- Insulated cat flap door designed specifically for cats
- The option of a single or double flap for varying climates
- Aluminum Hale door frame available in four colors
- Hale pet door for doors works for cats of all sizes
- Fits into doors 1/2" – 2" thick
The Hale Cat Door For Doors is a well-built, insulating door with brush weatherstripping and magnets along the flaps for an airtight seal that keeps out cold air and extreme weather. Some of the common weather-resistant pet doors are too heavy for cats, but with the lightweight, flexible flap design, this is the perfect combination for weather resistance and comfortable use. Choose between a single or double flap system depending on the severity of your climate and your insulation needs. Not only does this energy efficient pet door come in four different color options, you have the option of mixing and matching the interior and exterior frame colors to accurately match your home's aesthetic.
- Available in small or small-medium options for cats of all sizes.
- These cat doors for doors include a security panel cover with pin lock. Choose from which direction (left side, right side, top) you would like it to load in order to avoid any obstructions.
- Aluminum frame colors include White, Arizona Beige, Bronze, and Brushed Aluminum. Or customize your interior frame color.
- Single flap cat door in-door designed for temperate climates; double flap designed for severe climates.
- Clear & flexible vinyl flap(s) with fuzzy, nylon weather stripping and magnets with adjustable strength.
- The standard range between door frames is from 1 3/8" - 2" A dimension larger than 2" would normally be considered a wall unit. It can be factory modified to collapse to as small as 3/4" gap.
- Easiest weather-resistant pet door for cats to use.
- Clear cat door allows them to see through the flap before exiting.
- Hale pet doors for cats match well with your home's aesthetic.
- Security cover allows you to keep pets inside or outside if need be.
- Accommodates cats small and large.
|Flap Size &||Flap Dimension||Rough Cut Out||Outside Frame Dimension||Flap Type|
|Small||5 1/2" w x 7 1/2" h||7 3/8" w x 9 3/8" h||8 3/8" w x 10 3/8" h||Single|
|Small Medium||6 1/2" w x 9 1/2" h||8 1/2" w x 11 1/2" h||9 9/16" w x 12 9/16" h||Single|
After you make the basic pet door choices--flap size, single vs double flap and frame color--you will have an opportunity to make other product selections. These include:
- Locking Cover Load Direction (to accommodate obstructions)
- Separate Inside Frame Color Choice (to match the inside of your home)
Also, these same pet doors are available in custom dimensions at Hale Custom Dimension for Doors.
Does this door come in other colors?
Yes; it comes in Satin, Arizona Beige (Tan), White, and Bronze.
Can I get replacement flaps for the Hale?
Yes, pet owners can find the replacement flap kithere.
What is the Locking Cover Load Direction?
This is where you would slide in the cover. It comes standard as sliding in from the Top, however if you have something above where you are installing the pet door then you can choose for it to slide in from the Right or Left.
What is meant by Different Interior Frame Color?
Hale can make a pet door with two different color frames. So you can get the door to match your interior and exterior decor.
Is this door weather proof?
No flexible flap door is absolutely weather proof. Although this door does a very good job, as it has a fuzzy black weather strip around the flap and magnets and to hold it shut. The flap is also quite a bit thicker than most economy style doggie doors.
Is the single or double flap better?
The single flap would be suitable for more mild climates (Southern CA). The double would be recommend for more extreme areas with larger temperature variations (hot summers in Las Vegas and cold winters in New York), making it an energy efficient dog door.
If I get a single flap can I add another one later?
Yes! All you would have to do is purchase a replacement flap kit which comes with everything you need.
Can you get the Hale Pet Door for Doors in a wall?
Yes, they make the Hale Pet Door In a Wall version that can also be purchased on our site by clicking on the link.
How do I know what size to choose?
We suggest that you measure your pet in order to find out the correct size before door installation.
Is this door durable?
It is one of the more durable flexible models and the 5 year warranty even covers flaps.
Are there any sliding glass door panels that use this door?
The Hale Omni Panel Cat Door for sliding glass patio doors will be the perfect pet door insert for you and your small and large cats. Not only does it have the same door, but it also has an easy, tools-free DIY installation.
Are there any sash window panel inserts that use this door?
The Hale Omni Panel Cat Door for sash windows will be the best cat door for you. Not only is the flap lined with magnetic closures to increase your door’s energy efficiency, but it will also give you cat easy backyard access. This panel is also available in a larger size for small dogs.
Step 1: Make sure that there are no obstructions above the pet door that will interfere with the operation of the security cover (or to the side of the door if you ordered a side loading model).
Step 2: Make sure that the rough opening will be no less than four inches from both the bottom and the side of the door. This is to maintain the integrity of the door construction.
Step 3: Mark off the area where you want to install your Hale Pet Door™ using a level and a pencil. Make sure the opening is both square and level.
Step 4: You will handle this step differently for wood vs metal doors:
- For Wood Doors:
- Drill out two corners diagonal from each other. Depending on the construction of the door, you may want to use a paddle bit or a 5⁄16” regular bit. If you use a 5⁄16” bit, drill three holes close together, then wiggle the bit until you have connected the three holes. This will allow you enough room to get a reciprocating saw blade into the holes.
- After the holes are connected, use a reciprocating saw to cut out the rough opening along the marked lines. If you do not have a reciprocating saw or drill, you can use a key saw or circular saw to start the hole and a hand saw to cut out the entire rough opening.
- For Metal Doors:
- For metal doors, if you have a drill and reciprocating saw, follow the directions for wood doors, making sure to use a 14-tooth per inch blade. Otherwise, drill the four corners and use a chisel at the corners to start the hole. Finish the rough opening cut with a power saber saw. The blade can dent the opposite side of the door, so make sure that you are careful.
Step 5: Separate the pet door frame into two halves and remove the security cover from the inside frame.
Step 6: Before installing the pet door into the opening, back the screws for the pin lock out just a couple turns. If you don’t, they will stick out and hold the corner of the pet door off the door in which you are installing it, leaving a gap.
- For doors 1” - 2”: Put the inside frame of the pet door (the one with the tracks) into the rough opening. If you have a rain cap you will need to attach it to the outside frame now. Then put the outside frame into the other side of the opening. The flaps should swing freely. Squeeze the frames together tightly.
- For doors 1⁄2” - 1”: Your door should have come with a build out (unless you had the frame specially modified at the factory). The build out fits behind either of the frames, so you can choose which side is better based on your door and any obstructions on it. Then follow the steps for doors 1" - 2”.
Step 8: Using the drill bit and the pre-drilled holes in the pet door frame, drill a hole through the inner edge of the exterior frame at the bottom. Put in a screw and loosely tighten it. Double check that the pet door is level.
Step 9: Next, tighten the first screw. Then drill and insert the rest of the screws. Then you will want to tighten the screws on the pin lock.
Step 10: Line the top and both edges of the pet door using blue painter’s tape. Caulk the edges and any gaps you may have (especially for doors with raised and lowered panels). Do not caulk the bottom of the inside or outside frame.
Step 11: After you apply the caulking and smooth it, you can remove the tape for a clean edge.
Step 12: The Starboard® cover will slide easily into place in the built-in frame and can be easily locked and unlocked with the positive action pin bolt lock.
Step 13: You may also adjust the magnets in the frame if necessary. They can either be raised or lowered so that the flaps seal but swing freely. Adjust the magnets upward by twisting a flat headed screwdriver below the magnet between the magnet and the frame. Adjust the magnets downward by tapping lightly with the handle of your screwdriver. NEVER hit a magnet hard with a hammer, as this may bend the legs of the magnet and cause it to eventually fall out of the door track.