Just a quick update about the drill bits in our packets for our pet door installations. We have learned that most of our dealers and many of our customers were not using the drill bits and were throwing them away. Most of the dealers have their own tools they like to use and the customers who were doing their own dog door installations also had their own tools including drill bits sets. Therefore, to conserve resources and prevent unnecessary waste, we have decided to discontinue including drill bits in our installation packets. You may still see installation instructions that say it is included until we use up our supply of installation booklets but we will be updating our instructions soon. If you would like some drill bits to have on hand, please send us an email at email@example.com or give us a call at 719-269-7400 and we will be happy to send you a supply to have on hand for your customers or installers.
Getting Custom Size Pricing Quotes For Your Customers
Hale Pet Door prides itself on having 12 standard sizes that work for the majority of installations and pets but, we also realize that there are many situations where a custom size pet door is an absolute necessity. Therefore, we are always happy to provide you with custom sizing of pet doors as required for your jobs. We also realize that custom size orders take a bit more effort so we have tried to streamline the process as much as possible for our dealers. We provide tools for you to be able to get quotes quickly and easily for your customers even if you are on the job site doing a custom measurement visit.
We have created a PDF file that can be easily accessed either through the dealer dashboard info tab or directly from the public custom size pet door page in our products section.
This PDF contains information about when you might need to consider a custom size pet door, how to measure for a custom size depending on if you are dealing with a rough opening, a tip to tip measurement, and whether you are measuring for a new pet door or an existing opening. It also contains two price charts for custom sizes based on the number of square inches either for the rough opening or the tip-to-tip.
While the price charts only list the prices for door and wall models in the PDF itself, the first column lists the size equivalent which you can use to look up pricing on our website for any model we offer. The only exception to this would be for oversize giant measurements, in which case, you will need to call or email us for assistance.
As a convenience we are providing a direct link to our custom orders page and to the custom orders PDF. You may wish to bookmark these links to make them easy to find when you are on the job site or talking to a customer.
Once you have the quote and wish to place the order, you can order the same way as you would for a standard pet door. Choose the equivalent size pet door for the product you are ordering. Add it to your cart and then add a comment with the custom size information required for your order. Make sure you label your measurements with width and height and specify what type of measurement they are: rough opening, tip to tip, flap size, etc.
Of course, we will still be available to help you with any quotes you need by phone or by email but starting with the webpage and PDF may be an advantage. To fulfill state mandated COVID-19 regulations we are rotating staff, working from home or staying home with any symptoms as a precautionary measure. This may cause a significant delay in our response times due to the current backlog of orders and our high customer volume. We appreciate your business, patience, and understanding at this time and as we all go forward.
Due to COVID-19 our factory operations were temporarily interrupted. The Governor of Colorado has issued a new Safer at Home Order so Hale Pet Door’s manufacturing facility is reopening 4/27/2020 with extended hours and producing all orders from oldest to newest. Your order will be processed as quickly as possible in the order it is received. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to manufacture and ship out the backlog of orders.
Take care and stay healthy,
Hale Pet Door
Temporary Factory Closure for COVID-19 Safety
ALERT – In the interest of public health and pursuant to the Executive Order #D2020017 by the Governor of Colorado for a statewide Stay At Home Order, Hale Pet Door’s manufacturing plant is closed until April 27, 2020.
Our customer service staff is working from home and answering emails as quickly as possible. We do have some limited ability to answer phone calls but if you cannot get through right away, please be patient. For the best way to contact us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond to you as promptly as possible
If you are placing an order, the office will process it promptly and fulfill them in the order we received them when the factory returns to work.
Stay safe & healthy,
Hale Pet Door
Hale Pet Door Updated Pricing and New Product Offering
As was previously announced through our dealer mailings, due to continually increasing prices for shipping, tariffs, materials, and labor, we are finally having to increase some of our product prices after 4 years. We have kept as many of our products as possible at the 2016 prices but others have increased between 7-10%.
To make this transition as easy as possible for our dealers we have provided five new price lists on our website on the dealer dashboard. The price lists are available as downloadable pdfs for your use. The five lists are as follows:
- Retail Door Pricing – the content of this list has also been streamlined and new categories added
- Retail Replacement Parts Pricing – again more categories have been added to this list to make it easier to find what you are looking for
- Retail Ramp Pricing
- Retail Kennel Door Pricing
- Custom Door Size Pricing
Please visit the info section of the dealer dashboard to read or download these files. Remember you have to be logged in with your dealer account to see the dashboard link.
Additionally, we are pleased to announce that due to numerous requests from our customers and our dealers, starting on January 1, 2020, we will be offering a new option when ordering replacement flaps.
When replacing flaps on a pet door, we recommend replacing all the weather stripping and magnets as well to maintain the high quality of the Hale Pet Door. However, at times customers do not want the weather stripping or magnets replaced for various reasons. Hence, many of our dealers have ended up with a small stockpile of magnets and weather stripping and do not need them sent with each order.
Therefore, beginning in 2020, we will offer two options for replacement flaps: Replacement Flap Kits and Replacement Flaps Only. The Flap Kits will continue to be sent out with all the weather stripping and magnets they have always contained while the Flaps Only option will not have the extra parts included.
The kits will be available through the quick order process on the home page and through their own product page on the website. The flaps only option will be available through the Replacement Parts section of the website. The flaps only option is also being offered at a reduced cost to our dealers and customers when compared to the complete flap kit.
We hope these two options will help you better assist your customers going forward and we wish you continued success in all your endeavors as we start a new year together.
Don’t Look Now But We Have A Holiday Gift For You
At Hale Pet Door, we greatly appreciate our dealers and realize all you do to help make our business a success. We couldn’t do it without you.
Therefore, as a token of our gratitude, we are offering FREE SHIPPING to our dealers this December. Normally our discounts cannot be combined but this discount will be in addition to your regular dealer discount.
This offer only applies to GROUND shipping and is only valid in the 48 contiguous states. And unfortunately, due to the size and variety of packages, we are not able to include ramps or security barriers in this offer. However, panels and window models are included which is an incredible value, especially on our oversize models. So if you have a customer who has been trying to decide whether or not to purchase, this may be the added incentive they need.
Again, we thank you for all you do and are looking forward to working with you for many more years.
The Management and Staff of Hale Pet Door
Streamlined Standard Hale Pet Door Ordering Process
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.