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Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors

Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors
Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors

Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors

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  • Designed for Vinyl Sliding Doors: The Dragon Pet Door is specifically tailored for vinyl sliding glass doors, ensuring a seamless and gap-free fit.
  • Quick and Easy Installation: With a spring-loaded design, this pet door is effortlessly installed and removed without the need for tools.
  • Sturdy Flap Design: The two-piece flap provides weather resistance and comfort for your pet, accommodating single or double flaps for customizable insulation.
  • Adjustable Heights: This pet door is available in three track height adjustment ranges, fitting door heights from 74-3/4" to 96-1/4".
  • Secure and Insulating: The Dragon Pet Door includes a C-Clamp lock for security and foam weatherstripping for added insulation.
  • Panels with the brand new Small flap will take at least 2 weeks to ship 
  • Panels 93.25" - 96.25" tall have a 1 week shipping delay
  • Approximately one month to build your custom pet door; reach out to our customer service team for expedited shipping options

Product Details


The Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors provides a high-quality, easy-to-install solution for granting your beloved pets the freedom to come and go as they please while maintaining the comfort of your home. Specifically designed for vinyl sliding glass doors, this pet door ensures a secure and insulating fit, thanks to its seamless, gap-free construction.

Featuring a vinyl frame and single-pane, tempered glass, the Dragon Pet Door is perfect for temperate climates, striking an optimal balance between durability and insulation. The translucent, flexible flap allows pets to use the door comfortably and easily, while UV-resistant materials protect against warping and cracking for lasting performance. Foam weatherstripping is included to enhance insulation and keep your home cozy.

Customize the insulation of your pet door with the option to accommodate either single or double flaps, catering to your unique needs. Installation is quick and straightforward with a spring-loaded design, making it easy to set up and remove without the need for tools. This feature is perfect for renters or those seeking a seasonal installation option.

The Dragon Pet Door fits comfortably into existing sliding door tracks at least 1 1/2” thick and is available in three track height adjustment ranges, accommodating door heights from 74.75" to 96.25". A C-Clamp lock is included for added security, and a sturdy, black locking cover can be used to block access when needed.

With the Dragon Pet Door, you'll enjoy the convenience and peace of mind knowing that your pets can come and go as they please, while your home remains comfortable and secure. Experience the difference that easy installation, customizable insulation, and a perfect fit can make for you and your pets.

Features:

  • Vinyl Frame Construction: The vinyl frame ensures a perfect fit within your vinyl sliding glass door tracks.
  • Single-Pane, Tempered Glass: Ideal for temperate climates, providing a balance between durability and insulation.
  • Flexible Flap: The translucent, UV-resistant flap allows pets to use the door with ease and ensures long-lasting performance.
  • Customizable Insulation: Accommodates single or double flaps for tailored insulation based on your unique needs.
  • C-Clamp Lock Included: Secure the panel in place and block access when needed with a sturdy, black locking cover.

Size Chart

Flap Dimensions:

5 3/8"w x 9"h

The entry way your dog goes through.

Step Over Range

3”

Distance from the bottom of the flap to the floor you pet must step over to enter the pet door.
flap dimensions
step-over range
overall panel width

Overall Panel Width

13 5/16"

How wide the panel is overall.

Flap Dimensions:

7 1/16"w x 13 1/16"h

The entry way your dog goes through.

Step Over Range

3"

Distance from the bottom of the flap to the floor you pet must step over to enter the pet door.
flap dimensions
step-over range
overall panel width

Overall Panel Width

14 5/8"

How wide the panel is overall.

Flap Dimensions:

9 3/8"w x 16 9/16"h

The entry way your dog goes through.

Step Over Range

3"

Distance from the bottom of the flap to the floor you pet must step over to enter the pet door.
flap dimensions
step-over range
overall panel width

Overall Panel Width

15 1/4"

How wide the panel is overall.
Flap SizesFlap DimensionsStep OverOverall Panel WidthRecommended Pet Height*
Small5 3/85"w x 9"h3"13 5/16"7" - 12"
Medium7 1/16"w x 13 1/16"h3"14 5/8"11" - 16"
Large9 3/8"w x 16 9/16"h3"15 1/4"11" - 20.5"

*measured from the ground to the tallest point of their back.

