How to Install Our Pet Door into a Raised Panel Door
Our pet door installation expert shows step by step how to install a Freedom Pet Pass pet door into a raised panel door. The same instructions apply to flat panel doors.
Short Edited Video Previewing of all 5 installation steps. 2:04
The Freedom Pet Pass comes with a two piece window lite frame that holds our pet door into your home door. The inside of the window lite frame is pre sealed with a good EBM tape. What this does is create an air tight, water tight, weather tight seal when the widow lite frame is squeezed together for the application.
The pet door itself is housed within the two window lite frames that secure the pet door to your home door. The window lite frame is engineered to fit all industry standard 1 ¾ flat panel or raised panel doors. The window lite frame is hand crafted by a company in Michigan who specialize in window lite frames for homes.
Tools Required to Install a Pet Door into a Raised Panel Door. 1:3
Tools required to install a Freedom Pet Pass® into a raised panel door include the following:
Battery operated drill
Blue painters tape
Level or strait edge
Step #1. Determining the rough cut line. 1:25
Begin the project with the interior your home door facing up on saw horses. The object here is to locate and center the product where it will best fit your door and your dog. Pre measure for the dog.
Use the window lite frame with the screw holes. Take the frame and mark the center of the frame and center of the door. On raised panel doors you want to place the window lite frame above the top of the panel or below the panel to minimize the open area. Next, line up the two points and trace around the window lite frame with a pencil.
Step #2. Cutting the rough cut. 3:49
Begin with a good saw and the proper blade installed to cut through your home door application. Certain saw blades are designed to cut through metal, wood, ect… Start your cut at the back corner and work counter clockwise around the door.
Line up the saw blade with the pencil line and with a good grip on the saw carefully begin your cut.
We don’t recommend cutting into our door if it is your first time using a saw. The next step details how to make the end cuts and remove the door panel.
Step #3. Finishing the rough cut and preparing the hole. 7:12
Step #4. Applying the pet door to the raised panel door. 3:51
Step #5. Sealing the window lite pet door frame to raised panel door. 4:03
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Freedom Pet pass® proves no air leakage and R-value of approximately 0.35 using results from air leakage tests and thermal imaging conducted by Building Performance by Design, a third party certified Energy Star Partner. Testing also concludes the Freedom Pet Pass® seals 190% better than the "world's best selling pet door".
Freedom Pet Pass® proves that its pet door exceeds Passive House air tightness certification of 0.6 ACH50 by a factor of 3. Interior volume based on Passive House Methodology: 13772 ft3; CFM at 50 pascal depressurization: 47 cfm50; air changes per hour at 50 pascal depressurization: 0.2 ach50. Results are based on third party blower door testing performed by certified Energy Star Partner Earth Advantage Institute.
Freedom Pet Pass® energy efficient pet doors are recommended and distributed by certified Energy Star Partners that include both the consumer and wholesale division of Energy Federation Incorporated and its network of distribution and Batticdoor.com.