EZ Snap Window 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 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!
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!
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.
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.
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 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 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 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
EZ Snaps are the best thing ever, easy to use.
I used them to put solar screens on my house and my travel trailer.
EZ Snap® Team - Happy to hear your comments, thanks.
Worked great for us.
We needed to cover some high trapezoidal windows in sort of an A frame shaped house.
This did the job relatively inexpensively.
It stopped the heat and light on the outside of the house. Light control is better and we do not squint inside as much when it is bright.
We had one windstorm yesterday and they held up fine so far.
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for the positive review Lesley.
I have been using this product for the past five years. It has been an excellent product.
Our house stays cool on the warmest days.
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for your order and your positive review Greg.
The name is correct. They are very easy to install. Took me about 45 minutes start to finish for 3 windows in the front of my house. Being that my house is west facing and I had to cut down 3 large trees out front in April of 2018, so direct sunlight had been a problem. I figured these would do the trick. We have had a very mild summer this year, so I compared this month with the same month last year and my cooling costs were more expensive. I just don't think these things do quite as much as advertised. They look decent and I guess I'm only out $270 bucks. Don't expect much.
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for the feedback Tony. Cooling costs are determined by multiple factors including, but not limited to, window coverings. The old shade trees were likely providing lots of cool shade for the walls and roof of the home, as well as the windows, prior to being cut down. Blocking the sun's heat on the windows with EZ Snap Shades definitely helped reduce cooling costs. Unfortunately, window shades won't stop that heat from penetrating the walls and roof that used to have shade from the trees.
Living in Florida, the blinding, hot sun is everpresent. Even with closing the white horizontal blinds covered by blackout curtains, the living room and my office were very uncomfortable in the afternoons, not to mention the bright glare in the mornings on the East side of the house!
When I searched for a product that would stop the sun's intrusion from the outside, EZ Snap was on the results page and after reading the info, reviews and watching the videos, I knew that was exactly what I was looking for.
The application instructions for the fasteners were clear and everything went up as easily and exactly as the instructions stated. The fabric as well.
That said, I can now leave my blinds and curtains open at all times! Standing in front of my sliding glass door in the past felt like I was getting an instant sunburn in the mornings. Now, moving from shade to sun, the difference is SO SLIGHT! Light without heat is a miracle!
I know our A/C system is working less and my office is NO LONGER unbearable in the afternoons!
Thank you to the inventors of this marvellous product and the easy order/shipping process on your website.
I have told several people about your product and hope they too install EZ Snap shade systems on their homes soon!
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for your great review Diane. We appreciate the positive feedback from happy customers.
The window above the bench is a basement window where we have a desk. We now will not have to keep closing and opening the shutters.
The last pic is the new shades for our bedroom and the first pic is from last years order.....absolutely love it!
Thanks Troy...have a great day!🙂
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for the compliments and photos Lesa!
I LOVE this product! I used EZ Snap shade cloth on my worst sun exposed windows 10 years ago. I remove and clean them every fall, and they are still as good as they were 10 years ago! And we live in Sacramento, CA with a handful of days over 100 degrees and many, many over 90 degrees every summer.
A few years later, I bought more and came up with a better way to "install" them... I bought outdoor Velcro in 1 inch wide strips. I cut in half lengthwise to 1/2 inch width and stuck a 4 inch long strip on each side of the corner of the window sash and the soft side of the Velcro on the corner of the shade cloth. (On really wide windows, I also used a 4 inch long, 1 inch wide center piece.)
This way, there's nothing stuck to my window glass (a problem if you have to replace the glass like I did), and taking them off is much easier!
This spring, I invested in a custom roll to finish nearly all my windows! Keeps the house cool without using the A/C so much, and looking through them from the inside, looks just about exactly as looking out windows without the shade cloth/vinyl.
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for the review and Velcro suggestion Linnelle.
Finally had some dry weather so we could do the install.
We captured what the reflection of the windows looked like on the siding last night. The reflection was so hot that my neighbor could not hold his hand there very long. I regret not grabbing the actual temperature before we install the screen just to find out.
