How to insert a Patio Pet Door Insert into your glass sliding door in 5 seconds!
Simply open your glass sliding door. Insert the pet door insert into the bottom track of your glass sliding door, lean it to the side, extend the top adjustable panel and turn two black knobs clockwise to make top adjustable panel stay in place and you are done.
Mohair & Rubber Seals
Installing Weather Seals
The weather strip prevents any drafts and ensures a tight seal.
LOCKING & SECURITY
Choose your locking option:
Our pet door inserts are fully lockable and secure without any damage to your sliding doors. You can choose how you like to install your pet door insert – one of three options below:
Option 1: LOCKING BRACKET
FREE with Patio Link pet door insert purchase!
Locking bracket allows you to lock your GLASS Sliding Door ONLY.
Simply install a locking bracket to your pet door insert, transfer your current female lock onto the locking bracket and securely lock your glass sliding door.
Very easy to install!
Tools required for installation: Hand Drill.
Option 2: ADAPTOR
Close and Lock BOTH Glass and Screen door into an Adaptor.
This is an optional feature. An adaptor is a long skinny panel that gets installed next to pet door insert. It will need to be cut and fitted so it sits nice and snug into your track at the top and bottom.
Wonderful feature about adaptor is that you can lock your security screen door into adaptor, enjoy breeze coming inside your home and keep unwanted bugs outside!
Tools required for installation: Hack Saw or angle grinder, Hand Drill, Pliers.
No damage to your sliding door frame!
Option 3: Adaptor PLUS L profile (stacker doors, wider track)
If you have stacker doors and measurement from glass sliding door up to the fly screen door is more than 11cm, you will need to purchase 1x ADAPTOR and 1x L Profile, which is an adaptor extender. L Profile will need to be connected to an adaptor with several pop rivets and it will extend an adaptor up to 18cm.
How to connect 1x Adjustable Panel on top of Patio Link Pet door insert
How to connect a pet door insert with a Plate:
Is your bottom glass sliding door track wider than 3.3cm?
Wider track - what to do:
If your glass sliding door tracks are wider than standard, you will need to sit the pet door insert on top of the rail, as shown on the photo.
Purchase a Plate $5 to create an angle bracket. One screw goes into bottom of the pet door insert and other leg of the bracket is extended to the end of the track. This will give a pet door extra stability once installed and you will be able to align the locks nicely together.
Is your glass sliding door tracks narrow? 22-25mm wide
NARROW track - what to do:
If your glass sliding door tracks are less than 26mm wide, you will need 2 legs for the bottom of the pet door insert.
Is your flap fmagnetic closure too strong for doggie or a cat ?
How to remove corner clip from the semi hard flap?
How to remove:
If you just got your new Patio Link Pet door insert and your doggie is little unsure how to use the flap, we recommend to remove 1 or both corner black clips from the flap. These clips are not glued on, they are firmly wedged on.
Both of these clips are attracted to the internal magnet inside the rise and by removing them, it will make it easier for doggie to push the flap and use it.
Keep those clips somewhere safe because when you do decide to put them back on, you can wedge them back on the flap and use a pair of pliers to squeeze them on the flap to stay.
Another tip: You can get a long piece of string, lift the flap up all the way and tie the string under the flap to keep the flap open. Tie the string around the black knob under the top adjustable panel. Once doggie or cat goes through the flap area a few times, he/she will get confident and happy to go through the pet door. Take off the string and let doggie/cat now use the pet door with a flap on.
Do you have Double Sliding Doors?
Our pet door inserts can connect and slide with your double sliding doors.
We have special wheels that can be inserted at the bottom inside of our pet door insert. You place the pet door insert into your glass sliding door channel and relocate your existing female latch to either a locking bracket or an adaptor.
Next step is to connect the pet door insert to the sliding door frame in area where female latch used to sit.
Simply put 1 screw through the existing screw hole to connect pet door insert through the frame.
If existing female latch screw hole is pointing opposite direction or is further away of reach to the pet door insert, then you will need 2x PLATES $5ea to connect pet door to frame.
Plate is a great bracket as it allows you to install and connect pet door to your sliding door frame without any damage to your frame.