 

IMPORTANT SIZING INFORMATION

The Dragon Pet Door’s two-piece flap is designed to tear away for your pet’s safety. If you pet door is not the right size for your pet, they may break off flap during normal use. Follow these sizing tips to help ensure that you are buying the right Dragon Pet Door size:

  • Check the Flap Height: You must measure your dog before purchasing a pet door. A large dog may not fit in a “large” pet door. The tallest point of your dog’s back should be at least 1” beneath the top of the flap. 
  • Check the Step-Over: Your pet should be able to over the bottom of the flap comfortably. If the distance from the floor to the bottom of the pet door (called the stepover) is too high, your dog’s paw may catch in the pet door’s U-gasket. It’s better to have a taller pet door that is lower to the ground than a smaller pet door that is too high up.
  • Check Your Entry/Exit Level: The inside of your home may be higher than the ground outside. This means that your door may have different step-over heights depending on whether you are indoors or outdoors. Try to use the lower level when picking your step over height. You can also even of the different levels with a ramp or platform. 
  • Reinforce Your Flap: Every Dragon Pet Door comes with instructions for how to reinforce the screws keeping your flap in place. If you are worried in any way that your pet may rip off the flap, we recommend preemptively reinforcing your flap. Note that doing so will negate the teat-away safety feature. 

If you have any questions about which size pet door your pet needs, please contact our team of pet door experts for guidance and recommendations. 

 

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Installation Instructions

One-Piece Panel

installation video image
Installation icon Difficulty Easy
Installation icon Steps 04
Installation icon Time Required 0.5 Hours
Installation icon Sections 03
Installation icon Flags 02

Parts

  • 1 Panel Pet Door with a Pre-Installed Dragon Pet Door
  • 1 Foam Weather Strip Seal
  • 1 C-Clamp Lock
  • 1 Locking Cover

Tools

  • Flathead Screwdriver

Please read instructions & notes thoroughly before installation.

Step 1 Adjust the Spring-Mechanism

adjust spring mechanism
  • Loosen the height adjustment locks at the top of the panel. This allows the spring mechanism to move freely up and down.
  • Watch out, it might jump at you the first time!

Step 2 Test-Fit the Panel

insert panel into track
  • Do not apply the weather stripping before test fitting the panel in your sliding door track.
  • Insert the panel into the top track of your framing, push the panel into the spring mechanism and swing the bottom of the panel up and over the threshold into the rail at the bottom.
  • If you can't quite clear the track, try swinging in from the outside as the outside track wall may be shorter.
  • If the panel still doesn’t fit, see the FAQ for guidance. If the panel fits well, proceed to the next step.

Step 3 Apply the Weather Stripping

apply weatherstripping
  • Once you have confirmed the panel fits, remove the panel from the track and lay it on its side.
  • Apply the foam weather-stripping by peeling back the paper and exposing the adhesive. Unroll it along the edge of the panel, pressing to ensure it adheres.
  • Use scissors to trim the strip to fit the length of your panel.
  • Flip your panel around to apply on the other side.
  • Step 4 Secure the Panel in the Track

    insert panel into track
    insert panel into track
    tighten adjustment screws
    • Place the panel back into the sliding glass door, then tighten the height adjustment locks to lock it in place. Installation complete!

    Sectional Panel Installation Instructions

    Installation icon Difficulty Easy
    Installation icon Steps 08
    Installation icon Time Required 0.5 hours
    Installation icon Sections 01
    Installation icon Flags 01

    Parts

    • 1 Vinyl Panel Pet Door
    • 1 Weatherstrip Seal
    • 1 Center Post Weather Seal Draft Stopper

    Tools

    • Flathead screwdriver
    • #2 Philips head screwdriver
    • Non-metal hammer
    • Scissors

    Please read instructions & notes thoroughly before installation. If you need to adjust the step-over height, complete steps A-C before installing the panel in your track.

    Step 1 Assemble the Panel

    • Align the aluminum connectors extending from the bottom flap panel section with the top glass panel section.
    • Press the aluminum connectors into the holes at the bottom of the top glass panel section.
    • Ensure locking cover & height adjustment locks are on the same side!
    • Fasten the two panels together using the four flathead screws found in the panel packaging.

