- Ideal vinyl patio pet door
- Designed for severe, four-season climates
- Installs into existing sliding door tracks
1 1/2" -1 3/4" wide
- Two stock height adjustment ranges
(76 3/4"- 78 1/2" and 92 3/4"- 94 1/2")
- Available in medium and extra-large
With vinyl patio doors on the rise, this Ideal Pet Products VIP Vinyl Insulated Pet Patio Door is one of the only vinyl pet patio doors on the market. Featuring dual-pane, Low-e glass, this panel maintains insulation and provides energy efficiency to keep your house at a comfortable temperature in severe weather conditions. The Ideal VIP 150 patio pet door panel is a sturdy, long-lasting door that you and your pet can count on.
- Fits into sliding glass door tracks 1 1/2" - 1 3/4" wide
- Straddles rails up to 3/4" thick and 1/4" tall. If your rail is taller than 1/4", you can still use the VIP. Deduct the additional rail height from your total measured height.
- Four adjustable height ranges available:
- 76 3/4" - 78 1/2"
- 78 3/4" - 80 1/2" (with extension)
- 92 3/4" - 94 1/2"
- 94 3/4" - 96 1/2" (with extension)
- A height extension piece is available to add 2" to either of the listed height ranges. Only purchase one to ensure that stability is not compromised.
- Includes two locking catches that allow for your sliding glass door to lock into the panel to maintain the security of your home. Review the "Installation Instructions" tab to make sure that your lock will work with the provided locking catches
- ABS plastic locking cover included
- Draft stopper provided to seal any gaps
- Flap is the Ultra-Flex model: made up of three rigid panels joined together by flexible rubber and chew-proof durable lexan material
- Panel is made with dual-pane, Low-e glass
- Choice of medium or extra-large flap
- Available in off-white only
- Designed for severe, four-season climates
- Vinyl frame has higher insulation value than conventional metal framing
- Matches well with your existing vinyl door
- Solid, secure, and long-lasting
- Improved energy efficiency
- Gives pets the freedom to come and go as they please
|Flap Size||Flap Dimension||Step|
|Medium||6 3⁄8" w x 11 1⁄4" h||4"||12 3⁄8"||12" – 14 1⁄2"|
|Extra Large||10 1⁄4" w x 15 3⁄4" h||6"||15 7⁄8"||18" – 20 3⁄4"|
*measured from the ground to the tallest point of their back
The recommended pet width is generally 1 – 2" added to the width of the flap.
Still don't know which flap size to get? Here is a measurement guide to help you out.
Height Adjustment Ranges
- P: 76 3⁄4" – 78 1⁄2"
- P + Extension: 78 3⁄4" – 80 1⁄2"
- S: 92 3⁄4" – 94 1⁄2"
- S + Extension: 94 3⁄4" – 96 1⁄2"
Replacement Flaps: The Ideal VIP uses the Ideal Ultra-Flex (also marketed as "Multi-Flex") replacement flap.
Does the Ideal VIP 150 have single pane or dual-pane glass?
The VIP 150 ideal patio door has dual-pane, with Low-e glass, but the Ideal VPP Panel is single pane for the more climates.
What type of flap does the Ideal VIP 150 Patio Dog Door come with?
The VIP Vinyl Insulated Pet Patio Door comes with the Ideal UltraFlex flap. This three-part flap is made of very strong polycarbonate blocks with flexible hinges between them. The polycarbonate blocks are hollow, so they improve the insulation value, kind of like dual-pane glass. There is plastic weatherstripping around the flap to provide for a good seal as opposed to the Ideal magnetic strip you see on the Fast Fit and VPP panels.
Can I use the existing lock on my sliding glass door with this VIP Vinyl Insulated Pet Patio Doors?
This door can actually mate with an existing sliding door lock. This is specific for vinyl doors, and the VIP will only work if it is semi-permanently installed in a sliding glass door with a track between 1 ½” and 1 ¾” wide.
Besides the material it’s made from, what makes vinyl framing different from aluminum?
Vinyl dog door framing insulates better than conventional metal framing. In addition, with the Vinyl Pet Door for Patio Glass Sliding Doors, you won't get condensation from cold weather. It will also match your existing vinyl sliding glass door, creating a more holistic and professional look.
What are the extension options for the Ideal VIP 150 panels if the height range is just a little too short?
