- Doggie door extension piece for added height to your Ideal Fast Fit dog door insert
- Allows the Ideal panel to fit any track height
- Fits the Ideal fast fit patio pet door only
- Available in bronze, brushed aluminum, and white
- Custom and non-returnable
- We are currently taking custom orders over the phone. Please call 1-800-826-2871 to place a custom order.
If your sliding glass door track height is between 80 5/16" - 93 3/4" or 96" - 110 1/2", the Ideal Fast Fit patio panel pet door will not be tall enough to fit into your door frame. Fortunately, Ideal offers a custom height extender for sliding glass pet doors to accommodate customers who have odd track heights. If you have not already purchased the panel, you can order the custom pet door extension and panel together if you have not purchased your pet door yet.
Follow the instructions below to accurately place your custom pet door panel extension order:
Step 1: Select the framing color you wish:
- Brushed Aluminum
Step 2: Determine what your height extension needs to be in inches. Calculate it by subtracting the fully extended panel height from the height of your sliding glass door track. Then add 2 1/8" order to get the correct height for the extension. Below is an example calculation.
- Track height = 88", Panel = 80 5/16"
- 88" - 80 5/16" = 7 11/16"
- 7 11/16" + 2 1/8" = 9 13/16"
Please Note: The maximum height for the extension is 14". It can be built up to 16", but the manufacturer suggests that you then semi-permanently install it for stability.
Step 3: Measure the full width of the panel in inches from left to right, not just the flap size.
Please Note: The Ideal Fast Fit patio panel pet door height extension will not fit any other patio pet door panel, so be sure to double-check that your door is an Ideal with the aluminum framing. Also, because it's a custom-built order, it is not returnable after purchase.
How do I know if I need an extension?
The doggie door extension would work for you only if you have an Ideal sliding glass door height between 75" - 77 1/2", 80 5/16"-93 3/4", or 96"-110 1/2"
How do I figure out the height I need?
Calculate your Ideal extension size by subtracting your current panel height from the maximum height of your sliding door, then add 2-1/8" in order to get the correct height for the door extender. This calculation is the same for the 96" door as well.
What is the maximum height I can get for the fast fit extension?
The maximum height for the extension is 14". It can be built up to 16", but the manufacturer suggests that you then semi-permanently install it for stability for any extension greater than 14".
Can you give me an example?
Certainly. If you measure your track height at 88" exactly, you would then subtract 80 5/16" from 88" equals 7 11/16" and add back 2 1/8" = 9 13/16". Height extender measurement would be specified as 9 13/16" in the dialog box offered.
If I measure incorrectly, can I exchange it?
No. This custom extension panel is built to your exact specifications, so it is non-returnable/non-exchangeable.
Is it better to underestimate or overestimate when measuring?
If you're on the borderline of a measurement, it's better to overestimate a little bit (but not too much) as the panel itself can always be shortened down to the lowest end of its range. That said, do your best to get the most accurate measurement you can.
What is this height extension compatible with?
The height extension for patio pet door is only for Ideal "Fast Fit" Patio Pet Door, Ideal "Fast Fit" Sliding Glass Cat Doors, and Ideal "E-Cat" Electronic Panel Pet Door.
Why does it ask me for flap size?
The flap sizes correspond to a certain width, so we ask this in order to determine the width of your panel.
Then why does it ask me for the width of the panel again?
If you have one of the older Ideal Fast Fit models, it is possible that the width is a little different, so we ask this just to double-check.
Does this work for the Ideal VIP/VPP panels or other panels?
No, this is only compatible with the Ideal "Fast Fit" and "E-Cat" panels.
If my dog door extension only needs to be a few inches tall, will it have glass?
Chance are, no. If it is a short height extension, it will more than likely be aluminum only.
Does this sliding glass dog door extender need to be screwed to the Fast Fit Panel?
For shorter dog door height extension, it is not necessary. However, it can help make the connection between the two more secure. For tall heights, it is necessary to screw the two together.
Will this pet door extender work with other brands of pet doors?
The Height Extension is designed exclusively for the Fast Fit and should not be used with other Ideal models or other pet door brands patio panels.