EZ Snap Reviews & Testimonials
Sun Shade & RV Skirting Customer Feedback…
After more than a decade of providing high quality shade and skirting materials, EZ Snap has thousands of happy customers. Here are some reviews that we have received from all over the USA,Canada, and Australia.
Shade “Product of the Year”
I normally don't leave reviews but thought this may help someone.
My house boat is positioned such that the largest section of windows down the side are in full sun for 5 hours a day. It's 98' long with 6 single pane windows on the side hallway.
Using SensorPush temperature monitors I tracked the temperature for 2 weeks before installing EZSnap. The internal temperature between the window and thermal shades would reach 110 degrees. The stored thermal heat would last well into the night and would make keeping our large boat cool. This would also affect temperature inside the staterooms and my kids and wife would complain about it being uncomfortable when they went to bed.
We like our boat cool and 74 degrees or higher in the bedrooms was pushing their comfort levels. This is with running our thermostat at 70 all day long.
After installing EZ Snap, I've logged 7 degrees less in the windows during the day. The room temperatures are holding at 70 all day long and the A/C unit now cycles on and off as it should instead of running continuously.
This also solves an issue of too much condensation on my AC ductwork since the unit is not running constantly.
I couldn't find any hard data on reviews just "it feels more comfortable". A 7 degree drop in direct sun is an incredible achievement.
I was also concerned about the look of putting these on externally on my boat. They look great and were easy to install.
I bought the smallest skylight shade kit. It was incredibly easy to install. I bought the white fabric and it allows a pleasant filtered light to come in but cuts the heat incredibly. I think it took me about 25 minutes to install the skylight shade and that included washing the skylight and waiting for the primer to dry. What a great product!
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for the 5 Star Review Philip!
I have a home office with three bay windows that heat quickly with the strong morning sun here in Colorado. Sun film on the windows was insufficient even with the blinds closed; I needed more heat reduction. EZ Snap Shades to the rescue!
I covered two of the three windows, and the difference in heat gain between the covered and uncovered windows is dramatic. (I left one window uncovered because I need the airflow from my swamp cooler to work properly, and shade cloth cuts down on airflow.)
Installation was straightforward and not beyond this 65-year-old woman.
Some feedback, then some installation tips:
The primer pen ran dry well before the 50-snaps it was supposed to cover.
The fabric was very easy to cut. I left it a bit long and trimmed after installation.
My ratcheting screwdriver, minus the bit, was perfect for popping the pins onto the bases with no broken pins and fingers were unharmed.
A wooden dowel with small hole drilled in center was very helpful for pushing the cloth down onto the pins (thanks to other reviewer who suggested it).
They say "measure twice and cut once" for the fabric; I'd say it also applies to the spacing of the snaps. I nearly screwed it up--had to redo my marks to come out with the right number in the end. I also recommend getting 10% more than you think you need, just in case.
The shades do darken the room. A bit more than I'd like, but it's a worthwhile trade off in my opinion.
All in all, I'm happy with the results at this point. I plan to take it off in the winter when I can benefit from the heat gain, and reinstall in summer.
Meanwhile, I can continue to work in my office through the summer this year!
Received product in a timely manner, was provided a tracking number to monitor shipment progress. Packaging in 2 separate boxes in good shape with no damage.
Excellent customer service, Troy was very helpful with answering all my questions and an issue I had with my order he handled very quickly and in a timely manner.
Product is very durable and easy to work with! All the product videos on the RV skirting very helpful and informative.
Have recommended EZsnap to all other full-time RVers in the construction industry who have questioned me about the skirting and Fifth-wheel enclosure for my travel travel trailer! I have had custom skirting on my other trailers and I feel EZsnap is more economical and better quality.
Will continue doing business with EZsnap in the future!!!
Thank you, EZsnap.
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for your recommendation Mr. Harris!
We are very pleased with our EZ Snap window shades for our motorhome.
They were easy to install and have made a big difference in the comfort of our motorhome.
The snaps were easy to install and the sunshade material was very easy to mark and cut to shape.
I would recommend them to anyone who wants to cool their rv and wants to install it themselves.
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for your review and photos Gary. Looking great!
At first when I received the skirting I thought "how is this going to hold up in the elements and hold in heat to keep my lines and take from freezing?". I thought it was thin and not very good at holding in heat, I was wrong, it is light weight.
Well let me tell you, it does it's job wonderfully. In 0°f weather, one small space heater set to low under the camper with the skirting on keeps the water running at all times, and the temp under the camper at 40°f (as long as it's at or above 32°f)
I'd definitely recommend using the Velcro to "link" the pieces together, it keep the skirting as a whole strong. I'd also recommend cutting the sections as large as possible. For example instead of doing 3 separate slide pieces, do one large piece. I made that mistake on one side. Basically the side that is one whole piece holds up to wind many times better and it was super easy to put on. The side that I cut in 3 sections, it's extremely hard to keep it from flapping in the wind, and wind is what strips the heat from your camper causing frozen pipes and wasted fuel for heat. So if you can, keep it one piece.
I got the pipe clamps, those help with the wind and keeping the excess material under the camper for a clean look.
Initial install is time consuming, I'd recommend giving yourself a couple hours. But after the first install, it's extremely quick. I have a 40' toy hauler and it takes 10-15 mins to put skirting on and Velcro together. Pipes add 10 mins maybe to install.
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for your feedback Charles. Great to hear that EZ Snap RV Skirting is working well for you.
EZ Snap Review and Story!
First of all, I would like to state that Charlie (my wife) and I are new to the full time RVing thing. We have learned a lot in a short period of time and came to realize that among the many things necessary to purchase, a skirt for the rig is just what the doctor ordered… especially since we are now fast approaching more frigid temperatures. Canada eh? Being Scottish… a friend of mine said it is an RV kilt… not just a skirt ☺
I did my research, went on-line and searched for solutions we can do ourselves and happened upon a video from the “Keep your Daydream” crew who did in fact attach an EZ Snap skirt on their rig “Ginger”. It looked relatively easy and as Charlie and I are quite handy, I got in touch with the team to solidify our needs. After the order, which was quite painless, Troy reached out to me and reconfirmed a solid address to ship to in Canada…eh! We are out in the boonies on the West Coast of BC so no real “fixed” address, thankfully we were able to use a friend’s home address and it was shipped out promptly.
Once it arrived, we unboxed and sorted through the materials then went on to do the pre-planning. We own a Grand Design Solitude 310GK (34’,11”) unit with three slides. I diagramed out the trailer and did actual “fixed” measurements on all surfaces destined to have snaps. I am a bit “anal” about doing things right the first time (just me) so I chose not to just go with the recommended spacing but measured out the exact distance between on all surfaces. Pic #1 shows the initial diagram: (All of you 310GK users feel free to snag!)
Bit on the “crinkly” side as it is rather wet where we are, was thrown away but retrieved for this writing.
Then it was simply picking a section, measuring out ends, exact center, and placing buttons in appropriate locations surrounding the trailer. We opted for ALL buttons to be screwed in as the temps here were not the warmest and the 3M adhesive, while sticking, (was not recommended to use solely at the lower temps). We worked slowly around the trailer, cleaning sections with isopropyl alcohol (as suggested) and marking out the placement then affixing the button/screw combination supplied. We also were making sure not to “over screw” the self-tapping screws supplied and found it a breeze!
Several images follow denoting these steps:
After buttons were done, we waited a few days as the rains came and we chose to pick a couple days of good weather to do the skirt itself.
On the side of the trailer we have two mats that were perfect to roll out the sheeting product to measure out the cuts. We started with the front face as this was the “funkiest” cut we would need to do for the storage compartment. At this stage we were not all that worried about “final fit and finish” as we wanted to get all the appropriate pieces cut and on, then deal with the corner and bottom “tuck’s”.
The first day we did approximately 90% of the trailer in about three hours… taking our own sweet time. I must say (as a tip) pressing the spiked button’s on was quite easy but I would recommend using a pair of pliers to push the spike on as it is a tight fit! Also, when pushing the buttons on the spike use the same pliers to seat them properly… makes it a breeze! Two people is recommended by us as levelling and pulling the material taught is important for a good fit.
Day one complete.. and an immediate difference! I personally noticed my feet were no longer “chilly” in my slippers walking on the floor inside the trailer. This was an initial reaction and not sure if factual but we still had to do the “rear” section around bumper/bikes to fully skirt/kilt the unit.
Day two.. we used some scrap offcut material from the front to create a “U” shaped piece to fully enclose the hitch at the back of the unit (from top down) and then measured center of the final piece to cut a notch out to “marry” with the previously installed upper “U” shape. The result was a seamless, fully enclosed skirt surrounding the square hitch sticking out of the back of the unit… rather painless if you take the time to measure correctly.
