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Dragon Single Flap Pet Door for Aluminum Sliders

Dragon Single Flap Pet Door for Aluminum Sliders

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  • Economical, removable, one-piece pet door solution for aluminum sliding glass doors
  • Aluminum frame available in black or white to match your home's decor
  • Two-piece flap design for improved insulation and energy efficiency
  • Quick, simple installation with no tools required for most setups
  • Fits sliding door track heights ranging from 74.75" to 96.25" 

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Product Details


Integrating convenience and style, the Dragon Pet Door for Aluminum Sliders Single Flap offers an economical and removable solution for pet owners with aluminum sliding glass doors. The sturdy aluminum frame, available in black or white, seamlessly blends with your home's decor while providing long-lasting durability.

Installation is quick and simple, with no tools required for most setups. This pet door is easily removable as well, making it an ideal choice for temporary installations or rental properties. Designed to fit all sliding door track heights, this pet door ensures compatibility with a wide range of doors. 

The Dragon Pet Door features a two-piece flap design, made from robust polyolefin elastomer material, which enhances insulation and energy efficiency. The single-pane, tempered glass is suited for moderate climates, and the included foam weatherstripping helps to maintain your home's insulation. 

The Dragon Pet Door for Aluminum Sliders Single Flap ensures that your pets can come and go with ease, providing them with freedom and independence, while giving you peace of mind. 

Already have a Dragon pet door? See which replacement flap fits your door.

 

Features:

  • High-quality aluminum frame for durability and a sleek appearance
  • Sturdy, flexible polyolefin elastomer flap material for insulation and pet comfort
  • Single-pane, tempered glass suited for moderate climates
  • Foam weatherstripping to further enhance home insulation
  • Easy-to-remove panel design, ideal for temporary installations or rental properties
  • Available in three track height adjustment ranges to fit most sliding doors 74.75"–96.25" in height 
  • Includes a C-Clamp lock to hold the panel in place (you can install a Charley Bar for additional security; we recommend the one from Prime Lime pet door products)
  • Extruded aluminum frame made for sliding glass door tracks at least 1” thick (for vinyl sliding doors, see the Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliders)
  • Comes with a sturdy, black locking cover to block access when needed
  • See the monorail adapter page if you have a monorail track 


Benefits:

  • Allows pets to come and go without cutting your door or wall
  • Quick and low-impact installation
  • Easily removable, perfect for temporary or seasonal installation
  • Ability to upgrade from single flap to double flap using an Additional Dragon Flap

Size Chart

Flap Dimensions:

5 3/8"w x 9"h

The entry way your dog goes through.

Step Over Range

3"

Distance from the bottom of the flap to the floor you pet must step over to enter the pet door.
flap dimensions
step-over range
overall panel width

Overall Panel Width

12 5/16"

How wide the panel is overall.

Flap Dimensions:

7 1/16"w x 13 1/16"h

The entry way your dog goes through.

Step Over Range

3”

Distance from the bottom of the flap to the floor you pet must step over to enter the pet door.
flap dimensions
step-over range
overall panel width

Overall Panel Width

14 5/8"

How wide the panel is overall.

Flap Dimensions:

9 3/8"w x 16 9/16"h

The entry way your dog goes through.

Step Over Range

3”

Distance from the bottom of the flap to the floor you pet must step over to enter the pet door.
flap dimensions
step-over range
overall panel width

Overall Panel Width

16 1/8"

How wide the panel is overall.
Flap SizeFlap DimensionsStep OverOverall Panel WidthRecommended Pet Height*
Small5 3/8"w x 9"h3"12 5/16"9" - 12"
Medium7 1/16"w x 13 1/16"h3"13 5/8"11" - 16"
Large9 3/8"w x 16 9/16"h3"15 1/4"11" - 20.5"

*measured from the ground to the tallest point of their back.

