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 and Canada.
We installed the EZ Snap self adhesive fasteners on the windows of our fifth wheel RV. It has frameless tinted windows, and we attached the male parts directly to the glass.
The black poppers are almost invisible when the screens are removed for travel.
Installing our screen material was easy and we were able to get crease free screens. We had tried suction cup fasteners previously, but they did not stay put for long especially in windy weather.
We are very satisfied with our EZ Snap system as it substantially reduced the amount of solar heat getting into our RV.
We shall be ordering more for some of the windows at our house.
EZ Snap® Team - We are satisfied when our customers are satisfied. Thank-you.
I bought on line after reading about the product on your website. I needed it for a skylight in my kitchen in the summer the granite gets so hot and the glare was so bad I had to wear my sunglasses when I ate lunch.
After my son installed your product I could not believe the temperature change in my kitchen and there was no heat coming from my granite.
I love this product. It works just as you say it does. I have recommended it to all my friends and family. Great product. I love it.
EZ Snap® Team - Glad to hear it Mary! Thanks for letting us know.
Easy to install but not worth the cost. I spent $200 hoping that it would be half as effective at blocking the sun and heat as the website claims and I am disappointed. My home is just as hot and this material is not effective at blocking heat whatsoever. If you're looking to reduce AC costs, move to a new house. Don't buy this unless your goal is reduce the amount of light in the room by a small amount. House was 86° before they were installed on a hot day and its 86° with them installed on a hot day. I don't find that they were worth the money and I'm more disappointed because the only way to find out is to cut the material and render it "non returnable". I would return it and send it back if I was able. That would be the way for ez-snap to redeem themselves. Since they posted that their material, which is very similar to the material you put inside your silverware drawer, is 7 times more effective than sun shades and UV tint. My 86° house and I beg to differ.
All in all I gave 2 stars because the snaps work and it's reasonably easy to install but does notHelp against a hot house. Granted maybe I need more vents or something but don't advertise to give everyone the false hope that one size fits all and your house is going to be cooler if you spend hundreds of dollars on plastic snaps and silverware drawer fabric. It's borderline false advertising.
EZ Snap® Team - Thank you for your feedback regarding your EZ Snap install.
When we first read your comments, we were perplexed as to why you said there was"no heat reduction in the house" after your install. When we did more research on your application and your specific install, it became clear as to what was happening.
You had only ordered a 10 foot kit, but your room has many large windows and multiple skylights that directly face the sun.
The number of windows you have and their exposure to the sun, create a very large surface area of heat loading on your house. Covering just a small amount of those skylights or windows with your 10 foot kit will not help enough to make a major difference if the majority of your glass is still exposed to the sun.
Here is a link to an informative article from GreenBuildingAdvisor.com ( www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/blogs/dept/musings/calculating-cooling-loads ) that details calculating your homes cooling load requirements. This article is written about calculating a cooling load as it relates to choosing the proper size air conditioner, but all the same considerations apply when using an exterior shade screen to cool the home.
We know that EZ Snap will make a substantial reduction in the heat loading caused by your windows and skylights if you cover the majority of the ones that are allowing heat to enter your home.
The physics of shading and the thousands of happy, cooler, EZ Snap customers can't be wrong.
P.S. - We can also assure you that the EZ Snap mesh is a long way from being "Silverware drawer liner" to use your words. A lot of research and development has gone into creating the EZ Snap shading mesh to give it the properties and performance that it has. Presently, a number of our shading kit sizes are currently on sale, so this would be a great time to cover the rest of those exposed windows.
We bought the 50' kit and installed the shades on all our windows and doors in about 8.5 hours, the claim of a reduction in temp. is true fact. This product has reduced our temp. inside at least 15+ degrees.
EZ Snap™ Team - Thanks for your positive feedback Wayne!
We used the material to install a drop down shade to our existing awning. When extended, the snaps allow a quick and simple installation to the awning roller to provide a superior "sun shade" for cool occupancy under our awning. And, with the snaps providing quick removal, we retain the quick operation of our factory awning. Buckie & Larry <">. <">
EZ Snap® Team - Sounds like a great idea. Maybe you can email us a few photos?
This is one of the most thought out, engineered, aftermarket equipment, that we have had the pleasure of installing on our RV in our 40 plus years of RVing. What a GREAT product. Installation video is EXCELLENT!
EZ Snap™ Team - We appreciate your positive comments.
We live in our 35 foot motorhome. Our home base is a RV park roughly half hour east of San Diego, CA.
Most of the year temperatures are regularly in the 90s or above. During winter months temperatures at night are regularly in range of 30s-50.
