Installing Aluminet Shade Mesh Using EZ Snap Fasteners

how to mount aluminet with EZ Snap

Installing Aluminet Shade Mesh Using EZ Snap Fasteners

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How to install AluminetAluminet is an agricultural grade shade cloth available from various farm and garden suppliers. Gardeners and home owners have used it for small gardening or shading projects before, attaching it with the EZ Snap fastener system. We thought we would give a more though description of how to install Aluminet shade cloth on your smaller projects. EZ Snap does not sell or distribute Aluminet, instead we use the EZ Snap optical grade shading mesh. Aluminet is very difficult to see through and so does not make a very good window shading product, unlike the EZ Snap shading mesh.


How to install Aluminet for a small project?

If you have a large project that will see substantial wind loads, then it is recommended that you use either a reinforced sewn hem with grommets or a large compression fastener that will grip hold of the Aluminet over a large area.  If your Aluminet project is smaller in size, then the EZ Snap fastener system might be just what you are looking for. The adhesive EZ Snap fasteners will stick to a wide variety of surfaces, allowing you to install Aluminet in many different projects. If you use the EZ Snap fasteners with Aluminet, we recommend that you double or even triple fold the edge of the Aluminet that you are attaching to, to increase the holding power. Aluminet comes in a variety of densities and lighter densities do not have a lot of material to provide holding power. By doubling or tripling the layers of Aluminet in the area that you are attaching the EZ Snap fasteners, you add a lot more holding power to your project. If your project is large in size and will catch a lot of wind, then we recommend that you visit for more detail on Aluminet and its uses.

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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.