Your Track Height Adjustment range is based on the measurement of your door height from the lowest point of your track to the highest point. Each Dragon patio panel has a 3" adjustment range with your sliding glass door track height approximately in the middle. The following adjustment ranges are available:

  • Short: 74.75" - 77.75"
  • Regular: 77.25" - 80.25"
  • Tall: 93.25" - 96.25"


If your measured track height does not fall within one of the ranges above, we can make a custom height. Choose the range that your track height falls into and when ordered you will be asked to give the exact height of your slider track inside very top to very bottom. In each case you will have 3" of height adjustment with the height you specify approximately in the middle of that range. The ranges are:

  • Under 74 3⁄4"
  • Between 80 1⁄4" – 93 1⁄4"
  • Over 96 1⁄4"


 

Custom height option may take up to 4 weeks to special order the glass and build the panel. The panels have a 3-inch spring-loaded height adjustment, so if you request a 40" panel, the panel you receive will adjust from 38" to 41". 

 

IMPORTANT SIZING INFORMATION

The Dragon Pet Door’s two-piece flap is designed to tear away for your pet’s safety. If you pet door is not the right size for your pet, they may break off flap during normal use. Follow these sizing tips to help ensure that you are buying the right Dragon Pet Door size:

  • Check the Flap Height: You must measure your dog before purchasing a pet door. A large dog may not fit in a “large” pet door. The tallest point of your dog’s back should be at least 1” beneath the top of the flap. 
  • Check the Step-Over: Your pet should be able to over the bottom of the flap comfortably. If the distance from the floor to the bottom of the pet door (called the stepover) is too high, your dog’s paw may catch in the pet door’s U-gasket. It’s better to have a taller pet door that is lower to the ground than a smaller pet door that is too high up.
  • Check Your Entry/Exit Level: The inside of your home may be higher than the ground outside. This means that your door may have different step-over heights depending on whether you are indoors or outdoors. Try to use the lower level when picking your step over height. You can also even of the different levels with a ramp or platform. 
  • Reinforce Your Flap: Every Dragon Pet Door comes with instructions for how to reinforce the screws keeping your flap in place. If you are worried in any way that your pet may rip off the flap, we recommend preemptively reinforcing your flap. Note that doing so will negate the teat-away safety feature. 


 

If you have any questions about which size pet door your pet needs, please contact our team of pet door experts for guidance and recommendations. 

Find The Best Pet Door Size For My Pet

A

Pet Height: inches

B

Pet Width: inches

Please fill the above fields.

Additional Information

Frame Material

Aluminum

Track Width Minimum

1"

Warranty Period

One Year

Locking Cover Material

ABS Plastic

Flap Type

Flexible, Single, Double

Climate Suitability

Moderate

House Locking Method

C-Clamp Lock

Ability to Lock Flap

Yes

Sealing Value

Moderate

Installation Instructions

ONE-PIECE PANEL ASSEMBLY

installation image
Installation icon Difficulty Easy
Installation icon Steps 04
Installation icon Time Required 0.5 Hours
Installation icon Sections 03
Installation icon Flags 02

Parts

  • 1 Panel Pet Door with a Pre-Installed Dragon Pet Door
  • 1 Foam Weather Strip Seal
  • 1 C-Clamp Lock
  • 1 Locking Cover

Tools

  • Flathead Screwdriver

Please read instructions & notes thoroughly before installation.

Step 1 Adjust the Top Piece

  • Loosen the height adjustment locks at the top of the panel with a screwdriver. This allows the spring mechanism to move freely up and down.
  • Watch out, it might jump at you the first time!

Step 2 Test-Fit the Panel

insert panel into track
  • Do not install the weatherstripping before test-fitting the panel.
  • Insert the panel into the top track of your framing, push the panel into the spring mechanism and swing the bottom of the panel up and over the threshold into the rail at the bottom.
  • If you can't quite clear the track, try swinging in from the outside as the outside track wall may be shorter.
  • If the panel still doesn’t fit, see the FAQ for guidance.

Step 3 Apply the Weather Stripping

apply weatherstripping
  • Once you have confirmed the panel fits, remove the panel from the track and lay it on its side.
  • Apply the foam weather-stripping by peeling back the paper and exposing the adhesive. Unroll it along the edge of the panel, pressing to ensure it adheres.
  • Use scissors to trim the strip to fit the length of your panel.
  • Flip your panel around to apply on the other side.

