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Step #4: Shade Fabric Placement

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Shade Fabric Placement

Which Side Out?

The Shade Mesh has a slight curl to it when it comes off the roll. When you place the Shade Mesh over your window or skylights, the corners should curl in towards your frames.

Another way to explain… the side of the Shade Mesh that faces the outside of the roll should be installed to face the sun… and the side that is on the inside of the roll should face your window or skylight.

The Shade Mesh will function either way, but makes for a cleaner installation when you follow these tips.

Install Shades Onto Pins

EZ Snap Shade Mesh on Pins

Starting in the top left corner, push Shade Mesh down onto Pins until the Pin punctures through.

Push straight down to avoid bending and snapping off the Pin.

It is important to push Shade Mesh to the very base of each Pin using the metal end of the EZ Snap Removal Tool. This exposes all of the Pin’s teeth so that the matching interlocking teeth on the Cap can fully lock on.

Move from one pin to the next, working from top to bottom and left to right.

Install Caps Last

Adjust Shade Mesh on the Pins, as needed, to remove any wrinkles. Pulling Shade Mesh off Pins (to adjust the position) and poking a new hole is OK, if necessary, as long as you have not yet put the Cap on the Pin.

No Stretching

Put little or no tension on Shade Mesh. Please do not stretch fabric between Pins.

Placing Shade Mesh is more like hanging a poster, less like stretching a drum skin. If excessive tension is used from Pin to Pin, Adhesive Stud failure may occur.

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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.