- Pet door for screen enclosures, doors, and porches
- Customizable options to fit any screen and pet size
- 4 frame color options available
- Durable, aluminum framing provides stability for highly active pets
- Includes a matching stabilizer bar for sizes Tall Large up through Giant to maintain support
- An email will be sent to you requesting additional information for your custom order; it will take 3-4 days to build your pet door
The Hale Screen Mounted Pet Doors are pet doors for screen enclosures, doors, and porches. It screws into the bottom corner of the screen frame as opposed to clipping to the screen only, which is common among most dog doors for screens on the market. If your pet loves to run through the door at full speed, this is the screen pet door for you. With this design, the Hale Pet Door for Screens proves to be stable and reliable, making life more enjoyable for both you and your pet. Everything you need to install the Hale Screen Pet Door is included; you just need to provide the screen.
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- Sleek, aluminum trim comes in four different colors to match your framing.
- Clear, vinyl flap is easy for pets to use and see-through.
- Magnets around the flap edges ensure that the flap seals properly. Magnet strength is adjustable.
- Fuzzy, nylon weather stripping lines the perimeter of the flap to prevent gaps and bugs from entering.
- Available in 11 different sizes to accommodate dogs and cats of all sizes.
- Stabilizer bar included in the Tall/Large - Giant sizes to ensure frame stability. If you would like to add a stabilizer bar kit to a smaller size, you can choose to do so in the drop-down menu.
- Corner fit provides more security and lasts longer than other common screen door installations.
- Pet doors for screen doors prevent pawing or scratching of your existing screen door.
- Lightweight flap allows pets of varying sizes to share a larger-sized door.
- It allows you to get more use out of your screen door when the weather is nice.
- Sturdiest screen dog door for large dogs on the market.
- Three choices for sturdy installation depending on your screen frame design and thickness. Review ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS below for details.
When ordering a Hale Pet Screen Door it is very important that you carefully follow these instructions. You will be contacted for this information after placing your order.
Screen Frame Thickness Options: The Hale pet screen door has various thickness options, which are listed below. When measuring your screen frame you will need to measure the thickest part.
A. If your screen frame thickness is up to 1/2", but no less than 3/8", you will receive the under 1/2" model. If the frame is under 3/8" then the framing might not be sturdy enough to support the pet door, so the manufacturer does not recommend this pet door for those instances.
B. If the frame is over 1/2" and you will have two choices:
1. You can choose the universal model which can work on frames up to 1"
2. For frames over 1" you can choose the custom cut version (used mainly for situations such as screen porches or sidelights) where the Universal model would not work. In this case, Hale will trim off one of the flanges on the channel in order to accommodate very thick framing. The remaining flange is 3/4" long and 3/4" deep. This is considered custom, special order and all returns will only receive a 50% credit.
C. If you do choose the custom cut we will need to know two more pieces of info:
1. Spline on the Interior or Exterior: You will have to choose whether the spline for your screen is located on the interior or the exterior. This is determined by looking at the frame from the inside of your house looking out. Your pet door must be installed on the same side as the screen mesh and spline. The factory will ensure that the framing provided will accommodate that.
2. Pet Door Installs in Which Lower Corner: You will need to specify whether you'll be installing the pet door in the lower left or lower right corner of the screen frame looking at the frame from the inside of your house.
Hale Pet Door Screen Mount Stabilizer Bar Kit: A normal Hale pet screen door is supported down one side and across the bottom by your screen framing. The Screen Mount Stabilizer Bar Kit adds additional support across the top of the pet door. Because extra stability is necessary for the larger flap sizes and more vigorous dogs, the Hale stabilizer is already included for sizes Tall Large up through Giant in the frame color you selected. The size is 48" and you will need to trim it with a hacksaw to fit. All fittings needed are included with the kit. For smaller sizes, you have the option in the drop-down menus to choose to purchase the kit as an add-on. If you just need the stabilizer bar kit, please go to the Stabilizer Bar Kit page.
If you have any questions about whether a Universal vs Custom Cut for over ½" frames will work, please can email us photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. This way, we can take a look and recommend what is best for your situation.
