doors for sliding glass doors, but can be used with all panels for sliders.

Customer Reviews

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  • Expensive review by Randall
    5 1 Expensive

    Way too expensive for what we received, it had a crease in it and was hard to get out when installing

    (Posted on 11/2/2017)

  • Good durable strip review by Glen
    5 5 Good durable strip

    I put the strip up and by the afternoon it had peeled away from the door. The strip of tape just wasn't holding the strip in place. Pet Door replaced the strip and this time I laid it out and rerolled it so that it did not have a curl causing it to pull away. This helped some but the next day it was also pulling away and would not stay up. I then decided to drill small hoes in the strip and door frame and used screws and washers to hold it in place. That did the job and it now is working just fine.

    (Posted on 10/30/2017)

  • Does the job! Great purchase experience. review by Kim
    5 5 Does the job! Great purchase experience.

    Bought a home with existing doggie door (how did we ever do without one?) But the draft stopper was cracked and not functional. We ordered the white panel draft stopper from petdoors. Customer service was awesome with notification of shipping and it arrived quickly and works wonderfully...thank you Petdoors!

    (Posted on 10/13/2017)

  • Excellent product but a little expensive review by Keith
    5 5 Excellent product but a little expensive

    The adhesive is good but not strong enough

    (Posted on 10/12/2017)

  • So Far So Good review by Leslie
    5 4 So Far So Good

    I did not buy my door from Pet Door. My door from Pet Safe sent me a hideous black draft stopper to use on my white sliding glass door. When I called to see about getting a different color, I was told by Pet Safe that the draft stopper only came in black. Because I refused to put it on my white door, I stayed up all night mopping water from hurricane Irma. By luck I found this white door stopper from Pet Doors. I hope I never get to test it in a hurricane. It does keep the drafts and bugs out better. It looks great.

    (Posted on 9/30/2017)

  • Perfect! review by Pamela
    5 5 Perfect!

    Perfect, did exactly what I needed it to do! Fast shipping also. Thanks so much!

    (Posted on 9/2/2017)

  • These work great on my 95 inch glass Arcadia doors review by Robert
    5 5 These work great on my 95 inch glass Arcadia doors

    I have these on the inside and outside of my glass Arcadia doors since we placed a small pet door slot into our door frame and a big difference on the hot air and bugs coming in to out house. They work great.

    (Posted on 7/21/2017)

  • Found what I needed! review by Josh
    5 5 Found what I needed!

    I had just jammed a towel in the crack between the two sliding glass door panels for a couple of months in our new house after installing a doggie door panel. I was thinking some weatherstripping of some sort would work there, but could not find exactly what I wanted. After several attempts searching I found this product. It has been up for a couple of weeks and no issues with it coming off - I did follow the directions and cleaned the area with alcohol first. No draft or air coming through. I had to make a few cuts to fit at the top and I had to remove the security magnet and re-stick it on top of the draft stopper which worked without issue using some double-sided foam tape. I would buy this product again. Note that I live in central Florida, so I cannot speak to its ability to keep cold air out, but it at least keeps the bugs out and creates a good enough seal.

    (Posted on 6/27/2017)

  • Works as expected review by Teri
    5 5 Works as expected

    I find my door did not really need it. However, I've installed it as an extra measure of savings.

    (Posted on 6/19/2017)

  • Works great, but need suggestion for wood review by Kitster
    5 4 Works great, but need suggestion for wood

    This product came worth or dog door and is been fabulous, on the dog door with the flap going towards where the sliding door meets it.
    We need something for where the stationary door meets the sliding door, like this is shown to do. We got something from the hardware store, but our door is wood and it wouldn't stick to the wood. Any suggestions?

    Editors note: We have had customers use the Draft Stopper on wood in the past, as the adhesive on this product is very strong and should stick to most surfaces.

    (Posted on 1/14/2017)

  • Disables human use of door review by Schuyler
    5 1 Disables human use of door

    It would be great except that if you install it you can't open and close the sliding door.

    (Posted on 5/8/2016)

  • It works review by Rudy Ysiano
    5 5 It works

    (ed. note: Published Feb 17, 2016)

    My wife found a problem that I did not believe existed. To pacify her I purchased Draft Stopper. I noticed the difference the first night.

    (Posted on 4/27/2016)

  • Whaaaaat???? review by Deb
    5 1 Whaaaaat????

    (ed. note: Published Feb 10, 2016)

    (Ed. Note: The customer was contacted to send out another draft stopper but no response was received)

    I swear all of these reviews must be made by the company. This piece of plastic is a joke. I live in the NE and there is no way this piece of rubber plastic is going to stop the air from coming between the large gap the dog door makes. AND it peeled right off twice (got a 2nd one) because it was cold out and the glue doesn't stick. These 5 star reviews are company-generated.

    (Posted on 4/27/2016)

  • excellent review by Mardy
    5 5 excellent

    (ed. note: Published May 24, 2015)

    Draft stopper works great and the customer service iwas awesome

    (Posted on 4/27/2016)

  • Great purchase review by Ally
    5 5 Great purchase

    (ed. note: Published Apr 4, 2015)

    If you have a patio pet door, you need this product! Only regret was waiting to order and living with blankets stuffed in the door for a few weeks to block the draft from coming in. Don't wait. Order now :)

    (Posted on 4/27/2016)

  • Great Product! review by calmkitty
    5 5 Great Product!

