Posted by EZSnapDirect on March 21, 2013 | No Comments
EZ Snap’s unique system for attaching exterior window shades, has been recognized by the innovation website ideaconnection.com
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“Innovative in exterior window shades and skylight blinds”
Ideaconnection.com profiles new and exciting breakthrough technologies and products. The innovative EZ Snap fastener system has revolutionized the exterior shading of windows, providing an easy way for home owners to make their own quality shades for much less than competitive products.
Posted by EZSnapDirect on August 30, 2012 | No Comments
EZ Snap has recently released a “How to” video on Installing your own RV Skirting.
If you are at all handy or a “Do-it-Yourselfer” type, here is your opportunity to not only get a custom fit RV Skirting, but also save yourself a bundle of money at the same time.
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
RV Skirting – Step by Step Video shows you how.
This video is designed to show you not only the benefits of installing your own RV Skirting, but also the step by step procedure of doing it. It covers the various tools you will need. You will be surprised to know just how simple it is to install your own RV skirting on your motor-home, trailer or fifth wheel.
The video also covers how to determine the size of the RV skirting kit you will need. Also you will learn how to determine the mounting locations of your fasteners and how to install the fasteners. In addition, you will also learn how to cut your RV skirting to size and fit it to your RV for a custom professional look. The EZ Snap pipe retainment system is also shown. This helps keep your skirting in place in winds and also maintains a nice tight look.
Near the end of the video, there is also a section on installing a fifth wheel enclosure skirt to the front of your 5th wheel. And finally at the end of the video the all-important EZ Snap removal tool is detailed, as well as the Instant RV Skirting zippers are featured.
Since the video was produced another popular product has been added to our EZ Skirting line of products and accessories. The EZ Snap RV Skirting Velcro is now available. This Velcro is specially designed to stick to the RV skirting is all types of weather conditions.
Posted by EZSnapDirect on August 24, 2012 | No Comments
EZ Snap’s adhesive studs utilize the 3M VHB adhesive. This peel and stick adhesive is known as one of the highest bond strength adhesives every made. As a matter of fact, V.H.B. stands for Very High Bond.
Check out this video from the Discovery Channel on the power of the VHB adhesive from 3M.
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Instructions on how to remove VHB adhesive studs.
The EZ Snap adhesive studs are designed to stand up to all types of extreme weather conditions. Canadian winters and Arizona heat, as well as, extreme wind forces. The ingredient that allows this extreme holding power is the magic of the VHB adhesive by 3M.
But what if you want to remove the studs one day for example, to change them to a different color? Follow the steps below and you can make it like they were never there.
- Grip and peel off the plastic part of the stud using pliers, (needle nose are ideal).
- At this point you will most likely have quite a bit of the flexible foam left behind on the mounting surface. Using your thumb or a rag, roll off this excessive foam as much as possible.
- When you have removed as much of the flexible foam as you can, the remainder can be removed using a citrus oil based cleaner, such as “Goo Gone” or Goof Off”. These cleaners are designed to break the bond of the VHB adhesive.
- Continue to apply the citrus oil cleaner until the adhesive is completely gone.
- Cleaner area to remove any citrus oil reside using a 50/50 mixture of water and isopropyl alcohol before installing another adhesive stud.
Posted by EZSnapDirect on June 15, 2012 | No Comments
Is the vinyl siding on your house melting or warping for no reason?
Well, this is a much more common problem than people realize. It is almost always caused by the sun reflecting off a nearby window onto the siding.
Stop the Sun from reflecting off of window glass and melting and warping vinyl siding with EZ Snap exterior shades.
The window acts like a magnifying glass, concentrating the sun’s energy onto a small area. Temperatures in these hot spots can soar into the hundreds of degrees. This phenomenon causes thousands in damage, but the good news is now there is a simple and quick solution.
So how do you prevent this from happening?
These easiest and most effective way to stop the reflecting sun rays from melting and warping the vinyl siding, is to block them from reaching the siding in the first place. Now, you could plant a tree and wait 10 to 20 years, but there is an easier way….
Exterior window shades stop the sun from not only entering the window, but also stop it from reflecting off of the glass. You end up not only stopping the sun from melting the siding, but the exterior window shade also substantially cools the room with the window. A do-it-yourself exterior shade system like the EZ Snap exterior shades can be easily installed be someone with no previous experience.
They are also very affordable, costing a little over $2 per square foot. If the offending window happens to be on your neighbor’s house, they are so affordable, you can offer to install the EZ Snap exterior shades for free for them. This saves them money on their air-conditioning bill and you instantly stop the sun from damaging you vinyl siding.
Posted by EZSnapDirect on June 15, 2012 | No Comments
New EZ Snap Video, now online! View at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZwLdd8yVso
EZ Snap Exterior Shade Video
Posted by EZSnapDirect on May 3, 2012 | No Comments
If sun light is entering your home, there is the risk of it fading your flooring carpeting or furniture.
How do you prevent or reduce this problem and not darken the room too much or block the view.