Step 4 Install the Panel

insert panel into track
insert panel track
twist thumbscrews
  • Place the panel back into the sliding glass door, then tighten the height adjustment locks to lock it in place.

SECTIONAL ASSEMBLY

installation image
Installation icon Difficulty Easy
Installation icon Steps 08
Installation icon Time Required 0.5 Hours
Installation icon Sections 03
Installation icon Flags 04

Parts

  • 1 Panel Pet Door with a Pre-Installed Dragon Pet Door
  • 1 Foam Weather Strip Seal
  • 1 C-Clamp Lock
  • 1 Locking Cover
  • 4 Flathead Screws
  • Flathead screwdriver

Tools

  • Flathead screwdriver
  • Philips-head screwdriver (for sectional)

Please read instructions & notes thoroughly before installation.

Sectional Panel

SECTIONAL ASSEMBLY

Step 1 Loosen the Screws

diagram of dragon screws
  • Remove the 2 flat head sectional connector screws from the exposed part of the connector on each side.
  • With a Phillips-head screwdriver, loosen the top two screws of the Dragon frame to make room for the glass section to fit inside.
  • No need to fully remove them!

Step 2 Connect the Sections

how to connect sections
  • Slide the flap section into the glass section. Make sure the locking cover is on the same side as the height adjustment locks on the glass section.
  • The section connectors will keep the two sections aligned.
  • Keep adjusting the flap section until it is fully flush with the glass section.
  • If you have a rubber mallet you can use it to tap them together.
  • Alternatively, pick up the panel and tap it on the ground on a soft surface.

Step 3 Fasten the Sections Together

how to fasten sections together
  • Fasten the sections by screwing in two connector screws each into the section connectors on both sides with the provided flat head screwdriver.
  • Tighten down all eight connector screws.

Step 4 Secure the Pet Door Frame

where to screw in door
  • Retighten the two Dragon frame screws until the Dragon frames are flush with the glass section.
  • Press the nut into the frame to keep it from rotating.
  • Make sure not to overtighten.
  • Proceed with the regular Dragon panel Instructions below.

Step 5 Adjust the Top Piece

how to adjust top piece
  • Loosen the height adjustment locks at the top of the panel. This allows the spring mechanism to move freely up and down.
  • Watch out, it might jump at you the first time!

Step 6 Test-Fit the Panel

how to insert panel
  • Do not install the weatherstripping before test-fitting the panel.
  • Insert the panel into the top track of your framing, push the panel into the spring mechanism and swing the bottom of the panel up and over the threshold into the rail at the bottom.
  • If you can't quite clear the track, try swinging in from the outside as the outside track wall may be shorter.
  • If the panel still doesn’t fit, see the FAQ for guidance.

Step 7 Apply the Weather Stripping

apply weather stripping
  • Once you have confirmed the panel fits, remove the panel from the track and lay it on its side.
  • Apply the foam weather-stripping by peeling back the paper and exposing the adhesive. Unroll it along the edge of the panel, pressing to ensure it adheres.
  • Use scissors to trim the strip to fit the length of your panel.
  • Flip your panel around to apply on the other side.

Step 8 Install the Panel

insert panel
insert panel
turn screws
  • Place the panel back into the sliding glass door, then tighten the height adjustment locks to lock it in place. Installation complete!

Dragon Locking Details

Since you cannot lock your sliding glass door to your panel pet door, we have provided you with an alternative locking method to secure your home.

Installing the Clamp Lock

  • This clamp has a screw that 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 door’s raised track.
install sliding door clamp

Locking the Flap

  • The Dragon Pet Door comes with a secure locking cover to block access to the flap when needed.
  • The locking cover is a great perfect for keeping pets inside at night, or for blocking access to the flap when you're away.

Alternative Locking Method

  • A great alternative to locking your sliding glass door is a Charley bar or dowel in the track.
  • Both work off the same concept—they block the slider from opening. When engaged you cannot pull the sliding door away from the pet door panel.
charley lock in door

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What if my panel is slightly too tall?