    Step 2 Loosen Height Adjustment Locks

    • Loosen the height adjustment locks at the top of the panel. This allows the spring mechanism to move freely up and down.
    • Horizontal Cross pieces have Edge Guides on each end. Carefully remove these parts and keep them together. This will help with assembly and orientation and when reassembling the piece.

    Step 3 Insert Panel Into Track

    • Insert the panel into the upper track of your door frame, push the panel into the spring mechanism, then swing the bottom of the panel up and over the threshold into the lower track rail.
    • If you can’t clear the track, try swinging in from the outside, as the outside track wall may be shorter. If the panel still doesn’t fit, see the FAQ for guidance.

    Step 4 Apply Weatherstrip

    • Once you are confident that the panel fits, remove the panel from the track and lay it on its side on the ground.
    • Apply the foam weatherstrip seal by peeling back the paper and exposing the adhesive. Unroll it along the edge of the panel, pressing to ensure it adheres. Install on both sides and trim to fit with scissors.

    Step 5 Place Panel In Track

    • Place the panel back into the sliding glass door, then tighten the height adjustment locks to lock it in place.

    Step 6 Install the Draft Stopper

    • The center post weather seal strip (draft stopper) should be installed on the inside of the home.
    • It can install on either the back edge of the sliding door panel or the leading edge of the stationary panel.
    • This strip prevents air from leaking between the sliding glass door and the stationary panel.
    • Trim with scissors as needed. Clean the edge of your patio door with rubbing alcohol before installing to assure a good seal.
    • Repeat step two to install the panel in your track.

    LOCKING YOUR DOOR

    Since you cannot lock your sliding glass door to your panel pet door, we have provided you with an alternative locking method to secure your home.

    Installing the Sliding Door Clamp Lock:

    The clamp has a thumb screw which tightens by hand to prevent the sliding door from moving beyond the clamp’s placement. For doors manufactured with the glass slider on the inside track, the lock can usually be installed on the door’s raised track.

    If you aren't able to use the lock that comes with the panel:

    A great alternative to locking your sliding glass door is a charley bar or dowel in the track. Both work off the same concept—they block the slider from opening. When engaged you cannot pull the sliding door away from the pet door panel. It’s a fancier version of the classic broomstick handle in the track method!

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    What if my panel is slightly too tall?

    You can trim up to 5/16” off the spring-loaded adjustment piece at the top. This can be done by removing the adjustment pieces with a #2 Phillips Head screwdriver and cutting down the flanges. Be careful not to cut too low.

    The dark area marks where you can trim:

    What if my panel is slightly too short?

    We offer height extensions that will add 1-1/2" to the top of the panel that you slide into the channel at the top. These are made from the same vinyl as the panel so the color will match exactly. If the extension makes the panel feel unstable, you can secure it with screws.

    What if the panel is wobbling slightly back and forth?

    If your track is wider than 1-1/2", you can use small wooden shims or extra weather-stripping to fill in the gap inside the top and bottom tracks. By placing the material inside the tracks you won't be able to see it, but it will stabilize the panel.

    FAQ

    What's the difference between the single flap and the double flap?

    The double flap option provides increased insulation against the cold. Both options have magnets on the flap to keep the door sealed in the wind and a two-piece flap design to maximize sealing. 

    How thick does my track need to be?

    To install the Dragon Vinyl dog door for sliding glass door your track needs to be at least 1.5" thick.

    Is this sliding door dog door easy to install?

    Yes, the Dragon doggy door for sliding glass door is easy to install in a matter of minutes. The spring-loaded top piece allows for a simple installation process in your vinyl slider track. 

    I want to get the large pet door for my dog, but I am concerned about a person fitting through it, is this possible? 

    All Dragon Pet Doors come with a secure locking cover. This cover can be used to keep your dog inside when needed. It also can be used to keep intruders from entering your home. It slides into the interior frame to block the flap. 

    How heavy are these panels?

    The Dragon Vinyl Sliding Glass Dog Doors panel averages 34 lbs.

    How do I know what size is best for my dog?

    When installing the pet door you want it to clear the top of your dog's back by 1-2 inches, minimum. To give your pet the most comfortable pet door possible, make sure the step-over is less than 1/3 of your dog's height. Lastly, you want the width of the door to be big enough to allow your pet to go through without touching the sides. Here's a measurement guide to help you determine the size you need for your pet. 

