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Melted Vinyl Siding Mystery Solved !

Melted Vinyl Siding Mystery Solved !

What is causing the vinyl siding to melt and warp?

The sun is reflecting off of a nearby window or glass surface and the reflecting light can reach extreme temperatures. Typically, most vinyl siding products will start to melt and warp when they reach 160 to 165 degrees Fahrenheit. On darker colored siding, temperatures have been recorded of nearly 220° F  in the area where reflected light is hitting.

Is this a new problem?

This is a problem that has gotten much more common in the last 10 to 15 years. The main reason this is happening more and more often is from the increasing number of Low-E or energy efficient windows that are being installed in new homes or renovated homes. Low-E windows are designed to reflect more heat away from the glass by design. That is why they help cool your home. The problem is that reflected light is now more powerful than ever and it substantially increases the surface temperature of the objects it lands on, like vinyl siding.

Vinyl Siding Melting Solution EZSnapWhats the solution??

The solution to this problem is to stop the sun’s rays before they can hit the glass and reflect off of the glass surface. When you install the EZ Snap exterior shades on your windows, it is like planting an instant shade tree in front of the offending window. EZ Snap stops up to 90% of the sun’s rays from reaching the glass and the 10% that does get through and is reflected back,  must then pass through the EZ Snap mesh a second time, reducing it a further 90%.  With 99% of the reflected light now eliminated, the problem of melted vinyl siding is also eliminated.

Added Benefits:

  • Not only does it solve the melted vinyl siding problem, but it also cools the interior of your home and the surface of the glass.
  • Provides Day time privacy
  • Reduces annoying glare inside and out.
  • Lowers your Air Conditioning bill.
  • Prevents birds from flying into the reflective glass surface.
  • Reduces the fading and damage caused by the suns U.V. rays.

For a more in-depth look a the EZ Snap product and how it is installed, be sure to watch the EZ Snap Exterior Shade video.
Here is a Link to it.

Is your Vinyl siding melting? – Here is a quick and inexpensive solution.

Is your Vinyl siding melting? – Here is a quick and inexpensive solution.

Vinyl Siding Melting EZ-Snap Exterior Window ShadesWhat is causing the vinyl siding to melt and warp?

The sun is reflecting off of a nearby window or glass surface and the reflecting light can reach extreme temperatures. Typically, most vinyl siding products will start to melt and warp when they reach 160 to 165 degrees Fahrenheit. On darker colored siding, temperatures have been recorded of nearly 220° F  in the area where reflected light is hitting.

Is this a new problem?

This is a problem that has gotten much more common in the last 10 to 15 years. The main reason this is happening more and more often is from the increasing number of Low-E or energy efficient windows that are being installed in new homes or renovated homes. Low-E windows are designed to reflect more heat away from the glass by design. That is why they help cool your home. The problem is that reflected light is now more powerful than ever and it substantially increases the surface temperature of the objects it lands on, like vinyl siding.

Whats the solution??

The solution to this problem is to stop the sun’s rays before they can hit the glass and reflect off of the glass surface. When you install the EZ Snap exterior shades on your windows, it is like planting an instant shade tree in front of the offending window. EZ Snap stops up to 90% of the sun’s rays from reaching the glass and the 10% that does get through and is reflected back,  must then pass through the EZ Snap mesh a second time, reducing it a further 90%.  With 99% of the reflected light now eliminated, the problem of melted vinyl siding is also eliminated.

Added Benefits:

  • Not only does it solve the melted vinyl siding problem, but it also cools the interior of your home and the surface of the glass.
  • Provides Day time privacy
  • Reduces annoying glare inside and out.
  • Lowers your Air Conditioning bill.
  • Prevents birds from flying into the reflective glass surface.
  • Reduces the fading and damage caused by the suns U.V. rays.

For a more in-depth look a the EZ Snap product and how it is installed, be sure to watch the EZ Snap Exterior Shade video.
Here is a Link to it.

EZ Snap RV Shades featured in article in MotorHome Magazine

EZ Snap RV Shades featured in article in MotorHome Magazine

EZ Snap Feature in Motorhome MagazineThe Secret is out.

