Dog using pet door - Sliding glass pet doors and vinyl sliding pet doors
Arizona's extreme weather combined with the need to keep your pet safe and comfortable while you are away at work all day are just some of the reasons people choose pet door installation in Arizona. If you're tired of having to constantly let your pet in and out or coming home to accidents, the good news is that you can solve this inconvenience without cutting an unsightly hole in your house. The pet doors from Energy Shield are designed to fit seamlessly within a sliding glass door or French door frame to provide your pet with their much-needed freedom. Once in place, your sliding glass door with a pet door built in or your french door with a pet door can open and close just like it did before, allowing you to move in and out of your house without issue.

Looking for a convenient and secure way to let your furry friends in and out? Energy Shield Window & Door Company offers top-of-the-line sliding glass pet door installation services in Phoenix, Arizona. Call (623) 936-3758 to schedule a free estimate or to learn more about our expert sliding glass pet door solutions.

Sliding Patio Door with a Pet Door Built In Features

Sliding glass doggy door - Vinyl sliding glass door with pet door built inOur sliding glass pet doors make use of flexible, soft pet door flaps, which allow your cat or dog to move in and out without difficulty or injury.
  • Colors: white or tan
  • Made in the USA
  • Fusion-welded vinyl frame
  • Dual pane tempered safety glass
  • Endura™ flap
  • Security features
  • 15-year warranty

How to Measure for a Sliding Glass Pet Door

Step 1 - Determine Flap Width: It is simple to determine the minimum width needed by your pet to pass through with comfort. Open a sliding door just wide enough to have them walk through with a minimum of one-inch clearance gap on each side. This width including gaps is the minimum size flap width you require.
Step 2 - Determine Flap Height: The top of the flap should be placed at least as high as the top of the tallest pet's shoulder, take a measurement from the floor to that point.
Pet door size chart - Safe and energy efficient doggy door inserts for sliding glass doors
Step 3 -Determine Direction When OUTSIDE, determine which side your sliding door opens, is it from the Left or Right? Sliding glass pet door direction graphic - Pet door insert for sliding glass doors in Arizona

The Benefits of a Sliding Glass Door with a Dog Door Built In

Our pet doors offer myriad benefits for you and your pets, including:
  • Safety from the Heat: While dogs and other animals that are kept inside will be uncomfortable, those who have to stay outside are in serious danger. Given Arizona's extremely high temperatures, your pet must be able to get in your house in the middle of the day, or they will be at risk of heat stroke and a host of other health problems. A pet door lets them get inside as soon as they become too hot for comfort, thereby avoiding any threat to their health, let alone their life.
  • Energy Efficiency: In allowing pets to get back into your air-conditioned house, pet doors have traditionally let warm air in as well. This wastes energy, as your air conditioner has to work harder to keep your home cool; the result is an exorbitant electric bill and a greater negative impact on the environment. But our pet doors use magnetic strips to tightly seal the door as soon as your pet has passed through it. This minimizes the amount of air that leaks into your home, and thus keeps both your bills and your environmental footprint low.
  • Consistent Comfort: Few things are more uncomfortable for a dog than having to wait for long periods of time before using the bathroom. But with one of our pet doors, your dog won't have to wait at all! Whether you're at work, asleep, or otherwise unable to let them out, they'll be free to come and go as they please.