The P height adjustment range (76 3/4" - 78 1/2") has an extension option of 78 3/4" - 80 1/2". The S height adjustment range (92 3/4" - 96 1/2") has an extension option available of 94 3/4" - 96 1/2". You are getting about 2" of additional height.
Will this fit my door?
The VIP 150 is specifically for vinyl sliding glass doors that are 1 ½" - 1 ¾" in track width, and will straddle a bottom rail that is ¾" wide and ¼" tall. If your track is taller, you can use the panel, but deduct the additional height from your full track measurement.
How does the VIP 150 install into the sliding door?
The Ideal Vinyl Pet Door installs semi-permanently. The latches for fastening it in place are hidden inside the jamb, and there are no visible screws and no visible drilling holes. Since you do have to do a bit of drilling and cutting, if you are not a fairly handy person, we would suggest hiring an installer.
Can I take the door out if I need to?
Since this sliding pet door panel has to be screwed into the track, you can remove it and fill in the holes, but it is not a quick uninstall.
Is there a locking mechanism included on the VIP 150?
Yes, this dog door actually has the capability to mate with an existing locking mechanism. You would want to double-check the installation instructions that we have on the site to make sure that your lock will work with it.
What replacement flap should I use?
The Ideal VIP uses the Ideal Ultra-Flex (also marketed as "Multi-Flex") replacement flap.
Is changing the flap difficult?
Nope, all you need is a screwdriver to remove the frame. You do not need to uninstall the entire pet door.
What type of pet door is installed in the VIP?
Ideal uses the Ultra-Flex pet door. It is more durable than the Original doors used in the more economical panels. It has 3 lexan sections that pivot on a rod at the top so the doors tend to last longer and are more resistant to chewing.
I don't need the weather resistance of the VIP. Are there alternatives?
Ideal makes the VPP panel, which is a more economy style door. It has the Ideal Original door and single pane glass.
Is vinyl better than aluminum?
If you have a white vinyl door, this one will fit nicely as far as aesthetics. Also, if you live in cold climates, you won't run the risk of having condensation develop as can happen with aluminum.
Is this the only vinyl dog door?
What energy-efficient sliding glass door pet panels do you have for vinyl doors?
The vinyl ideal patio pet door panel we recommend is the VIP. It has dual-pane glass and an energy-saving flap design.
My neighbor has a pet door panel that I want. Her invoice has a part number of 01RI30 P. What should I order?
This would be the Ideal VIP 150 Patio Panel Dog Door with a track height of 76 3/4" - 78 1/2" and a medium size flap.
Ideal VIP 150 Patio Pet Door
How to Measure Your Sliding Glass Door for a Pet Door
One Year Warranty And Disclaimer
Ideal Vinyl Patio Pet Door Installation Instructions
Step 1: Remove the existing lock catch plate from your sliding door frame, as it will interfere with your new pet door.
Please Note: Your new pet door comes with two (top and bottom) mounting hangers attached. Please leave these hangers in place.
Step 2: Carefully remove the "H" Top Section from the top of the door. Place your pet door in position as shown. Make sure that the bottom hanger on the door is interlocked with the hanger on the frame.
Step 3: With the pet door in place, mark a pencil line to correspond with the top of the door on the edge of the frame. Remove the pet door panel. Measure down 5 ¼” and make a new pencil line, transferring the line down to the inside of the frame. This new line indicates the bottom edge of the "Top" Hanger. Place the top Hanger in frame and line up the bottom edge with the pencil line. Using the screws provided in Poly Bag #1, attach the hanger to the frame, keeping it centered on the frame.
Step 4: Place the two track fillers underneath the door. Re-hang the IDeal VIP pet door. The fit should now be snug to keep the pet door from moving in the track.
Step 5: Slide the "H" Section onto the top of the door over the springs. A gap of ¼” must be left at the sliding door-side area of the filler section to clear the door seal extrusion pieces.
Height adjustments to the "H" section may be made by cutting along the desired groove with a utility knife.
Please Note: Some doors may require adjustment to the "H" section. You may need to cut it to the required length with a hacksaw.
Step 6: After the "H" Top Section is in place, secure it in the door using two (3/16" x 5/8") screws provided in Poly Bag #2. Place the screws well away from the glass.
Please Note: This step is optional but will add structural stability and security.