    Are replacement flaps available?

    Yes, you can buy Dragon replacement flaps for your vinyl pet door for sliding glass door.

    Can my small and large dog share this pet door?

    Yes, but make sure to follow standard Measuring Guidelines. Make sure the size of the door is based on your tallest pet but installed low enough for your smallest pet.

    How is the vinyl panel different from the aluminum panel?

    The vinyl panel is made specifically for vinyl framed sliders with tracks at least 1.5" thick. It is thicker than the aluminum panel and made with a vinyl frame, so it fits more snugly and aesthetically in vinyl doors. 

    My sliding door track has a triangular guide rail. Will this pet door still work?

    Some sliding glass door tracks have a triangle-shaped guide rail instead of a cylindrical pencil rail running along the middle. This pet door panel has an arch along the bottom that is designed to sit on top of a cylindrical pencil rail. Pencil rails are shorter in height than triangular guide rails, which means that the pet door panel would wobble on top of it rather than sitting flush with the rest of the track. To accommodate the pet door panel you will need to build up the sides of the triangular guide rail so that the tip is less than ¼” tall. Please reach out to customer service if you have any questions about this process.

    Will this panel work if my sliding glass door has a buried track?

    Some sliding glass doors have buried tracks. Since this panel has an arch along the bottom that is designed to sit on top of a pencil rail, it will not be secure in a slider with a buried track without modifications. We recommend securing the panel to the track wall with L brackets or toenailing it to the track wall. Toenailing is the process of fastening the panel to the track by driving a nail at roughly a 45-degree angle into the panel and through the track wall. Please note that these modifications result in a semi-permanent installation. If you needed to remove the panel in the future you would first have to remove the L brackets or nails. Additionally, please note that this process would leave holes in the pet door panel and it would no longer be returnable. Please reach out to customer service to further discuss your options for a buried track.

    I have a hurricane patio door. Will this pet door work for me?

    Hurricane door track styles vary widely, so they are case-by-case. Please reach out to customer service to discuss your pet door options for your sliding door.

    Will this pet door work with Anderson and Pella sliding doors?

    Anderson and Pella sliding glass doors have an inner track wall but no outer track wall. Additionally, the pencil rail is on the outer edge of the track rather than in the middle. Since this pet door panel is designed to sit between two track walls and on top of a centered pencil rail, it cannot be installed in Anderson or Pella doors without modifications. We recommend building out your track and using L brackets or toenailing to secure the bottom of the panel to the inner track wall. Building out the track means adding a piece of wood or vinyl that is the same height as the pencil rail to the space next to the pencil rail. This creates a flat surface for the pet door panel to sit on. Next, you will need to secure the panel to the track wall. To do this, you can use L brackets or you can toenail the panel into the track wall. Toenailing is the process of fastening the panel to the track by driving a nail at roughly a 45-degree angle into the panel and through the track wall. Please note that these modifications result in a semi-permanent installation. If you needed to remove the panel in the future you would first have to remove the L brackets or nails. Additionally, please note that this process would leave holes in the pet door panel and it would no longer be returnable. Please reach out to customer service to further discuss this process or different options for an Anderson or Pella sliding door.

    Warranty

    Dragon Pet Doors One Year Warranty

    Dragon Pet Doors have a one-year warranty for normal wear and tear and manufacturing defects.

    Customer Reviews

    Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors

    Small / Single / 74.75" - 77.75" Edit

    Dragon Pet Door for Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors

    Size Chart

    Flap Dimensions:

    5 3/8"w x 9"h

    The entry way your dog goes through.

    Step Over Range

    3”

    Distance from the bottom of the flap to the floor you pet must step over to enter the pet door.
    flap dimensions
    step-over range
    overall panel width

    Overall Panel Width

    13 5/16"

    How wide the panel is overall.

    Flap Dimensions:

    7 1/16"w x 13 1/16"h

    The entry way your dog goes through.

    Step Over Range

    3"

    Distance from the bottom of the flap to the floor you pet must step over to enter the pet door.
    flap dimensions
    step-over range
    overall panel width

    Overall Panel Width

    14 5/8"

    How wide the panel is overall.