EZ Snap is the quickest and most cost effective way to get custom made exterior shades for your RV. The more than 148,000 readers of MotorHome Magazine were treated to a in-depth article on the EZ Snap RV Shades.

The article detailed a full install done by magazine staff a two different RVs. They concluded that the EZ Snap fastener system made for an easy to install solution to custom RV window shades and an effective way to not only block the heating rays of the sun, but also protect the interior of the RV.

As with many of our first time users, they also were pleasantly surprise at how good the visibility through the EZ Snap shading was. This is thanks to the optical grade quality of the mesh .

Be sure to check out the full article for yourself in the August issue of MotorHome Magazine. Important install notes on the last page!!

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Blinds and shades for arched or curved windows

Blinds and shades for arched or curved windows

Blinds and Shades for Arched and curved windows are a real challenge to cover. That is until now.

EZSnap Exterior Shades on Arched WindowEZ Snap Innovations has developed the perfect solution to providing shade to any shape of window, curved, arched or even round.

Blinds for Arched Windows (Block the Heat, Not the View)

The specialized EZ Snap shading mesh is able to stop up to 90% of the sun’s heat and damaging UV rays, but it does not block your view. The EZ Snap mesh is made using an optical grade, exterior shading material. This allows you to see clearly through the mesh as if it was not even there.

Specialized Shading Mesh can be cut and shaped to fit any shape of window

The EZ Snap exterior shades are made from an innovative shading mesh the can be cut to any size or shape without fraying. The EZ Snap mesh utilizes encapsulated yarns in its manufacturing procedure, producing an extremely strong , dimensionally stable shading mesh. These special properties are what allow you to cut to size your exterior blinds right on site for a perfect fit every time.

 

EZ Snap Profiled on ideaconnection.com

EZ Snap Profiled on ideaconnection.com

EZSnap on IdeaConnectionEZ Snap’s unique system for attaching exterior window shades, has been recognized by the innovation website ideaconnection.com

 

Click here to view article:
“Innovative in exterior window shades and skylight blinds”

 

Ideaconnection.com profiles new and exciting breakthrough technologies and products. The innovative EZ Snap fastener system has revolutionized the exterior shading of windows, providing an easy way for home owners to make their own quality shades for much less than competitive products.

How to install your own RV Skirting Video Now Available

How to install your own RV Skirting Video Now Available

EZ Snap has recently released a “How to” video on Installing your own RV Skirting.

If you are at all handy or a “Do-it-Yourselfer” DIY type, here is your opportunity to not only get a custom fit RV Skirting, but also save yourself a bundle of money at the same time.

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

RV Skirting – Step by Step Video shows you how.

This video is designed to show you not only the benefits of installing your own RV Skirting, but also the step by step procedure of doing it. It covers the various tools you will need. You will be surprised to know just how simple it is to install your own RV skirting on your motor-home, trailer or fifth wheel.

The video also covers how to determine the size of the RV skirting kit you will need. Also you will learn how to determine the mounting locations of your fasteners and how to install the fasteners. In addition, you will also learn how to cut your RV skirting to size and fit it to your RV for a custom professional look. The EZ Snap pipe retainment system is also shown. This helps keep your skirting in place in winds and also maintains a nice tight look.

Near the end of the video, there is also a section on installing a fifth wheel enclosure skirt to the front of your 5th wheel. And finally at the end of the video the all-important EZ Snap removal tool is detailed, as well as the Instant RV Skirting zippers are featured.

Since the video was produced another popular product has been added to our EZ Skirting line of products and accessories. The EZ Snap RV Skirting Velcro is now available. This Velcro is specially designed to stick to the RV skirting is all types of weather conditions.

How to remove EZ Snap adhesive studs

How to remove EZ Snap adhesive studs

 

VHB-Extreme-Holding-PowerEZ Snap’s adhesive studs utilize the 3M VHB adhesive. This peel and stick adhesive is known as one of the highest bond strength adhesives ever made. As a matter of fact, V.H.B. stands for Very High Bond.
Check out this video from the Discovery Channel on the power of the VHB adhesive from 3M.

Click Here to Watch VHB Video

 

Instructions on how to remove VHB adhesive studs.