This is the “pre-final” install around the hitch at the back of the unit, I didn’t have to remove the bikes from the rack either… Yeah!
Final stretch, second day was the Velcro and tucking. That task was expertly done by Charlie and after about 3 hours we were pretty much done that day.
Not 100% done as of yet. A few aesthetic tweaks we would like to do but all in all a relatively easy project that will serve us well over time. Regardless of heat or cold, a highly recommended procedure for all!
A few side notes here:
We ended up cutting a small slit in the skirting to pass the water line through. This does double duty, not only does it keep the water line above ground but minimizes the amount of exposed line in the really cold days.
The Velcro supplied works really well for around the corners thus ensuring a tight seal around entire unit.
The skirting material itself… we found this can be used for a myriad of other uses as well. With spare material we ended up covering an outside table (now waterproof).
We may also use some to line drawers inside the unit as well, have not gone there yet. LOL!
Highly recommend this product especially with the support from the company at the beginning (sorting out actual needs) to the shipping challenges (no fixed address). We were able to procure, plan, install and tweak within 12 hours (over four days due to weather). We even have spare material and buttons should anything go awry!
Thank you all & very sincerely,
Ryan and Charlie Campbell
Happy Feet RV’ers in B.C. Canada
EZ Snap® Team - Awesome installation Ryan and Charlie! Thanks for sharing your tips, instructions and photos.
The kit was easy and as advertised. Our camper is winterized and doing well in harsh Colorado winter conditions thanks to EZ Snap!
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for your positive review. Nice to hear EZ Snap is keeping your RV warmer in Colorado.
I live in Florida, and needless to say the summer sun can be brutal.
I have 2 large skylights in my living room.
Not wanting to replace them at great expense, I was looking on you tube and came across a video of a guy installing EZ Snap on his skylights.
I ordered, received and my son installed them with relative ease.
The covers filter the light, but do not make the room dark. I will give a follow up review at a later time to let you know how they hold up.
Frank Koch, Ocala Florida
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for your review Frank.
Our skirting is absolutely awesome.
We are work-campers in a campground in Oklahoma.
As soon as we put ours up, another camper ordered from EZ-SNAP.
This should last us for years and we truly appreciate having found you.
Maximum Kudos from us.
Mimi Little Eagle
EZ Snap® Team - Nice to hear that EZ Snap Skirting is working well for you. Thanks for letting us know Mimi.
I love the screen but the snaps did hold up…
EZ Snap® Team - Thank you for your order and feedback. Installation instructions and spacing between fasteners are very important for 3M Adhesive Snaps. When using one large kit for numerous windows, it is critical to order extra snaps and install with correct spacing.During the purchase process, every customer is informed about the importance of calculating the number of fasteners required to install their unique shade project properly.EZ Snap has even developed custom software to calculate the correct fastener count with ease (Seen here: EZ Kit Size Calculator). This fastener calculator is shown on every shade product page in the online store.If extra fasteners are required for your project, they can be purchased with your kit at a substantial discount over what you would pay if you chose to order just a few more at a later date, not to mention saving on the additional shipping costs.Every customer’s project is a little different and the kit size calculator ensures that each customer is ordering the right number of snaps for their project.
Man where do I start... was using foam board trying to ‘save money’ and boy was that a mistake!
Bought my EZ Snap skirting. Installed in under 5 hours and that was the best decision I’ve made in years.
No more frozen pipes and my trailer looks amazing with the grey skirting!
Thanks EZ Snap!
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for your positive review Robert.
I am happy to send my review of the EZ Snap RV Skirting I purchased and used on my RV. I have a 32 foot Motorhome with 1 slideout. I purchased skirting from your company about a month ago.
It was so easy to work with and very good quality. My brother helped me a little but I was able to do it mostly by myself. I used the adhesive fasteners. Not only do they hold extremely well, they look very nice also, even when the skirting is off.
I did have a little difficulty pushing the pin on and also the outer button but my brother gave me a tool to use, a “nut driver” which made it so easy to push and snap them into place.
I easily cut around the doorways and vents. Used Velcro that was supplied to join pieces. Everything looks professionally done.
The material for the skirting is of excellent quality... I applied PVC pipe and clamps on the bottom edge and it just looks so nice.
I am very very pleased with this product and have recommended it on the RV site online that I’m a member of.
The only thing I would change is to add a tool like the one I used to snap pieces on.
Thank you EZ Snap!
Melissa Weyant, Hagerstown
EZ Snap® Team - Thank you Melissa! Looking great.
What a great purchase.
I set up my trailer late in the fall and was running out of time to get some skirting on it before the Michigan winter hit.
The materials were promptly delivered and the next weekend I installed the EZ Snap.
Fast, easy and looks good.
A few mornings later it got down to 4° F. Nothing froze on the trailer. Money well spent.
EZ Snap® Team - Good to hear... thanks Jeff.
We LOVE it! Easy to install. Looks nice, and great shading!!!
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for great review!!
I ordered the screw on snaps because I installed them in the cold, but they installed easily with a power drill.
For my RV, there was one location under the slide out that the stick on fasteners would not have worked.
The EZ Snap system is very easy to install and adapt and I am really glad I chose this way to skirt.
Dr. Lynn L. Adams
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for your feedback Dr. Lynn.
We found EZsnap skirting online, and watched their videos and were very interested. So we called customer service, and they couldn’t have been more helpful.
They took their time, explained how the product worked, how it was to be installed, how to measure the RV. Despite our many questions they were very patient with us.
We ordered the EZ Snap skirting, followed their instructions, and it installed exactly like they said.
It helps keep the RV warm and looks good too.
James and Paula,
EZ Snap® Team - Glad to help... thanks for your review and photos James & Paula.
The EZ snap skirting was easy to install with only a few minor hiccups mostly on our part. We love it and it seems to be doing a great job. It looks and works well. Would recommend it to others. It has helped with keeping the underbelly warmer which is great.
We tried folding the skirting with the pvc pipe (with the purchased clips) underneath with bricks as shown on the video, but could not seem to figure out how to do this easily so rolled it out and did the same.
It works okay but needed more than bricks on each corner in the winds we have had lately and of course it catches rain and snow on the flipped out edge. Not perfect but working well.
The video made it all seem easy, however, it did not go into detail on how to place the pipe and bricks underneath the RV. Would love to hear from you if you have farther tips on how to install the pvc pipe and bricks and flip it under successfully. I searched through all the comments on your page but didn't find any help.
Also when removing it, the removal tool (which did not look like the one shown on the site with the notch on the end) began to bend & twist and then the plastic handle broke in two. We carefully used a flat head screw driver to remove the rest.
When we arrived at the new destination, it took only a few minutes to reinstall the skirting which was wonderful.
Will need to order another removal tool and a few more snap sets. The stick on ones are working well, but even though I calculated what I thought would be enough, we came up a few short because we elected to put them closer together to help in the strong winds.
The company included an upgrade with screws and we have used them in places to insure the anchors hold. Thanks for this.
I didn't feel the video explained how to fit the skirting around things such as steps and the hitch on a travel trailer so that the wind did not get through. I looked at all the reviews and tips but still feel that a video showing these things would be most helpful.
Overall the product is great and looks good despite our personal mess ups here and there. Would purchase it again. Thanks for the upgrades. You have a great product.
Walt & Dar
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for your review and suggestions Walt & Dar. We are working on a new installation video and will feature more details on the installation around stairs and pipe frame techniques, as suggested.
Easy to install, only wish instructions mentioned best way to set up for windy areas. After figuring it out they have worked great.
We have seen 6 degrees already, and it has helped a lot with keeping us warm.
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks Larry. Great to know EZ Snap is keeping you warmer.
I have an office in a small commercial building that faces west and that late afternoon Oklahoma sun is incredibly intense.
EZ Snap shade screens make an amazing difference!!!!
They keep the temperature down, reducing energy costs, while still allowing filtered light.
Having a shade screen also protects the carpet and furniture from fading.
Ordering is easy and delivery is fast.
Gail – Tulsa OK
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks Gail. Glad to hear that EZ Snap is keeping you cool in Tulsa OK!
We love our new ez snap RV skirting, we also like the fact that we don’t have to drill holes into the fibreglass, we’ve chosen the 3M adhesive studs.
It is for sure an investment, it’s been many years that we have lived full time (10 years & counting) in our motorhome in different part of the country during winter times.
We love the fact how easy it is to put the whole skirt together and how it easy it is to snap on or off for transport.
The vinyl doesn’t fray and very easy to work with. We have used few Velcro’s in doors we accessed often during winter times works as described.
Amazing RV skirting system for sure. Would recommend it to everyone. Happy winter RVing.
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for your review and photos Sheila. We are happy to hear that EZ Snap is working well for your full time RV lifestyle.
