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Ideal FastFit Patio Pet Door Insert

$169.99 - $444.99
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Ideal Pet Patio Pet Doors | FastFit

Single Pane Glass | Single Flexible flap | Sliding Glass Pet Doors
Ideal FastFit Patio Inserts

[photo] Ideal Pet Products Patio Pet Doors [photo] Ideal Patio Pet Door - FastFit The Ideal Patio Pet Door is an excellent utility-model pet door. Its lightweight, durable design make this pet door an extremely versatile product. The top of this units made with shatter proof safety glass and framed with sturdy aluminum. The flexible flap pet opening is available in 4 sizes that can accompany both cats and dogs. The flap is easily replaced, and these flaps are always in stock. A plastic slide in locking cover slides from the top down and snaps into place to secure the pet opening so that you pet cannot use the opening.

Customers prefer this product as they are easy to put into place as well as remove when you want to use the full opening of your slider. Sliding glass doors tend to have an average opening of 3 ft. When any patio pet door is installed, there is a loss of space, therefore the Ideal Patio Pet Door is a great choice for function as well as user flexibility.

Flexible Vinyl Flap with Metal Strip along bottom
Floating magnet at base of opening that holds flap
Plastic slide in closing panel
Spring loaded adjustable top
Tempered Safety Glass
Extensions available, choice of colors & rises

Many customers choose the Ideal Patio Pet Door because it is so easily installed and removed. Any patio insert will take up space in the opening for your door, but the Ideal Patio Insert can be removed at a moments notice to accommodate guests or to lock up for the night. No hardware or tools are necessary.

[photo] How to Measure for a patio Pet Door [photo] How to Measure your pet for a Proper Pet Opening
The overall width of an Ideal Patio Panel will be approximately four (4) inches greater than the width of the pet opening. For example, a patio panel with a 7" wide x 11.25" high pet opening will be approximately 11 inches wide.
All Colors are the same price - no up charges

How to Adjust
for Fitting
Guide to
Replace Flaps
Step Over Rise
[photo] Click to see our Security Patio Door Locks

Ideal Patio Pet Doors
FastFit Models

Select below the height range that corresponds with your Slider opening height
Note: The "Rise" will elevate or lower the pet opening.
This allows you to position the pet opening high enough or low enough for your pet. Ideally the pet opening should be high enough to clear the shoulders of your tallest pet and low enough to allow easy step over.

Ranges below should corresponds with your slider opening height

77 3/4"
80 1/4"
Regular Custom
80 1/4"
93 3/4"

77 1/2"
Shorty Custom
77 1/2"
78 3/4"
93 3/4"
96 1/8"

96 1/8"
110 1/8"

5"w x 8h"
7"w x 11.25"h

10.5"w x 15"h

15"w x 20"h
Important Notice: Custom Made doors are built with custom extensions to the customer's specifications.
They are non-refundable & non-returnable.
These doors ARE covered under the manufacturer's warranty.

[photo] Extension piece used for the Ideal Patio Pet Doors
Custom Extension Example
The custom sizes use a custom extension piece that mounts on top of the patio insert to reach the height
of your patio opening allowing for a 3" range of expansion.

View of Top Section / Spec Info
View of Bottom Section / Spec Info
[photo] Ideal Patio Pet Door top Section

The top spring-loaded adjusting section of the Patio Pet Door appears as an "H" piece when viewed from the side. The overall width of this piece is 13/16" (Will fit into most any sliding glass door track).

The spring-loaded adjustment provides for a 2.5" range for proper fitting into your opening. Most top tracks in sliding glass doors do not have any center rails, however, if you do have this feature then the Insert can straddle any rail at the top 5/8" wide or narrower.

The spring-loaded top is secured with 2 thumbscrew locks, accessible from the interior only, so that someone from the exterior of the house would not be able to compress or remove the unit.
[photo] Ideal patio pet door bottom view

The bottom section of the Ideal Patio Pet Door has an overall width of 5/8". A semi-circle, "C" channel is centered and runs the length of the bottom. This "C" channel is design to straddle the center rail in the channel on the floor that your sliding glass door follows.