|Size||Flap Dimension||Rough Cut Out||Outside Frame Dimensions|
|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|
|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|
|Medium||8 1⁄2" w x 12 1⁄2" h||10 1⁄2" w x 14 1⁄2" h||11 9⁄16" w x 15 3⁄8" h|
|Tall Medium||8 1⁄2" w x 16" h||10 1⁄2" w x 18" h||11 9⁄16" w x 19 1⁄16" h|
|Large||11" w x 16" h||13" w x 18" h||14 1⁄16" w x 19 1⁄16" h|
|Tall Large||11" w x 19 1⁄2" h||13" w x 21 5⁄8" h||14 1⁄16" w x 22 9⁄16" h|
|Tall Large Plus||11" w x 23 1⁄2" h||13" w x 25 5⁄8" h||14 1⁄16" w x 26 9⁄16" h|
|Extra Tall Large||11" w x 27 1⁄2" h||13" w x 29 5⁄8" h||14 1⁄16" w x 30 9⁄16" h|
|Extra Large||14" w x 19 1⁄2" h||16" w x 21 5⁄8" h||17 1⁄16" w x 22 9⁄16" h|
|Extra Large Plus||14" w x 23 1⁄2" h||16" w x 25 5⁄8" h||17 1⁄16" w x 26 9⁄16" h|
|Giant||15 1⁄2" w x 27 1⁄2" h||17 5⁄8" w x 29 5⁄8" h||18 9⁄16" w x 30 9⁄16" h|
Do not know which flap size to get? Here is a measurement guide to help you out
Installation for Hale Pet Doors for Screens
Always wear eye protection and gloves when appropriate.
PLEASE READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS COMPLETELY BEFORE BEGINNING INSTALLATION.
The Hale Pet Door “Screen Pet Door” is designed to fit into one of the lower corners of a screen door frame or screen window frame that is ½” thick or less. In screen frames that are ½” thick or less the pet door is completely reversible and will fit into either corner of the screen frame. The purchaser must specify when ordering if their screen frame is thicker than ½” so modifications can be made at the factory to accommodate those frames. Once modifications are made at the factory the pet door is no longer reversible. This means that a “right” or “left” determination must be made at the point of order. This is done from the perspective of a person standing inside the screen and looking outward to determine on which side they wish to install the pet door; “right” or “left”.
Note: The Hale Pet Door™ screen model is not designed to work on security doors. A “door” model is much better choice for a security screen application.
Step 1: Before installation, be sure that you have the proper size pet door for your pet. If in doubt, larger is better. It may be harmful for your pet to use a pet door that is too small. A good general rule is to install the pet door so that the distance from the floor to the top of the passage opening is even or above the shoulder of your largest pet. If you have more than one pet, make sure the tallest pet has shoulder clearance and the shortest pet will not have to jump through the opening.
Step 2: Take a brief look at the large diagrams of the screen model at the end of the instructions and become familiar with various components of the screen model. This will not only help in understanding the terms used in these instructions but can be very useful should you need to call for technical support.
Step 3: Check the package you received to make sure that it contains all the necessary items.
Complete Kit includes:
|Instructions with drawing||Warranty|
|Hale Pet Door™ Screen Model||Screen Spline|
|5/8” #6 Phillips Head Screws||7/64” drill bit|
Tools you will need:
|Screen spline roller (handy but not necessary)||Drill|
|Phillips headed screwdriver||Razor blade|
|Flat headed screwdriver||Needle-nosed pliers (optional)|
Step 4: If the pet door has not already been factory modified for a certain position, determine which corner of the screen door is to be used for installing the pet door.
Step 5: Remove the screen window or door from its track. The screen door can generally be removed by lifting it upward and swinging the bottom inward. Occasionally the wheels will interfere with removal. In this case, the wheels will need to be lifted upward to clear the track.
Step 6: Lay the screen window or screen door on a flat surface with the screen spline facing upward
Step 7: Remove the screen spline (the ribbed rubber around the screen) from the installation corner. Needle-nosed pliers work very well for removing the screen spline or you can also carefully use a screwdriver at the corner to get started. If using a screwdriver, be careful not to cut into the spline or slice into the finish of the door frame.
HINT: Only remove the spline from the corner you will be working on, going a little bit farther than the finished size of the pet door. Leave the spline attached for the moment and just push or fold it out of the way.
After you have pulled up the spline, fold the screen material back only at the corner in which you want to install the pet door.
Step 8: Slide the pet door over the frame at the corner. Make sure the pet door is adjusted properly and operates smoothly while in position. It should be flush against both the bottom and side edges. If your screen model was not factory modified, there should be a U-shaped track that slides over the edge of your door frame. If your screen door is wider than ½” and your screen model was factory modified, there should be an L-shaped channel that rests on the top of your frame and allows the pet door to fit flush against the screen door frame.
Step 9: Drill through the sides and bottom of the inner pet door frame and screen frame with the 7/64” drill provided. Insert the #6 screws with a Phillips screwdriver. Be sure the screws will not interfere with the operation of the screen door.
Step 10: Lay the screen material over the pet door. Pull the screen material taut. To hold the screen fabric around the pet door, insert the screen spline with a flat headed screwdriver or screen spline roller.
NOTE: Depending on the size of your screen door and the pet door you are installing, you may be able to use the excess screen spline that is still attached to your screen door. Simply turn a 90° corner with both sides of the spline and press them into the pet door spline frame track until they meet. If there is not enough excess spline from your screen door or if you do not wish to use it, simply insert the screen spline that came with your pet door.