IMPORTANT TO CHECK THESE MEASUREMENTS:
- How wide is your bottom track of your glass sliding door? In order for wheels to work, your bottom track needs to be 2.6cm or more. If your bottom track is less than 2.6cm wide, wheels will NOT work and you will need to purchase 2 little legs to go at the bottom inside of the pet door insert. These two legs will allow pet door insert to slot into your bottom track. (legs will only accomodate bottom tracks between 23-27mm wide). You wont be able to slide the pet door once legs are inserted.
- How wide is your side channel where female latch is? Your side vertical channel where female latch is located must be 2cm or more, in order for a pet door insert to slot into side channel.
L BRACKET for wooden sliding door, how it works
How to connect a Black Knob back on your pet door insert
Lockable flap cover - how it works?
Frequently Asked Questions
This style of sliding doors are standard and they are ok and compatible for installation and locking without any damage to sliding doors. you can choose to only lock glass sliding door with our FREE Locking bracket OR you can purchase an Adaptor $ and you will be able to lock BOTH glass and Fly screen door.
Yes your doors are suitable for installation without any damage to your doors. For this installation you must purchase an ADAPTOR panel and you will need 1x PLATE to connect pet door to frame. All female latches are to be relocated to an adaptor panel and then you use a plate to connect pet door to frame (watch our video “Plate to connect pet door to frame” for more info.
Yes your doors are suitable for installation without any damage to your doors. For this installation you must purchase an ADAPTOR panel and you will need 1x PLATE to connect pet door to frame. Female latch is to be relocated to an adaptor panel and then you use a plate to connect pet door to frame (watch our video “Plate to connect pet door to frame” for more info.
You can install our Patio Pet door insert into your sliding door frame BUT you wont be able to lock your door using your current locking system. To lock glass sliding door we recommend to get a PATIO BOLT from your local hardware store and use a Patio Bolt to lock glass sliding door.
We also recommend an ADAPTOR panel so you can have excellent seal from weather and you will need 1x PLATE to connect pet door to frame in area where female latch is located.
Installing a pet door provides convenience for both you and your furry friend, as it allows them to access the outdoors whenever they need to go out or come back in.
Our Pet Door Inserts are designed for easy DIY installation. With our detailed instructions and video tutorials, most customers find the installation process straightforward. However, if you prefer professional assistance, we can recommend a local handyman or HIRE A HUBBY 1800 803 339
Yes! Our Pet Door Inserts are perfect for renters and those who frequently move. They can be easily removed from your sliding doors without causing any damage. Simply uninstall the insert and take it with you to your new location. You can then reinstall it in your new home, providing your pets with the same convenience and freedom.
Absolutely! At Patio Link, we pay close attention to design details. Our Pet Door Inserts are made to complement the appearance of your sliding doors, ensuring a seamless blend. We understand the significance of maintaining an aesthetically pleasing home and our aim is to provide a functional solution for your pets without compromising on style.
We offer two options to enhance the security of your Pet Door Insert. The Locking Bracket provides a simple and effective way to secure the insert. It allows you to relocate your current female latch onto the locking bracket, ensuring a secure lock for your glass sliding door. Alternatively, you can choose the Adaptor, which provides a comprehensive security solution by allowing you to lock both the glass and security fly screen door.
If you require extra items for your installation, you are welcome to email us some photos of your sliding doors , both locks standing inside and a photo of your bottom track and we will check and help you choose the right item to complete your installation.
WHY CHOOSE US?
Why Choose Patio Link
When it comes to pet door installation, Patio Link stands out from the rest. That’s why:
- At Patio Link, we offer a unique pet door installation service that doesn’t damage your doors. We strive to think outside the box and our innovative approach enables us to provide a fully secure and lockable pet door installation for sliding doors without causing any harm.
- It’s easy to install our pet door inserts, which may surprise you. The installation process only involves a few simple steps that make it effortless for you, as we’ve eliminated all the complexities.
- Have you noticed how easy it is to install our pet door inserts? Well, here’s another benefit – they’re perfect for renters too! You can take the pet door insert with you when you move. This is great news for pet owners who move frequently.
- Our pet door inserts are designed to blend perfectly with your sliding doors while keeping aesthetics in mind. Our team pays close attention to every detail to ensure a visually appealing and elegant installation.