By straddling this center rail, the Ideal Patio Pet Door will remain centered to the frame of your sliding door when closed to this unit.

Note: If the center rail in the channel on the floor is wider than 5/16", then this patio Insert will not be able to straddle it and as a result may not fit properly in your opening

These Patio Inserts are a stock items and ship within 24 hours (business days),
custom models require 1-3 business days to fabricate. All units ship via UPS.

Measuring for the Patio Pet Door:

To determine which height range will work with your slider, open the slider and measure from the very bottom inside track to the very top inside track. As you look down on the groove that the slider follows on the floor, you may see a thin rail. You will want to measure down past that rail, from the deepest part of the channel on the floor to the very top inside channel above.

Will These Patio Pet doors fit all Sliding Doors?

As you look at the track on the floor your slider follows; you most often will see a "rail". If this "rail" is narrower than 5/8" (as you look down on it), then the Ideal Patio Insert should fit your slider.
(We cannot guarantee fits as manufacturers are constantly coming out with new designs, but call us if you have any questions at 1-800-829-7876).

What is the Rise?:

This is the distance that the bottom of the pet opening is positioned off of the ground and the distance that the pet will have to step over to use the pet door. There are several different rise options available (2.5, 4, 8, and 12 inches) to accommodate different pets.
Note: Larger rise options are not available on smaller pet openings).

Draft Stopper / Weather stripping:

The draftstopper is a wide vinyl weather stripping section that attaches to the back side of your sliding door. When an insert is installed, your sliding door breaks the seal between the slider and fixed panel. This weather stripping will seal out any drafts.

Adjustable Height Range:

The top section of the Ideal Patio Pet Door floats on two tension rods that compress or expand to obtain the best possible fit in the patio door frame. The top is fit into the upper patio slider track and the bottom rests on the bottom slider track. Once in place, there are two thumb bolts that lock the top section into place to prevent the Patio Pet door from being removed from the outside.

How to adjust the top of the patio pet door [photo] Easy Adjusting Height | Patio Pet Doors

How does my Sliding Door Lock?

Each Patio Pet Door comes with a locking pin mechanism to use if you choose. We strongly suggest bracing the door with a stick or an adjustable brace bar; as this immobilizes your slider and is the most effective way to secure your sliding door.

Patio Door Lock Included with every Ideal Patio Pet door

Different ways to Install the Patio Pet Door:

The Ideal Patio Pet Door can be mounted on the stationary side of the patio door. Many patio doors have stoppers that normally prevent the stationary panel from moving. If these stoppers can be removed, the stationary panel can be moved to accommodate the patio panel.
Note: This technique will not work on patio doors where the stationary panel is molded into the frame.

Extensions for "Custom" Ranges:

Ideal makes 3 different height ranges of patio pet doors: Regular, Shorty & Tall. For customers who have a slider height that falls between these 3 ranges, we have custom extensions made so that we can fit any height from 75" to 106" tall. These extensions slide in at the top of the insert. Some customers use a couple of screws to stabilize the extension piece. (See picture in chart below for custom extension piece)

Weather Seal Foam Bumper:

Each Patio Pet Door comes with a foam bumper so your slider will gently rest against the Patio Pet door. This foam bumper will also help to seal out drafts and bugs.

Security Panel to Lock Pet Opening:

The Ideal Patio Pet Door also comes with a slide-in panel to restrict pet access.

Replacement Flaps

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Single Pane - Single Flap
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The Ideal Patio Inserts that are "Custom or have a "Custom Rise" are made to order and require a "Customer Sign Off" acknowledgement. This will be sent to the customer once an order is placed and must be responded to before your order can be processed. These items are custom made & non-refundable.

"Regular", "Shorty" & "Tall" heights that are not custom are returnable and incur a 20% restocking fee.

Fits Openings From 75" to 110 1/8""
Single Pane Glass | Single Flap Pet Door
Slide In Locking Panel - 3 Color Options - Utility Rated