You can trim up to 3/4” off the spring- loaded adjustment piece at the top. This can be done by removing the adjustment pieces with a #2 Phillips head screwdriver and cutting down the flanges. Be careful not to cut too low or you will not be able to put the top back on.

spring loaded adjustment piece

The dark area marks where you can trim:

where to trim adjustment piece

What if my panel is slightly too short?

We offer height extensions that will add 3/4” to the top of the panel that you slide into the channel at the top. These are made from the same aluminum as the panel so you can match the color.

You can also make your own extension out of nominal 1” wood (which is 3/4” thick), such as a 1x3, if you need more than 3/4" in height. Cut it to the same width as the panel and slide it into the channel at the top. Paint the wood to match your frame color. If the extension makes the panel feel unstable, you can secure it with screws.

height extension on door panel

What if the panel is wobbling slightly back and forth?

If your track is wider than 1” you can use small wooden shims or extra weather-stripping to fill in the gap inside the top and bottom tracks. By placing the material inside the tracks you won't be able to see it, but it will stabilize the panel.

FAQ

What's the difference between the single flap and the double flap?

The double flap option provides increased insulation against the cold. Both options have magnets on the flap to keep the door sealed in wind.

I want to get the large pet door for my dog, but I am concerned about a person fitting through it.

All Dragon Pet Doors come with a locking cover. This cover can be used to keep you doggy in. It also can be used to keep intruders from entering your home. It slides into the interior frame.

How heavy are these panels?

The average weight of the Dragon Single Flap Aluminum Sliding Door Panel is 27.6 lbs, making it easy to install and remove in a matter of minutes.

How do I know what size is best for my dog?

When installing the pet door you want it to clear the top of your dog's back by 1-2 inches, minimum. To give your pet the most comfortable pet door possible, make sure the step-over is less than 1/3 of your dog's height. Lastly you want the width of the door to be big enough to allow your pet to go through without touching the sides. Here's a guide on how to measure your pet with tips on how to determine the correct size.

Are replacement flaps available?

Yes, you can buy Dragon replacement flaps.

Where can I install the Dragon Pet Door?

The Dragon Pet Door has multiple Installation options. You can install it in Regular Doors, as a Wall mount, Aluminum Sliding Doors, Vinyl Sliding Doors, Sash Windows, Vinyl Windows, and large dog doors through glass might be the solution for you.

My sliding door track has a triangular guide rail. Will this pet door still work?

Some sliding glass door tracks have a triangle-shaped guide rail instead of a cylindrical pencil rail running along the middle. This pet door panel has an arch along the bottom that is designed to sit on top of a cylindrical pencil rail. Pencil rails are shorter in height than triangular guide rails, which means that the pet door panel would wobble on top of it rather than sitting flush with the rest of the track. To accommodate the pet door panel you will need to build up the sides of the triangular guide rail so that the tip is less than ¼” tall. Please reach out to customer service if you have any questions about this process.

Will this panel work if my sliding glass door has a buried track?

Some sliding glass doors have buried tracks. Since this panel has an arch along the bottom that is designed to sit on top of a pencil rail, it will not be secure in a slider with a buried track without modifications. We recommend securing the panel to the track wall with L brackets or toenailing it to the track wall. Toenailing is the process of fastening the panel to the track by driving a nail at roughly a 45-degree angle into the panel and through the track wall. Please note that these modifications result in a semi-permanent installation. If you needed to remove the panel in the future you would first have to remove the L brackets or nails. Additionally, please note that this process would leave holes in the pet door panel and it would no longer be returnable. Please reach out to customer service to further discuss your options for a buried track.

I have a hurricane patio door. Will this pet door work for me?

Hurricane door track styles vary widely, so they are case-by-case. Please reach out to customer service to discuss your pet door options for your sliding door.

Will this pet door work with Anderson and Pella sliding doors?