The first pictures are those of what it was like before and the other three are of what it looks like after and shows that the reflection is entirely gone (still a hint there but no heat on the one spot).
The last picture is the install on one of the windows. We have done three west facing windows on the neighbor's house...
If you would like a statement endorsing your product also please let me know.
Have a great weekend.
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for your update and photos Brad. Glad EZ Snap has stopped your melted vinyl siding problem.
I think you give too few ezsnaps for the large amount of material I bought and then you charge way too much for a few more to finish the job.
While it is a good product the mounting cost is way too expensive for small plastic parts that can't cost much to produce.
Thanks Mark Hamilton
EZ Snap® Team - Thank you Mark for your feedback.1. Ordering too few fasteners for your 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 Fastener 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 this fastener calculator ensures you are ordering the right amount for your 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.2. Why EZ Snap will never make our parts “Off-Shore”:Although it’s easy to assume that all plastic parts are just cheap “made-in-china” junk, we are proud to say that all the EZ Snap products are North American made. While we could build our components cheaper in places like China, we never will. Our dependable North American production ensures our high quality standards are maintained.Each EZ Snap fastener part is handled by real humans as the components go through the manufacturing, quality control, assembly, packaging and shipping cycle. This involves many North American companies, including 3M™, and their employees.You’ll find friendly and trained staff via email, phone or live online chat at EZ Snap happy to assist customers in their journey to find the most effective and least expensive way to fix their overheating problems. EZ Snap is always there to help, before and after the sale.We appreciate your business and hope that all our efforts have produced a shade solution that will work for you for the next 8 to 12 years. We are confident you will see the value in your extra fasteners while you are enjoying cooler living space and lower air conditioning bills for years to come.
I love EZ Snap!
I first learned about this product almost 10 years ago when Budget Blinds installed on my old dome skylights. It helped tremendously. They lasted almost 10 years!
When we purchased a new roof in 2018, we had the screening replaced! It stayed in place during hurricane Florence in September 2018! Amazing!
So, I decided this senior lady would order and install the screen DIY on all my sunny summer windows and doors!
It is the best product! I highly recommend it! Instantly cooler in my house!
PS. I made a video also!
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for your great review and video Carolyn.
Dear EZ Snap,
And yes it was a snap. As a 60 year old machinist I am not the easiest person to impress.
I had originally purchased enough material to cover two windows in my mud room and a small kitchen window. I was skeptical as to the ease of install and the ability to see through these heavy looking screens. Judging from the views of the material I really didn't think it would work so well trying to see through. I knew that covering the window to "tame" the heat of the sun would be quite helpful. I did not purchase enough to do my whole house.
The install videos seemed easy enough and the EZ snap system looked like it would work.
Once I received the material, I printed the directions and started to layout my material for the windows. I discovered that I had purchased enough material for 4 full size windows instead of the 2 full size and the small kitchen window, thanks to the reminder in the instructions to "nest" the cutting of my material.
While I am familiar with VHB tape, I decided to go with the stainless steel screw on mounts for the EZ snap system. This worked well, having measured and marked everything to use about 1 for every 8.5 inches.
Cutting the material was a breeze. I was worried about this as I did not want the material to look ragged.
Installation of the material was even easy.
I plan on finishing the rest of my house as soon as possible.
EZ Snap® Team - Nice work Bill. Great review... Thanks!
Love them and so easy to install and really cut down on the sun light and heat build up. Will buy again if I need to again.
EZ Snap® Team - Glad to hear the Shades are working for you Mike.
Having just completed my window shade install, I wanted to let you know how impressed I am with the ease of install.
Also, I can’t remember the last time I assembled anything with as many plastic parts without finding a few errors in manufacturing! Out of the 194 fasteners ordered, all three components of each were in working order. Thank you for a well made product!
I did find it a little uncomfortable pressing on the studs, pins and shades. I’m sending pics of my self made install tools. Hope they can be help for other installers.
EZ Snap® Team - Thank you Wanda for your great review and tips.
