Yes, we are running a contest this entire month of May for a chance to win one of three gift certificates towards the purchase of what we continue to believe is the best (in terms of ease of application, practicality and cost effectiveness) energy conservation type of product for homes or cottages in the summer, EZ Snap exterior window shades.
It is the first time we have run a contest for a specific individual product, so we were not going to use a product that we ourselves did not personally use and believe in.
Now, I receive emails from time to time from visitors to our site asking me a few questions so here for everyone are the questions and my answers regarding the EZ Snap exterior window shades:
1. Do we leave them on the outside of the windows all year?
Yes we do. This is in part (confession time here) because I can be a bit on the lazy side. However, the primary reason was so I can see what would happen if they are left on the windows all year round.
So, now I can tell you that I don’t notice any damage at all to the EZ Snap product having left it on our windows during the entire winter season.
As well, I am glad we left them on all year because with the sun lower in the horizon during the winter the direct UV rays were even more direct on the south walls of our home. Yet, it was rare that we had to pull down our interior window shades because of these exterior solar blind type of product.
2. Are they easy to take off and put back on again?
As you may know this year we had cracks in the seals of two of our ENEGY STAR rated replacement windows, one of which was a large 4 foot by 3 and 1/2 foot stationary window in the south wall of our family room. Well, in order for the window to be replaced I had to take off the EZ Snap exterior window shade off from the outside.
As you can see in the above pictures, it was very easy.
I was prepared with flat edge screw drivers and the like, but quite honestly I didn’t even need them. AS you can see in these series of pictures, the hardware which adhere to our metal window caps (via the 3M adhesive used in the anchoring hardware) remains in place, while the female and mail components stay together within the EZ Snap solar blind itself.
I simply un-snapped the top part of the 8 foot wide mesh from the anchoring hardware first.
Very easy. It took all of 5 minutes.
3. Do They Really Work?
Absolutely for us they did.
What we wrote about last year on how the EZ Snap exterior window shades reduced by 15 degrees F the temperature reading on the digital thermometer which we placed before and after the installation on our above south facing family room window really happened.
To enter the contest for your chance to win one of three EZ Snap exterior window shade gift certificates, simply use this link to the contest rules and entry form. Return back every day between now and May 31st as we accept one entry per household every day in May.
Or, if you don’t want to wait to order your EZ Snap products, simply click on the EZ Snap link below.
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