Why Choose a Hale Pet Door?




The following are just some of the materials that give the Hale Pet Doors superior service and reliability.
Hale Pet Door Extruded Aluminum Frames

A heavy frame of extruded aluminum

Far superior to plastic or pressed metal frames for strength and durability

Hale Pet Door Reinforced Corners

Steel reinforced corners

Adds even more strength to our heavy extruded frame

Hale Pet Door Starboard covers

King Starboard® polymer security cover

King Starboard® is used in marine applications as well as security and other industrial applications and is designed to stand up to the harshest weather conditions. It is environmentally stabilized for harsh sun and will not rot, swell, splinter, or delaminate when exposed to humidity or water. Its durable matte-textured surface on both sides is easy to clean and never needs refinishing. It has even passed the Federal Motor Vehicle Standard 302 fire test required for use in motor vehicles, including motor homes. This security cover is available in opaque black, white, gray, or tan colors and is able to be locked in place with a positive action steel "pin lock". Starboard is a registered trademark of King Plastic Corporation.
Zinc Alloy Cover Removal Knob on Hale Pet Door Security Cover

Zinc Alloy Cover Removal Knob

For ease of use in operating the cover whether top or side loading, we provide a lightweight zinc aloy knob or handle to open and close the cover.  The ergonomic design of the knob is especially useful for older people with arthritis or when the door is located in a hard to reach area.  It cradles your finger as you move the cover to and from the pet door giving you the highest level of comfort.  With its attractive satin nickel finish, the knob complements all the available frame and cover colors of Hale Pet Door (NOTE: some photos on this site still show the finger hole instead of the handle.  The handle is now considered standard but the finger holes are still available where the handle would interfere with functionality.)

Hale Pet Door flap colors

PVC vinyl flaps

Our flaps are stronger and longer lasting than other available materials. Most Hale Pet Doors come standard with two separate flaps for maximum energy efficiency and protection from wind, unwanted animals and insects. Single flap Hale Pet Doors are also available in all models.
Hale Pet Door Alnico Magnets

Alnico magnets

Alnico magnets are made from aluminum, nickel, cobalt and iron. They are much stronger and longer lasting than graphite magnets. They keep the flap in place to give greater protection from wind, unwanted animals and insects.
Hale Pet Door Gray Nylon Weather Stripping

Nylon pile weather-stripping

Aids greatly in the energy efficiency of our doors and gives added protection from insect intrusion.
Hale Pet Door Black Nylon Weather Stripping
Hale Pet Door Tunnel ViewHale Pet Door Side Tunnel View

Aluminum tunnel

All Hale Wall Model pet doors come with a heavy .040 aluminum tunnel which connects the inside frame to the outside frame.


All Hale Wall Model pet doors come with mold and mildew resistant olefin nylon carpet that covers the sides and bottom between the pet door flaps. 
Hale Pet Door High Pile Carpet
Hale Pet Door Window Glass


The glass used in Hale doors is double pane insulated tempered glass standard. Our single pane in glass model, and storm window replacement model all use single pane tempered glass.
Hale Pet Door Frame Finishes

Frame Finish

We use two types of finish on Hale doors, either anodized aluminum or hard coat paint. Anodizing is a type of electrolysis used to place a protective oxide coating on metal. This produces a colored surface that cannot be rubbed off or scratched easily. Both finishes are very durable and are the very best available.
Pin Lock used to secure the cover on a Hale Pet Door

Pin Lock

Our positive action pin lock is attached to the frame rather than the security cover itself as in many other pet doors.  This prevents the lock from being opened from the outside.  It also prevents the lock from scratching the wall or people door when the cover is opened or closed.

Strikes used on Hale Pet Door flaps to line up with the magnets in the door frame


Our custom designed strikes are made of stainless steel to prevent rusting and discoloration of the flaps from the strikes.  They line up with the Alnico magnets in the door frame to provide a weather tight seal around the flap of the pet door.

Hale Pet Door Raincaps

Water containment and diversion

Our flashing and raincap attachments (on applicable models) were invented by Hale Pet Door to help prevent problems that could be caused by water intrusion. We also recommend caulking around the outside top and sides of our pet doors to prevent water intrusion.
Hale Pet Door Flashing
The above materials are more expensive than what is used in other pet doors, but are necessary to meet the quality standards of HSPD Manufacturing, Inc.
All Hale Pet Door™ branded products are manufactured in the United States with the greatest attention to detail.