Hale Pet Door, Plexidor Pet Door, and Endura Flap Pet Door Comparison – Pet's Choice Supply

Hale Pet Door, Plexidor Pet Door, and Endura Flap Pet Door Comparison

The Endura Flap Pet Door, Hale Pet Door, and Plexidor Pet Door are all great top of line pet doors with their own unique quirks and features. If you are looking for a pet door that will stand up to the test of time, any of these pet doors are great choices compared to any of the big box brand names you might find in your local hardware store.

Compared to many other brands, these pet doors in particular pride themselves on being energy efficient, having a great seal, and being durable. Most other pet doors you find, especially cheaper ones in hardware stores, fall apart relatively quickly or require their flaps to be replaced at a minimum once a year. Not only that, most of these other brand pet doors leak air due to a poor seal, which can prove costly if you run your AC or heat.

While naming the best can be entirely subjective, we will point out the main differences in the three pet doors and you can make up your mind!

Aesthetics

While this is completely subjective and can really depend on the aesthetics of your home or where you’re installing into, we will mention the comments that we have received from past customers about what they like about their pet doors in regards to their looks.

Endura Flap Pet Door
Beefy durable look. The flap is semi-clear, meaning it is not fully see through. Some people prefer this over a completely clear flap. Comes in three different colors, tan, black, and white.

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Hale Pet Door
Sleek modern look. The flap is fully clear. Comes in four different colors, Arizona Beige, White, Black, and Brushed Aluminum.

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Plexidor Pet Doors
Beefy durable look. The flap has a saloon style door design that is also ridged. Comes in three different colors: Bronze, White and Silver.

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Flap

Endura Flap Pet Door

The pet door flap on the Endura Flap pet door is engineered to excel at energy efficiency and to have an excellent sealing value. 

The flap has magnets lined along the sides and bottom of the flap, ensuring there are no gaps in its seal. The flap is double walled, meaning there are two pieces of plastic that are positioned together to create air space for an insulating effect. Although this design makes the flap semi-transparent, it is a trade-off in the engineered design for maximum insulation and energy efficiency. The Endura Flap can also remain flexible and sealed up to -40 degrees Fahrenheit.  

Most insulating pet door keeps air from transferring through it with this design

The magnets that line the bottom of the flap can also be adjusted in strength by removing them. If you notice in the diagram above, you can see the Endura Flap rotates on a rod, which compared to traditional pet doors, prevents flexing at the top of the flap, which is where cracking and tearing are often found. 

Finally, the Endura Flap has also been tested against UV exposure equivalent to 2 years of Florida sun, and during this test the flap showed no signs of cracking or degradation.

If one of these flaps sounds strong, guess what, there is a double flap option!

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Plexidor Pet Door

Plexidor Pet Door Flaps are unique in the sense that they are the only pet door on the market that utilizes rigid flaps. The shatter resistant saloon style flap that the Plexidor utilizes are made of K9 COMPOSITE™ which is specially formulated to resist damage from sunlight, extreme temperatures and high impact. 

The pet door panels are lined with industrial grade weather sealing on all four sides, ultimately reducing air conditioning loss or heat loss. 

Plexidor prides itself on "No More Replacement Flaps". The Plexidor rigid flaps cannot shrink, crack, or fade and all of their panels are made to withstand UV rays and heavy impact. 

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Hale Pet Door

Hale Pet Door Flaps are made of flexible 3/16" PVC Vinyl. Hale Pet door flaps are surrounded by a ½” nylon pile weather stripping for added insulation. Alnico 5 magnets are used for sealing. Alnico 5 magnets are made from aluminum, nickel, and cobalt alloy. They are known for their strong magnetism which gives the flap strength and durability in its sealing. The number of magnets on the flap is determined by the flap size.

With a double flap option, the Hale Pet Door has seen great success with sealing, weatherproofing, and energy efficiency. 

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Sizing Options & Different Models

Endura Flap Pet Door

The Endura Flap Pet Door comes in four standard sizes and has applications in the door, wall, window, and sliding glass door.

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Plexidor Pet Door

The Plexidor Pet Door also comes in four standard sizes and has applications in the door and wall. The Plexidor has electronic models in both of these applications as well!

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Hale Pet Door

The Hale Pet Door offers their products in 12 standard sizes, as well as custom dimension sizes in both door and wall models if need be. The Hale Pet Door has applications for the door, wall, sliding glass door, window, and screens! By far the most versatile pet door on this list.

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Product options

Product options are extra options that can be purchased or are included with the products that improve functionality or aesthetics.

Endura Flap Pet Doors
Endura Flap Pet Doors have four standard sizes to choose from and different color and flap configurations depending on what model you choose.

For door and wall models, you can choose from a single or double flap, and between colors white, tan, and black.

For panel and window models, you can choose only a single flap model between colors white, dark bronze, and brushed aluminum.

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Hale Pet Doors
Hale Pet Doors have twelve standard sizes to choose from in all models and have custom dimension pet doors as well.

Choose from four different colors: Brushed Aluminum, White, Dark Bronze, and Arizona Beige.

A raincap awning is optional and can be included for free with your order if selected.


You can also choose to customize the frame colors on both the inside and outside on door and wall models. This can be great if for example: your interior décor is white, so you would want a white interior frame, and the outside décor is beige, so you choose Arizona beige for the exterior frame color.

The locking cover for this pet door can also be customized free of charge to load from the top, left, or right. Standard is top loading. You may want a left or right side loading locking cover if you are installing a pet door under an object that may obstruct the standard top loading locking cover, such as a window.

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Plexidor Pet Doors

Plexidor Pet Doors have four standard sizes to choose from and three color options: Bronze, Silver, and White. 

The Plexidor Awning can be purchased separately. The awning helps prevent adverse weather conditions from affecting the pet door or the inside of your home.

A locking cover mount that allows you to slide the locking cover in, rather than manually tighten it in, can also be purchased separately for these pet doors in the door and wall model.

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Warranty

Endura Flap Pet Doors
The Endura Flap has a 15 year warranty on its products.

Plexidor Pet Doors
Plexidor Pet Doors has a 10 year warranty on its products.

Hale Pet Door
Hale Pet Doors has a 5 year warranty on its products.

Conclusion

All in all, any of these pet doors are a great choice for your home if you are looking for a high quality pet door. While they are not necessarily cheap in price, especially compared to some other brands, you basically get what you pay for when purchasing a pet door. All three of these brands have thousands of satisfied customers that swear by them. A high quality pet door in the long run can also save you money compared to cheaper brands not only when it comes to energy bills, but through replacing flaps. Cheaper brand pet doors require their flaps to be replaced as often as multiple times a year, which adds up extremely quick. Here at Pet's Choice Supply, we purposely choose not to stock or work with these other brands because we stand by these products and know they will satisfy your needs.

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If you have any questions about any of these products, you can send us an email at contact@petschoicesupply.com, give us a call at (888) 557-7387, or send us a chat if we're online!