When installing the spline in the corner of the pet door unit, it may be necessary to cut a small diagonal split up into the screen material in order to relieve the tension on the screen fabric and allow it to be pulled down into the spline frame track. NOTE: Be careful not to cut too far into your screen fabric or you will have a hole at the corner of your pet door. See the picture to the left for a close up of a correctly installed pet door.
Step 11: Cut away any excess screen spline with a razor blade or scissors. Cut away the excess screen material with a razor blade being careful not to cut into the screen spline or the finish of the pet door.
Step 12: Reinstall the screen door or screen window into its original position.
Step 13: After reinstalling the screen into a vertical position, adjust the magnets in the pet door upward or downward if needed. The magnets are pressure fitted and can be adjusted downward by tapping lightly with the handle of your screwdriver. They can be adjusted upward by twisting a flat headed screwdriver below the magnet between the magnet and frame. Be sure to adjust the magnets upward from the inside of the door so as not to mar the outer door finish.
Your installation is now completed. We hope you and your pet enjoy your HALE PET DOOR™ for years to come.
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Hale Screen Mount Pet Door
Make sure it fits!
For the Hale pet door screen mount, is the corner choice to install the pet door going to be the corner when looking from the outside?
No, when installing a screen pet door, you should specify the corner in which the door will go when looking from the inside of your home to the outside. The hale pet door for screens can go in either the left or the right bottom corner.
Is this the entire thing?
This is only the pet door not a full patio screen door with pet door pre-installed. They do offer multiple installation options to fit all different types of screen doors.
What is the flap made of on the Hale?
The Hale Screen Mount Flap is made of Vinyl.
Why is this one more expensive?
This is the best doggie door in screen door models because of how durable and sturdy it is. Also dog doors for screen doors large dogs can use will be more in general because they are larger.
Why would I need the stabilizer bar for the Hale screen pet door?
The Screen Mount Stabilizer Bar Kit adds an additional support across the top of the pet door. This is necessary for larger, active dogs, as it will help the screen and dog door stay in good shape for as long as possible by providing extra support. This is recommended for all large dog screen door installations so it is included for Tall/Large and above.
What does it mean by "exterior" and "interior" for Hale screen pet doors?
For the Hale Door "Exterior" and "Interior" are referring to where the screening material is located in relation to the frame. If the screen material is installed closer to the inside of the frame, then it is considered "Interior". If the screen material is installed closer to the outer part of the frame, then it is considered "exterior". If your framing is thicker than ½” then this is very important because it will determine how the manufacturer will need to modify it so that it will install correctly.
Why does Hale ask about so many options on the screen mounts?
There are many options for Hale Screen Doors because they are highly customizable, and they are very thorough about making sure they give you the right product. If the frame of the screen is over 1/2" in thickness, then it has to be modified.
Options that are brought up when selecting a Hale pet door screen mount:
1. 'Pet Door Installs in Which Lower Corner' - Specify whether you'll be installing the pet door in the lower left corner or the lower right corner of the screen when looking from the inside of the house to the outside. The terminology used by Hale is 'handing'. 'Handing Left' simply means that you'll be installing the pet door in the lower left-hand corner of the screen when looking from the inside of the house.
2. 'Customer Screen Frame Thickness Options' - The Hale pet screen door will be modified at the factory to fit varying thicknesses of your screen framing if necessary. Here are the various situations:
a. Your screen frame is thinner than 3/8". If you are considering a larger size or have a particularly vigorous dog, then your framing may not be sturdy enough and you might want to reconsider making this purchase. This option is not offered for that reason.
b. If your screen frame thickness is up to 1/2" choose option 1. No further information is needed.
c. If your screen frame thickness is over 1/2", choose the second option if your screen mesh and spline are located on the outside side of the screen frame-- 'exterior'--and the third option if they are located on the inside, or 'interior', side. Your pet door must be installed on the same side as the screen mesh and spline and the factory will ensure that the framing provided will accommodate that.
3. Hale Pet Door Screen Mount Stabilizer Bar Kit - A normal Hale pet screen door is supported down one side and across the bottom by your screen framing. The Screen Mount Stabilizer Bar Kit adds an additional support across the top of the pet door. We think this is a very good idea for larger sizes and more vigorous dogs. Available bar widths are 36" and 48". Choose the size at least as wide as your screen and then cut the bar with a hacksaw to fit. All fittings needed are included with the kit. To order this kit, please go to the Stabilizer Bar Kit page.
What is a spline and how do I know if mine is exterior or interior?
The spline is what attaches the screen material to the frame, it is a tube of rubber like material. If the screen material attaches to the side that is closer to the inside of your home, it is referred to as an interior spline. If the screen attaches to the side of the frame that is closest to the outside of your home, it is referred to as an exterior spline.
Can I lock the Hale Screen Pet Door?
