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How Do EZ Snap® Window Shades Work?

EZ Snap® window shades or blinds are installed on the exterior of a window blocking the sun’s rays before they enter your home or RV.

The reason our RV shades and exterior window shades are so efficient at blocking the suns heat is because they are installed on the outside of the glass, effectively cooling the glass surface as well as the interior of your home or RV.

The U.S. Dept. of Energy studies have proven that shade screen installed on the outside of windows are up to 7 times more effective at blocking heat than interior blinds or window tinting.

Infrared Imaging of EZ Snap® Shades

The infrared images below show the EZ Snap® shades at work. The image on the left shows that even though this window has its vertical blinds closed, the heat is still entering into the house. The picture on the right shows how the EZ Snap® shades have stopped the heat from entering as well as cooling the window glass surface itself.

infrared-difference

Why are EZ Snap® exterior window shades more effective than home window tinting?

Window tinting film is glued onto the interior window surface. As you know, shade on the exterior of the glass surface, stops up to 7 times more heat than a product on the inside surface. Our Unique shading mesh stops the heat before it hits the glass. This same principle is true for any application – house windows, RV windshields or skylight shades.

Another problem with tinting is that home window tinting or window film can cause damage to the window’s weather seal. If a window film installer uses a film that blocks too much heat, it can “super heat” the weather seal of the window. It is this continual “superheating” and cooling of the window’s seal that causes it to fail.

Moist inside air gets into the space between the glass surfaces and causing condensation, fogging and loss of the windows insulation value or R Value. Because of this problem with window tinting, film installers must install films that do not stop too much heat to protect the window from failing.

For more information, please view the EZ SNAP VIDEOS.

Place approximately 12 inches apart on the lens of the skylight.

AirFlo™ Spacers are recommended for all Dome Skylights or Skylights with Plastic Lens.

To use: Place the spacers approximately 12 inches apart or how every many
would be required to keep the mesh from laying on the skylight lens.

Why do we suggest the AirFlo Spacers: Many dome skylights are quality, "Made in America" skylights, but unfortunately there are
a lot of skylights on the market now that are made off-shore. In very hot weather, these poorly made skylight lens can develop crazing or imperfections in the
plastic of the skylight lens. This is caused by an excessive heat build-up in the sub-standard plastic lens.
The AirFlo™ spacers lift the shading mesh off of the lens of the skylight, allowing the excess heat to dissipate.

NOTE: Using AirFlo Spacers will slightly increase the size of the dimensions of the shading mesh you will need.

If you are confident that you have a quality built dome skylight, then these spacers
are probably not necessary for your project, but if you are unsure, better to be safe than sorry.

Outside View Black EZ Snap Shade Screens

OUTSIDE VIEW - BLACK EZ Snap Shade Screens.

INSIDE VIEW - BLACK EZ Snap Shade Screens

Outside View White EZ Snap Shade Screens

OUTSIDE VIEW - WHITE EZ Snap Shade Screens

Inside View White EZ Snap Shade Screens

INSIDE VIEW - WHITE EZ Snap Shade Screens

The Primer Pen is used for applications where it is necessary to increase the surface adhesion of the EZ Snap stud.

Contains a 3M Clear, Colorless primer. Enough to prime the surface area for approximately 50 studs.

To use: Shake the pen well before using.
A gentle squeeze 1″ in from the felt tip, ruptures the inner membrane, allowing the contents to be easily dispensed.
Apply a thin, uniform coating to the bonding surface using the minimum amount that will fully coat the surface.
Dries clear. Allow to dry thoroughly before applying the studs. This takes approximately 5 minutes at room temperature.
Extremely porous surfaces may need a second application for uniform coverage and good adhesion.

TIP: Make a template, cut-out to the same size as the stud.
This prevents wasting primer by only priming the area that the stud will bond to.
**As with all primer type products, test on small area first to ensure it is compatible with surface.