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Endura Flap Vinyl Panel (2-Piece) - Installation Instructions

Installation Instructions

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.

Adjusting the Stepover Height

Variable Magnetic Resistance

FAQ

What if my panel is slightly too tall?

You can trim up to 5/16" off the spring-loaded adjustment piece at the top. Remove the adjustment piece with a #2 Philips head screwdriver and use scissors to cut down the flanges. Be careful not to cut too low.

What if my panel is slightly too short?

We ofer 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 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.

Locking Your Door

Since you cannot lock your sliding glass door to the panel, we have provided you with a sliding door clamp lock to secure your home.

Installing the sliding door clamp:

This clamp as a screw that 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. Both block the slider from opening. When engaged, you cannot pull the sliding door away from the pet door panel.

FAQ

What if my panel is slightly too tall?

You can trim up to 3/4" off the spring-loaded adjustment piece at the top. This can be done by removing the adjustment piece with a #2 Phillips head screwdriver and cutting down the flanges. Be careful not to cut too low of you will not be able to put the top back on.

What if my panel is slightly too short?

We offer height extensions that will add 3/4" to the top of the panel that you slide into the channel at the top. These are made from the same aluminum as the panel so you can match the color.

You can also make your extension out of 1" wood (which is 3/4" thick), such as a 1x3 if you need more than 3/4" in height.

Cut it to the same width as the panel and slide it into the channel at the top. Paint the wood to match your frame color. If the extension makes the panel feel unstable, you can secure it with screws.

What if hardware for the locking latch is preventing the door from sealing properly?

You might be able to remove the hardware, as in some cases they are only held in place with a couple of screws.

If you are not able to remove it you can try installing the panel on the stationary side as mentioned on page.

If neither of those choices works, you can try to shim the panel out so that it is even with the face of the lock. Depending on how far it sticks out you might be able to use a thicker foam weatherstripping or a small piece of wood between the panel and wall jamb.

My slider isn't closing evenly against the panel?

Your slider may not be level, which can happen in older houses. In that case, you may be able to adjust the wheels on the slider enough to line it back up. It will depend on your door, but you should be able to adjust a screw near the bottom of the door.

Turning the screw will adjust the wheels slightly. If the slider is level then it could be an issue with the metal height adjustment lock at the top of the panel. You can also use a rubber mallet to tap the curve into a straight line.

If the height adjustment lock is hitting the edge this can mean that the bottom of the panel is going further into the jamb that it can at the top. A gap appears that gets wider as you go down the panel. You can use wood shims or weatherstripping in the jamb to push out the bottom of the panel.

What if the panel is wobbling slightly back and forth?

If your track is wider than 1" you can use small wooden shims or extra weatherstripping 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. You might also try semi-permanently installing the pet door.

The slider is on the outside track? How do I lock it?

This can cause an issue if you are trying to lock the door since the clamp lock, Charley bar, or dowel in the track won't really work. In this case, you can use a foot lock. The downside is that you have to drill that into the front end of the stationary panel frame as well as a small hole in the sliding door frame.

Depending on the handle of your slider, you might be able to put a Charley bar between the handle and the edge of the stationary. The slider would then push against the pet door and prevent someone from opening your door.

Alternatively, you can also try installing the pet door between your stationary glass and wall.

There is a large ste-down going out/coming in for the pet?

In this case, you can use a ramp or some small steps to minimize the height of the drop. You'll want the distance between the top of the flap and the ground to allow your pet to go through your flap without ducking or hitting their back.

What if I have an alarm system?

The alarm company might be able to come out and move the sensor for you. So instead of one part being on the door and the other on the jamb, you would end up having one side on the panel that matched up with the one on the sliding door.

As there are many different types of alarm configurations we would recommend that you always consult the alarm security company first to discuss your options.