Love your product and the ease of installing.
My thumbs have cuts and I used a large washer to snap on the pin to the base. Made the job super simple.
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for the tip!
Thank you again for your product!
Before and After Photos...
EZ Snap® Team - Nice installation Chad... Thanks for sending photos!
I do think that my house was cooler this past summer in 2018.
I used screws plus the adhesive on the hooks because the summer sun is very hot where I live.
In 2019, I am ordering more for the full glass storm doors.
I like that I can open the curtains during the daylight hours and can look outside, but no one can look inside.
Thank you very much EZ Snap.
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks Judy. Happy to hear that your Window Shades are working well for you.
I am extremely pleased with my EZ Snap project.
I live in California’s beautiful Central Valley, and the summers are scorchers.
I used the EZ Snap system to install shade cloths on my sunroom windows, and I couldn’t be more pleased.
I am 76 years old, and found the installation process to be quick and easy.
Happy customer here.
A M Readd
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for your positive review!
First off .... Thanks for prompt shipping and UPS is the best out here in northwest, nowhere AZ.
This is an Excellent Product and it does lower the temperature inside our travel trailer.
Installation of the adhesive snap bases and the fabric is not a challenge. I marked all of the adhesive snap base locations prior to installing the snap bases. Ensure that you clean the attachment areas around the windows with isopropyl alcohol before attaching the adhesive bases. I used 70% without mixing additional water without issues to the gelcoat or the designs on the sides of the coach. I waited the full cure time (3 days) for the adhesive backing and used 5" spacing for the snaps because we have winds in excess of 45 mph on occasion.
Installation of the fabric is straightforward with paying attention to the provided installation pamphlet from EZ Snap. I ordered an additional bit of fabric just in case of oooooopps on my part. Adhere to the old adage... "Measure twice, cut once". Take no chances !!
Do not stretch the fabric tight when setting the fabric onto the pins and locking it into place, you could encounter problems later on and have to redo the positioning of the fabric.
Also, the snap removal tool works as advertised and comes in handy!
I will buy this product again and install on our next coach. Thanks EZ Snap for a great product!
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for your positive review Brad.
We purchased our second roll of shade mesh to do windows in our second house.
The first roll went fast as we gave pieces to others to try and finished our primary house.
Quite the difference when we put up the ones in the dining room, west facing, it is now much cooler
in the evening... Next summer we will finish the other house, can’t wait.
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for your repeat business Carol.
Really happy with the EZ Snap system.
Really easy to install and remove.
The shade screen has really helped with the heat in the summer. Makes at least 15 degrees difference from windows with the shade to windows without...
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks Derryl. Glad the Window Shades are keeping you cooler.
Thanks to EZ Snap I've completed a 14 window project in a Snap and the house holders are so very happy with the look and expecting great heat shun performance next summer as the hot season looks to be over for this year.
Expecting up to 3 other big west facing glass house projects come next June before the real heat of July hits us at our Lake Resort community.
Installation, product and service quality were all outstanding and much appreciated especially when installation promised timing was easily met with quality project results obtained
Thanks EZ Snap for making it a SNAP.
EZ Snap® Team - Glad to hear it Garret... thanks for your review.
Bought one window kit to try it out in our dining room which was like an oven in the afternoon.
It was shocking how well it worked.
We have plants in that window and I was worried they wouldn't like the lower light. After 5 weeks they're doing great. They're getting plenty of light but no heat.
Just finished installing kits on all our east/west facing windows.
This product does what it promises. I'm so happy I found this.
Follow their directions and installation will be a piece of cake. PLANNING is everything.
One more thing: the caps and studs are slippery and easy to drop. Be careful and you'll save extra trips up and down the ladder and looking for them.
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks Dale, for the great review and your tips. Happy to hear EZ Snap is working for you.
Folks, you are fabulous!
Just Saw your email. Checked outside my front door. And there was a tall box of EZSNAP items. Yay!
What a pleasant surprise.
Had you not alerted me, the box may have stayed there all night.
