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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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.
Valley of the Sun Pet Doors is the newest pet door installation company to become an authorized Hale Pet Door installer. Jose Garcia was an employee of Hale Pet Door for many years and recently decided to rejoin the family by opening his own pet door installation business specializing in Hale Pet Door brand dog doors including dog door installation.
Besides having many years of experience with installing pet doors, Jose has also been involved in most phases of the construction industry since the mid 1990s so he can also assist with other items related to pet door installation including moving electrical or bug lines and building ramps or stairs.
When you have your Hale Pet Door professionally installed by Jose and Valley of the Sun Pet Doors, you can be sure that Hale with its almost 30 years of experience and excellent customer service stands behind both the doggie door itself as well as the installation.
Valley of the Sun Pet Doors serves the northeast metro Phoenix area including Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Fountain Hills, Cave Creek and Carefree. He can serve other areas as well if needed.
Call Jose at 602-492-6123 or visit ValleyOfTheSunPetDoors.com today.
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.