I want to leave a review about the RV skirting I purchased recently.
I am very pleased with the quality and ease of installation. I had a little help from my brother but was pretty much able to do my 32 foot Motorhome by myself.
It looks wonderful. I will recommend this product to all of my RV friends.
One suggestion I could make: I found the pins difficult to push on, my fingers were getting sore. My brother suggested using a “nut driver” tool which fit perfectly over the pin and snapped them into place perfectly. I also used this tool to push my skirting onto the pin. Perhaps include this type of tool in your kits.
I love the skirting and am so pleased I bought it. Thank you EZ Snap.
EZ Snap® Team - Great review Melissa... thank you.
After installing a few weeks and having it snow, sleet, rain, below freezing weather and wind gusts up to 50 miles an hour we have had no issues.
We noticed the floors are warmer to walk on and it definitely is warmer underneath the trailer and we are expecting to cut our propane usage even more after installing.
After reading and watching the video several times, I decided to use two people and myself to help me skirt the 40’ travel trailer knowing the weather was going to turn on us pretty soon.
We installed it as one piece wrapping the trailer and three slide outs. It took us about 3 hours getting all the push pins placed on trailer and completing the skirting.
Some learnings: after awhile your fingers tire out pushing the fabric onto the 3M Fastener pin so we found a pen (removed the ink cartridge) and used that to push fabric on the 3M Fasteners pin (worked great!).
As for the bottom that I tucked under the trailer, I decided to buy water tube bags of various sizes as weights to keep the skirting from blowing and moving. I thought this would be easier when I put them away for the summer or moving the trailer as it wouldn’t take up much room (1’ X 1’ box) total.
Using the kit was easy except for around the trailer hitch ( just takes a little thought and patience) but it can be done.
It is a wonderful product and I would definitely recommend it to others who need to winterize their trailer.
EZ Snap® Team - Nice to hear EZ Snap is working to help keep your RV warm this winter.
EZ Snaps are just that. They were easy to install for skirting on my RV.
After several wind storms where they were tested vigorously, everything is still tight and no damage was suffered.
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for your feedback Dave.
My husband and I heard about the EZ Snap skirting from a co-worker who had researched skirting options. We checked online and found the process to order to be an easy one.
Shipping was fast, the product was exactly as advertised, the box it arrived in was neat and compact, all parts were there as promised.
We spent a few hours reading the instructions, viewing videos on how to best apply, and actually doing the work to get the skirting to fit our 38' camper.
Application was actually not hard. We had to measure, apply the snaps, and route it to benefit our own needs.
Cutting it to fit was easy, working around the different angles and obstacles took a little patience. It is time consuming, as is expected--this is no small job and no small camper. But giving a few hours to a project of this importance is well worth the effort.
We did buy extra velcro to suit ourselves as well as applying a few extra snaps here and there. In our opinion, because of the wind and weather the skirting will be subjected to, it made us feel better to apply a little extra here and there.
We use our camper often and travel to many environments, so the skirting will be put to harsh testing; and we prefer to be as prepared as possible.
Because of the length we needed from the overlapping cuts we made, we had to use a little more material than was recommended. However, since there is a generous amount in top-to-bottom width, we were able to make a flap for the sewage hose out of what we cut off the bottom, which was perfect for our needs.
We cut it in more places so it would be easier to put back on and fold for storage. We won't always be together so one person will be left to apply and remove it alone. Long sections are bulky to handle, especially if the weather is less than desirable.
One unexpected challenge was applying the velcro to the sections that we cut to close the gaps. I had to crawl under the camper to run my hand along the inside while my husband ran his hand along the outside to get the glue pressed to the material well. But, again, it was no big deal for us. I only state this for others to be aware.
My husband has since taken the camper for a place to stay while he works out-of-state. He said it wasn't bad at all to get it set up again by himself.
All said and done, we were happy with the ease of customizing the material to fit, happy with the ease of applying the snaps as well as the ease of storing the skirting in the breeze-way.
Richard and Shawnee
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for your positive review and photo Richard & Shawnee.
I am very pleased with your product. It took my wife and me approx. two days to complete the project. Finished it yesterday. Having two people makes the project go much faster.
One of the reasons I chose your product was the stick on snaps. I did not want to put holes in my RV. They worked great.
Prep work… marking where you want your snaps and skirting put on really helps. I did this first… marked and measured… and rechecked.
I purchased the skirting in addition to the front zippered cover for my 5th wheel.
To secure the bottom of my skirting I purchased PVC piping, rolled the skirting around it and attached the plastic clamps to keep it secure… tucked it under the RV… I then put smaller cement blocks on the inside... out of sight… to hold the fabric down.
This should keep RV warmer underneath and not have skirting edges whipping around.
We noticed it was warmer right away.
EZ snap sent ample accessories to complete my project...and these accessories really made a BIG difference.
I feel we are going to be very happy with your product…
Ron & Linda
EZ Snap® Team - Nice work Ron & Linda! Thanks for sending your review and photo.
The installation video was well put together as far as a flat surface with no wind and things went pretty smoothly. Mine on the other hand, not so much.
I figured it was pretty simple, so I started by attaching all the adhesive bases along the straight trim lines of my 5th wheel but didn’t realize that they had a height difference along the way. I was proud that they were all placed uniformly and figured it should be easy to unroll the material and just puncture/button as I go, but I didn’t realize that the Velcro’d seems would line up right on a corner where I’d never be able to access under the camper.
Cornering was another issue, but I still managed to not have a gap in the material. I was almost done and the back was the last part to canvas, and again, I failed to plan out the square tubing bumper that I’d need to drape the material over (which took another 6” of extra material to cover) and have enough slack to attach to the pvc frame.
Once it was all hung, I found out I needed to cut down some of the pvc framing because it would bow out. At one point, I was frustrated enough to scrap the whole fit and start over, but I don’t have that kind of money.
I guess my advice would be to attach the adhesives as low as possible, lay out the material to find out where the seems will end up, be aware of height differences, and use the pvc inserts without glue or threaded connections so you can cut it to fit where needed.
Also, order and install the system before it gets cold and windy.
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for your tips, advice, and photos Eric. Your finished installation looks great.
Received my order and installed it. I had emailed you earlier about installing on acrylic window on my boat. As it turns out they are glass.
I went to great effort to prep the glass, cleaned with windex, then acetone finishing with alcohol. I then used the special [3M Primer] pen. After curing three days I installed the shades.
I’m very pleased with the results...
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for your review and photo Art. Looks great!
I had foil covered foam panels on the windows to reduce coach heat, but naturally could not see out.
Came across the EZ Snap product with good reviews so thought I would give them a try.
I ordered the black fabric since my windows are black.
Shipping was rather quick.
I attached the snaps directly to the windows.
The install was very easy. I let the snaps sit for 48 hours before installing the fabric.
Correct measurement is the hardest part of the install.
I am very pleased with the finished product. I can see out easily and still able to open the windows when needed.
I used an infrared thermometer and got 15 - 16 degree reduction in heat, same as the foil, but I can now see out.
Would recommend this product.
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for the positive review and photos Tom.
I recently purchased an EZ Snap system for my 42 foot Redwood 5th wheeler.
The system is well designed and vinyl skirt and snap are quality components.
The installation was simple for me to do even without help. I installed the snap base to the length of the unit then installed the vinyl.
It would be easier for two people to install the vinyl. To do it myself I just temporarily inserted the vinyl over a snap about 4 feet further down to support and hold up the vinyl while I returned to the last snap I permanently mounted the vinyl to.
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks Tom... we appreciate your feedback.
The RV skirting came packaged well, and arrived in a timely manner.
The instructions were easy to follow and the installation went smoothly.
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for the positive review Kaleigh.
I ordered the EZ Snap to ease the propane bill for the Winter. My pipes froze a bit last Winter and I need security.
My husband passed last year and he used to do all the maintenance on our home, so I needed something I could do on my own. The ease of taking it on and off by myself is a real plus!
I live in my 5th wheel full time now.
This week the temperature got down to 14 degrees and no frozen pipes! I opted for the gooseneck covering also.
We had 60 mph winds yesterday and a few snaps came undone but I was so happy it all stayed in place and they sent extra snaps just in case.
The case it comes with is super handy and it all looks really nice too!
EZ Snap® Team - Nice work Tina. Thanks for your review and photo!
Pretty much a waste of money, south exposure window, and very insignificant heat reduction.
EZ Snap® Team - If you have the EZ Snap Shades mounted on the outside of your window (between the window and the sun) then there will be up to 90% less heat and light hitting the exterior of the window that has the Shades installed.Since there are many sources of heat in any home, it may be difficult to determine exactly how much difference covering only one window with EZ Snap Shades will make.If you are unable to feel any temperature difference inside your home after installing the Shade Material, this would be very unusual.We have thousands of satisfied customers all over North America and get positive feedback on a continual basis.
