EZ Snap Skylight Shade Customer Feedback…
After more than a decade of providing high quality RV skirting and shade materials, EZ Snap has thousands of happy customers. Here are some reviews that we have received from all over the USA, Canada and Australia.
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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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
Great product & easy to install!
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks Keith.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
Went very well, Thank you for your support Team.
EZ Snap® Team - Glad to help...
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!
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.
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.
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.
Five stars for application and coverage and heat reduction from skylights.
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for the positive review!
Product has helped with reducing unwanted excessive heat.
Should have spaced snaps every 8 inches, cosmetic purposes only, with a dome skylight it wasn't a real clean look.
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for the update Doug.
My experience with EZ Snap skylight screens was excellent at every stage of the process.
Instructions from the website for calculating exactly which kit I would need were clear and very helpful, ordering from the website was easy and secure, I received my order in less than 48 hours and the installation instructions that arrived with my order were simple and exact.
I had four skylights to cover and took the time to follow the installation instructions carefully.
Moreover, the quality of all of the materials (screen and studs) is excellent. Suffice to say, I am absolutely thrilled with the results.
I chose the black screen colour which does not block my view but significantly reduces the solar heat entering my home.
I am a short in height and very small in size woman who handled this project alone and with ease.
Thank you for your product and excellent service as I now have a cooler home in summer and have completed a job that looks excellent from the outside and inside of my home.
EZ Snap® Team - Great feedback Kathryn. Thank you.
Easy to cut and install.
Helps to use an 8mm socket to press the pins on top of the studs. Saves your fingers some pain.
I installed them myself on my two skylights. 3 weeks later, still intact.
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for the update and the tip Nat.
I ordered the EZ Snap screening to cut down on the heat in my sunroom, which has a row of six 2 X 5 ft skylights.
The room is uninsulated, so it's going to be hot in there on a hot day no matter what, but it gets up to almost 120 degrees on a sunny summer day with nothing covering the skylights.
In the past, I've strung fabric on tension rods to act as curtains, and that helped to keep it in the 90s.
I was hoping the EZ Snap screens would be even better, since they (supposedly) keep the heat from coming through the glass in the first place, but it still gets to almost 110 in there after putting the screens on (which took me hours up on the roof).
I'm disappointed that they don't do a better job than the fabric that I was putting on the inside of the glass. Maybe if I use both it will keep it more tolerable in there.
August 2, 2019
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for your comments Mel. Exterior Shades are far more efficient than Interior Shades. In your case, however, the uninsulated roof in direct sun is likely erasing any efficiency gained from the Exterior Shades.
My husband and I moved into a manufactured home in March. It has 3 skylights. They were great in the winter, with the sun coming in and heating up our rooms.
When summer came with 90 degree temps, the skylights weren’t so great. Our house was so hot, and our air conditioner could barely keep up.
I did research and found the EZ Snap company.
We ordered screens for all 3 skylights. We love them!! They let the light in, but keep the heat out.
Our rooms are at least 10 degrees cooler. It is such a big difference.
When it’s 90 outside, our house is a comfortable 72. It used to be close to 80 degrees inside.
EZ Snap products really work. We are telling all of our friends.
Thanks EZ Snap,
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for the positive review Shelley!
This product is great!
It completely reduced the heat entering from my skylight.
It was extremely easy to install.
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks Jonathan... glad to help.
I installed EZ Snap on two 9’ long by 3’ skylights, 16” roof truss, using the 10’ Exterior Skylight Shade Kit. I folded the 6’ wide fabric in half and cut it 10’ long, 3’ wide, using the fabric cutter.
Then I got on the roof, installed the suction cups with a circle of clear caulking, down the middle of the concave skylight each a foot apart. I let that dry for 12 hours and the next day I put the fabric over the skylight with a little bit hanging down at the bottom of the skylight closest to the eves trough and had most of the excess fabric at the top so it wouldn’t roll off the roof.
I had prepared the studs by removing the wax paper and spinning the self-tapping screws in the stud. This way you can hold the stud and spin the self-tapping screw. Next | got on the roof with my impact driver, Phillips bit, should be using Robinson self-tapping screws from Canada they stay on the bit much better. Then I self-tapped the two bottom corner studs and one in the center of the bottom. Then I started on the sides, starting at the top corner working my way down using the length of the impact driver as a measuring tool, 8” to 10”, keeping the fabric centered on both sides. After installing a stud I would snap the pin over the stud, snug up the fabric over the pin and cap it.