Your customer service has been top-notch from the start. Much appreciated.
- Larry, Long Island NY
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks Larry, hope the installation goes smoothly for your big project.
I have been searching for years for an inexpensive way to cool my upstairs. I was almost ready to put in a second HVAC system when I stumbled upon EZ snap.
The windows face west and they get pummelled by the sun.
I just installed these and with my thermal imaging camera there is a 23 degree difference between the window with the solar shade and the one without. I could not even believe it. I went back every hour to check and it was still the same readings!
The install was super easy and it actually looks decent. I was worried they would look like covers over the windows but they appear more like thick window screens. Hopefully they hold up long term, but for the price you really can't beat it!
Thank you so much!
EZ Snap® Team - Glad to hear it... thanks for your positive review James.
Best product ever. Finally got a chance to install, with the weather warmer (thanks for the heads up on making sure it was warm enough), Easy to measure, easy to install, and they look amazing. Already our front (west facing) block window is an improvement (not just for the look) in that in the afternoon when before I had to close the thermal curtains, now I can leave them open and actually touch the blocks--absolutely cool instead of incredibly hot.
Our office is on the back and gets the morning sun, and the room is impossible to keep cool. So I'm excited to realize how much cooler it will be. But we really got these for privacy, because the house behind us looks right in. For the first time, I can open the curtains and see the sky, and let the light in, without feeling exposed. Not to mention the same privacy now installed in the master bedroom!
So, I will tell everyone I know what a marvelous product you have. I actually have two more windows to do, and will be ordering another piece.
Thanks again, may you live long and prosper!
EZ Snap® Team - Glad to hear it... thanks for your positive review.
Spent about $ 500 putting EZ Snap solar shades on exterior home windows with a southern exposure. Home is located is located in Southern California. FOllow directions to the “T”, but unfortunately the EZ Snap adhesive tabs only lasted about 4 months before they de-bonded and the screens fell from the window. Wasted enormous amount of time and $ with this solution. Complete loss...moving on to another solution. Waste of money and time with this product.
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.
You have a great, well thought out product that performs extremely well in the searing Australian sun (we get temperatures up to 46 degrees centigrade or about 115 degrees Fahrenheit - here in Adelaide in summer).
And it looks good when it’s in place, unlike most other shade cloth.
We have 4 windows shaded during last summer and it made a big difference to the temperatures inside our home and helped cut down on air-conditioning costs while adding to our comfort. These are the reasons we have decided to shade some more windows.
The removability is important so that we can maximize winter sun for its warmth.
EZ Snap® Team - Hello Ken from down under. Thanks for your positive review.
I had a hot tub cover with the core being melted and warped my the reflection from my bedroom window. The magnifying effect was so intense.
I put the EZ snap on the window and problem solved.
It was easy to put on. I like the fact it can be taken off in winter.
Great solution and exactly what I needed to save my $500 hot tub cover!
EZ Snap® Team - Glad to help. Happy to hear your melting problem has been solved.
I moved into this house a few years ago and our kitchen windows face southwest, so we get a lot of sunshine for most of the day. On very hot summer days the air conditioner would not keep up and the house temp would increase a degree or 2.
Sitting by the window, I could also feel how much heat was coming through.
After some research, I purchased the solar screen from EZ Snap.
I just installed the solar screen on the outside of my windows, and waited for a full day of sun to gauge the difference, and both my wife and I were very impressed on the reduction of heat coming through the window.
The install and ordering online was very simple.
EZ Snap® Team - Great review. Thank you.
EZ Snap® Team - That sums it up in one word, thanks.
Worked out great.
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for letting us know.
After many hours of research I found this “EZ-Snap” product the perfect solution to the problem of melting artificial turf caused by the concentration of the sunlight from Low-E glass windows. Windows with normal screens in them usually defuse the light enough to keep the reflective heat from melting the turf. However if standard aluminum screens cannot be fitted due to non-operable window or where there is only a screen on the lower opening part of the windows EZ-Snap is the great solution.
