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EZ Snap Exterior Yacht Window & Hatch Cover Shades…

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by Sean Schurr on Yacht Window Shades
Fraction of the price of a marine screen replacement
EZ Snap Product: Yacht Shades

Carver Boat Shade Review Photos from Sean Schurr Windshield

Carver Boat Shade Review Photos from Sean Schurr ViewCarver Boat Shade Review Photos from Sean Schurr

Hi there,

Here are some photos from our recent install of your screens and snaps on our Carver 32.5.

We love them, the boat is cooler, they were a fraction of the price of a marine screen replacement and so much easier to order, cut, install, and enjoy.

Our boat neighbors are very jealous and have been asking where we got them.

Thanks, please enjoy the photos.

Sean Schurr,
Toronto, Ontario

EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for the photos and review Sean. Very nice installation job... looks professional!

by Kevin Montgomery on Yacht Window Shades
7 degree drop in direct sun
EZ Snap Product: Yacht Shades

I normally don't leave reviews but thought this may help someone.

My house boat is positioned such that the largest section of windows down the side are in full sun for 5 hours a day. It's 98' long with 6 single pane windows on the side hallway.

Using SensorPush temperature monitors I tracked the temperature for 2 weeks before installing EZSnap. The internal temperature between the window and thermal shades would reach 110 degrees. The stored thermal heat would last well into the night and would make keeping our large boat cool. This would also affect temperature inside the staterooms and my kids and wife would complain about it being uncomfortable when they went to bed.

We like our boat cool and 74 degrees or higher in the bedrooms was pushing their comfort levels. This is with running our thermostat at 70 all day long.

After installing EZ Snap, I've logged 7 degrees less in the windows during the day. The room temperatures are holding at 70 all day long and the A/C unit now cycles on and off as it should instead of running continuously. This also solves an issue of too much condensation on my AC ductwork since the unit is not running constantly.

I couldn't find any hard data on reviews just "it feels more comfortable". A 7 degree drop in direct sun is an incredible achievement. I was also concerned about the look of putting these on externally on my boat. They look great and were easy to install.

Kevin M.

EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for the update Kevin! Glad EZ Snap Shades are keeping the family cooler.

by Kevin Montgomery on Yacht Window Shades
Houseboat Temperature Data
EZ Snap Product: Yacht Shades

I normally don't leave reviews but thought this may help someone.

My house boat is positioned such that the largest section of windows down the side are in full sun for 5 hours a day. It's 98' long with 6 single pane windows on the side hallway.

Using SensorPush temperature monitors I tracked the temperature for 2 weeks before installing EZSnap. The internal temperature between the window and thermal shades would reach 110 degrees. The stored thermal heat would last well into the night and would make keeping our large boat cool. This would also affect temperature inside the staterooms and my kids and wife would complain about it being uncomfortable when they went to bed.

We like our boat cool and 74 degrees or higher in the bedrooms was pushing their comfort levels. This is with running our thermostat at 70 all day long.

After installing EZ Snap, I've logged 7 degrees less in the windows during the day. The room temperatures are holding at 70 all day long and the A/C unit now cycles on and off as it should instead of running continuously.

This also solves an issue of too much condensation on my AC ductwork since the unit is not running constantly.

I couldn't find any hard data on reviews just "it feels more comfortable". A 7 degree drop in direct sun is an incredible achievement.

I was also concerned about the look of putting these on externally on my boat. They look great and were easy to install.

by Tammy Campbell on Yacht Window Shades
We continue to be very happy with your product
EZ Snap Product: Yacht Shades

Sailboat Shade Review Photos from Tammy C Inside View

Sailboat Shade Review Photos from Tammy C

My name is Tammy Campbell and I wanted to share with you a post we posted on our Facebook Group Page, Aboard Sailing Vessel TammyAnn, back on May 27th, 2020.

"We get to mark another project off the list....being down here in the keys for the summer trying to keep the boat cool is priority #1. Today we finished up the install of our new window shades. We went with EZSnap brand. They are made for RVs, Yachts, and Skylights. We are really pleased with the product so far but only time will tell how they will hold up." The two attached photos were also attached to our original post.

Since the original post we were so happy with your product that I also shared your product information on the Boot Key Harbor's Cruisers Net and highly recommended your products and installation process.

