We purchased the 25' window shade kit with white 3M adhesive stud in May, 2015 so have used the windows shades for two summers now. They have proven to be effective in reducing the heat generated by the mid and late afternoon sun in our seven west facing windows. Without the shades, even with our lo-e windows you could feel the heat on the inside of the glass but with the shades in place the glass is cool to the touch. We now live in Campbell River on Vancouver Island, BC however we should have had these on our home in the Okanagan as well where we lived for 20+ years.
Installation was straightforward. The shade material is easy to cut to size and the adhesive studs definitely stick. Removing the shade for winter storage you exert some force on the studs and none of them budge. Two summers of 30 C+ and two winters of some sub-zero temperatures and they remain in place. We store the shades in winter by labelling which window they come off and mark the lower right corner with masking tape making it easy to reinstall the following summer (we remove the masking tape on installation). For winter storage we stack the shades and roll them on the cardboard roll the shade was shipped on, wrap the whole thing in plastic and store in our heated crawl space.
As an added bonus the shades provide daytime privacy into our living areas without having to close or tip blinds so we can still enjoy the view into our backyard.
We are very pleased with our purchase and would recommend the product as an easy do-it-yourself project for anyone looking to reduce the sun's heat on their windows, with the added benefit of daytime privacy and preserving views.
EZ Snap™ Team - Thanks for your great review Julie. Glad to hear that your EZ Snap Shades are working for you.
We live in Santa Fe, NM, at an elevation of 7500 feet—very close to the sun!
Our Pueblo-style, double-wall adobe house has a flat roof, and 15 skylights. What it doesn’t have is air-conditioning! In the summer, our house gets very warm, as you might imagine.
After living with the problem for a few years, we finally got desperate! We bought some shade screening at Home Depot, and cut it to fit over each of the skylights. Originally we used bricks to anchor the loose netting to the roof, but it was damaging the roof so we needed another solution.
After reading about your product online, we decided to give it a try—what did we have to lose?! We used your products (the EZ snaps) on the metal frames of the skylights, about 12” apart, and then stretched the screening and anchored it onto the snaps.
This system has worked perfectly for several years, and my husband continues to be impressed at my resourcefulness!
It is so easy to remove the screening in the late fall, and reattach it in the spring—your product makes our home so much more comfortable, I can’t imagine being without EZ Snaps!
EZ Snap™ Team - Happy to hear about your success. Thanks for your feedback.