Fairly simple install in 2 hours used 6 inch spacing and 1/2 3m fasteners and 1/2 screw in type and 3/4 inch pvc frame.
Skirt alone keeps the undercarriage 15-20 degrees warmer at 33* under trailer showing 45-48 so far.
Does the job. I’d recommend extra caps because they do pop off even if they are set correctly.
For the money I’d recommend.
EZ Snap® Team - Thank you for the recommendation.
We put skirting on our 2006 Fleetwood motorhome with easy snaps!
Very easy to use. Didn’t finish in that day, that night had wind gusts at 40 mph and skirting that was attached was still on and no snaps came off!
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for your review Kathy!
We can really tell we have it.
Sure has made a difference in the cold. Our floor is not cold anymore.
We love it thanks.
EZ Snap® Team - Great news... thanks for letting us know.
It went up very easy and makes a world of difference in the heating and cooling of my trailer.
I am a satisfied customer.
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for your positive review Lois.
Hi there! I absolutely love your products - here is my review:
I purchased EZ Snap as a last ditch effort to avoid having to replace a large, old skylight in our new home which was working more like a magnifying glass - causing our upstairs to become unbearably hot and extremely expensive to cool down.
I have to admit, I made this purchase with low expectations - having been burned before with products advertising they were "as seen on Shark Tank" but I have been incredibly happy with the results.
Besides being super easy to install, it has made a greater difference than I could have hoped for with our upstairs going from a daily average of 89 degrees to an average of 75 degrees.
We're also saving thousands of dollars because we don't have to move forward with a skylight replacement. I highly recommend this product!
EZ Snap® Team - Glad to hear EZ Snap is keeping cooler Michele. Thanks for letting us know!
In the process of looking into skirting my 30 foot bumper pull RV the options were limited. I found that EZ Snap had a web site that offered the options for attaching the vinyl to include instructional video.
The color I chose from the four options was grey because it was a better match. The tool for choosing footage was also helpful in helping plan how much it would require for overlap at seams.
I used screws to fasten my skirting, along with Velcro to seal up the 2 seams and access points for drain valves.
The install took me about 6 hours total to install the fasteners, hang the skirting, and finish the base with 3/4" pvc using the press on clips.
After a high wind experience that moved things around a little I have placed tube sandbags along the edges about 10 feet apart and noticed this seemed to solve the issue when the next windy day occurred which happens occasionally here in Northern Colorado.
The vinyl seems to be holding up so far and the fasteners are easy to detach with the EZ snap tool that is included then reattached also.
I would recommend this for anyone who wants to save on installation cost and save several hundred dollars.
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for your recommendation Ronnie.
My wife and I normally escape from CO to the warmer climes of AZ for the winter, but this year, due to the fact that we're building a house, we decided to purchase the EZ Snap system for our 5th Wheel RV.
I was very skeptical --we've never tried to endure a Colorado winter in an RV and we were very concerned about freezing pipes and a generally chilly feeling all winter long.
I heard about EZ Snap via a YouTube video and while interested, I still had reservations about leaving the delicate construction of a 5th wheel to some vinyl underpinning. We bought the material back in the summer and secretly I hoped we'd find a killer of a deal on a place in AZ in the meantime.
Wrapping this rig seemed like a long, hard job to me (with a bad back to boot!). Since no miracle lot in AZ opened up in our price range, I bit the bullet and started the installation last week. I followed the directions exactly and since we have such high winds here at 7,000 feet, I decided to place the studs 5" apart. Surprisingly, it only took me a couple of hours to affix all of the studs and then create a framework of 3/4" PVC around the base.
A few days later when we knew the wind was calm, we began the vinyl wrapping. Had we not wanted to add a couple of small heaters, extra insulation underneath on the water side and bricks to the base, we could have been done in about three hours! Even with the extra work, we finished up in one afternoon and were very happy with the results. It looked and felt solid.
Then the wind came up! We often have wind gusts of up to 40 mph and it was one of those days! After the storm passed, I inspected the underpinning and only found that the bricks I used were not heavy enough and I replaced them with concrete blocks. The vinyl material, however, had no signs of tearing and no studs pulled loose (we used the adhesive studs).
Then the COLD arrived last night. Colorado often has early season cold snaps followed by mild temps for a few weeks. Last night we got down to 17 degrees F and we wondered how the temp would be different underneath. Before, it was just open, so 17 outside would have meant 17 underneath. With the EZ Snap product, however, the temp never dropped below 40 degrees with the 2 little heaters running underneath. That's pretty impressive since we have a 43' 5th wheel --that's a lot of space to keep warm!
In short, unless we have issues with wind now that we have concrete blocks installed, I think we might just survive this cold, Colorado winter.
EZ Snap® Team - Lewis, thanks for the detailed review. We are happy that EZ Snap is keeping you warm in Colorado.
EZ-Snap was an easy and efficient way to do the skirting on my fifth wheel.
Measurements I provided to EZ-Snap were professionally delivered in correct height and length, so that I could do a job that looked like it was a factory installation.
I would highly recommend this product to anyone looking to skirt their RV.
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for your recommendation Kurt.
At first I'll admit I was sceptical. Plastic snaps, 3M sticky pads. All to hold on fabric through blustery winds and cold weather.
But, I am impressed!
Easy to install. I put my snaps every 3" on runs and 2" on corners. It's been great!
We've had 50+ mph winds and 30 degree temps. No issues!
I did put 1/2" rebar inside my piping for added weight, the pipe/ fabric clamps are a great life saver!
My 5th wheel is 45' long with 3 slides.
Your website is a bit busy, but I made it through the order process flawlessly! I got exactly what I ordered! Awesome!!!
Thanks again EZ Snap for a great DIY product! I looked for months to find something, glad I found you guys!
Definitely Worth Every Penny!
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for positive review Brett. Glad to hear EZ Snap is keeping your RV warm in Idaho!
While I was refinishing my two skylight wells, this summer, I was amazed at the solar heat gain coming in through the skylights. It was so hot as to make it impossible for me to be trying to work up there! I thought the skylights' coated glass was supposed to be enough to manage the heat but it clearly was not up to the task. I looked at various interior shade systems but began looking for a product that would *deal with the heat before it gets into the house*. I did find some interesting exterior motorized shading systems but they were big, expensive, complicated, ugly and required power to operate. I also found an opaque "cover" type product with a draw string to hold it in place. It was simple and should be effective but they are ugly from outside and inside and admit no light at
I then came upon the EZ Snap product and it seemed to be just what I needed! It is very effective and the skylights are fully functional. You can see through them and they can still be opened. EZ Snap Shade Screens are very easy to install and look great too besides being *very reasonably priced*. I ordered the 7 foot kit to do both of my skylights and had relatively little waste.
The installation was pretty EZ! I measured and used the included white pencil to mark out the skylight rectangles on the floor. I cut them out leaving a generous allowance to trim off as a final step. Then I went up and washed and dried the skylights. I followed up with 99% pure alcohol to clean the skylight frames, marked the locations for the snaps and installed them. It was all pretty simple. (I picked a cool, overcast day.) I had ordered two of the primer pens thinking that would be more than enough but I ran out after priming about a third of the snaps on each skylight. I went ahead and finished the rest without primer and they seem fine. I would not bother with the primer pens if I were to do it again. I had to put the snaps on the sides of the skylight frames because the tops are all curved surfaces. In retrospect, I think this is best anyway since it looks best, is most secure and there is no way for leaves or whatever to blow under between the glass and shade screen. I bought extra snaps and installed them about 4-3/4" apart if I recall correctly. Attaching the screen to the snaps was easy enough and I just trimmed off the excess screen with sharp scissors by following along the frame.
With the EZ Snap sun screens there is much, much less heat coming in to my home. The rooms with skylights are more comfortable and I expect the air conditioning has run less too. A likely bonus is the skylight wells may not need refinishing again since they get additional protection from the sun's rays. The light admitted is much less but it is enough and you can still see through the skylights. I left my interior screens in place because my skylights open up. As you can see, because you are looking through both the inside screen and the exterior sun shade screen, you do get a "moire" visual pattern effect. I do not find it objectionable and it does not happen if the inside screen is removed. (The picture was taken just before sunset without any other lighting on in the room.) I have not decided yet as to whether or not to leave the EZ Snap sun screens in place for the winter.
Overall I find EZ Snap Shade Screen to be a super product! It provides an effective, good looking, high quality product at a great price and simple enough to be able to do yourself.
I am located near Windsor, Ontario, Canada and EZ Snap was received delivery within just a few days of ordering online.
B. Leboeuf, P. Eng.
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for your thorough Skylight Shade review.