We have had winds since installation that have blown the shingles off the neighbours roof but the product has had no damage. We have had hail, rain and a few hot days.
The product reduces the UV inside over 90%, we can now sit on the couch in direct sunlight without getting a suntan or needing to wear a baseball cap. It’s like being in the shade under a tree.
Previous years we needed to install a portable, 11,000 BTU air conditioner but not this year, saving about $40 a month on electricity.
26 years in this house and we can’t believe we lived here this long without this product.
Now we'll pop off the pins in the fall, when the temperatures hit zero C and store the fabric inside till it warms up in the spring. Then up on the roof in the spring and re-install the fabric by popping the pins back on the studs.
Great product and the neighbours keep asking what is that?
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for sharing your experience with us.
Love and so easy to install... quick shipping.
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks Gary.
We have an 11x12 sunroof over the centre of our house. Room is a fitness room/grandkid's playroom. The room gets so hot in the summer it is unusable.
We got quotes for an interior blind system but $5000 wasn't going to work for us! We found EZ Snap online and it was the best money we have ever spent!
The room is 10 degrees cooler and now pleasant to be in.
I can't say enough about the excellent customer service from Troy, the fast shipping and delivery to our door, the quality product and the ease to install it.
A BIG recommendation from me! THANK YOU!
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EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for your recommendation Larry. Glad to hear EZ Snap Shades are working for you.
I wanted to wait until the sun was close to it's highest point to access the effectiveness and must say I'm very impressed with the results.
My only complaint would be regarding pricing/invoicing. My invoice including applicable taxes was as expected but i used my MasterCard to purchase and was accessed U.S. exchange on my monies, A - not reflected on my invoice... B - not clearly indicated as U.S. Funds on the website.
Otherwise keeping it cool.
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks Les. We've added a bold "All prices are in US dollars" note to the bottom of every invoice. Additionally, we have increased the prominence of the US dollar pricing in our checkout process.
We have gorgeous skylights but because of the way they were built they let a lot of direct sunlight into the house, making the living room totally uncomfortable in day time. Enter ez-snap and life is so much better, we are really enjoying our living room so much better now!
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for your positive review Mira... glad we could help!
Just installed our Ezsnap mesh on our skylight today.
Had to wait as we have had numerous days of rain and very high heat and heat index days. So should not be able to tell until a few days have passed to see if your product does all it is advertised to do!
Will review again after a few days have passed.
Thanks, Steve F.
EZ Snap® Team - We appreciate the update Steve. Thank you.
The Shark had it right, what a great item!
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks Ray...
It’s nice to find a product that actually works as advertised.
EZ Snap was recommended to us by a friend who had ordered some skylight shade screens.
It was easy to install. I did it myself in less than one hour total time, and that included cutting the screen up on the roof.
Even my wife was impressed. We have noticed a considerable difference in the amount of heat in the house around the skylight area.
Thanks for a great product!
Dave, Nanoose Bay B.C.
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for the positive review Dave!
I did a lot of research on what do put on my skylights.The summer sun made my livingroom and house so hot.
The EZ Snap covers are the answer. They do the job perfectly.
The service is excellent I would recommend this product to anyone .
Thanks for the great product and awesome service. Eleanor
As a child I always looked forward to the warm weather. However, as an adult and the owner of a home with sky lights, the summer months were dreadfully uncomfortable... not to mention extremely expensive when running the air conditioner nonstop from May through late September!
After looking through dozens of expensive alternatives I stumbled onto an advertisement for the EZ Snap Skylight Shades and figured I'd give it a try.
Not only was the customer service extremely helpful when choosing what kit to order but the installation was a breeze!
Now instead of living like an ant under a magnifying glass in my own home I finally get to enjoy the summer months again and start saving money on my electric bill!
Proud homeowner of the EZ Snap Skylight Shade system.
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks Bert. Glad the Skylight Shades are working well for you.
We have a skylight in my daughter's bedroom, which let in too much light to let them sleep.
We used to have a room darkener fabric attached by velcro to cover the skylight area from the interior. It didn't look great, and it started falling down.
Thankfully with some quick research online, I found this fabulous product. We got the room darkening product by notating it in the order notes.
It's the ideal solution - it was inexpensive, provided room darkening and room cooling for a bedroom that has a skylight that the previous owner's of the house installed. Plus, it was really easy to install!