 

The EZ Snap adhesive studs are designed to stand up to all types of extreme weather conditions. Canadian winters and Arizona heat, as well as, extreme wind forces. The ingredient that allows this extreme holding power is the magic of the VHB adhesive by 3M.

But what if you want to remove the studs one day for example, to change them to a different color?  Follow the steps below and you can make it like they were never there.

Removal procedure:

  1. Grip and peel off the plastic part of the stud using pliers (needle nose are ideal).
  2. At this point you will most likely have quite a bit of the flexible foam left behind on the mounting surface. Using your thumb or a rag, roll off this excessive foam as much as possible.
  3. When you have removed as much of the flexible foam as you can, the remainder can be removed using a citrus oil based cleaner, such as “Goo Gone” or Goof Off”. These cleaners are designed to break the bond of the VHB adhesive.
  4. Continue to apply the citrus oil cleaner until the adhesive is completely gone.
  5. Cleaner area to remove any citrus oil reside using a 50/50 mixture of water and isopropyl alcohol before installing another adhesive stud.
Installing Aluminet shade mesh using EZ Snap Fasteners…

Installing Aluminet shade mesh using EZ Snap Fasteners…

How to install AluminetAluminet is an agricultural grade shade cloth available from various farm and garden suppliers. Gardeners and home owners have used it for small gardening or shading projects before, attaching it with the EZ Snap fastener system. We thought we would give a more though description of how to install Aluminet shade cloth on your smaller projects. EZ Snap does not sell or distribute Aluminet, instead we use the EZ Snap optical grade shading mesh. Aluminet is very difficult to see through and so does not make a very good window shading product, unlike the EZ Snap shading mesh.

 

How to install Aluminet for a small project?

If you have a large project that will see substantial wind loads, then it is recommended that you use either a reinforced sewn hem with grommets or a large compression fastener that will grip hold of the Aluminet over a large area.  If your Aluminet project is smaller in size, then the EZ Snap fastener system might be just what you are looking for. The adhesive EZ Snap fasteners will stick to a wide variety of surfaces, allowing you to install Aluminet in many different projects. If you use the EZ Snap fasteners with Aluminet, we recommend that you double or even triple fold the edge of the Aluminet that you are attaching to, to increase the holding power. Aluminet comes in a variety of densities and lighter densities do not have a lot of material to provide holding power. By doubling or tripling the layers of Aluminet in the area that you are attaching the EZ Snap fasteners, you add a lot more holding power to your project. If your project is large in size and will catch a lot of wind, then we recommend that you visit www.ae-zone.org for more detail on Aluminet and its uses.

Sun reflecting of window glass melting vinyl siding?  Here is how to stop it…

Sun reflecting of window glass melting vinyl siding? Here is how to stop it…

Is the vinyl siding on your house melting or warping for no reason?
Well, this is a much more common problem than people realize. It is almost always caused by the sun reflecting off a nearby window onto the siding.

Melting Vinyl Siding Solutions

Stop the Sun from reflecting off of window glass and melting and warping vinyl siding with EZ Snap exterior shades.

The window acts like a magnifying glass, concentrating the sun’s energy onto a small area. Temperatures in these hot spots can soar into the hundreds of degrees. This phenomenon causes thousands in damage, but the good news is now there is a simple and quick solution.

So how do you prevent this from happening?

These easiest and most effective way to stop the reflecting sun rays from melting and warping the vinyl siding, is to block them from reaching the siding in the first place. Now, you could plant a tree and wait 10 to 20 years, but there is an easier way….

BEST SOLUTION:
Exterior window shades stop the sun from not only entering the window, but also stop it from reflecting off of the glass. You end up not only stopping the sun from melting the siding, but the exterior window shade also substantially cools the room with the window. A do-it-yourself exterior shade system like the EZ Snap exterior shades can be easily installed be someone with no previous experience.
They are also very affordable, costing a little over $2 per square foot. If the offending window happens to be on your neighbor’s house, they are so affordable, you can offer to install the EZ Snap exterior shades for free for them. This saves them money on their air-conditioning bill and you instantly stop the sun from damaging you vinyl siding.

How to Fix the problem of faded floors, carpets and furniture.

How to Fix the problem of faded floors, carpets and furniture.