Today is August 2nd, 2020 and we continue to be very happy with your product. We are currently trying to determine how we could install your shades over our opening ports and the window built in our companion way hatch.

Thank you for such a superior product and installation process.

SV TammyAnn
2010 Catalina 445

Click on the image below to watch Tammy's Shade Review Video...

Sailboat Window Shade Review Video from Tammy

EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for the yacht shade review, photos, and video Tammy. Nice work!

by Garrett Kaiser on Yacht Window Shades
Amazing, thanks so much
EZ Snap Product: Yacht Shades

Great product, easy install and works great for my boat.

Cooled off the entire galley by more then 80%... it’s amazing thanks so much

Garrett from Long Island NY

Thank you,

G. Kaiser

EZ Snap® Team - Great to hear that EZ Shades are keeping you cooler in Long Island. Thanks for letting us know!

by Gary Nelms on Yacht Window Shades
Cost savings compared to hiring a canvas maker are great
EZ Snap Product: Yacht Shades

I originally ordered a kit to put window shades on the front windows of our 32 bridge sedan, as the heat in the boat without them was bad.

It is nice to be able to see out of the windows with them on, although we do take them off while driving the boat from the lower inside station for clearer visibility.

I usually do my own work and didn't want to go through hiring a canvas maker to come out and make custom shades, so the ability to do this on my own was attractive. I had no problem cutting and installing the shades.

I liked them enough to order more, as we also have a 32' Gemini sailboat, and the shades on that boat were looking ragged. So I also installed these on the sailboat's windows and hatches.

Boat looks much better, and the cost savings compared to hiring a canvass maker are great.

Gary N.
Milton, Fl

EZ Snap® Team - Great to hear that EZ Snap is working well for both of your boats Gary. Thanks for the review.

by Julie Goodnight on Yacht Window Shades
I’ll be back for more
EZ Snap Product: Yacht Shades

Boat Window Shade Review Photos from Julie G

I purchased a DIY shade kit for our 40’ yacht. It was simple and easy from ordering, to shipping, to installation.

The shade screen came out great. It looks clean and sleek and cuts out just enough of the sunlight to make our rear deck habitable when it’s hot and sunny.

It came out so well in fact, that I made a second order from EZ Snap to fully enclose the entire back half of the boat (the first screen was a trial).

BTW, I am a small woman and although I am pretty handy, I found this entire process easy to manage, with no special tools required and man-strength not needed either.

The customer service and attention to detail from EZ Snap is impressive, from the pre-purchase info available on the website (love the animated videos), easy ordering, fast shipping and thorough notifications along the way. I’ll be back for more, for sure.

Julie G.

EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for the great review and photo Julie!

by Burt Moorhouse on Yacht Window Shades
Boat shade looks and works great
EZ Snap Product: Yacht Shades

Once received, I left the material on top of the boat for a couple of weeks, intimidated to start. Then, when the spring wind calmed and the summer started to really heat up the interior, I went to the store to buy rubbing alcohol to clean the window frames. They were out due to CV-19, so I used alcohol prep pads from the first aid kit, then marked and installed the snap bases.

I left it until the next afternoon, then measured the width again, marked the fabric, and cut with the furnished knife. It cut like butter to width, then I just snapped it in place, and did some final trimming at the two ends with scissors.

I would say the whole 35 square feet took maybe a couple of hours, including the wasted trip for isopropyl alcohol. All this, of course, after watching the Youtube video!

It looks and works great.

B. MOORHOUSE

EZ Snap® Team - Thanks Burt. We appreciate your positive review.

by James Clynes on Yacht Window Shades
The glass is not hot anymore
EZ Snap Product: Yacht Shades

Installed over the port side windows of my boat. This area is nine feet long by thirty six inches high.

The windows would allow so much heat into the salon area, now the glass is not hot anymore and the salon is much more comfortable.

Also covers the front hatch cover too.