EZ Snap skylights shades survived Hurricane Dorian. Nova Scotia was hit by Dorian back in September. There were trees down everywhere and power outages, but we still had our five EZ Snap skylight exterior shades.
Our decision to purchase exterior shades resulted when one of our interior electric blinds had stopped working. To replace it was going to involve manufacturing and shipping from Denmark at an exorbitant cost.
Luckily, EZ Snap came to our rescue with their superior product that I found online.
The staff were so helpful making sure I had everything required to install and the order shipped quickly.
Installation was a breeze.
Due to the wind conditions in Nova Scotia, I requested extra fasteners. Troy set up a design for me at 10” apart.
As advertised, the shades also reduce heat which made our kitchen and den tolerable all summer. I will never go back to interior skylight blinds.
Thank you EZ Snap. I wish you continued success and I highly endorse your product.
West Pubnico, Nova Scotia
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for your feedback and endorsement Karen!
I purchased a roll of the easy snap material and snaps for the west facing windows of my lower floor. I had already built and installed shutters to deal with the sun for the upper floor.
Installation was very easy and I was able to install the mounting hardware, cut the material and install the blinds in about 3 hours in total.
It truly made a huge difference to the inside temp of the house.
I am going to order more next spring and do the upstairs windows even though I spent money on shutters.
Thanks for a great product.
EZ Snap® Team - Great feedback. Thank you Sean.
We are thrilled at the results of the EZ Snap window shade.
We have two west-facing skylights that heat the kitchen and great room to a level almost taxing our AC system.
Installing the EZ Snap shade was a breeze - very easy with two people, even when considering that we were dealing with skylights on an 8/12 roof rather than windows.
The product provided instant results - the rooms affected never spiked in temperature during the day and the AC easily kept all living spaces cool.
Removing the shades in the Fall also was a snap!
I have since recommended the product to several people and will definitely order the product again as we are contemplating a move to a more southerly location.
This is a great product - I give it 5 stars!
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for the 5 Star Review Ken!
Where I’m parked with my RV we have to pay electricity.
Since I’ve put EZ Snap window shades my bill is so much less than my co-worker. My bill was $136.00 compared to over $200.00 for my co-workers.
I’m very happy with my purchase.
EZ Snap® Team - Happy to hear that EZ Snap is saving you some money... thanks for letting us know.
Great product but postage is ridiculous if you just want a few parts.
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for your feedback Ken. Unfortunately, if we ship by mail, many times Pins will be broken when the shipment arrives, versus shipping by courier. Also, the mail system can take up to 3 weeks in some cases for the shipment to arrive with no way to track the shipment.EZ Snap charges $14.95 on an order of 60 sets. This size shipment costs EZ Snap approx $20 to $22 and we subsidize the shipping cost for our customers.The best time to order extra Fasteners is with a kit... the price per Fastener with a kit is $1.08 and purchases over $225 qualify for free shipping.
I purchased EZ Snaps to cover my skylights.
We lost our shade trees and the heat coming through the 4 large skylights was unbearable.
After quite a bit of research, I decided to go with the EZ Snap screen system. Best decision ever!
They were a breeze to install and work great.
The AC was able to keep the house comfortable even on 90+ degree days. I also noticed the furniture was no longer baking in the sun.
I would recommend EZ Snap to anyone looking for a good system to protect their home from heat and sun damage.
Thank you for making the summer months bearable once again.
EZ Snap® Team - Great review. Thank you Gina.
I’m sorry to say this product did not work for my customer, all the buttons that where placed on the window fell off they adhesive buttons did not stay on. JS
EZ Snap® Team - Sorry to hear about this. 3M Adhesive Fasteners have a successful track record; however, the mounting surface must be totally smooth, flat, clean, and above 60F for 72 hours (during installation) for a strong bond. Correct spacing between Fasteners is also very important.
EZ snap was easy to use... we put it on the inside of our motorhome front window.
Fits good and we just roll it up out of the way when driving.
Never have to go out in the rain to install.
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks Doris... It may be easier to install RV Shades inside, but please keep in mind that Shades must be installed on the outside for maximum heat reduction.
Great product & easy to install!
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks Keith.
...the EZ Snap skirting last year worked well. Really cut the propane use.
Only issue I had was the mistake of trimming the 5th wheel enclosure part.
But you’ll be proud to know it survived the bomb cyclone we had here in Colorado Springs last winter.
Customer for life,
EZ Snap® Team - Great feedback Rob, thank you.
I purchased a snap replacement kit including adhesive for hard-to-attach surfaces. When the shipment arrived, it was missing the adhesive.
Customer service quickly shipped the missing adhesive and an extra one too.
I would highly recommend this product because the product works great and the responsiveness of their customer service.
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for the feedback Sandra.
Our 13 year old grandson installed our EZ Snaps solar screen & put them on our skylights.
It makes our home more comfortable by keeping much of the sun out to keep us cooler.
A-1 product. Thanks for the prompt shipping too!!
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for your positive review Marcia!
Well, having studied ways to reduce the awful heat in my new 5th wheel trailer I first cut some 1" thick silver sided insulation I bought from Home Depot, wonderful results (if you do not want to use a window to look out of!). Then, off to the web where I found EZ Snap.
My request for help on planning size and needs was quickly answered and I received my items a week or less later.
I had studied several YouTube videos and got to work. I did two large side windows one day, the large back one next and finally had time for some smaller ones.
The difference in temperature was remarkable. I will absolutely recommend this product.
We are living in this unit until our new home is built, then we will use it to travel when I retire next year.
Clifford & Patsy Ward
EZ Snap® Team - Happy to hear that EZ Snap is keeping your RV cool in Texas.
When I first started looking into the options to skirt our trailer, I was a bit overwhelmed. A lot of choices!
At 67 I'm not quite as limber as I used to be and my husband (with 2 hips and a knee replacement) is more limited that I am.
The cost of having skirting put in by someone else was way more than we could afford.
So I was pleased when I ran across the EZSnap website, and even more pleased as I read reviews, watched the do-it-yourself videos and started comparing costs and labor involved with the different options.
When I decided to place an order the website made it easy to calculate exactly what I needed.
It was half the cost of having a company do it for me and the order arrived in about 5 days.
While I waited I planned & sketched my steps to do the skirting.
It took 4 days of about 3 hours a day to do the work and because I followed the advice on the website and let the adhesive snaps set for 3 days for the maximum adhesive strength, the total project took 7 days. I know younger, healthier persons could do it much faster plus I'm a bit of a perfectionist with any project I do, which also adds time for me.
We are very pleased with the results. The vinyl was easy to attach, hangs nicely and really makes the trailer look nice!
The PVC piping and clamps makes it easy to carefully lift the skirting anywhere for access, (even though I did plan for access at each corner and in front of the water valves).
We may be doing some winter camping this year and believe the skirting will make a big difference in the temperature.
I definitely recommend EZ Snap!
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for the great review and photos Linda!
I ordered mesh for 2 skylights and have been enjoying the benefits for the past 3 weeks - including some steamy hot spells. I am grateful and relieved for the added comfort they provide.
I was hopeful these shades would make a difference but the reality is actually better than I imagined.
I appreciate the patience of Troy Assaly walking me through the installation process and for helping me decide how to proceed. However, we were not able to use the snaps provided to separate the mesh from the skylights as there was not enough mesh to do so. Even though the dimensions given were accurate there was no accounting for the height of the bubble in the skylights.
Still the outcome is very satisfying and I am happy with the results. Thanks for keeping me cool.
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for you review Keffi. Glad to hear you were able to make EZ Snap work for your project.
EZ SNAP was exactly the solution I needed to prevent further damage to my new, expensive vinyl siding.
The sun reflecting off of the window literally melted and warped the siding it reflected upon.
When I realized what was happening, it was a frantic race to find something that would cover the window and minimize the damage. While I researched, I covered it with newspaper, then ordered a special film. Once I put the film in place and watched for a few sunny days, I was dismayed to see the melting continue.
I went online to research any other possibilities I thought might serve the purpose. I came across this product, studied the options and chose the single window kit.
It was surprisingly easy to put on, holds tight, looks beautiful and I'm proud to say I was able to do it myself.
Best of all, the damage has ceased!!!
I can't put into words what a relief it is to know that my screen is providing the protection I needed.
Thank you for a wonderful product. Please see attached.
EZ Snap® Team - Happy to help stop melted vinyl siding. Thank you for your review Kimberly.
I was getting a fierce reflection from my skylights onto my new vinyl siding, actually caused the siding to warp!
I was less than pleased and pretty confused until my contractor pointed me to EZ Snap, I called, they explained, I ordered, contractor installed, problem solved!
It was that easy, wish all of my homeowner issues could be so simple and effectively solved. Great product, great people to work with, who could ask for more.
