New Hale Screen Pet Door Model Fits ALL Screen Doors

Hale Screen Pet Door
Same High Quality Screen Pet Door — Universal Fit

Hale Universal Screen Pet Door Makes Ordering Easy

When the Hale Screen Pet Door was first designed, most screen door frames were 1/2 inch thick.

As screen door manufacturers changed their designs, we began to modify the screen pet doors by cutting off one leg of the frame to accommodate thicker screen door frames. This modification required more information about where the pet door was to be installed and which side the screen and spline were located.

The Hale Universal Screen Pet Door eliminates the need for this extra information.

Go to Hale Screen Pet Doors Customize page to see the changes in the choices.

The Hale Universal Screen Pet Door uses spline frame on all 4 sides of the pet door – unlike the original screen pet door which used spline frame on the top and screen side and main frame on the bottom and door frame sides. The main frame has a groove which fits over the screen door frame if it’s ½ inch or less thick.

If you had a screen door frame that was over ½ inch thick, we would modify the main frame by cutting off one side or ‘leg’ of the main frame. To cut off the correct side, we had to know where the pet door was to be installed – Inside Looking Out on the Left or Right – and where the screen and spline were on the screen door – inside or outside. This has caused much confusion in the ordering process.

The Hale Universal Screen Pet Door eliminates all these details because it can be installed without modification in all screen doors. For the bottom and screen door side of the pet door, there are clips that are screwed into the pet door, and the screen and spline hold the pet door to the frame. Because our spline frame is double-sided, the screen and spline can be attached from either side – making the installation easier.

Installing Hale Universal Screen Pet Door
Installing the new Hale Universal Screen Pet Door is similar to installing the Original Screen Pet Door

You can still order the standard Hale Screen Pet Door with main frame on the bottom and one side if your screen door is less than ½ inch thick here

Just be sure to click on the Customize button if your screen door frame is over ½ inch thick to get the new Hale Universal Screen Pet Door.

The Hale Universal Screen Pet Door is available in our 4 colors: White, Arizona Beige, Dark Bronze and Brushed Aluminum.

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Dark Bronze Screen Pet Doors on Backorder

Dk Bronze ScreenScreen Pet Doors sure are popular this time of year!

In fact, the Dark Bronze has been flying out the door, and we ran short of the metal to make more.

Effective June 26, Hale Pet Door Dark Bronze Screen Pet Doors will be on backorder until our shipment arrives on July 17, 2013. We’ll start building the screen pet doors as soon as the metal comes in.

Our other colors: White, Brushed Aluminum and Arizona Beige are available if you need one right away and one of those colors will work for your customer. Check them out at Hale Pet Door Screen Pet Doors

We’re sorry if this causes you or your customers any inconvenience.

Streamlined Standard Hale Pet Door Ordering Process

Streamline

Now you can order standardized Door, Wall, Screen Pet Doors and Replacement Flap Kits in just a few clicks from our home page at Hale Pet Door.

Standard Hale Pet Doors have

  • Matching Interior and Exterior Frame Colors
  • Include 2 Clear Flaps
  • Top Load Security Covers
  • Frame Colors Match Security Cover Colors: White/White, Dark Bronze/Black, Brushed Aluminum/Dolphin Gray, Arizona Beige/Sanshade
  • Standard Wall Pet Doors have a 10 inch tunnel with standard higher pile medium brown carpet
  • Standard Door Pet Doors fit doors 1 3/8″ to 2″ thick and do not include the no cost optional rain cap
  • Standard Screen Pet Doors fit only up to 1/2″ thick screen door frames
  • Flap Kits are Clear and include brush weather-stripping and magnets

All of our options are still available and accessible by clicking the CUSTOMIZE button at any point in the order process.

We hope this improvement to our website will make your ordering process quicker and easier. As always we are available Monday through Friday, 7 am to 5 pm Mountain Time to help you at 800-646-4773.

Screen Pet Doors let the Dogs (and Cats) Out!

How to Install a Screen Pet Door

The Hale Pet Door screen dog door is the easiest pet door to install. In a few simple steps you can give your customers’ pet the freedom to romp in the yard while their owners enjoy their bug free outdoor space.

Hale Pet Door Screen Dog Door
Enjoy the breeze while your pets enjoy the yard

Get the Right Size Pet Door

Like all pet doors, sizing is important. It’s always better to get a larger dog door than to force a large dog to duck through a too short pet door. Short-legged dogs can also pose special problems, so make sure the dog will be able to clear the bottom of the screen door without jumping. For more details on sizing pet doors click here.

Remove the Screen Door

Take the screen door down by removing at the hinges or lifting up and out if it’s a slider. You may have to pry the wheels at the bottom up with a flat blade.

Remove the Screen where the Pet Door will be Installed

Carefully pull the screen spline with a needle nose pliers or pry it with a flat screwdriver (taking care not to damage the door or spline) to release the screen. Remove only enough spline so the screen can be removed from the screen pet door area plus a half inch.

Pull the screen out of the screen door frame.

Slide the Screen Pet Door onto the Screen Door Frame

The screen pet door should be flush against the bottom and side frames of the screen door.  Make sure the pet door is adjusted properly and operates smoothly while in position.

Fasten the Screen Pet Door to the Screen Door

Drill through the sides and bottom of the inner pet door frame and screen frame with the 7/64” drill bit. Insert the #6 screws with a Phillips screwdriver.  Be sure the screws will not interfere with the operation of the screen door.

Attach the Screen to the Pet Door

Lay the screen material over the pet door.   Pull the screen material taut.  To hold the screen fabric around the pet door, insert the screen spline with a flat headed screwdriver or screen spline roller.

Remove Excess Screen Material

Cut away any excess screen spline with a razor blade or scissors.  Cut away the excess screen material with a razor blade being careful not to cut into the screen spline or the finish of the pet door.

Reinstall the Screen Door or Screen Window into its Original Position

Just install the screen door by reattaching the hinges or fitting it into the opening.

Adjust the Screen  Pet Door Magnets

After reinstalling the screen door or window, adjust the magnets in the pet door upward or downward if needed. The magnets are pressure fitted and can be adjusted downward by tapping lightly with the handle of your screwdriver. They can be adjusted upward by twisting a flat headed screwdriver below the magnet between the magnet and frame. Be sure to adjust the magnets upward from the inside edge of the pet door so as not to mar the door frame finish.

These are abbreviated instructions to show you how easy it is to install a Hale Pet Door Screen Pet Door. Please see the complete screen pet door installation instructions here.

Have you installed a screen dog door? Tell us about your experience in the comments below.