James Clynes

Boat Shade Review Photo from James C

EZ Snap® Team - James, thanks for the review and photo. Nice installation job!

by Debbie & John Russell on Yacht Window Shades
It’s been a great purchase.
EZ Snap Product: Yacht Shades

Boat Shade Review Photo from Russell Side 2Boat Shade Review Photo from Russell Side

Boat Shade Review Photo from Russell View

Boat Shade Review Photo from Russell Inside

Boat Shade Review Photo from Russell Inside 2

Interesting that I was reminded today. We had some thunderstorms blow through last night and John went to check on the boat and one whole side had blown off. Luckily, they became wrapped in the railings on the boat. We had used stainless Snaps on the boat with the plastic snap piece that came with the kit (versus adhesive). The plastic changes in the hot conditions and the “snap” bond becomes compromised. So now he went to West Marine and bought the metal snap tool to affix metal snaps to the fabric.

But even with this issue, we love the look and we are in the FL Panhandle. The heat is reduced and the UV exposure. We love the added privacy without compromising views. It’s been a great purchase. We just need to dial in the way we have them affixed. I don’t see the plastic and adhesive working too well under our scenario. But we were fortunate the boat rails saved us. We made cardboard patterns and cutting was a breeze too. Thanks!!!

Debbie & John

EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for your feedback. Glad to hear EZ Snap Shades are keeping you cooler!

by Art Beaulieu on Yacht Window Shades
I’m very pleased with the results...
EZ Snap Product: Yacht Shades

Hi,

Received my order and installed it. I had emailed you earlier about installing on acrylic window on my boat. As it turns out they are glass.

I went to great effort to prep the glass, cleaned with windex, then acetone finishing with alcohol. I then used the special [3M Primer] pen. After curing three days I installed the shades.

I’m very pleased with the results...

Thanks,

Art Beaulieu

EZ Snap Yacht Shade Review from Art Beaulieu Installation

EZ Snap Yacht Shade Review from Art Beaulieu

EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for your review and photo Art. Looks great!

by Patrick Kennedy on Yacht Window Shades
Great Product
EZ Snap Product: Yacht Shades

Was pleasantly surprised how easy and well the process went.

Great product.

Patrick

EZ Snap® Team - Glad to hear the Shades are working for you Patrick. Thanks for letting us know.

by Garry Walden on Yacht Window Shades
Great for Hatch Covers
EZ Snap Product: Yacht Shades

Hi Guys,

Using your EZ Snaps here in our marina in Southern Spain...
Great product for our hatch covers on our boat, simple to use, looks great and everyone in the marina is asking where we purchased them from... you should organize a European supplier as the market for you is huge and wide open here as there is no real competition...the closest is YKK snaps and they are way overpriced compared to your product.

In the meantime I will just continue and chat to others as they look on at my EZ Snaps with envy.

Regards

Garry

EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for your review and happy sailing!

by Pete Cherouny on Yacht Window Shades
Worked perfectly.
EZ Snap Product: Boat Shades

Worked perfectly. Easy installation and excellent protection for my Bomar hatches.

Peter

Yacht Bomar Hatch Sun Shades Peter CherounyYacht Hatch Shades Peter Cherouny

EZ Snap® Team - Thanks for the Bomar Hatch photos Peter.

by Debbie on Yacht Window Shades
I love my boat shades.
EZ Snap Product: Yacht Shades

I love my boat shades... easy to install.

They make a wonderful difference and keep our boat cooler without losing our view on the water.

Sincerely, in Idaho

EZ Snap Yacht Shades Review by Debbie
EZ Snap Yacht Shades Review from Debbie

EZ Snap® Team - Beautiful install Debbie! Thanks for the photos.

by Paul A. on Yacht Window Shades
Snaps are staying stuck.
EZ Snap Product: Yacht Shades

Everything turned out exactly as we hoped.

Easy to install and very effective.

We allowed the base studs of the snap to set for three days before installing the shades on the exterior windows of our yacht.

So far, they have survived a summer in Baltimore, Maryland and an Atlantic Ocean and ICW trip down to St. Petersburg, Florida.

If you follow the directions and clean the window and use rubbing alcohol on the area where you will adhere the snap and allow it to cure, all you should be fine.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Outside View Black EZ Snap Shade Screens

OUTSIDE VIEW - BLACK EZ Snap Shade Screens.

INSIDE VIEW - BLACK EZ Snap Shade Screens

Outside View White EZ Snap Shade Screens

OUTSIDE VIEW - WHITE EZ Snap Shade Screens

Inside View White EZ Snap Shade Screens

INSIDE VIEW - WHITE EZ Snap Shade Screens

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

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

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

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