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for your great review Tim.
Dear EZ Snap
I like to send my thank you for a product that has been designed to accomplish a great number of things:
1) most skirting consists of framing insulation and plywood becomes ugly in one season.
2) they never stay in place, you're always fixing resetting their fit.
Your product has simplified the whole skirting idea in a clean visually appealing material that is color matched with state of the art fasteners that ease the installation and the removal during the summer months. I am quite pleased with our purchase and very thankful.
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for your feedback Sean.
I moved into my current home 4 years ago. While I admit to being warm-natured, the temperature in the master bath and master bedroom was much higher than in the rest of the house. You could instantly feel the difference walking into the bedroom. In west Texas, this uncomfortable situation extends throughout 8 to 9 months of the year. With the thermostat set on 68 degrees, the rest of the house was 68 degrees, but the master bathroom was constantly at 85 degrees or higher, making getting dressed or applying make-up a sweaty and somewhat futile experience.
The culprit? a west-facing giant skylight. Oscillating fans barely made a dent in the heat. Texas sun is hot and unforgiving, and the skylight actually magnified the heat. Sleeping in that bedroom was miserably hot and I would find myself getting up in the middle of the night to move to the sofa in the living room. I was seriously considering moving.
Then I saw an ad for ezsnapdirect. I called and spoke to a customer service rep who answered all of my questions and explained everything. I decided to order an EZ Snap cover for that skylight. My handyman put it on in no time, since the installation requires no tools or drilling.
I had relief immediately. It was so much cooler in there than it was before the screen was installed. The wonderful light still came in, but the heat was reduced significantly.
Now I can sleep at night, get showered and dressed without sweating and put on make-up without it running off.
On top of that, my electric bill was about 30% lower than the same month last year. I have to say that most advertised products that I have tried have not worked as claimed. Happily, this is an exception. It worked so much better than I had expected. Also, the price was very affordable and my handy man charged next to nothing to put it on my very steep roof. I couldn’t be more pleased and would recommend this to anyone with a skylight. I will do my west-facing windows next and see how much more I can save on my electric bill.
EZ Snap® Team - Glad to hear that EZ Snap Shades are keeping you cooler in Texas.
Overall I am very happy with my EZ Snap RV skirting purchase.
I used the screw on snap bases, and that part was nerve wracking (putting holes in my RV was scary!) but easy enough.
Popping the vinyl into the studs was a bit tricky to get the hang of getting the tension just right, definitely start on the back side!
All in all, I'm happy with my purchase, and I think it is going to do its job of stopping the wind from blowing under the trailer and leaching the heat out.
EZ Snap® Team - Glad to hear you are happy Desirae. Thanks for your review and photo.
My experience with EZ Snap was excellent. The sales team (much thanks to Troy) patiently worked with me through multiple iterations on the project.
I found the installation to be relatively simple and straightforward. For the smaller rounded edged windows I created a template and used it to cut out the screens to exact size.
We saw a 15-20 drop in surface temperatures in our RV (dark brown faux leather couch and dining table) A significant and welcome improvement.
We’ve received many positive comments from neighbors. Some haven’t even noticed the change.
Here are pics of the 7 windows we covered with black screen.
This is a picture from the inside looking out. Please note we removed the inner RV screens because the breeze was cut down significantly with both screens in place. It’s still reduced with only the EZ Snap screen in place but it’s acceptable
The following 2 pictures show the use of white screen on 2 of our 3 season room windows. Had to use the 3M snaps because the metal snaps originally purchased interfered with the movement of the sliding windows on the porch.
The following 2 pics show the use of the white screen placed into a standard screen frame. The metal snaps didn’t work because they interfered with the sliding windows. We then used the 3M snaps and although it looked good we found the reduction in ocean breeze to be too much, plus we couldn’t just remove the door screen because the 3M snaps hold the EZ Snap screen away from the surface so bugs could get in. So we removed the door screen from its frame and used the white screen we’d cut and with some effort installed it in the screen frame. If I’d known I was going to do this I would have cut a larger piece of screen and trimmed the edges with a razor knife. All that said I think it came out very nice, very clean looking.
Overall a very good experience. The product is rather pricey so we’re hoping it stays in good condition for the long term.
York Beach, Maine
EZ Snap® Team - Great review and photos Bernard... Thank You.
I only ordered enough for one window because it’s pretty expensive. I have one large window that is in direct sun all day long and that’s the one I chose to cover.
After it was installed I wish the instructions had said to start in the middle and work your way out to each edge. It would have made installation much easier. Some of the little spikes broke while putting the black mesh over them.
All in all I am not sure if there was any difference heat wise although being September I will wait until next summer to make my final decision.
PS there was a reference about taking it down and storing it but I am afraid the little sharp pieces will break if I try to take it down for the winter.
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks Cheryl. Please report back and let us know how the shades handle the summer heat in Regina. Here's a quick video showing how to undo EZ Snap Fasteners correctly without breaking the Pins:[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUS58IuLrI8&w=560&h=315]
I just wanted to report back on the installation of my EZ Snap Skylight Shade.
It went well... first I laid out where the buttons would go. Then installed them.
Waiting for 24 hours for the buttons to secure themselves, I measured out the material and installed it probably within an hour.
This has drastically reduced the amount of heat that normally came in without EZ Snap.
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for reporting back Mike.
I found EZ Snap when googling a screen-like product to fit over my windows on the outside since everything I’d tried on the inside didn’t help. All of the measurement/installation instructions were on the website for me to look over before deciding to make the purchase.
I ordered what I needed and was very excited when all the supplies came, and in a single container! The instructions were precise and easy to follow. I carefully measured, marked the fabric, measured again and cut everything out over a three day period. I made a miscalculation and had to order more fabric, plus there was an unequal number of studs, pins and caps so I had to order more of those just to finish. So when they say to order extra, whatever that number is of extra you need, double it in case of a mistake or you don’t get enough.
Once the window casements were cleaned (or the glass in some places), I put up the studs and waited three days. We get a lot of wind with the daily summer storms in Florida so I wanted them to be as strong as possible. The pins were difficult to fit over the studs because there isn’t a lot of surface to place your fingertips and you have to push VERY HARD. So, I used a ratchet, put a socket on it that fit over the pin perfectly and using the heel of my hand popped in on the stud. This was fast and much less painful.
The fabric went on the pins easily and the removal tool helped to save my fingertips getting the fabric all the way down.
Putting the caps on was a breeze. I now have beautiful shade throughout my home and the difference in temperature is incredible! When my screen door is open (half of the EZ Snap fabric is on the screen door because of the lack of space between the two sliding glass doors - see video) and the sun is shining brightly in the morning, it is hot on your skin and heats up the room quickly, even with the blinds closed. But when I close the screen door with the EZ Snap fabric, the difference in temperature on my skin is like night and day! (I use this to illustrate to others how well it works!) My home doesn’t heat up like it used to and my A/C runs A LOT less.
I highly recommend (and have!) EZ Snap to anyone who wants to save money & keep their homes cooler with immediate results.
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for your positive review and photos Diane. Great to hear the EZ Snap is keeping your cool in Florida!
5 stars very good product. 👍👍👍👍👍
EZ Snap® Team - Thank you for your 5 star review. Nice to hear.
I installed these in early July in Atlanta, where it was already hot.
They were easy to install by myself and it didn’t take long at all.
I did notice the room looking a little darker but it is clear to look out of them. However, I did not have a noticeable change in the heat in the room.
I measured the temperature inside several days before, a few times right before, and a few times after, and there was no noticeable improvement.
EZ Snap® Team - Thank you for your feedback. Inside temperatures are affected by all sources of heat including skylights and windows. In your case, it may be necessary to install shades on more than just two small skylights.
EZ Snap was the easiest install I’ve ever done.
I put on products that were twice as much money and so much harder to install.
We are so happy that we found EZ Snap. I only wish I would have done it years ago.
I’m already telling all my friends with skylights about this company.
Thank you EZ Snap.
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for your positive review Mr. Marino.
I had been trying to find a solution for a workshop I built getting too hot from the two skylights. Luckily, I found Ez Snap while searching for a solution.
I installed the skylight shades a couple days ago and the difference is amazing.
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks Bruce!
Hello EZ Snap,
We here at Wahlco Inc. have several very large skylights that were letting in too much light for our engineering team to work in a comfortable environment.
I researched your product and found the solution to our issue.
After speaking extensively with Troy Assaly regarding our issue here at Wahlco, he provided a solution offering the 30 Ft. X 5 Ft. Exterior Skylight Blackout Shade Kit, that fixed our Issue with the engineering team and provided very satisfying results.
I have attached various photos for the before and after results that definitely improved our extreme sun light issue and satisfied our engineering group.
I would highly recommend this product for any skylight issues that customers may have.
