The Ideal Pet Products Designer Series Ruff-Weather Pet Door is Designed for standard door or wall installation. It's sturdy frame and double flap design withstands all types of weather condition. The double vinyl flap creates a 3-inch air pocket that provides heavy duty insulation and keeps out drafts to maximize energy efficiency in your home. The heavy-duty grey plastic frame can handle the toughest daily use, plus it's easy to install and includes a die cut template with easy to follow instructions and all hardware.
The unique double-flap design blocks airflow and creates an insulated air pocket within the door to provide the maximum energy efficiency.
The rigid lock-out, slide-in panel provides a great way to help keep your pet in or out.
Magnetic flap closures give the door a strong seal when the door is not in use for added protection from the elements.
The frame is conveniently compatible with any standard interior or exterior door or wall.
Constructed from sturdy plastic and non-toxic vinyl for a durable pet door that can withstand a variety of climates.
I purchased this based on the product description of it being for "ruff weather" and being able to "withstand all the elements", as well as all of the positive reviews. The door was decently easy to install and my dogs and cat were able to figure it out quickly.
BUT IT LEAKS.
It doesn't keep the rain out, even with the panel in place. I have tried contacting Ideal Pet Products, trying to see if they had any ideas how to fix this, and they have repeatedly said that their product is NOT water or rain proof, and even the warranty says it does not keep out rain. The magnets along the bottom are also not string enough to keep the flaps from blowing open in the wind, so I need to keep the panelI purchased this based on the product description of it being for "ruff weather" and being able to "withstand all the elements", as well as all of the positive reviews. The door was decently easy to install and my dogs and cat were able to figure it out quickly.
BUT IT LEAKS.
It doesn't keep the rain out, even with the panel in place. I have tried contacting Ideal Pet Products, trying to see if they had any ideas how to fix this, and they have repeatedly said that their product is NOT water or rain proof, and even the warranty says it does not keep out rain. The magnets along the bottom are also not string enough to keep the flaps from blowing open in the wind, so I need to keep the panel on basically all winter-which defeats the purpose of having a dog door and also seems weird considering it is for rough weather...
A few weeks after I purchased and installed this I had to replace my exterior door (unrelated reason). All the other dog doors out there have different dimensions so in order to replace this with a new one, I will need to purchase a new door (I have the largest size pet door). I realllly don't want to replace it, but Ideal Pet Products has been not only unhelpful, but rude. I was really hoping they could come up with a creative way to help me (more magnets? Extra gaskets?)
I will be returning this to Chewy, and purchasing a new door that doesn't advertise itself for rough weather and then after the fact claim it is only for sunny, warm days.… more
Great energy saver
on Jul 1, 2020
I would and do recommend this door. It's my second since I needed a larger one for my big baby. (115 pounds) The two flaps seal the door so no air gets through. The only complaint I have is Chewy doesn't carry the replacement flaps, but I called the company that makes the door and ordered them from them. They where very helpful and nice.
Dogs love it.
on Jul 20, 2020
We have a single door for dogs leaving house and double for exiting to the dog run that is fenced in. We don't have to let dog out. Does it on it's own.
Easy to install.
on Jun 29, 2020
Great dog door! Easy to install. It looks like it will be perfect for the extreme weather we have. Our little terrier was hesitant to go through it, but after a couple times back and forth he was fine.
Love this doggie door
on Jul 18, 2020
Love this doggie door. Ultra helpful .... dog loves it. We have a German Shepherd.... she loves being able to be independent. Best decision ever.
Door for My two cats
on May 16, 2020
I just installed the door today. It's in the kitchen door going to the attached garage. All went well, as it's fairly forgiving as far as hole size and bolt holes. It looks great for a cat door. The plan is to now have the litter box in the garage. I hope they will get used to it. Great idea, We shall see how it works out.
Great doggie door
on May 1, 2020
It was time to replace our old doggie door and this one is absolutely wonderful very well built no air coming through and if I have to buy another new one that sometime I will definitely go back to chewie this one is well worth the money which is not expensive at all !
So easy to install and very well made.
on Mar 22, 2020
I installed this myself in no time- but I was replacing an existing pet door that was old. They give you very good instructions- not like some items with bad translations into English. A template for the hole and screw-holes is included. It is very well made. This is good for windy locations. I live one property off of the ocean and get some strong winds. The magnets hold well.
on Mar 26, 2020
We had a dog door for the sliding door, but it was terrible for the winter time and on windy days. There was so much draft that came through even when we put up plastic. We decided to give this dog door a try and it’s 100% better! My husband and father in-law had no issues installing it. My dog was a little hesitant to use it at first because it has the two flaps where he was used to just one, but he figured it out quickly. If you’re debating between a sliding door dog door or this one, definitely go with this one!
Glad to have it
on Jun 15, 2020
Wish we had bought this dog door sooner. It was pretty easy to install and the dogs love the freedom.