Hale Security Pet Door for walls is a very weather tight doggy door. It is self-framing from 2 ½" to 10". Optional tunnels
are available during the checkout process at 16" thick, and add 10% to
the cost. Hale provides carpeting for the aluminum sheet-metal tunnel
section. They use a clear vinyl flap with brush weather strip
insulation around the flap to seal it to the frame. A double flap pet
door (recommended for better insulation) has a flap on the inside of
the door and a flap on the outside of the door, with an insulating dead
air space in between. The Hale pet doors also use magnets on the sides
and bottoms of the flaps for the best wind resistance in a vinyl flap
door. Hale has the largest number of sizes available of any doggie door
manufacturer, making it easy to find a door for any pet.
The locking cover is made from a tough color matched UV resistant marine grade Starboard plastic
that comes with a steel springloaded lock for maximum
security. Wall mounted pet doors are sometimes installed under a window
sill or cabinet or other obstruction that prevents the locking cover
from sliding in on top. If this is the case for you, you can order a
sideways sliding locking cover instead of a top loading locking cover.
When you go through the ordering process you can state whether you want
the locking cover to slide in on the left, right, or the top.
Flap Size is the size of the space that your pet will have to fit through.
Cutout Dimension refers to the size of the hole that needs to be cut in a door to install the pet door.
Outside Dimension is the size of the outside of the frame, which can sometimes be important when installing a pet door in a limited space.
The picture to the right shows all why there is a difference in the flap size and the cutout dimension which fits the area of the frame with tunnel and also shows the overlap of the frame past the cutout.
All sizes are given Width x Height.