We have a large one piece windshield which radiates summer heat inside coach. After installing the sunshade material it dramatically reduced the amount of radiated heat from the windshield and large side windows.
After installing skirting (had use 3 different product sizes) our floor was 15 warmer during winter months. We spent one winter in WA roughly an hour north of Seattle and the skirting really helped on heating costs when temperatures were below freezing.
Heartily recommend the ezsnap products.
Installation is definitely a DIY project as product is purchased in bulk so user MUST plan installation and measure accurately...
EZ Snap™ Team - Thanks for the update John.
First, the customer service provided was excellent.
I accidentally found this product one week before we were to leave for the desert for three months, so I called and asked if it was going to be possible to get it in time. My order was processed that evening and very quickly shipped. I received it two days before leaving on our trip!
We got it installed easy enough. I would say you need two people to install, when doing a large piece like the full RV windshield. (I rounded the corners off when cutting the screen. I think it looks much better that way.)
The hardest part was deciding exactly where I wanted to stick the snaps.
Our campsite was situated where the windshield never got full sun so I cannot speak to how well it keeps the heat out yet.
It did keep passing campers from seeing inside the RV which allowed us to keep the curtains open all day.
I would add that we had some very strong wind gusts, lots of rain, big temperature difference and the snaps and shade screen stayed on!
We are very pleased with our purchase.
EZ Snap™ Team - Great to hear! Thanks Staphanie.
We had an unusually hot 2016 summer even for Phoenix AZ.
The inside of the RV felt much cooler and was easier for AC to keep up. I am very happy that I purchased the RV window shades.
I am an elderly solo-full timer and I had no problems installing the screens.
EZ Snap™ Team - Thank you for taking the time to review EZ Snap. Happy to hear that our Shade Screens made a difference in your RV.
We purchased the 25' window shade kit with white 3M adhesive stud in May, 2015 so have used the windows shades for two summers now. They have proven to be effective in reducing the heat generated by the mid and late afternoon sun in our seven west facing windows. Without the shades, even with our lo-e windows you could feel the heat on the inside of the glass but with the shades in place the glass is cool to the touch. We now live in Campbell River on Vancouver Island, BC however we should have had these on our home in the Okanagan as well where we lived for 20+ years.
Installation was straightforward. The shade material is easy to cut to size and the adhesive studs definitely stick. Removing the shade for winter storage you exert some force on the studs and none of them budge. Two summers of 30 C+ and two winters of some sub-zero temperatures and they remain in place. We store the shades in winter by labelling which window they come off and mark the lower right corner with masking tape making it easy to reinstall the following summer (we remove the masking tape on installation). For winter storage we stack the shades and roll them on the cardboard roll the shade was shipped on, wrap the whole thing in plastic and store in our heated crawl space.
As an added bonus the shades provide daytime privacy into our living areas without having to close or tip blinds so we can still enjoy the view into our backyard.
We are very pleased with our purchase and would recommend the product as an easy do-it-yourself project for anyone looking to reduce the sun's heat on their windows, with the added benefit of daytime privacy and preserving views.
EZ Snap™ Team - Thanks for your great review Julie. Glad to hear that your EZ Snap Shades are working for you.
This product was very easy to install.
Instructions were easy to follow.
Product has the feel of a durable quality material.
Before Beige Patio Shade Mesh Installation:
After Beige Patio Shade Mesh Installation:
EZ Snap™ Team - Nice work Lance... Beige was definitely the best choice for your patio screens.
Dear EZ Snap Direct team,
I want to tell you how happy I am with my RV skirting. I purchased the product from EZSNAPDirect.com.
The EZ Snap kit included enough extras so I have more fasteners if I ever need to fix an air pocket or correct any area that may need!
I am already warmer in the cold temperatures. I feel the energy savings are already adding up!
The installation was done by myself and thank you for your how to do it videos as they offered many insights. I would recommend EZ Snap to anyone!
Here's a video of the skirting after installation:
EZ Snap™ Team - Thanks for the video Rick! Looking great. Glad you like your new skirting.
I purchased my EZ Snap trailer skirt and was surprised with how easy it was to install it.
Living in Northern Alberta, Canada where winters are very cold, I needed a durable product that could stand up to our tough weather.
Someone recommended ez snap and when I looked at the website I was amazed at the prices as it was less than half of what I would pay to have someone local make a skirt for me.
Ordering and shipping was easy and I received it within the week.