Anderson and Pella sliding glass doors have an inner track wall but no outer track wall. Additionally, the pencil rail is on the outer edge of the track rather than in the middle. Since this pet door panel is designed to sit between two track walls and on top of a centered pencil rail, it cannot be installed in Anderson or Pella doors without modifications. We recommend building out your track and using L brackets or toenailing to secure the bottom of the panel to the inner track wall. Building out the track means adding a piece of wood or vinyl that is the same height as the pencil rail to the space next to the pencil rail. This creates a flat surface for the pet door panel to sit on. Next, you will need to secure the panel to the track wall. To do this, you can use L brackets or you can toenail the panel into the track wall. Toenailing is the process of fastening the panel to the track by driving a nail at roughly a 45-degree angle into the panel and through the track wall. Please note that these modifications result in a semi-permanent installation. If you needed to remove the panel in the future you would first have to remove the L brackets or nails. Additionally, please note that this process would leave holes in the pet door panel and it would no longer be returnable. Please reach out to customer service to further discuss this process or different options for an Anderson or Pella sliding door.

How much does shipping cost?

Shipping is calculated at checkout.

Warranty

Dragon Pet Doors One Year Warranty

Dragon Pet Doors have a one-year warranty for normal wear & tear and manufacturing defects.



Customer Reviews

Dragon Single Flap Pet Door for Aluminum Sliders

White / Medium / 74.75" - 77.75" Edit

 Medium white Dragon single flap pet door for aluminum sliding glass doors, front view, open. Single-pane, tempered glass suited for moderate climates.

Size Chart

Flap Dimensions:

5 3/8"w x 9"h

The entry way your dog goes through.

Step Over Range

3"

Distance from the bottom of the flap to the floor you pet must step over to enter the pet door.
flap dimensions
step-over range
overall panel width

Overall Panel Width

12 5/16"

How wide the panel is overall.

Flap Dimensions:

7 1/16"w x 13 1/16"h

The entry way your dog goes through.

Step Over Range

3”

Distance from the bottom of the flap to the floor you pet must step over to enter the pet door.
flap dimensions
step-over range
overall panel width

Overall Panel Width

14 5/8"

How wide the panel is overall.

Flap Dimensions:

9 3/8"w x 16 9/16"h

The entry way your dog goes through.

Step Over Range

3”

Distance from the bottom of the flap to the floor you pet must step over to enter the pet door.
flap dimensions
step-over range
overall panel width

Overall Panel Width

16 1/8"

How wide the panel is overall.
Flap SizeFlap DimensionsStep OverOverall Panel WidthRecommended Pet Height*
Small5 3/8"w x 9"h3"12 5/16"9" - 12"
Medium7 1/16"w x 13 1/16"h3"13 5/8"11" - 16"
Large9 3/8"w x 16 9/16"h3"15 1/4"11" - 20.5"

*measured from the ground to the tallest point of their back.

Your Track Height Adjustment range is based on the measurement of your door height from the lowest point of your track to the highest point. Each Dragon patio panel has a 3" adjustment range with your sliding glass door track height approximately in the middle. The following adjustment ranges are available:

  • Short: 74.75" - 77.75"
  • Regular: 77.25" - 80.25"
  • Tall: 93.25" - 96.25"


If your measured track height does not fall within one of the ranges above, we can make a custom height. Choose the range that your track height falls into and when ordered you will be asked to give the exact height of your slider track inside very top to very bottom. In each case you will have 3" of height adjustment with the height you specify approximately in the middle of that range. The ranges are:

  • Under 74 3⁄4"
  • Between 80 1⁄4" – 93 1⁄4"
  • Over 96 1⁄4"


 

Custom height option may take up to 4 weeks to special order the glass and build the panel. The panels have a 3-inch spring-loaded height adjustment, so if you request a 40" panel, the panel you receive will adjust from 38" to 41". 