Mark Bird, Senior Buyer
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for your recommendation and photos Mark.
I’ve lived in my home for over ten years and it wasn’t until recently, while installing a new ceiling fan below my skylights, that I noticed how much heat comes through and bakes the inside of my house.
I have a split level and live in Colorado so it is a constant challenge to keep my upstairs cool.
If you can cut a piece of paper after marking a straight line, you can install these. Install was a breeze, took me less than 30 minutes and the look is nice and clean.
They do shade the inside more than I was expecting but I don’t mind because they work great!
Just had a wicked hail and wind storm yesterday and they are still kicking.
I went with the stick on attachments and just made sure to clean the surface with alcohol prior to application of the 3m backed pads.
I have and will continue to recommend this product to family and friends.
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
EZ Snap® Team - Great to hear that EZ Snap is keeping you cooler Patrick!
We purchased EZ Snap for our 5th wheel because we are staying in Yuma Arizona during the summer.
It has made an incredible difference, we are able to keep the RV five degrees cooler since installing EZ Snap.
We used the 3M stick on snaps, which went on easily. I do recommend assembling the base and post portions of snaps before application, it is much easier at a table than on a ladder outside.
I applied stick on snaps one morning and cut and applied material the next morning.
Blocks sun extremely well and we can see out of the windows well.
We believe EZ Snap will pay for itself in two years! Looks great and helps keep RV cooler!
We would highly recommend EZ Snap to keep RV cool and looking great!
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for the positive review John. Nice installation!
Easy to install.
I'm surprised how good the visibility is through the black screen from inside the house.
We no longer have those burning hot reflections from the windows that would burn the grass, our pool liner, or melt the plastic parts on our cars in the driveway!
Thanks EZ Snap! This is the solution I've been seeking for years.
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks Scott. EZ Snap stops those nasty window reflections every time.
I just wanted to start off by saying how much I like the EZ-Snap product.
The installation went very smooth, and the directions were easy to follow.
The product looks great from the outside, and the view from the inside looking out is uninterrupted so my wife loves it too.
This home is in Arizona so we get plenty of sun every day.
I would highly recommend this product for anyone looking for window shade coverings!
As you can see from the one picture inside with the two windows, the one on the left has the EZ-Snap cover on it and the one on the right does not, what a big difference.
Now my wife doesn’t have to cover up the couch with blankets to keep the sun off of it any more.
We also noticed a big difference in the temperature inside the house during the day. This product definitely lives up to its name!
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for the compliments Mark.
I Received the EZ snap set in my mailbox. I should have ordered earlier in the year, but late is better than never.
The difference the screens make on my skylights is at least 10° cooler in my kitchen.
My grandson climbed on our gable roof, cleaned the skylight frames, and installed the easy snaps along with the screening. It took a while but that was mainly because of the roof slope.
We are very pleased and they seem to be very secure. I can write more when they are on after a year or more.
Thank you EZ Snap!
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for letting us know Marcia.
We have a small town coffee shop in our building and I was informed that they were receiving too much sunshine through a skylight. This sunshine was drying out their baked goods and overheating the baristas.
After a little bit of research and reading other reviews I decided on trying out EZ Snap®. The product has done exactly as I would hoped and at a fraction of the cost of other options.
I would highly recommend this product for anyone that has too much solar heat coming in but doesn’t want to block it all out.
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for your feedback Josh.
After searching and searching for a 'temporary' but effective, still see outside, window covering for our skylights, we happily came across the EZ Snap system.
We needed to reduce the summer heat coming in from our 2 skylights. These are in our favorite room that we normally close off from the main house during the summer due to excessive heat and not wanting to use our air conditioner to dissipate it and have the rest of the house freezing.
The EZ Snap system was EAZY to install and we are really delighted by the heat reduction from having the skylights covered. AND we can still see the daytime AND nighttime sky which was mandatory for us. That's why we put in skylights!!
And it's great that we can remove them for winter. They will last a lot longer not having them subject to the outside elements 365 days a year!
Thank you for a wonderful product that works as advertised!
Rae & David
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for the positive review Rae & David. Glad EZ Snap helped.
It has been several summer weeks since I installed my EZ Snap skylight screens.
What a difference they have made in the overall comfort in our home.
No more glaring sunlight and large A/C bills. Our A/C costs have dropped 10% easily so these screens will be paid for in no time.
Delivery was quick and installation is - no pun intended - a snap!
A great product!
EZ Snap® Team - Great news about your air conditioning bill!
Very easy installation which was nice, seeing as I was standing on a ladder almost 20 feet off the ground.
EZ Snap® Team - Nice work Sean. Thanks for your review.
EZ snap has greatly improved life on the porch.
The sun coming in through the skylight was far too intense without the screen.
I’m happy we were able to install it ourselves.
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for the positive review Conni.
Ez Snap system has worked as advertised, cutting the heat load considerably and installation was very easy on our skylights.
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks Lee... we are glad that you are satisfied with EZ Snap.
I'll be truthful, I was a little surprised at the quality of packaging and the materials.
Because of the very competitive pricing, I feared a bit that I was buying disposable materials.
But, starting with how the box was packed, I am pleasantly surprised. The box was packed well and the fasteners were all neatly sealed in their own compartments.
Using the adhesive backed fixtures, installation was easy.
The sunscreen cut easily. It doesn't stretch (which is good) and looks nice.
My wife loves that we can leave one of the insulated shades up and get daylight in the living room.
I cannot speak to long term durability, but so far, I am very happy.
An important note is that not nearly enough fasteners came with the package. I have larger windows and we do have some high wind days. In order to space according to the instructions, I had to order about $75 more in adhesive type fasteners. But if everything lasts for at least three years, I will be satisfied.
EZ Snap® Team - Happy to hear EZ Snap exceeded your expectations Ed. Thanks for your feedback.We find most of our customers appreciate the ability to calculate and order exactly how many fasteners their unique project will need, rather than having to pay for a higher priced kit with more fasteners than necessary.During the purchase process, every customer is informed about the importance of calculating the number of fasteners required to install their unique shade project properly.EZ Snap has even developed custom software to calculate the correct fastener count with ease (Seen here: EZ Kit Size Calculator). This fastener calculator is shown on every shade product page in the online store.If extra fasteners are required for your project, they can be purchased with your kit at a substantial discount over what you would pay if you chose to order just a few more at a later date, not to mention saving on the additional shipping costs.Every customer’s project is a little different and the kit size calculator ensures that each customer is ordering the right number of snaps for their project.
I installed these on eight windows in a living room to reduce the heat and that is exactly what they did.
I would recommend these for reducing heat from the sun.
Our living room is now very pleasant to sit in.
Timothy P. Locklear II
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for your recommendation and review Timothy.
It was a pleasure purchasing and installing my EZ Snap skylight mesh cover.
Ordering was easy, delivery was prompt, and the install was more than easy.
This product has made the room where my skylight is useable again in our HOT! S.E. Florida summer days.
I highly recommend this product!
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for your review and recommendation Johathan.
I was looking for an economical solution for keeping out the summer heat in my front windows. After searching for awnings and shutters, I ran across these shades...
EZ Snap were very practical, not to mention affordable, AND the best part?
I could install them myself! So I’m not out fees for hiring a handyman.
Plus, no over priced mechanical shading systems.
Just size, cut and snap on.. I’ve never been more pleased with something so simple. So glad I found this system.
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for your positive review Annette. We're glad you found EZ Snap too!
Great product, easy to install, keep vision through, block up rays.
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks Betty.
Went very well, Thank you for your support Team.
EZ Snap® Team - Glad to help...
After 5yrs of messing with modified automotive reflective window shades held to the inside of the windshield with velcro (that only partially helped with the amount of light that came in, but completely obscured our view to the outside and had minimal heat rejection), I finally ordered the EZ snap Direct RV window shade kit.
Ordering was easy, just measured the windshield and cab door windows on my 2007 Haulmark Class 8 conversion and added a little extra for buffer/mis-measurement. I requested that half of my adhesive studs be black and the other half white, which was no problem.
I would recommend ordering an extra primer pen (I ordered two for my install and really should have had 3), as they dry out almost immediately if not being applied.
Order arrived in a timely manner, only to sit in the garage for over a month waiting for a gap in my schedule and appropriate weather to coincide. I installed the adhesive studs the day before I left to go to work for a week and then then the next weekend I was home my wife and I finished installing the shades (I let her wield the scissors for trimming around corners and mounting brackets, she has way steadier hands than me).
I chose to install the windshield studs directly to the glass on the windshield as this would give me the most even surface, allowing for less chance of wrinkling.