At first I was worried about installing the skirt on my own as I have a very bad shoulder, but applying the snaps was as easy as sticking a sticker and then pushing the pin through the skirt and putting the cap on were very simple and much easier than I ever imagined. EZ Snap provides very clear, easy to follow steps.
I was able to customize the skirt and cut away around my door and outside cupboards and there is no fraying where the skirt is cut.
The skirt and snaps held up through a very cold winter with some severe wind storms and even then no snaps pulled off!
I'm amazed at how well the skirt has insulated my trailer and as soon as it was installed my propane usage for heating was nearly cut in half as no heat was escaping through the floor as it did before.
I recommend EZ Snap to anyone that asks me how to live long term in a travel trailer and would I need anything else I would definitely go through ez snap. Thank you for such an amazing product.
EZ Snap™ Team - Great to hear. Thanks for your review.
We live in Santa Fe, NM, at an elevation of 7500 feet—very close to the sun!
Our Pueblo-style, double-wall adobe house has a flat roof, and 15 skylights. What it doesn’t have is air-conditioning! In the summer, our house gets very warm, as you might imagine.
After living with the problem for a few years, we finally got desperate! We bought some shade screening at Home Depot, and cut it to fit over each of the skylights. Originally we used bricks to anchor the loose netting to the roof, but it was damaging the roof so we needed another solution.
After reading about your product online, we decided to give it a try—what did we have to lose?! We used your products (the EZ snaps) on the metal frames of the skylights, about 12” apart, and then stretched the screening and anchored it onto the snaps.
This system has worked perfectly for several years, and my husband continues to be impressed at my resourcefulness!
It is so easy to remove the screening in the late fall, and reattach it in the spring—your product makes our home so much more comfortable, I can’t imagine being without EZ Snaps!
EZ Snap™ Team - Happy to hear about your success. Thanks for your feedback.
Very pleased with this product.
Thank you for following up with a phone call it is nice to do business with a company that cares.
Adding the extra snaps made a huge difference. Five inches much better than ten.
I have had several people comment how nice it looks.
Terry L. Keen CMSP
EZ Snap™ Team - Looking great Terry! Thanks for the photos.
I wanted to write you and thank you again for the fantastic RV skirting. You were a pleasure to work with.
I was able to install the skirting myself in half a day using the adhesive mounts. I found the material to be easy to work with and I had no issues, even though I had no experience installing RV skirting.
I have now spent almost two months in Jackson, Wyoming winter and it's great! We have had the "snowiest" December in 40 years here and thanks to EZ Snap RV skirting I'm cozy and warm in my 38ft class A Motorhome. I have seen temperatures down to -15 Fahrenheit and have not had any issues with freezing.
My neighbors have high end custom skirting that cost triple what I paid through EZ Snap Direct. You guys are awesome! Thanks for helping me survive the Wyoming Winter!
Thanks so much! Bryce
EZ Snap™ Team - Thanks Bryce... nice installation. Glad it's working for you!
The skirting is excellent quality. However, the video is misleading--installation is much more challenging than it appears. It took two men a full 8 hours to install. I do recommend the product but caution buyers that installation is very challenging.
Hello Ms. Hunt,
Thanks for your feedback.
We appreciate hearing about our customers’ experiences with EZ Snap since it provides an opportunity for us to help with installation issues and find ways to improve our products.
Sorry to hear that you were surprised by how challenging the skirting installation was. We have not had this kind of feedback before, rather the opposite.
I’m sure you’ll agree that the ‘How To Install RV Skirting’ video is quite detailed and provides thorough instructions. We are also available for guidance and problem solving by email and toll-free phone.
Every skirting project is different, but we find that a typical install runs from 4 to 8 hours depending how complex you want to make your finished product.
If possible, please email us a few photos of your installation. We may be able to learn more about your unique situation.
EZ Snap™ Team
I have 3 large windows in my 5th wheel. These were my primary concern and reason for buying the EZ Snap product. Michigan in the summer, Florida in the winter.
The air conditioner struggled to cool the coach to a comfortable degree on hot days.
No problem since I installed the screens, which was very easy. I removed them prior to a move in about 5 minutes. The reinstall at the new location took even less time.
I absolutely could not be more pleased.
My large windows have crank out louvers on the bottom about 8 inches high. I stopped my fasteners a little above the louvers and they don't flap even in high winds. I would be happy to send anyone pictures if they would like to see what they look like.
Just finished installing my Sun Shades on my two sky lights and I can't say enough good things about them.
I am really picky when it comes to products I use on my home. This product is fantastic.
Installation was very simple and the improvement was immediate. No more heat build up coming through my sky lights yet I can see through them just as the product advertised.