 

IMPORTANT SIZING INFORMATION

The Dragon Pet Door’s two-piece flap is designed to tear away for your pet’s safety. If you pet door is not the right size for your pet, they may break off flap during normal use. Follow these sizing tips to help ensure that you are buying the right Dragon Pet Door size:

  • Check the Flap Height: You must measure your dog before purchasing a pet door. A large dog may not fit in a “large” pet door. The tallest point of your dog’s back should be at least 1” beneath the top of the flap. 
  • Check the Step-Over: Your pet should be able to over the bottom of the flap comfortably. If the distance from the floor to the bottom of the pet door (called the stepover) is too high, your dog’s paw may catch in the pet door’s U-gasket. It’s better to have a taller pet door that is lower to the ground than a smaller pet door that is too high up.
  • Check Your Entry/Exit Level: The inside of your home may be higher than the ground outside. This means that your door may have different step-over heights depending on whether you are indoors or outdoors. Try to use the lower level when picking your step over height. You can also even of the different levels with a ramp or platform. 
  • Reinforce Your Flap: Every Dragon Pet Door comes with instructions for how to reinforce the screws keeping your flap in place. If you are worried in any way that your pet may rip off the flap, we recommend preemptively reinforcing your flap. Note that doing so will negate the teat-away safety feature. 


 

If you have any questions about which size pet door your pet needs, please contact our team of pet door experts for guidance and recommendations. 

Find The Best Pet Door Size For My Pet

A

Pet Height: inches

B

Pet Width: inches

Please fill the above fields.

Frame Material

Aluminum

Track Width Minimum

1"

Warranty Period

One Year

Locking Cover Material

ABS Plastic

Flap Type

Flexible, Single, Double

Climate Suitability

Moderate

House Locking Method

C-Clamp Lock

Ability to Lock Flap

Yes

Sealing Value

Moderate

Installation Instructions

ONE-PIECE PANEL ASSEMBLY

installation image
Installation icon Difficulty Easy
Installation icon Steps 04
Installation icon Time Required 0.5 Hours
Installation icon Sections 03
Installation icon Flags 02

Parts

  • 1 Panel Pet Door with a Pre-Installed Dragon Pet Door
  • 1 Foam Weather Strip Seal
  • 1 C-Clamp Lock
  • 1 Locking Cover

Tools

  • Flathead Screwdriver

Please read instructions & notes thoroughly before installation.

Step 1 Adjust the Top Piece

  • Loosen the height adjustment locks at the top of the panel with a screwdriver. This allows the spring mechanism to move freely up and down.
  • Watch out, it might jump at you the first time!

Step 2 Test-Fit the Panel

insert panel into track
  • Do not install the weatherstripping before test-fitting the panel.
  • Insert the panel into the top track of your framing, push the panel into the spring mechanism and swing the bottom of the panel up and over the threshold into the rail at the bottom.
  • If you can't quite clear the track, try swinging in from the outside as the outside track wall may be shorter.
  • If the panel still doesn’t fit, see the FAQ for guidance.

Step 3 Apply the Weather Stripping

apply weatherstripping
  • Once you have confirmed the panel fits, remove the panel from the track and lay it on its side.
  • Apply the foam weather-stripping by peeling back the paper and exposing the adhesive. Unroll it along the edge of the panel, pressing to ensure it adheres.
  • Use scissors to trim the strip to fit the length of your panel.
  • Flip your panel around to apply on the other side.

Step 4 Install the Panel

insert panel into track
insert panel track
twist thumbscrews
  • Place the panel back into the sliding glass door, then tighten the height adjustment locks to lock it in place.

SECTIONAL ASSEMBLY

installation image
Installation icon Difficulty Easy
Installation icon Steps 08
Installation icon Time Required 0.5 Hours
Installation icon Sections 03
Installation icon Flags 04

Parts

  • 1 Panel Pet Door with a Pre-Installed Dragon Pet Door
  • 1 Foam Weather Strip Seal
  • 1 C-Clamp Lock
  • 1 Locking Cover
  • 4 Flathead Screws
  • Flathead screwdriver

Tools

  • Flathead screwdriver
  • Philips-head screwdriver (for sectional)

Please read instructions & notes thoroughly before installation.

Sectional Panel

SECTIONAL ASSEMBLY

Step 1 Loosen the Screws

diagram of dragon screws
  • Remove the 2 flat head sectional connector screws from the exposed part of the connector on each side.
  • With a Phillips-head screwdriver, loosen the top two screws of the Dragon frame to make room for the glass section to fit inside.
  • No need to fully remove them!

