Durability and Life Expectancy

How long is the life expectancy of the screens?

The EZ Snap mesh has been designed to withstand both extreme sun exposure and winter weather. This product has been tested in locations like Arizona for over 10 years and the original test shades are still going strong, providing shade and comfort.

Can they be left up though out the winter?

Yes. As a matter of fact we find that most of our customers leave their screens on all year round. You can choose to remove your screens if you want to use the suns heat in the winter to help heat your house. Just unsnap the screens from the house using the EZ Snap removal tool.

Removal Tool for EZ Snap Fasteners

EZ Snap Removal tool with fabric cutter

The removal tool seen on the right now comes FREE in every kit sold through the EZ Snap online store. This tool is used to remove your shades if you want to store them for the winter or cleaning the glass.

How to use:

Simply slide the prongs between the stud and the base of the pin. Pry the pin away from the stud until the pin unsnaps from the stud. The pin and cap stay locked together in the fabric, ready to be snapped back onto the stud again in the spring. Many of our customers leave there EZ Snap shades up all year round as there is no need to remove them for winter, unless you want the heat from the sun to help warm your home.

How well does EZ Snap stand up in the wind?

In all the many years of field testing of the EZ Snap shades, we have never had our product come off in the wind. As long as you install your shades according to the instructions ( 10″ max.. spacing on fasteners), your shades will stay in place. Although they are not hurricane or tornado proof, they are just fine in all but the most extreme winds. If you are located in an area with extreme winds or if your windows are over 30 sq/ft, then we recommend a 5″ spacing of fasteners.


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.