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Patio Panel Pet Door Comparison Chart

This chart compares the various patio pet door panels according to a number of the most important characteristics.

Remember that the flap is the most important element of any pet door. You'll find a detailed comparison the flaps incorporated in these patio panels at our pet door flap comparison page.

Manufacturer Brand Glass
Type
Tools
Required1
Track Height Adjustment
Ranges4
Custom
Heights Avail?5
-
User Adjustable 'Rise'?6
Patio Pacific Thermo Panel IIIe with 
Endura Flap
Dual Pane
Low "E" Glass
No Tools 74 1/2" - 77 1/2"
77
 1/4" - 80 1/4"
93" - 96"
Yes

Yes

Quick Panel III
with
Endura Flap
Extra Heavy
 Single Pane
No tools 74 1/2" - 77 1/2"
77
 1/4" - 80 1/4"
93" - 96"
Yes

Yes

Thermo Panel IIe
Magnetic
Dual Pane
Low "E" Glass
No Tools 74 1/2" - 77 1/2"
77
 1/4" - 80 1/4"
93" - 96"
Yes

Yes

Ideal VIP 
Vinyl Panel
Dual Pane Hacksaw, drill, screwdriver 76 3/4" - 78 1/2"
79 
3/4" - 811/2"
92 
3/4" - 94 1/2"
No

No

High Tech
Pet Products
Power Pet
Door Panel
Single Pane No Tools 75" - 77 1/2"
77
 3/4" - 80 1/4"
93
 1/2" - 96"
No

No

Hale Pet Door Standard Dual Pane Hacksaw, drill, screwdriver Various Yes

No

Omni Dual Pane Wrench Various Yes

No

Pet Safe Pet Safe
Deluxe
Single Pane Drill,
 screwdriver
77 3/4" - 811/4"
92" - 96"
No

No

Z Industries Pride Single Pane Drill, screwdriver on install only 78 1/2" - 81" No

No

Pet 1 Product Pet 1 Product Dual Pane Provided handle, bolts, hex key 76" - 84"
92" - 103"
No

Yes

Ideal Pet Products Ideal
Fast Fit
Single Pane No tools 75" - 77 1/2"
77
 3/4" - 80 1/4"
93
 1/2" - 96"
No

No
Ideal "Modular"
Patio Pet Door
Single Pane Some Tools 75 5/8" - 80  3/8" No

No

900 Series Dual Pane Drill, Screwdriver 75 3/8" - 80 3/8"
91" - 96"
No

No

E Cat Patio
 Pet Door
Single Pane No Tools 75" - 77 1/2"
77
 3/4" - 80 1/4"
93
 1/2" - 96"
No

No

1 'No tools' means that the panel itself doesn't require tools to install. However, the included lock will always require drilling holes. To avoid drilling of holes completely use the 'broomstick-in-the-track' technique, also called a "Charlie Bar", for locking the sliding door against the pet door. 
2 All panel pet doors  may be installed semi-permanently by toe-nailing into the track with sheet metal screws. 'Semi-permanent only' panels have a built-in lock and must be toe-nailed in place for the lock to work.
4 The ranges shown are available 'off the shelf'.  Be cautious if your track measurement is near the bottom of a range (see A 'Note of Caution' on the 'Patio Panel FAQ' page). There is always a surcharge for custom height panels. 
5 'Custom heights' are for adjustment ranges other than the standard ones. An important example is installation of a short panel pet door in a sideways sliding window. The customers measurement is placed near the middle of the adjustment range. Custom height orders may be placed on the web or in writing. They are not returnable. The manufacturer warranty still applies.
7 Patio Pacific recommends that the top of the flap (flap height dimension added to 'rise') be at least as tall as the top of the pets shoulder. The pet will duck his head and pick his feet up; but it is preferable that he not have to crouch. 
6 A "User Adjustable Rise" allows the user to change the 'rise' dimension of the pet door. This can be very helpful if a new pet is acquired or if the needs of the existing pet change.