EZ Snap® Team - Thank you Amber. Great to hear that EZ Snap is working for you.
We are impressed by the quality, functionality, and ease of install.
I would definitely recommend this product to my friends.
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks Bryan!
I wanted you to know how happy I am with the screens used to cover the skylights and windows.
The heat coming from the skylights has been reduced dramatically and since the weather has been in the 30's it has made such a huge difference...
EZ Snap® Team - Glad to hear EZ Snap Shades are working for you.
I don’t know if you followed the weather in Alberta last weekend but we had sustained winds gusting from 50 to 80 km/h for three straight days.
My skylight shades were exposed directly to the wind. I was positive they would give way at some point. I was wrong. I’m very impressed they held up to gale force winds.
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks Fred. We appreciate hearing from happy customers like you.
Just thought you’d like to see a few photos of my installation.
I got up early while it was still cool and it only took me about 15 minutes to put the fabric on by myself. I had installed the studs a few days earlier...
It was a lot easier than I thought.
We have a hot week ahead of us so am looking forward to seeing how they perform.
Our sunroom had been getting over 30C on hot days. With the covers in place it hasn’t been over 24C so they have reduced the heat entering considerably.
I wish I would have installed them years ago.
EZ Snap® Team - Great news... thanks for your photos and positive feedback.
Our kitchen has a number of southern facing windows plus skylights. When the outside temperature got more than 90 degrees - the kitchen would get into the high 80’s. We ordered enough for two skylights and four windows with the EZ Snap system. Shipping was super fast and the packaging was well done.
The system was super simple to install. The install took about two hours, including going up and down on the roof.
After we installed, the temperature in the kitchen stayed in the 70’s even as it got to 90 degrees outside— a 10+ degree different. Take a look at the picture - you can see the outside temp is 93 degrees, while it is a cool 76 degrees inside.
Three pieces of advice:
1. Take your time and measure, re-measure to make sure you get it right.
2. Layout your screen in the same way you would cut wood or fabric to minimize waste. (Google "wood cutout program free” to find to free programs to do that.) With the best layout, you can buy exactly what you need with very little scraps.
3. If you are doing multiple side-by-side windows, line up the snaps on each window so that they are uniform and in the same location across the windows as you look at them. Makes the install that much more professional.
Super glad we did this and highly recommend it.
EZ Snap® Team - Great to hear. Thanks for your review.
I purchased the EZ SNAP for the first time as I had a Commercial Project in Downtown Milwaukee on a Large 14' X 14' Sky Light. The applications was simple just by following directions.
I made a template to allow for all of the snaps to be uniformly placed, used the supplied cleaner and applied all of the 3M self-adhesive rivets, waited 3 days for curing and returned to measured out the screening, applied the snaps, and press into place.
The customer has never used the conference room that the sky light was placed over until I was complete, the heat reduction and the lack of glare made the conference room usable.
As a Salesman and Installer I would use EZ SNAP again!
Please see the attachments of pictures that follow the steps I mentioned above.
EZ Snap™ Team - Great installation Jerry. Thanks for sending us your photos.
I have used the EZ Snap system on 4 houses now. I moved it along with the solar screens from Texas, California, South Carolina, and now Florida.
I'm a repeat customer because I lost the original pin and studs in my last move. That's how much I believe in EZ Snap.
There's nothing on the market that comes close to its durability and ease of use.
EZ Snap™ Team - Thanks for your review Mike.
Got my EZ Snap skylight package on time, I called to ask a bunch of questions and was walked through everything from A-Z.
I’m not as handy as I’d like and these shades went on in a snap…no pun intended. I did take special care to prep the metal as instructed.
I like the look and the room is definitely cooler... Thanks EZ Snap
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for letting us know Dave.
As promised, photos of my skylight shade installation. As you can see from the photo, I cut the material short to avoid the unsightly "folded corner" problem. This method however, may not work with larger, more exposed units, due to wind uplift and the exposed edge... Please feel free to share any comments you may have.
Follow-up 1 month later...
No problem so far for this particular application. I believe (avoiding folding the corner over) works better. I am satisfied.
EZ Snap™ Team - Looking great Jeff! Thanks for the photos.
EZ Snap your product is saving me money!
The heat stopping ability of your screen has changed how we use our house.
We have 3 rooms that used to be so hot, we could not completely utilize them.
Your heat reducing screen has allowed us to now enjoy activity in these spaces.