All other solutions are either unsightly or come with a 10% chance of window breakage due to the glass itself overheating. If 4 windows are treated with the other film type of solution you would have a 40% chance of having to replace one of the those windows.
Sunlight reflected off my neighbour's south facing windows.
The beam of light hitting my new artificial turf.
The temperature of that light at the turf is above 190 degrees.
The upper panes of the upper window with the EZ-Snap window coverings installed.
Looking out from the inside of the unit looks like a normal screen and does not take the view away. It also knocks the reflective heat down by about 75 %.
NIGHTMARE RESOLVED !!!!
Now I just need to repair the damaged turf.
San Francisco Ca.
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for sending us your review and photos Tom. We are asked about how to fix melting turf all the time.
This product worked EXACTLY as advertised. Very easy to install, and it really helps keep the room cooler in the Las Vegas sun.
I would highly recommend it.
EZ Snap™ Team - Happy to hear EZ Snap Shades are working for you.
Great for attaching shade material to wood arbors or pergolas when you use the screws.
Makes for easy removal come winter time.
This is my second time using them and I honestly cannot think of another way that would work better.
My application is a south facing wood arbor that catches a lot of breeze and the EZ Snap method holds my shade material down without any issues. I give them a 5 out of 5 stars.
I also use the EZ Snaps to hold down the same shade material on my home's skylights. Again, works great and I have never had the material come loose. Thanks for a great and useful product.
EZ Snap® Team - Your review will be helpful for others looking for do it yourself pergola ideas, thanks.
I found EZ Snap on line while looking for a solution to excess solar gain in our 5th wheel while snow birding in Texas.
As I considered the benefits of their product it occurred to me that I might be able to use it to solve another problem we have at home too. We have a building near our bird feeders that has several windows.
I wondered if installing the EZ Snap Screens on those windows might help prevent bird strikes on the glass. I can say now that it was an easy solution to a heart wrenching problem.
We have not had any bird fatalities since I installed the screening this spring. The screens still allow plenty of daylight into the building and, of course, it allows unobstructed views to the outdoors.
Easy to install and it performs as advertised.
EZ Snap® Team - Saving birds one window at a time... happy to hear about your success story.
Easy to install.
Works as advertised.
Cuts down on the heat radiating through your windows and cuts down on the air conditioning cost.
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for the photos. We are satisfied when our customers are satisfied.
EZ Snap™ Team - Nice installation Wayne. Thanks for sending your before and after photos.
Here are some photos of the installed EZ Snap shades on all of the south-facing windows and doors of our house in central Pennsylvania. We've covered the sunroom (center of the photos) and it has made a minimum 15 degree difference in that room. This has allows me to convert the sunroom to a more useable space - one we can inhabit year-round. Prior to the shades, it used to get into the 90's easily, despite being well insulated. The photos are a bit deceiving as those windows are floor to ceiling.
In the other rooms which are now covered, It's making a huge difference helping the AC keep up in the mid-day heat, and making the house an even temperature throughout.
We're thankful EZ Snap worked with us when we required more snaps than were supplied with our 50' roll. I'd gladly recommend your product for its effectiveness, ease of installation and how we're still able to open and close the windows as weather permits. The only recommendation I'd make is for a much larger number of snaps to be included with the longer rolls.
Thanks so much,
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks, we appreciate your positive review.
Awesome stuff Third order for me tks
J. Rustad, Salmon Arm BC
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for your review and your continued business.
I had a hot tub cover with the core being melted and warped my the reflection from my bedroom window.
The magnifying effect was so intense.
I put the EZ snap on the window and problem solved.
It was easy to put on I like the fact it can be taken off in winter.
Great solution and exactly what I needed to save my $500 hot tub cover!
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for letting us know!
Awesome. Saving my siding.
EZ Snap® Team - Glad to hear it... works every time!
EZ Snap was an affordable way for us to solve an issue in our home! We originally looked to replaced older windows in our daughters room and office. These windows face southeast. Each day the sun would rise, these two rooms would go up in temperature significantly and the room would be stale, unbreathable during the summer months in particular.