Frequently Asked Questions about Sliding Glass Pet Doors

If you are looking for a safe and energy efficient sliding glass pet door, look no further as we will provide you with the best. Our dog doors come with an optional secure locking cover to prevent unwanted guests when the door is not in use. Our dog doors are also flexible, visually clear, and they seal tightly against any weather condition.
When properly installed, sliding glass pet doors are secure for pets. However, it's important to choose a high-quality pet door with sturdy construction and secure locking mechanisms to ensure the safety of your furry friend. At Energy Shield Window and Door Company in Phoenix, Arizona, we offer top-of-the-line pet doors that are designed to provide maximum security while allowing your pet to come and go as they please. Our pet doors feature durable materials and advanced locking systems to prevent unwanted entry, and can be customized to fit your specific sliding glass door dimensions. With our pet doors, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that your pet can safely access the outdoors whenever they need to.
The great thing about having a pet door is that you can have it installed on any door. However, installing a pet safe dog door in a wooden door is quite simple compared to installing one on a glass door. But, despite the difficulty, we only install pet doors into glass doors. It could be a sliding glass door, or French door, we will get it done.
We can replace the glass in your existing door with a new pane with the built-in pet door, OR we can replace your existing door with a new frame and glass pane with pet door
No, these are not electronic doors. There is a security panel you can slide over the opening and lock in place when not in use. This makes it easier for your pet to slide in and out whenever they require to leave or enter the house.
Sometimes some pet safe dog doors do not come fully insulated; so, here are some tips you can use to weatherproof your dog door. Use adhesive strips: Before using these weatherproofing strips, make sure you first clean the dog door according to the weatherstrips direction. Once the area is completely dry, remove the adhesive strip backings and press them on the edges of the dog doorframe. Door insulating felt: Using this type of weatherproofing method ensures that the dog door lasts for more than a year. First, you have to cut the door insulating felt into long strips, which can easily stretch along the edge of the pet door for sliding glass door. Then use staples or nails to fasten the strips around the door's edges. A weatherproof door sweep: Attaching a weatherproof sweep door is also another method you can use to weatherproof your pet safe dog door fully. However, for the dog doors we provide do not require weatherproofing because the doors are already energy efficient
Dog door installation depends on several factors, and they include Type of door: The type of door determines a huge percentage of the total cost when it comes to dog door installation. Installation experts take into consideration the type of the door before they can estimate the total cost Size: The size is also essential as it determines the amount of work; experts will have to do when installing the pet door. Glass quality options: Another thing to take into consideration is the glass quality.
Both models are available for adding a pet door for sliding glass doors to your home.
  1. One version works by replacing your existing glass in the sliding door panel with a new glass pane that has the pet door built into the bottom. It is recommended that you have a glass company perform installations involving patio door replacement.
  2. The other version of a systems is a narrow stationary glass panel, with the dog door in the bottom. This panel inserts into the same track as the sliding door, and when the sliding patio door is closed, it abuts the panel containing the dog door.
  In either style, the best sliding glass pet door models feature the highly durable, energy-efficient Endura Flap® polyolefin polymer dog door.
In preparation for ordering your glass panel, you need to measure to determine the correct size of pet door opening your dog needs. You'll also need to measure the track of the sliding glass door, so you can specify the track height adjustment range. When your patio door glass panel from Energy Shield is delivered, you can install it in the sliding glass door track, so that it will fit beside the sliding glass door jamb. Or, you may prefer to move the stationary glass panel toward the middle of the door opening, and install your dog door panel insert between the stationary glass panel and the outer edge of the door frame. This will enable the sliding door to lock as always, instead of sliding into the abutted new panel insert containing the dog door.
Yes! Pet doors for sliding glass doors are available in cat door sizes too. The flexible, high-durability Endura Flap in small size for cats is likely to be a more comfortable and safer option for your cat than a rigid pet door made specifically for cats. The flexible door is easier for cats to push open and it’s more comfortable for a cat to walk under than having the full weight of a stiff pet door lying on your cat’s back and scraping along the cat’s spine as it passes under a conventional cat door.
Energy-efficient dog doors protect your home against harsh weather conditions that can impact your floors and walls, as well as your furniture, walls, electronics, and other belongings. Today’s best sliding glass door pet doors are highly durable and seal ideally against their vinyl or aluminum framing, and have a magnetic closure. These energy-efficient pet door features work together to keep outside temperatures, rain, wind, and other elements out while enabling your pets to go out and back into the house as needed. The Endura Flap Thermo panel is currently state-of-the-art in energy-efficient pet doors.
Here's how to determine the size of the pet door opening that is right for your pets needs:
  1. Add your pet's height at the tallest point of your pet's back, where the base of the neck meets the top of the shoulder. Add one or more additional inches, for optimum comfort when using the access, and for minimal daily wear on leg joints of older pets.
  2. Next, determine what the dog door's step-over height should be. The step-over is the area of the wall or house door that will be below the pet door frame opening. Avoid adding to the minimum step-over height possible, to maximize your dog's ease of access when using the pet door.
  3. Subtract the height of the pet doors step-over from the height of your dog at the measuring point on his/her back. This will give you the height dimension of the opening that needs to be cut into the glass or wood door, or wall material to fit the pet door.
  4. If you plan to install the pet door in a glass door, find the bottom edge of the existing door glass inside the frame. Do this by measuring approximately 3/4" below the top edge of the bottom (horizontal section) of the door frame.
  5. Measure up from the floor to the bottom edge of the door glass, then add 3 3/4" upward from that edge for the Endura Flap pet door frame.
  This total is equal to the minimum possible step-over height for your pet door after it is installed. So, this is the threshold that your dog will have to clear when going in and out of the pet door. Most aluminum and vinyl pet door frames have a minimum from 5" to 8" of step-over, depending on the thickness of the bottom rail and the configuration of the pet door you choose. For example, doors with kick plates will have taller step-overs for dog doors installed in them. See the complete instructions for DIY measurement of energy-efficient pet doors, to ensure you are specifying the ideally combined pet door opening height and width and step-over size for your dog or cats needs.

Contact Energy Shield for Professional Pet Door Installation in Arizona

To learn more about Energy Shield Window and Door Company pet door inserts for sliding glass doors or to purchase one for your home, give us a call at (623) 936-3758 today!

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