Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 42
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by nocknock57 A good product
While it took a bit over a half hour to install, it was not hard. Just watch the YouTube video first. The unit is fairly plain looking, but it does the job well. Only knock on the door (pun alert!) is that the part that catches the lock is, as everyone else pointed out, plastic. I would gladly have paid a dollar more for metal. We put a wireless alarm on the unit so both the door and the slider are armed, so there is no compromise in security.
Keep in mind your door opening WILL BE SMALLER. We are both fairly slim, so no negative impact of a narrow door for us. But, if you are of larger proportions, you really need to measure carefully to be sure you can get through the reduced opening once this puppy (hey another pun) is installed. The image is with a six foot slider, 3' door.
July 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jeff Excellent Sliding Door/Pet Door
Excellent construction and appearance...looks like part of the original door. Very pleased...will see how it does in Nebraska winter, but very pleased as of now.
July 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bearcat1mom So convenient!
Other than being a little too thick for our door it is wonderful! My husband finally got it wedges in and now it's airtight.
July 7, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by CD280 Instillation/design Issue
This door works very well if you DON'T plan to use a screen door with your patio door. The dog door is designed to insert into the sliding door track. The sliding glass door is mounted to the inside track of the door frame. When you close the sliding door it is secure against the dog door. However, the stationary glass panel of the door has a thickness of [on our Milgard doors] approximately 2 inches. The screen track is mounted to the exterior of that. This is where you have a major problem. If you want to leave your sliding door open for ventilation, you need to close the screen door to keep unwanted pests out of your home. The screen door sits out and away from the dog door about 2 inches. If you close your screen door all the way to eliminate a pest problem, the screen door blocks the flap on the dog door. In order to keep the dog door unobstructed you need to keep the screen door open and not covering the dog door. There is nothing to seal the screen door at that junction point. There is no modification kit available. It was necessary for me to have my contractor do major modifications to the door in order to seal the screen door when it is closed, as well as prevent it from traveling in front of the dog door. Major design flaw.
August 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GC Dog Door
My dogs are loving being able to go outside whenever they want. Gives me extra time leeway as well.
May 30, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JimD Good door, looks great
Door looks great. The door is a bit thick for the channel of my door but it does sit in securely. This causes the header to be about a half inch short but that is not a big deal for me. Other than that he install was pretty easy.
When I recieved the door the package was in good condition but one of the nylon "springs" was broken. I called the support number and they shipped me new ones which I received in two days.
I've had the door two weeks, and it works and looks great. I previously had a dog door with a single flexible flap. It took a few days for my dog to get used to it, but now she loves the wider door.
April 10, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by happy dog door
I thought the door the dog actually uses would be thicker but overall seems good. Took about 45 minutes to install most difficult and time consuming part was getting the latch to work. I watched he video before the door arrived which was a big help.
April 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jean Very Nice Door
I did a lot of research before deciding on this door. I needed the most weather tight and energy efficient door possible and when I saw that this door had those features and that it was made just for vinyl patio sliders, my decision was made. It fits beautifully and was not too hard to install. I am a 61 year old woman, who is fairly handy, and was able to do it by myself. Having another person to help would have made it easier, but I was able to manage alone. Honestly, the hardest part was the last step of trying to make my slider's lock work with the new dog door. It took a bit of trail and error to get it to line up and latch, but I was finally successful. This door is used by my 4 dogs ranging in size from a 9 pound Chihuahua to a 50 pound Australian Shepherd. The flap is definitely heavier and harder to move than their previous door, but they all quickly learned. The porch that the door exists onto is a bit lower than the house, so I did add a cement block as a step to help the Chihuahua. The door looks very nice and matches my slider perfectly. I am very pleased with it!
June 18, 2013