I did some research on government websites dedicated to energy conservation and they mentioned options for reducing energy costs. One of the options was to have the windows replaced, the other was to use an exterior shade.
After researching and pricing, we found the the EZ Snap product. It was far more affordable and a much quicker solution to our problem. It also did not require us to hire contractors as my husband was able to easily install.
The customer service team was also very helpful when we called with minor questions.
The best news is that I can once again work in my office during the summer months. More importantly, my little one is able to sleep in her room again! Perfect air flow once again. The bonus is that the rest of our home has benefited as well with reduced temperatures throughout. We only have central air so this is a definite plus for us.
This is a wonderful product!
EZ Snap® Team - Great news. Thanks for letting us know.
My son has just installed the mesh.
Instructions were very easy to follow.
The product was up in no time.
Product works very well.
We are extremely pleased with product.
Bob & Nellie Jagt
Salmon Arm, BC
EZ Snap® Team - Thanks, we appreciate your positive review.
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!
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.
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.
I was worried that the 3M studs would not stand up, as I had read some negative reviews on the web about them. The more I researched though, I realized that the negative reviews were all about the product that Coolaroo use to sell.
Apparently, the EZ Snap studs that Coolaroo was selling was a discontinued product and used the original version of the studs.
The new and improved studs are bigger and are made differently.
I have had the studs I bought from EZ Snap installed for over 8 months now and they are all sticking just fine. The studs that EZ Snap sold me are 7/8” across and the old Coolaroo ones are only ¾” in diameter. Make sure that where ever you buy your EZ Snap, that they are the new larger ones.
Great product for keeping the sun’s heat out. It has lowered the temperature in both rooms that I put it on.
Great product. Delivered on time by UPS.
This product is what I'd expected. Very easy to install. Thank you.
What a difference! Easy to install and looks great on my windows. I would recommend this to anyone that needs to protect the inside of their home or floors from damaging UV rays in the summer. The adhesive snaps work well on glass or metal, just make sure you wait at least 24 hours for the adhesive to really bite onto the surface, before you install the shade cloth material that comes in the kit.
We are really happy with the EZ Snap System screen. Our house has a room with a with a very large window facing east. I placed a thermometer in that room through the summer. On sunny days, the thermometer commonly read 30c (86f). This was the reading, even though the air conditioner was running and other rooms in the house were being maintained in the low 20 degrees Celsius.
We made sure all vents were completely open in the room. We first installed interior solar shades and even blackout window blinds. These two items did help some, but the room was still unusable and very hot.
We even paid for a HVAC company to do an inspection. They said the insulation, ducting etc was good. The problem was the heat load from the window. This window was only 3 years old and so we thought the only way to fix this would be to replace the window with a smaller one. That solution solution was going to be a huge project, as well as very expensive, as that section of the house has a stone exterior.
Before we downsized the window, I thought I would research one more time and look for a less expensive option. I found the EZ Snap exterior shades and figured for less than $200, it was worth a try, especially compared to the new window, which was going to cost thousands.
THIS SHADE SYSTEM IS FANTASTIC.
The shades look good on the house, although I noticed that when I installed them that I put a few wrinkles into the fabric in the corners. Most important though is that they are the functionality and they work. We put the shades up on a hot Summer weekend.
On day 1 (Saturday), before the screens went up, the room was 29 degrees by 10:30 AM.
The outside temperature was 25 degrees Celsius.
On day 2 ( Sunday), with the screens up, the room never got warmer than 23 degrees.
The outside temperature was also 25 degrees Celsius.
ONE MONTH LATER.
Since installing EZ Snap, the thermometer in that room shows the temperature is now remaining the same as the rest of the house. I'm a little shocked every time I walk into the room, as I expect to be hit by a heat wave. Problem Solved.
Love this stuff, made a huge difference in the heat allowed into the house.
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.
I love the solar screen and it is really helping with the intense sun coming into my window.
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.
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.
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.
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 protected] 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.