    Flap Dimensions:

    9 3/8"w x 16 9/16"h

    The entry way your dog goes through.

    Step Over Range

    3"

    Distance from the bottom of the flap to the floor you pet must step over to enter the pet door.
    flap dimensions
    step-over range
    overall panel width

    Overall Panel Width

    15 1/4"

    How wide the panel is overall.
    Flap SizesFlap DimensionsStep OverOverall Panel WidthRecommended Pet Height*
    Small5 3/85"w x 9"h3"13 5/16"7" - 12"
    Medium7 1/16"w x 13 1/16"h3"14 5/8"11" - 16"
    Large9 3/8"w x 16 9/16"h3"15 1/4"11" - 20.5"

    *measured from the ground to the tallest point of their back.

     

    IMPORTANT SIZING INFORMATION

    The Dragon Pet Door’s two-piece flap is designed to tear away for your pet’s safety. If you pet door is not the right size for your pet, they may break off flap during normal use. Follow these sizing tips to help ensure that you are buying the right Dragon Pet Door size:

    • Check the Flap Height: You must measure your dog before purchasing a pet door. A large dog may not fit in a “large” pet door. The tallest point of your dog’s back should be at least 1” beneath the top of the flap. 
    • Check the Step-Over: Your pet should be able to over the bottom of the flap comfortably. If the distance from the floor to the bottom of the pet door (called the stepover) is too high, your dog’s paw may catch in the pet door’s U-gasket. It’s better to have a taller pet door that is lower to the ground than a smaller pet door that is too high up.
    • Check Your Entry/Exit Level: The inside of your home may be higher than the ground outside. This means that your door may have different step-over heights depending on whether you are indoors or outdoors. Try to use the lower level when picking your step over height. You can also even of the different levels with a ramp or platform. 
    • Reinforce Your Flap: Every Dragon Pet Door comes with instructions for how to reinforce the screws keeping your flap in place. If you are worried in any way that your pet may rip off the flap, we recommend preemptively reinforcing your flap. Note that doing so will negate the teat-away safety feature. 

    If you have any questions about which size pet door your pet needs, please contact our team of pet door experts for guidance and recommendations. 

     

    Find The Best Pet Door Size For My Pet

    A

    Pet Height: inches

    B

    Pet Width: inches

    Please fill the above fields.

    One-Piece Panel

    installation video image
    Installation icon Difficulty Easy
    Installation icon Steps 04
    Installation icon Time Required 0.5 Hours
    Installation icon Sections 03
    Installation icon Flags 02

    Parts

    • 1 Panel Pet Door with a Pre-Installed Dragon Pet Door
    • 1 Foam Weather Strip Seal
    • 1 C-Clamp Lock
    • 1 Locking Cover

    Tools

    • Flathead Screwdriver

    Please read instructions & notes thoroughly before installation.

    Step 1 Adjust the Spring-Mechanism

    adjust spring mechanism
    • Loosen the height adjustment locks at the top of the panel. This allows the spring mechanism to move freely up and down.
    • Watch out, it might jump at you the first time!

    Step 2 Test-Fit the Panel

    insert panel into track
    • Do not apply the weather stripping before test fitting the panel in your sliding door track.
    • Insert the panel into the top track of your framing, push the panel into the spring mechanism and swing the bottom of the panel up and over the threshold into the rail at the bottom.
    • If you can't quite clear the track, try swinging in from the outside as the outside track wall may be shorter.
    • If the panel still doesn’t fit, see the FAQ for guidance. If the panel fits well, proceed to the next step.

    Step 3 Apply the Weather Stripping

    apply weatherstripping
  • Once you have confirmed the panel fits, remove the panel from the track and lay it on its side.
  • Apply the foam weather-stripping by peeling back the paper and exposing the adhesive. Unroll it along the edge of the panel, pressing to ensure it adheres.
  • Use scissors to trim the strip to fit the length of your panel.
  • Flip your panel around to apply on the other side.
  • Step 4 Secure the Panel in the Track

    insert panel into track
    insert panel into track
    tighten adjustment screws
    • Place the panel back into the sliding glass door, then tighten the height adjustment locks to lock it in place. Installation complete!