Furniture and Floors Faded from SunIf sun light is entering your home, there is the risk of it fading your flooring carpeting or furniture.

How do you prevent or reduce this problem and not darken the room too much or block the view.

One of the most economical solutions is installing exterior shading products on your skylights or windows. Exterior shades are designed to filter down the amount of damaging UV rays entering your home. The better ones are able to block up to 90% of these rays, while still allowing adequate ambient like to enter.  Energy saving exterior shades like the EZ Snap shades, act like a shade tree placed in front of your window. The main differences being, they don’t block your view or take 30 years to grow large enough to shade your home.

Another factor that causes fading is heat. Heat is responsible for up to 25% of the fading of household items. The exterior window and skylight shades also reduce the amount of heat entering the home, further reducing damaging fading from happening. To learn more about the additional benefits of exterior shading products, Click Here.

Being a ‘Do-it-Yourselfer’ is Good for your Soul.

Being a ‘Do-it-Yourselfer’ is Good for your Soul.

The ‘Do-it-Yourselfers’ of the world are growing in numbers every year. The internet has increased the amount of information on how to do almost anything. DIYers, as they known, are a courageous bunch. They are willing to take a risk; even embrace a mistake or two, in return for the satisfaction and savings of doing it yourself.

The feeling of accomplishment is guaranteed to lift the spirits when you complete a project using your own hands and skills.  This is not only good for your soul, but your health as well.

Here are the top 3 benefits for becoming a DIYer:

1.    Sense of Accomplishment: We have all been taught from an early age that failure is bad. DIYers bravely embrace the risk of failing, knowing that, almost everything is possible when you take the time to educate yourself on your project. They see any failure or error as a learning a experience  that increases their skill sets for the next project.
“There is no failure, except in no longer trying. ”  Elbert Hubbard

2.    Saving Big Money:  When you hire someone to build or complete a project for you, you will be paying them with your “after-tax” dollars. In other words, to pay a worker $100 to do your project, you have to earn as much as $200 if you’re in the 50% tax bracket. When you do it yourself, your labor is free. Even if your project requires specialized tools, the money you save, more than pays for rental of  the tools you would need. Seasoned DIYers know that most things are very easy to do, once you take the time to educate yourself on how it should be done. The internet is full of Guru’s giving their knowledge away for free.

3.    Broaden your Knowledge and Skills: For every new project you take on, you gain new skills and increase your experience and knowledge. The more you do, the more you know and soon projects just become easier and easier. Before you know it, you are the “Go-To” guru for friends and family on how to get things done.

 

If you’re looking for a great Energy Saving “Do-it-Yourself” project that is easy to do on your own and will save you lots of money on your air-conditioning bill this summer, check out the line of “Do-it-Yourself” kits available at www.ezsnapdirect.com

New Golf Ball Protection Screen, saves your window and energy at the same time.

New Golf Ball Protection Screen, saves your window and energy at the same time.

If you have ever lived next to a golf course, you or someone you know has a story of broken windows caused by golf balls. One of the perils of living next to a golf course is having a stray ball smash a window on your home. This is frustrating, expensive and sometimes frightening. Window without EZ Snap golf ball protection screen
One method of reducing the likelihood of having windows damaged by golf ball strikes is to install an exterior shading screen over the window. The screen acts as a barrier in front of the glass, slowing down and reducing the speed of the ball. In most cases this prevents the glass from being hit or breaking. If your really close to the T-box, you can have your contractor build you an additional frame around the window to increase the distance the screen is mounted from the glass, thereby increasing amount of force your screen can stop before the ball impacts the glass.
The beauty of this solution, is that you get so much more than glass protection from your screen. These screens also block up to 90% of the sun’s heat without blocking your view outside. In addition, they provide day time privacy from golfers and nosy neighbors.With so many benefits in one product, they pay for themselves in no time.
3 Benefits, one product:

 

  • Protect window glass from golf ball strikes ( Especially when you our your contractor build a stand-off frame around the window).
  • Energy saving shades that block the heat without blocking the view.
  • Daytime privacy

To learn more about all the benefits of a golf ball protection screen, Click Here

Major Heat Wave in England likely in 2012

Major Heat Wave in England likely in 2012

According a report in the Daily Telegraph, the government is warning of a high likelihood of a major heat wave in the UK in 2012. This warning was triggered after an in-depth consultation with climate change scientists.