Step 2 Connect the Sections

how to connect sections
  • Slide the flap section into the glass section. Make sure the locking cover is on the same side as the height adjustment locks on the glass section.
  • The section connectors will keep the two sections aligned.
  • Keep adjusting the flap section until it is fully flush with the glass section.
  • If you have a rubber mallet you can use it to tap them together.
  • Alternatively, pick up the panel and tap it on the ground on a soft surface.

Step 3 Fasten the Sections Together

how to fasten sections together
  • Fasten the sections by screwing in two connector screws each into the section connectors on both sides with the provided flat head screwdriver.
  • Tighten down all eight connector screws.

Step 4 Secure the Pet Door Frame

where to screw in door
  • Retighten the two Dragon frame screws until the Dragon frames are flush with the glass section.
  • Press the nut into the frame to keep it from rotating.
  • Make sure not to overtighten.
  • Proceed with the regular Dragon panel Instructions below.

Step 5 Adjust the Top Piece

how to adjust top piece
  • Loosen the height adjustment locks at the top of the panel. This allows the spring mechanism to move freely up and down.
  • Watch out, it might jump at you the first time!

Step 6 Test-Fit the Panel

how to insert panel
  • Do not install the weatherstripping before test-fitting the panel.
  • Insert the panel into the top track of your framing, push the panel into the spring mechanism and swing the bottom of the panel up and over the threshold into the rail at the bottom.
  • If you can't quite clear the track, try swinging in from the outside as the outside track wall may be shorter.
  • If the panel still doesn’t fit, see the FAQ for guidance.

Step 7 Apply the Weather Stripping

apply weather stripping
  • Once you have confirmed the panel fits, remove the panel from the track and lay it on its side.
  • Apply the foam weather-stripping by peeling back the paper and exposing the adhesive. Unroll it along the edge of the panel, pressing to ensure it adheres.
  • Use scissors to trim the strip to fit the length of your panel.
  • Flip your panel around to apply on the other side.

Step 8 Install the Panel

insert panel
insert panel
turn screws
  • Place the panel back into the sliding glass door, then tighten the height adjustment locks to lock it in place. Installation complete!

Dragon Locking Details

Since you cannot lock your sliding glass door to your panel pet door, we have provided you with an alternative locking method to secure your home.

Installing the Clamp Lock

  • This clamp has a screw that 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 door’s raised track.
install sliding door clamp

Locking the Flap

  • The Dragon Pet Door comes with a secure locking cover to block access to the flap when needed.
  • The locking cover is a great perfect for keeping pets inside at night, or for blocking access to the flap when you're away.

Alternative Locking Method

  • A great alternative to locking your sliding glass door is a Charley bar or dowel in the track.
  • Both work off the same concept—they block the slider from opening. When engaged you cannot pull the sliding door away from the pet door panel.
charley lock in door

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What if my panel is slightly too tall?

You can trim up to 3/4” off the spring- loaded adjustment piece at the top. This can be done by removing the adjustment pieces with a #2 Phillips head screwdriver and cutting down the flanges. Be careful not to cut too low or you will not be able to put the top back on.

spring loaded adjustment piece

The dark area marks where you can trim:

where to trim adjustment piece

What if my panel is slightly too short?

We offer height extensions that will add 3/4” to the top of the panel that you slide into the channel at the top. These are made from the same aluminum as the panel so you can match the color.

You can also make your own extension out of nominal 1” wood (which is 3/4” thick), such as a 1x3, if you need more than 3/4" in height. Cut it to the same width as the panel and slide it into the channel at the top. Paint the wood to match your frame color. If the extension makes the panel feel unstable, you can secure it with screws.

height extension on door panel

What if the panel is wobbling slightly back and forth?

If your track is wider than 1” you can use small wooden shims or extra weather-stripping to fill in the gap inside the top and bottom tracks. By placing the material inside the tracks you won't be able to see it, but it will stabilize the panel.