    Sectional Panel Installation Instructions

    Installation icon Difficulty Easy
    Installation icon Steps 08
    Installation icon Time Required 0.5 hours
    Installation icon Sections 01
    Installation icon Flags 01

    Parts

    • 1 Vinyl Panel Pet Door
    • 1 Weatherstrip Seal
    • 1 Center Post Weather Seal Draft Stopper

    Tools

    • Flathead screwdriver
    • #2 Philips head screwdriver
    • Non-metal hammer
    • Scissors

    Please read instructions & notes thoroughly before installation. If you need to adjust the step-over height, complete steps A-C before installing the panel in your track.

    Step 1 Assemble the Panel

    • Align the aluminum connectors extending from the bottom flap panel section with the top glass panel section.
    • Press the aluminum connectors into the holes at the bottom of the top glass panel section.
    • Ensure locking cover & height adjustment locks are on the same side!
    • Fasten the two panels together using the four flathead screws found in the panel packaging.

    Step 2 Loosen Height Adjustment Locks

    • Loosen the height adjustment locks at the top of the panel. This allows the spring mechanism to move freely up and down.
    • Horizontal Cross pieces have Edge Guides on each end. Carefully remove these parts and keep them together. This will help with assembly and orientation and when reassembling the piece.

    Step 3 Insert Panel Into Track

    • Insert the panel into the upper track of your door frame, push the panel into the spring mechanism, then swing the bottom of the panel up and over the threshold into the lower track rail.
    • If you can’t clear the track, try swinging in from the outside, as the outside track wall may be shorter. If the panel still doesn’t fit, see the FAQ for guidance.

    Step 4 Apply Weatherstrip

    • Once you are confident that the panel fits, remove the panel from the track and lay it on its side on the ground.
    • Apply the foam weatherstrip seal by peeling back the paper and exposing the adhesive. Unroll it along the edge of the panel, pressing to ensure it adheres. Install on both sides and trim to fit with scissors.

    Step 5 Place Panel In Track

    • Place the panel back into the sliding glass door, then tighten the height adjustment locks to lock it in place.

    Step 6 Install the Draft Stopper

    • The center post weather seal strip (draft stopper) should be installed on the inside of the home.
    • It can install on either the back edge of the sliding door panel or the leading edge of the stationary panel.
    • This strip prevents air from leaking between the sliding glass door and the stationary panel.
    • Trim with scissors as needed. Clean the edge of your patio door with rubbing alcohol before installing to assure a good seal.
    • Repeat step two to install the panel in your track.

    LOCKING YOUR DOOR

    Since you cannot lock your sliding glass door to your panel pet door, we have provided you with an alternative locking method to secure your home.

    Installing the Sliding Door Clamp Lock:

    The clamp has a thumb screw which tightens by hand to prevent the sliding door from moving beyond the clamp’s placement. For doors manufactured with the glass slider on the inside track, the lock can usually be installed on the door’s raised track.

    If you aren't able to use the lock that comes with the panel:

    A great alternative to locking your sliding glass door is a charley bar or dowel in the track. Both work off the same concept—they block the slider from opening. When engaged you cannot pull the sliding door away from the pet door panel. It’s a fancier version of the classic broomstick handle in the track method!

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    What if my panel is slightly too tall?

    You can trim up to 5/16” off the spring-loaded adjustment piece at the top. This can be done by removing the adjustment pieces with a #2 Phillips Head screwdriver and cutting down the flanges. Be careful not to cut too low.

    The dark area marks where you can trim:

    What if my panel is slightly too short?

    We offer height extensions that will add 1-1/2" to the top of the panel that you slide into the channel at the top. These are made from the same vinyl as the panel so the color will match exactly. If the extension makes the panel feel unstable, you can secure it with screws.

    What if the panel is wobbling slightly back and forth?

    If your track is wider than 1-1/2", you can use small wooden shims or extra weather-stripping to fill in the gap inside the top and bottom tracks. By placing the material inside the tracks you won't be able to see it, but it will stabilize the panel.

    FAQ

    What's the difference between the single flap and the double flap?

    The double flap option provides increased insulation against the cold. Both options have magnets on the flap to keep the door sealed in the wind and a two-piece flap design to maximize sealing. 

    How thick does my track need to be?

    To install the Dragon Vinyl dog door for sliding glass door your track needs to be at least 1.5" thick.

    Is this sliding door dog door easy to install?