Can't wait to spread the word.
EZ Snap™ Team - Great feedback Ken. We appreciate your support.
Only thing good I can say about the product was customer service. I had planned on purchasing skirting for the rest of my trailer but after installing the skirting around the 5th wheel section no way. After installing the skirting with the pvc clamps and additional support with concrete pavers to hold the bottom in place a storm blew through with light winds (15-20 mph). Afterwords I went under neath my 5th wheel section and easily half of the snaps had failed, some of them failed due to the snap itself not holding but most failed due to the cap that holds the skirt onto the pin. They just don't stay on. Now I have to worry about the next time my neighbors Yorkie passes gas.
Hello Mr. Davis,
Thanks for your feedback.
We appreciate hearing about our customers’ experiences with EZ Snap since it provides an opportunity for us to help with installation issues and find ways to improve our products.
Our goal is always to keep our customers happy and we would like to work with you to fix your issues and get your enclosure kit working for you.
It is rare that 5th wheel owners skirt only the hitch area, leaving the rest of the 5th wheel open. WE ADVISE STRONGLY AGAINST IT.
When our skirting is installed this way, wind goes under the RV and gets trapped in behind the Hitch Enclosure Kit. Due to the parachute-like shape of the enclosure kit, there’s nowhere for the wind to escape. This places excess force on the fasteners.
It takes a lot of force to rip the 3M fasteners off or to pop the caps off the pins. In your scenario, what tends to happen is 1 or 2 fasteners let go, leaving a flap of RV skirting. As that loose flap whips around, it puts exponential strain on the adjacent fasteners and causes a chain reaction. As each fastener lets go, the flap gets bigger, putting more load on the remaining ones.
To stop this issue from re-occurring, ideally, you need to skirt the remainder of your 5th wheel. If that’s not possible, it is vital for you to seal up the opening between the hitch area and the underside of the main floor of the 5th wheel with skirting or plywood. The goal is to keep the wind out of there.
Please give us an update on your current situation and confirm if you’ve managed to get the hitch enclosure skirting back in place.
If possible, email us a few photos of your installation. We may be able to offer some other tips and advice to help you out.
Note that we do have stainless steel screw studs that can be used in addition to (or instead of) the 3M adhesive fasteners.
EZ Snap™ Team
This was the best money we spent all summer (if you don’t count my husband’s new boat).EZ Snap screens have made such a significant difference to the second floor. The whole house has benefitted. We really do love them.Thank you EZ Snap!
EZ Snap™ Team - Great feedback, thanks.
56 years and female what a breeze to install. I did it myself. I had just poured US $2,500 into re-insulating my attic and still was not getting relief from our 105 degree temps this year…
“…The package arrived promptly and then I realized I also needed some stick on snaps, they arrived in three days. Total time to cover all my windows on a 2500 square foot patio home, about one day. Instantly my air conditioner is able to get my home to about 75 degrees. It was not breaking 83-85 before and it NEVER turned off.
Best US $400 ever spent, that’s including the special tool to install the screw in caps.
Thank you from Houston, Texas and our hottest summer so far on record.
To EZ Snap Direct, We live in a part of Oregon that gets very hot in the summer. Our home has three big skylights in the living room and this time of year the sun streams right in and heats up the house so much that we could not get the house cooled down…
…even running the air conditioner all day and all night. We got three 6x6 skylight shade kits and installed them easily last weekend. For the first time, it is 98º outside and a cool 75º inside. We are also looking forward to lower electricity bills.
Thanks for an affordable and really effective product.
I love the solar screen and it is really helping with the intense sun coming into my window.Cheers
Hi guys. I spoke to you on the phone last week regarding the EZ Snap shade screens we installed on our windows. Wanted to let you know how pleased we are with the coverings.
We live overlooking Okanagan Lake with our living room, dining room and kitchen windows all all having a southern exposure. We decided to cover all the south and west facing windows with the shade screens. Wow, what a difference it has made to the temperature in our home! In past summers we would normally run the air conditioning from around 11:00 in the morning till later in the evening but since we have had the screens on our windows we have only had the air conditioning on for 2 or 3 days this summer and then only in the later part of the afternoon on the really hot days.
Generally, with the screens installed, it keeps the house temperature at around 25 degrees Celsius (77 F). This is the temperature we would normally have set our air conditioning at! My wife and I figure it has dropped the inside temperature about 4 or 5 degrees. So our house now stays cool, we still enjoy our incredible view, and we hardly use the air conditioning.