We covered three skylights, a set of French doors ( facing south) and all the south facing windows.
We still enjoy the view from the windows and the added bonus is, the daytime privacy the screen provides.
We tested your product on one east facing window and were impressed enough to purchase enough for the south windows.
Thank you for such a good product.
EZ Snap® Team - Great news Frances! Thanks for letting us know.
Came very quickly.
Easy to cut and snap.
Hope the snaps hold out for several years on and off.
Will remove during the snow months return during the summer .
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks Jeffrey. Be sure to use the EZ Snap Removal Tool to easily separate your snaps when taking your shades down for winter.
Excellent product with ease of installation.
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks Richard!
I was very skeptical at first if the EZ Snap system would satisfy our needs.
The skylights in our kitchen caused about a 10 degree difference in cooling compared to the rest of the house.
My wife wanted to have remote control blinds installed but knowing I would have to do the install caused me to do a bit more investigating for another solution. At a fraction of the price of blinds, I decided to purchase and install the EZ Snap system.
WHAT A DIFFERENCE! Not only is our kitchen much cooler, but you can also see through the screens.
EZ Snap® Team - Great feedback, thank you.
Thank you so much. They look beautiful on windows as well as skylights.
Really followed directions and easy to do.
What a difference it makes. So glad we have done this. Talked about it last summer and happy this summer that they are on.
Have a great rest of the summer.
Ann Marie Montello
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for your positive review Ann Marie.
We love our EZ Snap shades. So much so, that we made a second order to shade additional windows.
We have five skylights and two very large windows in our great room. The shades work great.
They are easy to install and give the shade we need. And still have the ability to look out them with the same amount of visibility before they were installed.
We have noticed how much cooler it is in our great room this summer with them in than last year.
I highly recommend EZ Snap shades.
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for recommending EZ Snap...
I bought EZ Snap screens to cover 2 sky lights in my kitchen roof.
Here in Philadelphia, having sun light and it's warmth in the kitchen is a huge benefit in the cooler seasons, BUT, we were roasting as the sun passed right over these windows this summer. We even had chocolate melt on the kitchen counter!
We found ourselves avoiding the kitchen midday because it was soooo hot. Yikes!
Receiving the EZ Snap screening and 'snaps', I waited until the cooler early morning (as recommended in the installation instructions), and crawled out our second story window onto the kitchen roof and completed the installation before the sun was up. It wasn't difficult. It took some finger strength, and in my case, a bit of balancing on the incline of the roof but what an INCREDIBLE DIFFERENCE these EZ Snap screens have made.
WOW! Just as advertised, we see out, the light comes through but the overpowering heat is gone!
The kitchen feels warm but (I wish I had documented some is the pre EZ Snap kitchen temperatures) NOT hot.
I could not be happier with this product. It is truly amazing what a difference it has made in our house (and electric bill!).
Thank you, EZ Snap!
EZ Snap® Team - Nice work. Thanks for your kind words.
Wife giving me hard time, heat from skylight, found EZ snap problem solved, I am very happy easy to install.
EZ Snap® Team - Happy Wife, Happy Life...
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 not
Help 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 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.
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.
I used the 3M EZ Snap Studs and shade cloth to cover 2 skylights in the bathroom off our bedroom. The heat reduction has been substantial and the A/C is not coming on near as much.
There was hardly any change in the light coming in, in our opinion.
I had extra EZ Snap shade cloth and so we decided to cover a large southwest-facing dining room window. (I was able to purchase additional E-Z Snap connectors in the accessories section of the EZ Snap online store.)
We are so happy with the results, that we have re-ordered so we can do more windows. I’m now able to keep my blinds open this summer to admire our beautiful view, without so much heat pouring in.
My husband attached it on the outside of our skylights, my kitchen window and the living room. This helps to alleviate a lot of the extra heat from the intensity of the summer sun. We are very happy with this product. Would very much recommend it to other.
Trying to find a solution for our skylights....$900 to get the shades with solar remotes seemed too perfect solution, but very high cost.
Came across information about this material that seemed too good to be true....keeps the view and stops the heat before it ever hit the window!
Just put the fabric over the skylight a week ago....the four season room was starting to heat up and the air conditioning could not keep up, since it had no return air in the room.
Very happy to report its doing a great job....and using the snaps made install pretty easy. Will post pics as well if this will let me.
VERY pleased at this point....room is getting light the furniture is not hot in the least...it's all working so far!
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.
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.