There are no closing covers offered for the Hale Screen Mount because there is a theory that a locking cover might encourage a pet to paw through the screen in effort to get through since it can’t see through the cover.
Can it be installed on either side of the screen door?
It can be installed on the bottom left or right corner of your door as long as the screen frame is 1/2" or less in thickness.
Do I need to get anything else to install this through my screen, or is everything included?
All hardware is included with the pet door.
Can I install this myself, or do I need to hire someone?
Screen doors with doggy door installations tend to be on the easier end of the spectrum, depending on your handiness skills. You might be able to install the Hale Screen Mount on your own as screen mount door installations are on the easier side of the installation spectrum. Tools that you will want include: Screen spline roller (handy but not necessary), Drill, Phillips headed screwdriver, Razor blade, Flat headed screwdriver and Needle-nosed pliers. You do have to make sure that especially for pet screen doors for large dogs the framing is screwed in correctly so that it is firmly attached to the screen door.
Does it matter what kind of material my screen is made of?
Since the Hale Pet Door for screens attach directly to the frame of the screen, the strength of the screen material is not as critical as some other screen pet doors. Keep in mind that putting a pet door through your screen may encourage your pet to interact with the screen more, however, so sturdier material is still recommended.
How do I know which size I need for my pet?
You will want to measure your pets and determine how high off the ground the pet door will be installed. You want the top of the flap to be at least 1 inch above the tallest point of the dog or cat's back, and the flap needs to be wide enough that they can comfortably walk through. The bottom of the flap should also be low enough to the ground that your pet doesn't have difficulty stepping over it. In general customer purchasing the screen mounted pet doors have to go a little taller than normal on the flap height because the framing on the pet door is much lower to the ground then on a regular door mount installation.
Will this pet door keep out bugs?
The fuzzy weather stripping around the Hale flap is great for keeping out bugs! It helps to fill any gaps around the edges of the flap between the magnets.
Can I use this as a pet door for screen enclosure installation?
Yes, this is one of the best for that application and the one that we highly recommend for screen enclosure dog door installations. If you do you would need to make sure to choose the custom cut over 1/2" option.
Do they make a hale screen door or screen doors with doggie door flaps pre-installed?
No this is only the pet door so you would need to purchase the screen door locally.
What screen mount door is good for extra large dogs?
The Hale Pet Doors for Screens come in a variety of sizes up to 15 1/2" wide by 27 1/2" tall.
Hale Pet Door 5 Year Limited No Fault Warranty
All parts—including flaps—and labor.
Thank you for doing business with Hale Pet Door™. We are sure you will receive years of excellent service with your purchase. If the product does not meet your expectations, please contact our office for return authorization and return it within 30 days of purchase for a full refund of the purchase price. Be sure to pack the product well as we can only give 50% credit for a damaged pet door.
HSPD Manufacturing, Inc. guarantees and warrants, subject to the conditions and restrictions stated below, that the Hale Pet Door™ products and component parts thereof, purchased from HSPD Manufacturing, Inc. shall be free from any defects in materials and workmanship. The warranty period for all Hale Pet Door™ model pet doors is effective from the date of purchase and extends to the anniversary date marking the end of the fifth year. We agree to exchange or repair at our expense, F.O.B. our plant or warehouse any unit found to be defective in workmanship and/or material, subject to plant inspection. (See notes A and B below).
1st year – 100% of all parts and labor; 2nd year – 50% of all parts and labor; 3rd year – 40% of all parts and labor; 4th year – 30% of all parts and labor; 5th year – 20% of all parts and labor.
This warranty does not include shipping to HSPD Manufacturing, Inc. or any field service labor unless the product was installed by Hale Pet Door™.
A-Glass Breakage: We use fully tempered glass of the greatest quality and strength available for each application. It also meets or exceeds all safety glazing laws and codes in the United States. Even tempered glass will break on occasion, but it is very rare. When there is a breakage of glass for whatever reason, within the FIRST YEAR, we will replace the unit for 50% of the current total price. There is no warranty on the glass after the first year.
B-Parts Damaged by Misuse or Neglect: HSPD Manufacturing, Inc. will pay 20% of the cost of the current list price of parts and labor. No reimbursement shall be greater than the price of the replacement part.
C-Omni Oversize Panels: This application is not recommended. Therefore, we will only warranty 50% of the cost of the panel for the first year. However, the pet door itself is covered per our standard warranty.
HSPD Manufacturing, Inc. will credit 50% towards the cost of a replacement Hale Pet Door™ that was damaged due to mis-cutting, mismeasuring, or any other damage due to no fault of HSPD Manufacturing, Inc. HSPD Manufacturing, Inc. will not accept any responsibility beyond 50% if the damage is due to no fault of HSPD Manufacturing, Inc. HSPD Manufacturing, Inc. reserves the right to inspect any and all products before honoring any claim.