    (ed. note: Published Dec 1, 2014)

    I cleaned off the metal door with alcohol and followed all the directions. It's been on about 3 months now and works great. It really does what it claims to do and helps keep the house warmer. So glad I bought it!

    (Posted on 4/27/2016)

  • great insulator review by lovdolphin
    5 5 great insulator

    (ed. note: Published Nov 17, 2014)

    After about a year of stuffing towels in the gap between the doors I found your product. It's perfect. No insect visitors and no more gaps. Thank you so much.

    (Posted on 4/27/2016)

  • Excellent review by Tam
    5 5 Excellent

    (ed. note: Published Oct 6, 2014)

    My husband and I used this in conjunction with the small kitty door kit. it was the trick we needed to help seal out the incoming air from outside. However, we have two sliding glass doors that enter onto the lanai. one door we have set up permanently for the kitty. She loves her door and new found freedom to the screen room.

    (Posted on 4/27/2016)

  • Just what I wanted review by argyle8
    5 5 Just what I wanted

    (ed. note: Published Aug 10, 2014)

    Weather stripping came with my pet door 25 years ago, but had torn in many places. This was exactly what I needed, and I'm very pleased. We thoroughly cleaned all the old sticky goo off before we put the new stripping on.

    (Posted on 4/27/2016)

  • good product review by willdo
    5 5 good product

    (ed. note: Published Jul 31, 2014)

    Installed easy and sealed great.

    (Posted on 4/27/2016)

  • Superb! review by Gayle
    5 5 Superb!

    (ed. note: Published Feb 28, 2014)

    Can't believe I spend so much time without this product! It is effective and will lower my heating and electric bills. Wonderful.

    (Posted on 4/27/2016)

  • Not Satisfied review by jbelsher
    5 1 Not Satisfied

    (ed. note: Published Jan 10, 2014)

    The adhesive is not good and it is not sticking to the door. For the cost, I would not recommend to any one.

    ed. note - Our experience has been that if the user doesn't clean the surface well, the adhesion is poor. On a clean surface the adhesive is very strong.

    (Posted on 4/27/2016)

  • What a great product. review by Howie
    5 5 What a great product.

    (ed. note: Published Jan 3, 2014)

    I have been looking all over trying to find weather stripping for the center post on my sliding doors. The draft is gone, after installed the weather striping.

    (Posted on 4/27/2016)

  • Must have with Pet Door review by Boston Terrier Servant
    5 4 Must have with Pet Door

    (ed. note: Published Dec 30, 2013)

    What a difference the Draft Stopper makes. The old pet door we had did not have one of these. We tried to stop the cold from coming in with duct tape. Terrible idea. We ended up stuffing towels in the space to keep the wind out. That goodness we finally found this pet dorr and its Draft Stopper. Pays for itself in no time.

    (Posted on 4/27/2016)

  • Very pleased review by Darinda
    5 5 Very pleased

    (ed. note: Published Apr 27, 2013)

    I am really pleased with the draft stopper. It was easy to install and really stops the draft. Very happy with the results of keeping hot and cool out.

    (Posted on 4/27/2016)

  • great! review by nina
    5 5 great!

    (ed. note: Published Mar 17, 2013)

    I am completed satisfied with this. It shipped quickly, was easy to install, and good looking. My dogs are thrilled to be able to come and go as they please.

    (Posted on 4/27/2016)

Weight 1.0000
Manufacturer Draft Stopper
Fit All Patio Pet Doors from All Manufacturers
Below is a video showing the installation of a Thermo Panel with weather strips and a draft stopper. It starts at 1:20

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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.

Yes! Some of our customers in more extreme climates do so to ensure maximum insulation.

For any height less than 81" or 96", you can use a pair of scissors to trim the draft stopper to the desired length. For any sliding glass doors taller than 96", you can purchase 2 draftstoppers and trim the second one to fit the remaining height you need.

The draft stopper covers gaps up to 1 1/2" wide

You can trim the draft stopper to the desired width as well.

Yes, you can apply it the same way to the back edge of the stationary window.

Black and white.

It is not recommended unless you use an additional sealant as the paint may flake off once the rubber expands and contracts due to weather conditions.

Yes, this draft stopper is extremely versatile and can be used with any model of slider or window panel.

We've included one draft stopper in all Thermo Panel 3e, Quick Panel 3e and Thermo Panel 3e Microchip sliding glass doors, so unless you need another one, it is not necessary to purchase another!

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Patio Pacific Inc Endura Flap™ Pet Door Warranty

To the original purchaser, Patio Pacific Inc warrants this product and all of its component parts to be free of defects in materials or workmanship for a period of 10 years from the date of delivery to the customer.

Endura Flap™ assemblies are warranted for a period of 15 years. Endura Flap™ assemblies employed in commercial kennels are warranted for a period of 3 years.

Damage caused by accident, improper installation, abuse or normal wear, including damage by pets or glass breakage, is specifically excluded from this warranty.

Defective materials returned to Patio Pacific Inc, together with proof of purchase, will be repaired or replaced and returned to the customer free of charge.

Pet doors of other manufacturers installed in Patio Pacific products are covered by the warranty of the other manufacturer and not by Patio Pacific Inc.