 

They warn that a heat wave of the magnitude they are predicting could cause as many as 10,000 deaths. Based on their findings, they also anticipate that temperatures in the UK to rise as much as 3 by the end of the century.

 

The authors also go on to say that the UK has become much more prepared to deal with these sudden heat waves since the heat wave of 1976, which caused 14,000 premature deaths.

 

The elderly are the main victims of these types of events and finding new ways to assist in keeping the population cool is a paramount concern, especially in hospitals and nursing homes.

22 Billion Reasons to Install EZ Snap and Reduce your Energy Costs.

22 Billion Reasons to Install EZ Snap and Reduce your Energy Costs.

According to ConsumerReports.org the average amount of money that is spent by American’s for air conditioning is $22 billion ($22,000,000,000) per year.

 

Exterior shading products like awnings and EZ Snap exterior window shades can reduce the need for air conditioning by 60% to 70%. Imagine the amount of money that could be saved each year if even just one percent of the population installed EZ Snap on their windows.

 

The cost for all this air conditioning is not just money. The carbon foot print for air-conditioning use is massive. Millions of metric tons of Co2 enter into the atmosphere every year from the power needed to fuel American`s air-conditioning needs.

 

Top 4 ways to reduce your need for air-conditioning:

 

  •  Install an exterior shading product like EZ Snap shades: This can reduce interior temperature by up to 15 degrees without using any electricity.
  • Turn on a fan: Fans help move air around the house making you feel cooler via the wind chill effect.
  • Use a dehumidifier: You have heard the saying, “it’s not the heat, it`s the humidity“. Lowering the humidity, increases the effectiveness of your body to cool itself.
  •  Plant trees to help shade your windows: This is the natural way to cool your home, but it can take decades to get results. EZ Snap is instant.
Increasing the SHGC # of Your Windows and Why it Matters.

Increasing the SHGC # of Your Windows and Why it Matters.

13232SHGC stands for Solar Heat Gain Coefficient. This number is commonly used as a guide line for rating the energy efficiency of windows and their various shading treatments.

 

The old term for term for this measurement was shading coefficient. SHGC values range from 0 to 1. The lower the SHGC number, the less solar gain or heat passing through the window. Many power utilities offer rebates to customers who upgrade their windows. They typically will give you a rebate based on the total SHGC number of your upgraded product.

 

Little known Secret
Most of these rebate programs will give you a rebate if your upgraded windows have a SHGC # of .4 or less.
Many times you can still qualify for a rebate if you add an exterior shading product that has a SHGC # of .4 or less. Be sure to check with your local power utility to find out the details of their specific rebate program.
The EZ Snap shading mesh has a SHGC of .1827.  This SHGC number is based on a solar profile angle of 45 degrees (most common) and a clear, double pane window.

How to Build a Pergola that Provides Shade All Day Long.

How to Build a Pergola that Provides Shade All Day Long.

Pergolas and gazebos are a popular and attractive way to add shade to a back yard or over a patio or deck. They do have some short comings though. Depending on the time of day and the angle of the sun, they may be long periods of time when there is little or no shade under the pergola.
Many pergolas are built with a number of upright wooden timbers placed on top of the pergola frame. These provide shade to the area below when they are positioned perpendicular to the rays of the sun and when the sun is not too high in the sky. As the sun moves throughout the day, the shading effect is lost as the rays of the sun become more parallel to the direction of the boards.

Pergola with shading mesh
What is the best way to provide full shade coverage from your pergola, without totally blocking out the light?

 

 

Adding a solar mesh cover across the top of your pergola will instantly and economically solve this problem. The solar mesh blocks up to 90% of the sun’s heat, while still allowing plenty of ambient light to enter. The mesh also retains the open feeling of the pergola by allowing you to see the sky through it.
We have had many of our customers tell us that they have covered their pergolas in this way using the EZ Snap exterior window shade kits. The non-fray EZ Snap mesh is easily sized to the top of the pergola. If the pergola is wood, use the stainless steel EZ Snap screw in studs into the wood. Use the EZ Snap adhesive studs for vinyl or aluminum pergolas. Next fit and fasten the shading mesh into place just as you would if you were doing a window or skylight. The EZ Snap mesh is a quick and easy way to add more shade and comfort to your pergola project.

