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Measuring for Skylight Shades

EZ Snap® Skylight Shades can be fastened to your skylight frames, right beside the skylight glass, or on the vertical outside edge of the skylight frames. 

If neither of these options will work for you, Adhesive Fasteners can be installed directly onto the skylight glass instead.

Determine Fastener Position

The size of each Shade will depend on where the EZ Snap Fasteners are mounted. For example, mounting 3M Adhesive Fasteners on the glass will require a smaller Shade than mounting Fasteners on the outside of the skylight frame.

Fastener Locations - Skylight Shades



Mounting Surface for 3M Adhesive

Smooth, Flat and 1″ Wide

No Textured Surfaces

No Curved Surfaces

Too Narrow

What to Measure: Width & Height

How to Measure Flat Glass Skylights for Exterior Shades

Shading Mesh Width:

Measure from the center of left Fasteners, across glass, to the center of the right Fasteners, and add 1 to 2 inches.

Shading Mesh Height:

Measure from the center of top Fasteners, down across glass, to the center of the bottom Fasteners, and add 1 to 2 inches.

See other styles of skylights on our How to Measure Skylights page here…

Tip: Distance between the center of each Pin to the outside edge of the Shade Mesh must be minimum 1/2 inch.

Nested Layout

If installing Shade Mesh on multiple skylights, use the “Cookie Cutter” or “Tetris” method to nest your various window sizes into the 72 inch tall Shade Mesh.

Windows can be rotated for the most efficient use of the EZ Snap® Shade Mesh with the least amount of waste.

Nested Layout for Multiple Window Shades

Measure Twice, Cut Once

We recommend using the EZ Snap Kit Size Calculator to figure out the most efficient layout before you start cutting your Shade Mesh.


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