One of the most economical solutions is installing exterior shading products on your skylights or windows. Exterior shades are designed to filter down the amount of damaging UV rays entering your home. The better ones are able to block up to 90% of these rays, while still allowing adequate ambient like to enter. Energy saving exterior shades like the EZ Snap shades, act like a shade tree placed in front of your window. The main differences being, they don’t block your view or take 30 years to grow large enough to shade your home.
Another factor that causes fading is heat. Heat is responsible for up to 25% of the fading of household items. The exterior window and skylight shades also reduce the amount of heat entering the home, further reducing damaging fading from happening. To learn more about the additional benefits of exterior shading products, Click Here.
Posted by EZSnapDirect on April 16, 2012 | No Comments
The ‘Do-it-Yourselfers’ of the world are growing in numbers every year. The internet has increased the amount of information on how to do almost anything. DIYers, as they known, are a courageous bunch. They are willing to take a risk; even embrace a mistake or two, in return for the satisfaction and savings of doing it yourself.
The feeling of accomplishment is guaranteed to lift the spirits when you complete a project using your own hands and skills. This is not only good for your soul, but your health as well.
Here are the top 3 benefits for becoming a DIYer:
1. Sense of Accomplishment: We have all been taught from an early age that failure is bad. DIYers bravely embrace the risk of failing, knowing that, almost everything is possible when you take the time to educate yourself on your project. They see any failure or error as a learning a experience that increases their skill sets for the next project.
“There is no failure, except in no longer trying. “ Elbert Hubbard
2. Saving Big Money: When you hire someone to build or complete a project for you, you will be paying them with your “after-tax” dollars. In other words, to pay a worker $100 to do your project, you have to earn as much as $200 if you’re in the 50% tax bracket. When you do it yourself, your labor is free. Even if your project requires specialized tools, the money you save, more than pays for rental of the tools you would need. Seasoned DIYers know that most things are very easy to do, once you take the time to educate yourself on how it should be done. The internet is full of Guru’s giving their knowledge away for free.
3. Broaden your Knowledge and Skills: For every new project you take on, you gain new skills and increase your experience and knowledge. The more you do, the more you know and soon projects just become easier and easier. Before you know it, you are the “Go-To” guru for friends and family on how to get things done.
If you’re looking for a great Energy Saving “Do-it-Yourself” project that is easy to do on your own and will save you lots of money on your air-conditioning bill this summer, check out the line of “Do-it-Yourself” kits available at www.ezsnapdirect.com
Posted by EZSnapDirect on March 20, 2012 | No Comments
According a report in the Daily Telegraph, the government is warning of a high likelihood of a major heat wave in the UK in 2012. This warning was triggered after an in-depth consultation with climate change scientists.
They warn that a heat wave of the magnitude they are predicting could cause as many as 10,000 deaths. Based on their findings, they also anticipate that temperatures in the UK to rise as much as 3 by the end of the century.
The authors also go on to say that the UK has become much more prepared to deal with these sudden heat waves since the heat wave of 1976, which caused 14,000 premature deaths.
The elderly are the main victims of these types of events and finding new ways to assist in keeping the population cool is a paramount concern, especially in hospitals and nursing homes.
Posted by EZSnapDirect on March 6, 2012 | No Comments
According to ConsumerReports.org the average amount of money that is spent by American’s for air conditioning is $22 billion ($22,000,000,000) per year.
Exterior shading products like awnings and EZ Snap exterior window shades can reduce the need for air conditioning by 60% to 70%. Imagine the amount of money that could be saved each year if even just one percent of the population installed EZ Snap on their windows.
The cost for all this air conditioning is not just money. The carbon foot print for air-conditioning use is massive. Millions of metric tons of Co2 enter into the atmosphere every year from the power needed to fuel American`s air-conditioning needs.
Top 4 ways to reduce your need for air-conditioning:
- Install an exterior shading product like EZ Snap shades: This can reduce interior temperature by up to 15 degrees without using any electricity.
- Turn on a fan: Fans help move air around the house making you feel cooler via the wind chill effect.
- Use a dehumidifier: You have heard the saying, “it’s not the heat, it`s the humidity“. Lowering the humidity, increases the effectiveness of your body to cool itself.
- Plant trees to help shade your windows: This is the natural way to cool your home, but it can take decades to get results. EZ Snap is instant.
Posted by EZSnapDirect on February 21, 2012 | No Comments
SHGC stands for Solar Heat Gain Coefficient. This number is commonly used as a guide line for rating the energy efficiency of windows and their various shading treatments.
The old term for term for this measurement was shading coefficient. SHGC values range from 0 to 1. The lower the SHGC number, the less solar gain or heat passing through the window. Many power utilities offer rebates to customers who upgrade their windows. They typically will give you a rebate based on the total SHGC number of your upgraded product.
Little known Secret
Most of these rebate programs will give you a rebate if your upgraded windows have a SHGC # of .4 or less.
Many times you can still qualify for a rebate if you add an exterior shading product that has a SHGC # of .4 or less. Be sure to check with your local power utility to find out the details of their specific rebate program.
The EZ Snap shading mesh has a SHGC of .1827. This SHGC number is based on a solar profile angle of 45 degrees (most common) and a clear, double pane window.