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Why You Don’t Need An R-Value For RV Skirting

Why You Don’t Need An R-Value For RV Skirting

1. Any R-Value savings are much smaller the closer the outside temperature is to the inside temperature.
When the temperature dips below zero, the area under an RV is typically kept just above the freezing point by an electric heater. Because of this, the temperature differential between outside and inside air is very small, as is the heated cubic square footage under the RV. This is unlike a house, where inside temperatures are typically kept at 70 degrees or more and where the cubic square footage is about 2500% larger than that of an RV’s.

2. RV skirting would need to be very thick to produce any significant energy savings.
R-Value is the resistance to heat flow through a given thickness of material. For example, a typical home in the USA has wall insulation of R-11 to R-15. Your RV Skirting would need to have a sewn-in insulation that is 4 to 5 inches thick to achieve this R-value. Most RV Skirting that claims to be insulated is less than a half an inch thick. At this thickness, there is only the illusion of an R-value.

3. Stopping air movement is 10 times more important than R-Value for RV skirting.
What good is wearing a winter coat if you have the zipper undone? The most important way to retain heat and keep cold air out is a barrier to air-flow (RV Skirting), not insulation. As long as the warm air is contained under the RV and the majority of the cooler outside air is kept out, adding insulation to the skirting is a waste of money. The barrier to airflow created by the skirting is really all that is needed.

4. If you are in an extreme winter climate what is the best way to add R-Value to your skirting?
As mentioned above, the sewn-in variety of insulation (ie: Poly-fill or reflective bubble wrap) adds very little value to RV skirting and is not necessary in 90% of RV skirting projects. The exception to this rule is if the RV is wintering in an extremely cold area where temperatures are commonly 15 degrees or more below freezing. In this situation you will want to have both RV skirting and an insulated barrier of rigid Styrofoam board. Rigid Styrofoam insulation board is by far the most effective way to get a higher R-value without adding a lot of thickness.

Typically this board has an R-value of R5 per inch of thickness. The best variety of this board is extruded polystyrene foam board, also called blue or pink board in the big box stores. To use this board with your skirting, build a frame work under the RV using inexpensive 2” x 2” lumber, then attach the foam board to the framework. Once the foam board is in place, then you can install your RV skirting to seal the warm air in and the cold air out.

5. The best heat source to use under your RV skirting.
In warm climates many RVers use a 100 watt light bulb to create a heat source, but there is a much safer and efficient way to heat the area under your skirting . Use one or two thermostatically controlled space heaters with a built-in fan under the RV. In longer RVs, place a heater at each end of the RV facing the opposite end. Turn the thermostat control to just above the point of freezing. When the temperature dips down close to the freezing point, the heaters come on and blow warm air around the entire area underneath the RV. This is a very safe and efficient heat source, as it is only using energy when needed. Be sure to see the heaters we recommend on the EZ Snap RV skirting product page at https://ezsnapdirect.com/products/rv-skirting/.

Congratulations To Our Latest ‘Win Your Purchase’ Contest Winner

Congratulations To Our Latest ‘Win Your Purchase’ Contest Winner

We’re thrilled to announce the latest winners of our ‘Win Your Purchase’ contest.

Congratulations to Paul and Lynn Barzler!

Here’s their winning review:

“They made an incredible difference.”

“Impressed with how much sun and heat they block because they are mounted on the exterior of the coach.
(We’ve had bigger RVs with interior sunscreen shades which were not nearly as effective.)”

“Definitely, EZ Shades were one of the best purchases for my RV made this year.”

A huge thank you to everyone who participated!

If you didn’t win this time, don’t worry. Your entry will be automatically included in our next ‘Win Your Purchase’ contest!

EZ Snap Coupons, Promo Codes, Discounts and deals.

EZ Snap Coupons, Promo Codes, Discounts and deals.

Looking for EZ Snap™ Coupons, Discounts & Deals?

EZ-Snap-Coupons-Promo-Codes-deals-and-discountsNo need to search the web…..

All EZ Snap Coupons, EZ Snap Promo codes, discounts or deals can be found on our dedicated coupon page.

EZ Snap™ Coupon Page Link.

We post any and all current coupons and promos available, so you do not have to search the web looking for coupon codes that are out dated or that don’t work.
EZ Snap™ sells direct to the consumer and so we already offer wholesale pricing to all of our online customers. Be sure to visit our EZ Snap™ coupon page to see the latest promotions or coupons we have available.

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.

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.