FAQ

What's the difference between the single flap and the double flap?

The double flap option provides increased insulation against the cold. Both options have magnets on the flap to keep the door sealed in wind.

I want to get the large pet door for my dog, but I am concerned about a person fitting through it.

All Dragon Pet Doors come with a locking cover. This cover can be used to keep you doggy in. It also can be used to keep intruders from entering your home. It slides into the interior frame.

How heavy are these panels?

The average weight of the Dragon Single Flap Aluminum Sliding Door Panel is 27.6 lbs, making it easy to install and remove in a matter of minutes.

How do I know what size is best for my dog?

When installing the pet door you want it to clear the top of your dog's back by 1-2 inches, minimum. To give your pet the most comfortable pet door possible, make sure the step-over is less than 1/3 of your dog's height. Lastly you want the width of the door to be big enough to allow your pet to go through without touching the sides. Here's a guide on how to measure your pet with tips on how to determine the correct size.

Are replacement flaps available?

Yes, you can buy Dragon replacement flaps.

Where can I install the Dragon Pet Door?

The Dragon Pet Door has multiple Installation options. You can install it in Regular Doors, as a Wall mount, Aluminum Sliding Doors, Vinyl Sliding Doors, Sash Windows, Vinyl Windows, and large dog doors through glass might be the solution for you.

My sliding door track has a triangular guide rail. Will this pet door still work?

Some sliding glass door tracks have a triangle-shaped guide rail instead of a cylindrical pencil rail running along the middle. This pet door panel has an arch along the bottom that is designed to sit on top of a cylindrical pencil rail. Pencil rails are shorter in height than triangular guide rails, which means that the pet door panel would wobble on top of it rather than sitting flush with the rest of the track. To accommodate the pet door panel you will need to build up the sides of the triangular guide rail so that the tip is less than ¼” tall. Please reach out to customer service if you have any questions about this process.

Will this panel work if my sliding glass door has a buried track?

Some sliding glass doors have buried tracks. Since this panel has an arch along the bottom that is designed to sit on top of a pencil rail, it will not be secure in a slider with a buried track without modifications. We recommend securing the panel to the track wall with L brackets or toenailing it to the track wall. Toenailing is the process of fastening the panel to the track by driving a nail at roughly a 45-degree angle into the panel and through the track wall. Please note that these modifications result in a semi-permanent installation. If you needed to remove the panel in the future you would first have to remove the L brackets or nails. Additionally, please note that this process would leave holes in the pet door panel and it would no longer be returnable. Please reach out to customer service to further discuss your options for a buried track.

I have a hurricane patio door. Will this pet door work for me?

Hurricane door track styles vary widely, so they are case-by-case. Please reach out to customer service to discuss your pet door options for your sliding door.

Will this pet door work with Anderson and Pella sliding doors?

Anderson and Pella sliding glass doors have an inner track wall but no outer track wall. Additionally, the pencil rail is on the outer edge of the track rather than in the middle. Since this pet door panel is designed to sit between two track walls and on top of a centered pencil rail, it cannot be installed in Anderson or Pella doors without modifications. We recommend building out your track and using L brackets or toenailing to secure the bottom of the panel to the inner track wall. Building out the track means adding a piece of wood or vinyl that is the same height as the pencil rail to the space next to the pencil rail. This creates a flat surface for the pet door panel to sit on. Next, you will need to secure the panel to the track wall. To do this, you can use L brackets or you can toenail the panel into the track wall. Toenailing is the process of fastening the panel to the track by driving a nail at roughly a 45-degree angle into the panel and through the track wall. Please note that these modifications result in a semi-permanent installation. If you needed to remove the panel in the future you would first have to remove the L brackets or nails. Additionally, please note that this process would leave holes in the pet door panel and it would no longer be returnable. Please reach out to customer service to further discuss this process or different options for an Anderson or Pella sliding door.

How much does shipping cost?

Shipping is calculated at checkout.

Warranty

Dragon Pet Doors One Year Warranty

Dragon Pet Doors have a one-year warranty for normal wear & tear and manufacturing defects.