- Affordable aluminum pet door
- Installs in doors ½ to 1 ¾ thick
- Designed for mild climates
- Available in sizes medium - extra large
- Frame comes in white finish
Looking for a simple, cost-effective metal pet door? The Ideal Deluxe Pet Door is an economical, self-framing metal dog door that installs in doors ½ to 1 ¾ thick. With a durable aluminum frame, this door is built to last! The flexible, lightweight flap is ideal for both dogs and cats. Give your pet the freedom they deserve with the sturdy, metal doggie door.
- Flexible vinyl flap is easy to see through
- Sturdy, extruded aluminum frame comes in white
- Magnet on the bottom of the flap helps keep it sealed
- Available in medium - extra large
- ABS plastic locking cover included
- Self-framing adjustment range (1/2 ’ 1 3/4) installs in most interior and exterior doors, as well as storm doors
- Suitable for mild climates
- Accommodates dogs and cats
- Clear flap is easy for pets of varying sizes to use and share
- Affordable option and simple installation
- Aluminum frame holds up longer than alternative plastic frames
- Locking covers allow you to keep your pets in or out when necessary
- Grants your pets a newfound independence
|Size||Flap Dimension||Rough Cut-Out||Outside Frame Dimension||Stock No|
|Small (Discontinued)||5" w x 7" h||5 3⁄8" w x 9 1⁄4" h||7 1⁄4" w x 10 3⁄4" h||03RI11|
|Medium||7" w x 11 1⁄4" h||7 1⁄2" w x 13 1⁄2" h||9 15⁄16" w x 15" h||03RI12|
|Extra Large||10 1⁄2" w x 15" h||11 1⁄4" w x 17 1⁄2" h||12 13⁄16" w x 18 3⁄4" h||03RI13|
|Super Large||15" w x 20" h||15 1⁄2" w x 22 5⁄8" h||17 11⁄16" w x 23 5⁄8" h||03RI14|
Don't know which flap size to get? Here is a measurement guide to help you out
What is the difference between the Ideal Deluxe and Ideal Original?
The frame of the Ideal Deluxe is metal whereas the frame of the Ideal Original is plastic.
Is the Ideal Deluxe's flap more insulated than the Ideal Original flap?
No, the flap is the same for both doors.
What are the advantages of getting the Ideal Deluxe over the Ideal Original?
The aluminum pet door frame won't break down like the Ideal Original plastic frame In addition metal dog doors don't crack and change color over time when installed in an area with direct sun.
What is the flap material?
It is a flexible clear polyvinyl flap
Is this a self-framing door?
Yes! It includes an inner telescoping frame
How thin/thick can my door be to install this pet door?
The Ideal Deluxe can accommodate doors 1/2" - 1 3/4" thick
What climates is this door suitable for?
We recommend use of this door in moderate climates and any interior installations
Can I lock this door?
Yes, there is a closing cover included to restrict access when not in use
I need a replacement flap for my ideal pet medium aluminum pet door, do I get a round or rectangular logo flap?
Existing models of the Ideal Deluxe Pet Door purchased BEFORE 2006 will need a rectangular logo design on the flap, no screw holes, and a smooth magnet bar running along the bottom.
I have an Ideal Fast Fit Panel, can I replace the current door in that one with this one?
No, they will not be compatible. Please refer to the Ideal "Fast Fit" Flap and Frame Assembly for a replacement.
Can I fit this in an all metal door?
Yes it can be installed into a metal door.
Is this considered an xxl doggie door?
It is suitable for very large dogs as the Super Large flap is 15"w by 20"h.
Do you have the Ideal Deluxe Large Bronze frame door?
No all the bronze deluxe doors have been discontinued so they are only available in white.
Is a metal dog door better?
Aluminum framed pet doors do tend to hold up better than the plastic, especially if it is installed in areas that get direct sunlight.
Ideal Deluxe Pet Door Demo
Ideal Deluxe Pet Door Installation Video
One Year Warranty And Disclaimer
Ideal "Deluxe" Pet Door Detailed Installation instructions
- Hammer and awl/nail
- Drill and â3/8” bit
- Saber saw
- Phillips screwdriver
Step 1: Determine template placement: Using scissors, cut the template along the dotted lines as indicated. Center the template (width) in the middle of door and tape in place. Position the top of the template 2" taller than your pet's shoulder.
Please Note: Under no circumstances should the bottom edge of the rough opening be less than 3" from the bottom edge of the wood door.
Step 2: Outline pet door opening: With the template taped in place, use a pencil to draw around the inside edge of the template onto the door. Use a nail or awl to mark the inside edge corner holes and outer hardware drill holes.
Step 3: Drill four, â3/8” in diameter individual holes (the inside edge corner locations will serve as a guide). Next, drill the â3/8” diameter outer door hardware holes.
Step 4: Cutting the opening: Begin with one of the inside edge corner holes. Using a saber saw, carefully cut along the pencil line.
Step 5: (See Diagram 1) Insert the outer frame (A) (no flap) into the opening from the exterior side. Make sure that the frame is flush with the door surface. No adjustment is necessary if the frame does not extend beyond the interior opening. If part of the outer frame extends into the interior, remove the "break-off" levels on the outer frame (B) as required. Use pliers to break off a single level at a time starting at the top, proceeding with the bottom and the sides. Start at the corner and bend the metal inward toward the center in 2" intervals. Caulking is recommended under the outer frame. Place the inner frame (C) (with flap) into the opening from the inside of the door and hold in place. Insert the binder posts (D) through the exterior frame, then install the screws (E) and tighten until snug. Do not over-tighten. If the screws extend past the outer edge of the post, remove the screw, cut-off accordingly, then re-insert.
For Doors with Uneven Surfaces
After making the rough cut-out, build up the lowest area with a wood frame thick enough to make an even door surface. If both sides of your door are uneven, repeat the process for the other side. Then proceed with the steps above.
Once an opening has been made in the wall, it is necessary to build a frame to cover the exposed area between the wall surfaces. Use wood screws to attach the interior and exterior frames to the wall surfaces. When cutting through walls, make sure not to cut any concealed electric wires, gas lines, or water pipes.
To create an opening in a steel door, use a jigsaw with a hacksaw blade to cut the opening, starting at the pre-drilled corner holes. Then proceed with the steps above.
Storm Doors ½” or Less in Width:
Starting at any pre-drilled corner hole, use tin snips to cut out the rough opening. Break off levels 1 and 2 (B) as required (see Diagram 1). Then proceed with the steps above.