Tips & Tricks by Bill Hale – Best Product for Installing Carpet in Wall Pet Doors

Caulk tunnel walls of pet door tunnel to attach carpet
Use caulk to attach carpet to tunnel

Best Product for Installing Carpet in Pet Door Wall Tunnels

Over the years, I’ve discovered that different installers like various products to adhere the carpet to the metal tunnels for wall model pet doors. And unlike most situations, in this case the best solution is the cheapest.

Because the Hale Pet Door flaps close so securely, it’s important to use a mastic that doesn’t outgas and potentially harm the pet that uses the pet door. Silicone is a great sealant, but unfortunately, creates toxic gases as it cures.

The best product that I’ve found is the most inexpensive latex caulk that you can buy. It dries quickly and completely, so you know that your installation is finished before you leave the job. It’s non-toxic as it cures and when it’s dry, so there’s no danger of pet inhalation.

So leave the expensive caulk for sealing the outside frame at the top and sides to the exterior house wall, and your customers’ pets and your bottom line will thank you.

For detailed installation instructions for the wall model pet door including pictures and diagrams, visit the halepetdoor.com website installation page.  Specific instructions for attaching the carpet are included in step 21.Insert carpet into wall model pet door tunnel

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One thought on “Tips & Tricks by Bill Hale – Best Product for Installing Carpet in Wall Pet Doors

  1. Had my Hale Pet Door installed five years ago and it has been great. The dog loves it and the carpet is so nice because it helps clean his feet as he comes into the house. It also keeps him from touching the metal tunnel. So much nicer than other pet doors I have seen. The carpet has stayed in place well and is easy to clean. We love it.

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