How the Suns U.V. Rays Fade and Damage your Stuff.

How the Suns U.V. Rays Fade and Damage your Stuff.

UV Ray DamageThe sun is a very powerful force indeed. Especially when you consider the earth only receives about one two-billionth of the sun’s total energy. We have all experienced the power the sun has to fade and damage,whether it’s the paint on your car or your favorite chair.

Sun light contains three types of energy rays:

  •  ultraviolet radiation
  •  visible light
  •  infrared radiation

Ultraviolet (UV) is the most dangerous and damaging.   Ultraviolet rays break down the chemical bonds in coloring dyes, causing the color(s) in an object to fade over time. Some objects are more prone this bleaching effect, such as dyed textiles like carpet, drapes or furniture. Given enough time in the sun, everything eventually fades.

So how do we slow down the fading process in our homes?

When it comes to UV fading and damage in the home, UV light entering from windows is responsible for almost 100% of the problem. The perfect solution is to filter out the majority of the sun’s damaging rays, while still retaining enough of the visible light spectrum to properly light the room. One of the best ways to accomplish this is by using an exterior shading solution such as an awning or an exterior shade screen. These exterior solutions not only filter out the majority of the damaging UV rays, they also stop the heating rays of the sun before they enter the window.

The EZ Snap exterior shading material typically filters out up to 90% of the damaging UV radiation from the sun, as well as, 90% of the heating rays of the sun.

Learn more  on Exterior Window Shades

Energy Savings of Exterior Shades (The Stats)

Energy Savings of Exterior Shades (The Stats)

Exterior Shade is up to 7 Times More Effective

•    Exterior blinds and shades are up to 7 times more effective at stopping heat from entering the home than interior blinds or window tinting.
•    EZ Snap’s exterior shades block up to 90% of the sun’s heat
•    16% of the U.S. electricity is used for air conditioning.
•    43% of the U.S. peak energy load in summer months is for air conditioning.
•    EZ Snap exterior shade screens can lower interior temperatures by up to 15 degrees F
•    Millions of birds could be saved annually if the use of exterior shades increased by as little 10%
•    Cooling costs can be reduced by up to 60% with using an exterior window shade
•     Windows facing the summer sun can let in the equivalent amount of heat as a 1500 watt electric heater for every 10 sq/ft of glass
•    Exterior shades have 7 benefits in one product – Lower energy costs, increased comfort, reduced glare, reduced U.V. damage to interior, day-time privacy, eliminate bird strikes, and windows look cleaner (less sun to reflect off of dirt)

Exteriors Blinds for your Yacht or Boat

Exteriors Blinds for your Yacht or Boat

Three benefits, one product.

By simply installing exterior window shades on your boat or yacht, you are getting three great benefits the moment they are installed.

Yacht Shade Mesh Boat Shades1. Privacy:

Many boat owners spend just as much time on their boats, moored in the marina, as they do out on the water. When you’re sitting in your boats cabin, the last thing you want is to have every single person who walks by looking in at you. Exterior boat blinds give you day-time privacy. Anyone trying to looking in from the outside will find it almost impossible, but if you are sitting in the inside looking out, you will see out clearly, as if the shades where not even there.

2. Heat Block:

The sun is a powerful force and although it’s great to work on your tan while out on the water, there are times when you just want the comfort of the cool cabin of your boat. Exterior boat shades not only stop the sun before it enters the glass, they also shade and cool the glass itself. The EZ Snap exterior boat shades block up to 90% of the sun’s heat without blocking the view.

3. U.V. Protection:

The ultraviolet rays of the sun have the power to quickly discolor and ruined the interior seating and woodwork of your boat. Exterior shades and blinds for your yacht or boat filter the damaging UV rays entering your cabin. This substantially lessens the amount of damage they can do to your expensive boat interior.
They also cut down and the glare from the sun and the water. Sorry, I guess that’s 4 benefits in one product, not three.

