A comparison of top pet door manufacturers: PlexiDor, Hale Pet Doors and Endura Flap (Patio Pacific)
PlexiDor pet doors are often considered the highest quality in terms of the materials used in their construction. They use a very strong shatterproof and insulated acrylic panel.
The doors open similar to swinging saloon doors, whereas most other pet doors are traditional "flaps." This can be an important design consideration for some people.
If insulation is a concern for you, keep in mind that a classic "double flap" version of Patio Pacific or Hale may be a better solution as this feature reduces the amount of air coming into and out of the home when your pet leaves.
PlexiDor offers a 10 year warranty.
2) Hale Pet Doors
If you need a unique setup for your pet door, consider Hale. This pet door industry mainstay is also the brand with the most options to customize in terms of size, wall depth, training flap, etc.
In general, we hear that smaller dogs have an easier time opening Hale doors than the other two brands. Insulation is about on par with Endura Flap Patio Pacific (when purchasing a "double flap"), which is particularly relevant to keep your home warm in the winter, but also to keep air conditioning in the home in the summer.
Hale has been in the business a very long time and is also known for their customer service. Their warranty is shorter than the other two companies, at 5 years.
Their insulation with a "double" flap is on par with a Hale door. There is less customization overall, but the installation is probably the easiest of the three brands.
Their wall-mounted pet doors are definitely our most popular selling doors, but their range for "people doors" and windows is also top quality.
They also have a 10 year warranty.
- Have you thought about an automatic electronic pet door? They open automatically when your pet walks up to it. This ensures only your pet (and no other animals) can come into your home through your pet door, among lots of other advantages. Take a look at our selection of automatic electronic doors.
- Consider adding a security cover to your pet door to secure your home against burglars! Take a look at our Watchdog Security Cover.