    Yes, the Dragon doggy door for sliding glass door is easy to install in a matter of minutes. The spring-loaded top piece allows for a simple installation process in your vinyl slider track. 

    I want to get the large pet door for my dog, but I am concerned about a person fitting through it, is this possible? 

    All Dragon Pet Doors come with a secure locking cover. This cover can be used to keep your dog inside when needed. It also can be used to keep intruders from entering your home. It slides into the interior frame to block the flap. 

    How heavy are these panels?

    The Dragon Vinyl Sliding Glass Dog Doors panel averages 34 lbs.

    How do I know what size is best for my dog?

    When installing the pet door you want it to clear the top of your dog's back by 1-2 inches, minimum. To give your pet the most comfortable pet door possible, make sure the step-over is less than 1/3 of your dog's height. Lastly, you want the width of the door to be big enough to allow your pet to go through without touching the sides. Here's a measurement guide to help you determine the size you need for your pet. 

    Are replacement flaps available?

    Yes, you can buy Dragon replacement flaps for your vinyl pet door for sliding glass door.

    Can my small and large dog share this pet door?

    Yes, but make sure to follow standard Measuring Guidelines. Make sure the size of the door is based on your tallest pet but installed low enough for your smallest pet.

    How is the vinyl panel different from the aluminum panel?

    The vinyl panel is made specifically for vinyl framed sliders with tracks at least 1.5" thick. It is thicker than the aluminum panel and made with a vinyl frame, so it fits more snugly and aesthetically in vinyl doors. 

    My sliding door track has a triangular guide rail. Will this pet door still work?

    Some sliding glass door tracks have a triangle-shaped guide rail instead of a cylindrical pencil rail running along the middle. This pet door panel has an arch along the bottom that is designed to sit on top of a cylindrical pencil rail. Pencil rails are shorter in height than triangular guide rails, which means that the pet door panel would wobble on top of it rather than sitting flush with the rest of the track. To accommodate the pet door panel you will need to build up the sides of the triangular guide rail so that the tip is less than ¼” tall. Please reach out to customer service if you have any questions about this process.

    Will this panel work if my sliding glass door has a buried track?

    Some sliding glass doors have buried tracks. Since this panel has an arch along the bottom that is designed to sit on top of a pencil rail, it will not be secure in a slider with a buried track without modifications. We recommend securing the panel to the track wall with L brackets or toenailing it to the track wall. Toenailing is the process of fastening the panel to the track by driving a nail at roughly a 45-degree angle into the panel and through the track wall. Please note that these modifications result in a semi-permanent installation. If you needed to remove the panel in the future you would first have to remove the L brackets or nails. Additionally, please note that this process would leave holes in the pet door panel and it would no longer be returnable. Please reach out to customer service to further discuss your options for a buried track.

    I have a hurricane patio door. Will this pet door work for me?

    Hurricane door track styles vary widely, so they are case-by-case. Please reach out to customer service to discuss your pet door options for your sliding door.

    Will this pet door work with Anderson and Pella sliding doors?

    Anderson and Pella sliding glass doors have an inner track wall but no outer track wall. Additionally, the pencil rail is on the outer edge of the track rather than in the middle. Since this pet door panel is designed to sit between two track walls and on top of a centered pencil rail, it cannot be installed in Anderson or Pella doors without modifications. We recommend building out your track and using L brackets or toenailing to secure the bottom of the panel to the inner track wall. Building out the track means adding a piece of wood or vinyl that is the same height as the pencil rail to the space next to the pencil rail. This creates a flat surface for the pet door panel to sit on. Next, you will need to secure the panel to the track wall. To do this, you can use L brackets or you can toenail the panel into the track wall. Toenailing is the process of fastening the panel to the track by driving a nail at roughly a 45-degree angle into the panel and through the track wall. Please note that these modifications result in a semi-permanent installation. If you needed to remove the panel in the future you would first have to remove the L brackets or nails. Additionally, please note that this process would leave holes in the pet door panel and it would no longer be returnable. Please reach out to customer service to further discuss this process or different options for an Anderson or Pella sliding door.

    Warranty

    Dragon Pet Doors One Year Warranty

    Dragon Pet Doors have a one-year warranty for normal wear and tear and manufacturing defects.