Happy boating!

RV Solar Shades – Cool your RV without air conditioning!

RV Solar Shades – Cool your RV without air conditioning!

Are you tired of listening to the constant drone of your RV’s air conditioner?

RV Shades by EZ SnapThere is a better way. By simply adding exterior RV solar shades or blinds to your RV, you can substantially reduce or even eliminate the need to run your RV air conditioning.

Why do exterior RV solar blinds work so well at stopping heat, compared to interior RV blinds? The secret is in the fact that they stop the heat before it enters the RV window, as well as, they also shade the glass of the RV window from the hot rays of the sun. In hot areas like Texas and Arizona, exterior RV solar shades are very common. On large class A motor homes, the front windshield is commonly covered due to its large size and for privacy. Many of today’s modern fifth wheel trailers also have large windows in the back or sides that benefit from a reduction of solar gain and an increase in privacy.

Day time privacy is one of the main benefits of adding a RV solar shade. With the EZ Snap RV solar screens installed on the RV, it is very difficult, if not impossible to see into the RV form the outside during the day. This is particularly handy in the close quarters of some of today’s crowded RV parks.

The recent innovation of the EZ Snap fastener system is now allowing RV owners to install their own RV solar shades. The EZ Snap shading mesh is a non-fray material that can be cut and shaped right on-site by the RV owner. This has substantially reduced the cost of the RV solar shades and blinds by removing the expensive labour of having them custom built by an upholstery shop.

Whether you have a motorhome, 5th wheel, park model or trailer, installing your own RV solar blinds is a sure way to instantly increase your comfort and privacy.

New and Improved EZ Snap adhesive stud is here

New and Improved EZ Snap adhesive stud is here

The new and improved EZ Snap adhesive stud is now available.

The holding power and performance of this new stud has greatly improved over the original.

New EZ Snap 3M Adhesive Snap StudWe have worked with 3M™ on this stud to ensure that it will stand up to extremely hot or cold temperatures, as well as severe winds. As always, this adhesive stud is the ideal solution for attaching all the various EZ Snap™ products, except on wooden, rough or porous surfaces. With those types of surfaces, our stainless steel screw studs are still your best choice. This new stud is now our standard and the original is now discontinued.

These new studs are also  now available in a variety of colors. White, black, grey and beige studs are now available. This allows you to better match the stud to the mounting surface color. That way, if your EZ Snap™ product is removed, the studs do a better job of blending in to the mounting surface.

Skylights Shades & Skylight Blinds – Why they are so important.

Skylights Shades & Skylight Blinds – Why they are so important.

Excessive Heat from Skylights

One of the best ways to brighten up a dark room is a well-placed skylight or two. Skylights are fantastic for adding natural light to a home, but they are also one of the biggest sources for excessive heat buildup in a home.

Skylight-Shades-Product-ImageEven though skylights tend to be much smaller in size than the typical windows, they can easily allow too much heat and light into the home. This is due to the fact that they are placed on the roof, usually directly facing the sun. This location and angle allows the sun’s heating rays to directly enter the home, usually for most of the daylight hours. Interior blinds are helpful at reducing the excessive light that enters, but they do little to stop heat. As with any shade or blind to be effective, they must be installed on the outside of the skylite or window.

Exterior shades and blinds on skylights, not only shade the skylight glass itself; they also stop the heat before it enters the skylight glass.

Once the heat enters the home it’s too late. Heat continues to build up, eventually raising the interior temperature. The benefit of adding an exterior skylight shade like EZ snap to your skylight is that, not only do you stop up to 90% of the sun’s heat, but you retain the benefit of having filtered light from the skylight.

The trick is to stop the heat while still allowing lots of ambient light to enter. After all, extra light is why you have a skylight in the first place. Customers have told us that once they had their EZ Snap skylight blinds installed, the light from the skylight was softened and the glare and hotspots was reduced. Exterior Skylight blinds and shades like EZ Snap also have the added benefit of reducing the damaging U.V. rays entering the skylight.

If you are going to add shade to reduce your heat load, your skylights are the number one place to start.

Window Privacy Film vs EZ Snap Exterior Shades

Window Privacy Film vs EZ Snap Exterior Shades

Privacy without blocking your view!

