Pride Patio Panel Pet Door for Sliding Glass Doors
The Pride Patio Pet Door for sliding glass door may be installed in either a temporary manner or it may be fastened into the track with sheet metal screws for a 'semi-permanent' installation. The instructions cover both possibilities.
The height adjustment range is 78 1/2" - 81". This range is adjusted with two extension pieces--one at the top and one at the bottom--which fit over the main framing. These each may be adjusted upward or downward and each is fixed in placed with two sheet metal screws.
The user drills these holes to properly position the screws. The flap is a heavy duty, durable black rubber. The locking cover is white enameled fiberboard which may be placed on either side. It should be used on the same side as the dog. Glass is 1/8" clear tempered. The flap is two-part: A center flap and a "U" shaped gasket piece made of the same material that overlaps the flap and the frame on one side. In one direction the "U" shaped piece is pushed open with the flap. In the other direction, the "U" shaped piece remains stationary and the pet steps through it. So the opening is larger in one direction that the other. Another note: The Pride flap is very similar to the Johnson flap except for the material it's made from.
Notice that Pride offers the broadest array of colors and a consistent 4" rise in all sizes. Also, please note that the Pride patio panel does not include center post weather strip ("draft stopper"). We think you'll want this and have included it as a 'cross sell' option in our shopping cart. The sides of the panel are fully weather-stripped out of the box with a nice, black rubber weather strip.
Locking of the sliding glass door against the Pride panel is done with an included pin lock which is very effective.
Frame thickness is 3/8" except at the height adjustments very top and very bottom which are 1/2" thick.
There are quite a few details that might be important for you to think about in purchasing any patio 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.
Q: Is the Pride Patio Panel dog door installation Semi-permanent or temporary?
A: The Pride patio doggy doors for sliding glass doors can be installed semi-permanently or if you need to take it in and out often you can make it more of a temporary installation. There are two pieces and the top and bottom that can be adjusted in order to fit the track.
Q: What kind of flap does the Pride Patio doggie doors for sliders have?
A: The Pride Patio doggie door sliding glass door utilizes the two piece Pride Flap. This is a thicker, black, heavy rubber. This means that has an inner flap and what is called a "U" shaped gasket piece that goes around the inner flap to help seal it up with magnets.
Q: What is the return policy for the Pride Patio Panel?
A: This product can be returned within 30 days of you receiving it.
Q: Does the Pride Patio pet door sliding glass door have a locking mechanism?
A: This door has a pin lock for a house locking method and also comes with a fiberboard locking cover for the flap opening. Alternatively, you can purchase a Charley Bar for added security.
Q: What are the color choices for a Pride doggy door for my slider?
A: The frame color options are brushed aluminum, bronze, white, black, adobe and tan. There is also a frosted glass window option as well for privacy.
A: Yes, the Pride locking cover can be placed on either side. However, we recommend that it should be used on the same side as the dog, since the flap is black they won't be able to see it if it's on the opposite side and you don't want them to go banging into it.
Q: What is the adjustment range for the Pride Patio Panel?
A: The adjustment range is 78 1/2" - 81".