Once you have picked your panel material, it needs to be cut to the right height. If you measure the sliding window height and use that, it's a pretty safe bet. After all, the window fit into the track, so if your panel is built to that same height it should fit too; just put the top of your panel into the track and lift up and over the bottom wall. The wood or Lexan will not be as thick as your window is, so it will be loose in the track. You can screw it to the inside or outside of the track to keep it from moving. Another option is just to run some weather stripping tape down the track and down the side of the window, then squeeze the window into the pet door, and use the weatherstrip to hold the panel in place. Using a clamp on lock as shown in the video helps to keep the window tight against the cat door.
Bug Warden | Keep Bugs out of Sliding Dog & Cat Doors - Endura Flap
Measure your sliding glass door. Before you begin, you must have an accurate measurement of both the door and your pet. Measure the door from the inside of the frame. Measure the height of the patio door to find the width. Add at least two inches (or more) to the measurement. Sliding glass doors come in a large variety of sizes for both cats and dogs. Check Resources (below) for a link to the specific instructions required for pet measuring.
Down-to-Earth DIY: Cat Door (Horizontal Sliding Window)
Cats love to be independent, with the freedom to come and go as they please. Installing a quality cat door in your home makes this possible, keeping your cat happy and giving you peace of mind. Pet Mountain's Cat Door store features every type of cat door imaginable to perfectly suit your home and feline friend.
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Build your own cat door for a horizontal sliding window. - Pinterest