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How to Install EZ Snap Shades on Sliding Patio Doors?

How to Install EZ Snap Shades on Sliding Patio Doors?

In some cases EZ Snap® fasteners stick out too far and the door won’t slide open without knocking them off.

Sliding Patio Door Shade Instructions…

First check to see how much clearance you have between the surface where you will be mounting the EZ Snap® Fasteners and the surface that will be sliding past the snaps. You’ll need 3/4” clearance between these surfaces.

This clearance needed for EZ Snap® Fasteners is the same, whether you are using the Stainless Screw or the 3M Adhesive Studs.

If you do not have 3/4” clearance, here are your options:

  1. Mount 3M Adhesive Studs directly on the patio door glass to gain more clearance.
  2. Use Velcro on the patio door glass to gain more clearance.
  3. Mount your 3M Adhesive Studs onto the existing bug screen frame for one of the windows and use the outermost panel to mount the other shade screen onto. This works well most of the time since the bug screen frame usually has lots of clearance from the sliding door.

Note that if you install EZ Snap® Shade Mesh over top of your bug screen, a moray pattern will appear. This does not affect the performance of the Shade Mesh, but will affect your view. Optionally, you may remove the bug screen from the frame to avoid this issue.

What Color Shade Mesh is the Most Popular?

What Color Shade Mesh is the Most Popular?

Black EZ Snap® Shade Mesh is the Most Popular Color

There are two main reasons why black shade mesh is most popular:

The human eye sees lighter colors easier than darker ones. Because of this, your eyes will see right through a black screen and see the brighter colors outside… very important, if you want to maintain the view from your windows after your window shades are installed.

If the exterior shade screens were white, your eyes would mostly see the white screens, making it very difficult to see through the screens.

The same reason that your TV screen is black… so you see the color pixels of the image and not the screen itself.

When viewing your shaded windows from the exterior, black sun shades generally just look better than lighter colored shades.

Let’s say, for example, that you have a tan colored house. If you put tan shade mesh over the windows, the windows blend completely into the color of the house. This makes it look like either your house does not have windows, or that they are covered with plywood. A black shade on the same tan colored house enhances the window.

Window Shade Colours

Black exterior sun shades look more natural from the outside and maintain your view from the inside, making black our most popular window shade colour.

Shade “Product of the Year”

EZ Snap® Quick & Easy

The patented EZ Snap® fasteners & our proprietary non-fray fabrics make it easy for you to “cut to size” and install right on site. Our “NO DRILL” 3M™ adhesive snap studs also mean no holes in your skylights, windows or RV with professional-looking results, every time.

  • No Experience Needed
  • No Special Tools Required
  • No Drill 3M™ Adhesive Studs
  • Non-Fray EZ Snap™ Solar Shading Mesh

How EZ Snap® Pricing Works

Combine Multiple Windows & Skylights to Save Money

Larger Shade Kits work well for projects that include multiple windows or skylights. Find the best kit using the EZ Snap® Kit Size Calculator.

The EZ Snap® Kit Size Calculator determines the best layout for your shades and then recommends the correct size Shade Kit for each project.

Remember to enter your email address to receive a customized layout diagram and snap counts for each skylight or window... very helpful for ordering correctly and planning your cuts before starting your installation.

Windows may be rotated for efficient nesting of multiple Shades. Find the most efficient layout easily with the EZ Snap® Kit Size Calculator.