In some cases EZ Snap® fasteners stick out too far and the door won’t slide open without knocking them off.
Sliding Patio Door Shade Instructions…
First check to see how much clearance you have between the surface where you will be mounting the EZ Snap® Fasteners and the surface that will be sliding past the snaps. You’ll need 11/16” clearance between these surfaces.
This clearance needed for EZ Snap® Fasteners is the same, whether you are using the Stainless Screw or the 3M Adhesive Studs.
If you do not have 11/16” clearance, here are your options:
- Mount 3M Adhesive Studs directly on the patio door glass to gain more clearance.
- Use Velcro on the patio door glass to gain more clearance.
- Mount your 3M Adhesive Studs onto the existing bug screen frame for one of the windows and use the outermost panel to mount the other shade screen onto. This works well most of the time since the bug screen frame usually has lots of clearance from the sliding door.
Note that if you install EZ Snap® Shade Mesh over top of your bug screen, a moray pattern will appear. This does not affect the performance of the Shade Mesh, but will affect your view. Optionally, you may remove the bug screen from the frame to avoid this issue.
Black EZ Snap® Shade Mesh is the Most Popular Color
There are two main reasons why black shade mesh is most popular:
The human eye sees lighter colors easier than darker ones. Because of this, your eyes will see right through a black screen and see the brighter colors outside… very important, if you want to maintain the view from your windows after your window shades are installed.
If the exterior shade screens were white, your eyes would mostly see the white screens, making it very difficult to see through the screens.
The same reason that your TV screen is black… so you see the color pixels of the image and not the screen itself.
When viewing your shaded windows from the exterior, black sun shades generally just look better than lighter colored shades.
Let’s say, for example, that you have a tan colored house. If you put tan shade mesh over the windows, the windows blend completely into the color of the house. This makes it look like either your house does not have windows, or that they are covered with plywood. A black shade on the same tan colored house enhances the window.
Window Shade Colours
Black exterior sun shades look more natural from the outside and maintain your view from the inside, making black our most popular window shade colour.