There are few things more annoying than having your neighbors or people walking by staring through your windows. Closing the blinds or drawing the curtains works, but it also eliminates your view outside. When people think of getting more privacy on their windows without blocking their view, window privacy tint comes to mind.

There is a better solution though; EZ Snap™ exterior shades.

EZ Snap Sun Shades Block Heat Not ViewLet’s compare.
Both window tinting privacy film and EZ Snap™ shades will give you daytime privacy from the outside. Both do this without blocking your view from the inside. So what’s the big difference?

Evening Views
At night time, the window privacy film turns your windows into giant mirrors, making it hard to see through to the outside. The reflective qualities of the film are now working against you and reflecting back all your interior lighting. EZ Snap exterior shades do not do this at all and so you still  can enjoy your night time views.

End Bird Strikes
Another big advantage of using EZ Snap™ exterior shades over a window privacy film, is that it prevents bird strikes into your windows. As mentioned in our previous blogs topics, privacy or reflective window tint, actually increases the likelihood of birds flying into your windows. Privacy window film makes your windows more reflective. It’s the reflectivity of the window that makes the glass invisible to flying birds. EZ Snap™ makes the window look like a solid surface to flying birds and so they do not fly into it. So now you know how to increase your privacy and reduce bird strikes at the same time.

Winterizing Your RV with RV Skirting

Winterizing Your RV with RV Skirting

One of the most effective ways to keep your RV from the cold winter winds is RV Skirting.

RV skirting provides a barrier between the elements and the area below your RV. The skirting helps contain warm air below your RV, as well as blocking out the cold winter winds. After you have skirted in your RV, or motorhome you may want to consider a way of providing extra heat to the area under your RV. In warmer climates, something as simple as a light bulb can provide enough heat to keep the temperature above freezing. In colder climates, you may want to place an electric heater in this space.

METHOD ONE – Heat Taping

Always, be sure that there is no risk of a fire starting with your heating methods. If you have exposed plumbing, you may want to consider wrapping them with electric heat tape to further prevent against freezing.

METHOD TWO – Rigid Styrofoam

Another method of increasing your protection against the cold is to place rigid Styrofoam insulation around the area that you are planning to skirt and then installing the RV skirting. The RV skirting covers up and hides the insulation and also creates a further barrier from the cold air.

RV Skirting and Under Pinning

EZ Snap RV Skirting and Underpinning

METHOD THREE – RV Skirting

Typically adding RV skirting to your motorhome or fifth wheel involves having to hire an upholstery firm to custom make an RV skirting for you. We now have an RV skirting and fifth wheel skirting installation video available on our site that will give you step by step instructions on how to install your own RV Skirting.
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or contact us for more info: 1-877-439-7627 or info@ezsnapdirect.com

How to Install Your Own RV Skirting Video

Reducing Bird Strikes by Using Exterior Shades

Reducing Bird Strikes by Using Exterior Shades

According to the U.S. fish and wildlife services, over 97,000,000 to 976,000,000 birds are killed each year in the U.S.A. alone, due to window strikes. The reflective surface of the glass makes it invisible to birds and they fly right into it at full force. They are either killed outright or suffer broken wings or legs, making them easy prey for predators or scavengers.

Bird Strike PreventionWe have had many of our customers who have used our product specifically to eliminate bird window strikes on their home. One customer had their home located in the middle of a large treed area and they would find dead birds almost every day. They installed their EZ Snap™ shades and the problem stopped instantly.

Why does EZ Snap’s™ exterior shade work so well? The truth is any type of exterior shade over the reflective glass would work just as well, we just happen to be the quick, inexpensive and easily installed version. When an EZ Snap™ shade is installed on the window, the reflective glass is hidden behind the shading mesh. Birds recognized the shades as a solid object and naturally avoid it. This virtually eliminates the problem of birds hitting the window.

When it comes to birds striking the glass, the worst thing you can do to our feathered friends, is to install window tinting. Window tinting makes it more likely a bird will strike the glass, since it makes the outward appearance of the window even more reflective. So there you have it. EZ Snap™ is one of the few products that not only saves energy, but also saves lives. For more info, go to our bird strike information page.