Measuring for the Side Sliding Window Pet Door:
To determine which height range will work with your sliding window, open
the sliding window and measure from the very bottom inside track to
the very top inside track. As you look down on the groove that the
window slides within, you may see a thin rail. You will want to measure
down past that rail, from the deepest part of the base channel to
the very top inside channel.
Will These Side Sliding Window Pet doors fit all Sliding Windows?
As you look at the base track your window follows; you most often will see
a "rail". If this "rail" is 5/16" or narrower,(as you look down
on it), then the SB Standard Side Sliding Window Insert should fit
your window. All Security Boss Window Insert will fit channels that are at least 1" wide.
Included Weather stripping:
Every Security Boss Side Sliding Window Insert features a replaceable
bulb seal that lines both sides of the window insert. This bulb seal
provides a superior weather seal between the insert and the window
jam and sliding window. This weather seal can also be replaced if
needed very easily by sliding the weatherstripping into the t-slot
groove on your Window Insert.
The weather seal is a 3" wide vinyl weather stripping section that
attaches to the back side of your sliding window. When an insert is
installed, your sliding window breaks the seal between the sliding
window and fixed window panel. This weather stripping will seal out
Adjustable Height Range:
The top section of the Security Boss Side Sliding Window Pet Door floats
on two tension rods that compress or expand to obtain the best possible
fit into the window frame. The top is fit into the upper window track
and the bottom rests on the bottom window track. Once in place, there
are two thumb bolts that lock the top section into place to prevent
the Window Insert from being removed from the outside.
How does my Sliding Window Lock?
We strongly suggest bracing the door with a stick or an adjustable
brace bar; as this immobilizes your window and is the most effective
way to secure your side sliding window insert. We also offer several
locking devices for purchase if your situation requires.
Different ways to Install the Side Sliding Window Pet Door:
The Security Boss Side Sliding Window Pet Door can be mounted o
the stationary side of the window. Many windows have stoppers that
normally prevent the stationary panel from moving. If these stoppers
can be removed, the stationary panel can be moved to accommodate the
Note: This technique will not work
with windows where the stationary panel is molded into the frame.