Lastly, installation was easy. I had my son help me with the higher windows and we got the windows covered in a day. Its a great product for the hot Okanagan climate, that is effective, easy to install and a cost saver. I would have no problem recommending the screens to my friends.
We are very pleased.Cath, my wife, is very pleased.She feels the lower temperature already and likes the view outside.I like how easy EZ Snap was to install and the temperature reduction.
EZ Snap™ Team - We're pleased when our customers are pleased!
Living in Vernon, B.C. during the intense heat of summer use to mean, being secluded in a closed curtain home, trying to keep the heat out.
Now with our new EZ snap solar blinds, it means enjoying the beautiful views of our sunny garden. Cheers to you EZ Snap for inventing this eco friendly alternative to air conditioning our home. Bamboo blinds are so 1980, we love our new blinds!
I think these shades are a very ingenious idea – keeps the heat out in hot weather – no more ugly bamboo blinds in front of my windows to block the heat – I Love it.
Hello,Here are a couple of pictures of the screens I put on my house.I sure love them!
EZ Snap™ Team - Thanks for the photos. Glad to hear you love them.
WOW!! I have two sky lights I bought your product for. They are side by side and identical. I used two thermometers, one under each skylight to see what the difference would be with and without the EZ Snap mesh……Before I installed the mesh one one of the skylights, each thermometer read 120 degrees Fahrenheit. It should be noted that it was 12:20 Noon with no clouds.I then installed the EZ Snap mesh on one of the skylights and waited an hour before checking the thermometers. The one without the shade screen still read 120 degrees, but the one with the EZ Snap had dropped down to 85 degrees.We obviously have since installed it on both skylights as well as a bay window in the bedroom. BIG difference to the comfort of our home now.I would recommend these skylight blinds to anyone with problem sky lights.Thanks Again!
Thank you again for the Sunshade my wife and I recently purchased from you. The installation was a snap. My wife is very pleased at how it looks on the windows and how well it keeps the heat out.
Good Morning Guys! Just a short note email to say how much we appreciate the excellent job your product did of outfitting our motor-home with window shades. It paid off in spades, our unit looks great. As promised I have attached a picture for your album. Thanks again.
Just wanted to let you know I recently installed the window sun screens on my home here in Arizona. The shades were extremely easy to install and with the amount of heat and sun we get here the screens are fantastic……I have already seen a dramatic decrease in indoor temperature and with summer coming I am sure the shades will reduce my AC costs significantly. If the sun screens work here they will work anywhere, guaranteed!Your product works great and saves $$$. I estimate I saved over $1000 over conventional aluminum sun shades. In fact if anyone in the area wanted to see the shades I would be happy to show them.Feel free to give out my e-mail address email@example.com for contact.P.S. My friend was so impressed with the shades he will be ordering materials to do his home in Scottsdale.
EZ Snap™ Team - Thanks for your great review. We appreciate your support and referrals.
Another suggestion is for sliding doors. I have attached with the sticking fasteners to the stationary side of the door and then replaced the screen on the screen door for the other side of the door. As long as the screen door is kept closed (and the sliding door) then we are covered. This idea might be a suggestion for others to try too.I like the product for windows that we never remove the screening. I have used it for about 6 years and it still looks the same as the day I put it on.
Hello EZ Snap, I received my order and installed the same. Wow, what a great reduction in heat transfer.
I installed EZ-Snap on my south and east facing windows last year (west windows are shaded by a porch). I agree completely with the other testimonials about the temperature decrease and added comfort.
Also I have to mention the reduced glare. We have a large east-facing dining room window that was impossible to look out of in the morning hours due to the brightness. We always had to keep the shades drawn.
No more -- it's great to be able to enjoy our east view in the morning hours.
Another compliment -- living the USA Midwest we experience hot summers and cold winters. Last fall I removed the shades because we want to let the sun in during the cold winter months. I removed 3 standard window shades and the large dining room shade (which requires a 24 foot extension ladder) in less than 30 minutes -- that includes rolling and storing the shades.
I made sure to indicate the location and position of the shades. Using the tool made the job very simple. I just reinstalled the screens - absolutely no problems. All snaps stayed attached and the reinstall was less than 30 minutes also. Great product!
Tom Z. Missouri.”
UPDATE FROM TOM Z - (June 2012) -
I have just reinstalled my screens for their 4th summer. I have to mention that out of 72 peel & stick fasteners on my vinyl windows only 2 have failed.
They have endured temps ranging from 100+ to -16 below. I'm amazed at their performance. Also there has been absolutely no degradation of the shade material itself - it looks and performs as good today as it did when first installed.