On the doors I put the studs around the outside edge of the window opening. We rough cut a slightly oversized piece of mesh for each window to make it easier to position it on the studs, then working from top to bottom and left to right, we got the mesh in place without any excess wrinkling (curved or uneven surfaces add to the challenge) and then marked and trimmed to final shape, readjusted the position of a couple of pins to remove some minor waves from the mesh and finished by snapping on the caps to finish the project.
While we just finished the install today I am already happy with the appearance (look just about as good as the custom fit/sewn mesh shades that my in-laws have on their class A diesel pusher, but substantially cheaper) and ease of install. They limit the light that comes in but still allows us to look out through them, and if we need some extra privacy we still have the fabric curtains that Haulmark installs at build time.
We have now been in our coach for 4.5 weeks and are very happy with them. They provide daytime privacy while still allowing us to see out and provide a substantial temperature reduction in the cab area of our class 8 (semi truck) conversion. They provide enough heat rejection that I am considering purchasing enough to make shades for all of the windows in our coach.
Dave and Jennifer
EZ Snap® Team - Nice work Dave and Jennifer! Thanks for your positive review and photos.
Product seems to be as good as advertised, it was easy to install on two skylights.
The skylights look so much better, less glare and a softer light coming through.
I wish I would've done this years ago.
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for the feedback Brad!
Last year, after reading the many favorable reviews of your solar window treatments, I purchased enough solar mesh to cover the kitchen and slider window on the east side of my house that are exposed to the sun all year round.
It made a very noticeable difference in the temperature of the kitchen and living room.
This spring I lost a 35-40’ Linden tree that shaded the west side of my house. Since the mesh was very successful on the east side of my house last year, I ordered more to cover the slider window, bedroom window and bathroom window that were now totally exposed on the west side and also 2 upstairs windows on the south side. The mesh was installed in early May.
I had planted the tree over 20 years ago so I had no way of knowing if the mesh was working except to compare my utility bills, which indicated no noticeable increase in the electricity consumption this year and the outdoor temps have been higher.
I’m very satisfied.
Additionally, in mid-July a straight line wind/twister storm hit our town and took out many trees. The west and north sides of the house were pelted with twigs, leaves and branches. I lost the top sash of a double hung window upstairs that was above the slider window on the west side of the house. It did not have your mesh on it and the glass was cracked by flying debris. But the glass in the slider window, bedroom window and bathroom window wasn’t damaged at all.
I am convinced the quality and strength of the mesh across the windows protected them from breaking.
The holes (created at installation in the mesh by the pins) were stretched a bit, but the window glass was unbroken. I had put the studs 7-8” apart. Another reason I think helped during the storm. I am very glad I didn’t have a big mess to clean up in my house. Thank you making a product that stands up to strong winds.
FYI…The slider window needs to be replaced because both thermal pane seals failed during the storm. A replacement window has been ordered, but the original style is no longer available.
I will need to order about 30 adhesive studs, but I want to wait till the new window is installed to make sure of the placement.
Again, I would highly recommend your solar mesh to anyone hesitant to invest the extra money. The quality of your products is well worth it.
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks Karen. Great to hear that EZ Snap Shades are working well for you.
Man, great product and just what my home needed.
I noticed the heat when installing new ceiling fans.
Wish I would have found these years ago. Super easy install and they look great, both inside and out.
Patrick Horan Jr.
EZ Snap® Team - Great feedback Patrick, thanks!
We recently moved to a house that had an atrium with eight large skylights and, like most skylights, they can be too much of a good thing - light and heat. Our air conditioner would run non-stop on sunny hot days in the summer and watching tv with all that light wasn't enjoyable.
To solve these issues I was considering everything from electric shades ($12,000), to powered indoor or outdoor awnings ($6,000), to the EZ Snap shades ($700). My concern with the EZ Snap product was that they would be too dark or too light. A company rep described the tint as "like putting sunglasses on your skylights" - I couldn't agree more and wouldn't want to change it in either direction.
My install had a bit of a challenge in that the top and bottom of the skylights are not a 100% flat surface, using screws to fasten the shades would have solved that issue but I didn't want to drill that many holes in the skylight.
I used the adhesive studs system and haven't had any issues even after 5 thunderstorms with strong winds. I also found that cutting the shade after I had fastened it to the skylight made it easier to ensure it was cut properly to length and straight, this probably isn't necessary with smaller skylights.
The result was noticeable immediately after coming off the roof from install - the room immediately felt cooler and still let plenty of light in without being super bright.
My wife and I love it, we can spend all day in the atrium and we can still see the stars at night.
Great product and a great value!
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks Ryan. We are happy to hear that EZ Snap Skylight Shades worked well for you.
Your installation instructions are concise and for the most part work well...
I found that if you don't put uniform pressure on the screen it tends to pull in the direction you're pushing and leaves unwanted ripples. So I made a simple tool, in my case a hole punch with a plastic sleeve insert, to do the job.
End results were excellent and mounting the screens took about 3 minutes each.
A half inch dowel with a hole in the top slightly larger than the pin would do the job and not break pins nor the bank.
Hope this is helpful.
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for the tip John.
We had a real cooling challenge with our home after our shade tree died. The tree was removed and our single-pane sliding glass doors would now be exposed to western sunlight.
We live in South Florida, and that means significant heat-gain through the glass. Summer was just beginning and we found in the afternoons, you simply could not touch the glass, it was too hot.
My wife found EZ Snap and suggested we try it. I am glad she did.
We covered both panels of our sliding glass doors and have found the glass is no longer too hot to touch, but actually it is merely warm.
We can already tell this will save on power trying to cool that room. Thank you for a great product.
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for the feedback Bob in Florida.
Everything arrived from EZ Snap exactly as expected, and perfectly on time.
I carefully measured the skylights on the roof (twice) and then returned to Terra firma so to safely cut the fabric, having measured and checked (twice). Returning up to the roof to install before it got too hot.
Each skylight took about 15 minutes total to finish and the install was as simple as the very helpful video implied. I was surprised that the job was so easy but happier still that the results were better than expected.
It was hard to see how we would lose so little light yet achieve the dramatic cooling effect EZ Snap advertised.
We have extremely poor windows that we are due to replace them all in a matter of weeks, however the HVAC company installing refrigerated air, made clear, that "the windows will help" but you also need to address those skylights, because the heat ingress from them is immense".
We looked at the options and settled on EZ Snap and have zero regrets or hesitation recommending EZ Snap because their innovative solution is reasonably priced, easy to install and does exactly what they advertise and maybe more.
Regards, Andy Hageman
EZ Snap® Team - Thank you for the positive review Andy. We are happy to hear that EZ Snap is helping you stay cool.
I am pleased with the performance of the product. It has done as advertised and reduced energy use, had foil bubble wrap in window previously and it is very nice to see out of the converted windows now.
Installation of product as instructed resulted in a deficiency of snaps to utilize the mesh. Have two windows (big) and one small one on rig done as instructed. Two other smaller windows with Minimal snaps just to get it on the rig.
--and mesh for the other planned three windows I have no snaps.
I plan on ordering more snaps to install on rest of planned windows and strengthen the minimal ones.
I am a little disappointed with the hardware amount included in the kit.
Installed on an average fifth wheel (Big Country 32 1/2 foot ). If you follow the instructions to have two snaps at the corners of large windows And the 10 inch min. spacing you do not have enough snaps for average RV application.
EZ Snap® Team - Thank you for the review Jeff.Ordering enough fasteners for your RV Shade project:During the purchase process, every customer is informed about the importance of calculating the number of fasteners required to install their unique shade project properly. EZ Snap has even developed custom software to calculate the correct fastener count with ease (Seen here: EZ Kit Size Calculator ). This fastener calculator is shown on every shade product page in the online store.If extra fasteners are required for your project, they can be purchased with your kit at a substantial discount over what you would pay if you chose to order just a few more at a later date, not to mention saving on the additional shipping costs.Every customer’s project is a little different and the kit size calculator ensures that each customer is ordering the right number of snaps for their project. We find most of our customers appreciate the ability to calculate and order exactly how many fasteners their unique project will need, rather than having to pay for a higher priced kit with more fasteners than needed.
Ordering this for my skylight was the best investment to date. I’m so upset that I didn’t take before and after photos.
Our upper floor would heat up soooo much that the floor even got warm to the touch.
The screen has made a significant difference temperature wise.
I have 2 sets of windows that I will definitely be buying for next as the season is coming to an end.
Very easy to install and comes with everything you need.
Very happy with the product, definitely a thumbs up 👍🏻
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for the thumbs up review.
Love our new screens that we installed over a large sky light and rooftop hatch.
It has made a big difference in the temperature on the stairs leading up to both. No longer feels like an oven.
Love that you can still see through both as well.
Very easy to install.
EZ Snap® Team - This may be EZ Snap's first Roof Hatch installation... glad you are happy with the results.