Exterior Window Sun Shades – DIY Kits

Patented “No-Drill” fasteners 

Block The Heat, Not The View.

Our Thermo-Weave™ mesh blocks up to 90% of the sun’s heat & damaging UV rays, WITHOUT BLOCKING YOUR VIEW.

Easy & Quick To Install

Patented EZ  “No-Drill” system features 3M extreme hold VHB adhesive. No special tools or experience required.

Fits Any Size or Shape of Window

“Non-Fray” Thermo-Weave™ shading kits will fit any size or type of window and are cut to size on-site.

Save Money

Shades pay for themselves in reduced cooling costs. Up to 15° degrees cooler & reduced UV damage.

3M® Extreme Hold Technology

“No-Drill” fasteners feature 3M VHB adhesive. Super holding power in extreme hot or cold temperatures.

  3′ x 6′ Kit =   $64.95
  5′ x 6′ Kit =   $99.95
  7′ x 6′ Kit = $139.95
10′ x 6′ Kit $189.95
12′ x 6′ Kit = $235.95
Larger Kits Available – From 15′ to 150′
One Kit can do Multiple Windows
making the cost per Window much less!

Get Your Price in 3 Easy Steps

Step 1 – Choose the Best Fastener Location

Fastener Types

3M™ Adhesive Stud Set
For all smooth, flat surfaces including glass.

3M™ COMBO Stud Set
For all Surfaces. Stainless Steel center screw.

Stainless Steel Stud Set
For all Surfaces.  Stainless Steel screw style.

   If your mounting surface is wood or is textured, be sure to use one of our screw-in style fasteners. 

The EZ Snap® Fastener system has 3 separate components, the cap, pin and stud.

This patented fastening system makes your window shade install quick and easy.

Smooth, Flat and 1″ Wide

No Textured Surfaces

No Curved Surfaces

Too Narrow

Step 2 – Measure or Estimate your Window Sizes

 How to Measure your windows:

Measure width and height from fastener to fastener, then add 2 inches to your measurements.
These are the measurements of the actual size of the EZ Snap® shading mesh you will need.

  Can’t Measure Right Now?

Estimate the size of your windows if measuring now is not practical.
Be sure to get exact measurements before ordering.

Step 3 – Use our Online Calculator to get your Instant Quote

Results will Include the Following:

Price of your kit 

Kit size you will need

Number of fasteners needed

A printable
cutting guide

Still Have Questions ?
Learn More Below

Exterior Window Shades

Sun Blocking Exterior Shade Screen for Windows & Skylights.

Block the heat, not the view by installing outdoor EZ Snap® solar blinds. Easy do-it-yourself patented system that delivers professional-looking results for your home or office.

Window Shade Screens guaranteed to fit all shapes and sizes of windows and skylights.

Our Breakthrough Innovation EZ Snap® Fastener system allows you to quickly & easily install Optical Grade exterior sun shades on vinyl (rigid PVC) and aluminum window frames without drilling or using screws.

Installing outdoor window shades on wooden window frames, stucco, or brick? Our DIY window shade kits including Shade Mesh, Stainless Steel Screw Snaps, and step-by-step instructions will have you cooled down faster than you can say EZ Snap®.

Shade “Product of the Year”

EZ Snap® Quick & EZ

The patented EZ Snap® fasteners & our proprietary non-fray fabrics make it easy for you to “cut to size” and install right on site. Our “NO DRILL” 3M™ adhesive snap studs also mean no holes in your skylights, windows, or RV with professional-looking results, every time.

  • No Experience Needed
  • No Special Tools Required
  • No Drill 3M™ Adhesive Studs
  • Non-Fray EZ Snap™ Solar Shading Mesh

Thermo-Weave™ Window Shading Mesh

“Non-Fray” Bonded Mesh for Extreme Weather Performance.

  • Non-Fray Coating

  • Optical Grade

  • Bonded & Braided Scrim for extreme weather performance

  • Dimensionally Stable

  • Super Strong Core Fibers

  • Encapsulated Weave

EZ Snap Thermo weave exterior shade cloth. Blocks up to 90 % of the sun's heat without blocking the view.

Blocks up to 90% of the sun’s heat and damaging U.V. rays.

The proprietary encapsulated Thermo-Weave™ shading mesh may be cut to any size or shape of window without the need for hemming or binding the cut edges.

This unique shade cloth, developed by EZ Snap®, allows the “Do-it-Yourselfer” to create professional-looking finished window shade screens without any need for expensive tools or high priced professional upholsterers.

When installed using the patented EZ Snap fasteners, you will get professional, wrinkle-free results every time.

EZ Snap® exterior shade cloth has been specifically designed to work with the EZ Snap fastener system.
Note
: if you chose to use a fabric other than EZ Snap® shading mesh, it will void the fastener warranty.

Common Problems Fixed with Window Shade Kits…

  • Sun is beating into your living or working space, making you hot, sweaty, and uncomfortable.
  • UV rays are damaging your wood floors, furniture, artwork, and other belongings day after day.
  • Bright sunlight is reflecting off your TV or Computer screens, making them hard to see and causing eye strain.
  • Spending a small fortune on air conditioning to keep cool.
  • Sun reflecting off the outside of windows (especially Low-E) melting your vinyl siding.
  • Views are blocked by traditional interior blinds, sun shades, or reflective material.

The EZ Snap® Shade Solution…

  • Block the Heat, Not the View (up to 90% heat block).
  • Save $$… EZ Snap® pays for itself through reduced air conditioning bills.
  • Quick & EZ Installation Kit.
  • Patented System with Optical Grade Shade Screen. 
  • No Special Tools Required.
  • Fits Any Size or Shape Window (Cut to Size On-Site).
  • FAST Door to Door Delivery by UPS… Free on orders over $225.

Cut to Size On-site

Fits windows of any size or shape

Whether you need shades for 1 window or 20, EZ Snap has a kit to fit your project.

Because EZ Snap mesh is a non-fray material, it can be cut to size right on-site to fit any size or shape of windows.

Perfect for curved or triangle-shaped windows as well, where blinds are not available for those shapes.

Save the environment and money at the same time. Discover what thousands of EZ Snap customers already know… how effective and simple to install this proven sun blocking idea is. Don’t spend another summer in a hot and uncomfortable home.

For more information, follow these links to watch the EZ Snap® Videos, see a variety of EZ Snap® projects in our Photo Gallery, or view and print our PDF EZ Snap® brochure.

Exterior Window Shade Video

Watch this short video to see how EZ Snap® Shades Block the Heat, Not the View.

Shade Screen Video shows homes with exterior solar blinds on windows of all sizes, including arched windows, and do-it-yourself installation.

See close-up video of how the 3M Adhesive Snaps attach to window frames, how the Shade Material easily pops onto pins, and see the finished installation with Caps in place.

EZ Snap Reviews Window Shades

EZ Snap® Reviews

“I like how easy EZ Snap was to install and the temperature reduction.”
Dan Powell

EZ Snap® Reviews

“Best US $400 ever spent, that’s including the special tool to install the screw in caps.”
Cheryl, Houston TX

EZ Snap® Reviews

“THIS SHADE SYSTEM IS FANTASTIC.”
Mike D

EZ Snap® Reviews

“We really do love them. Thank you EZ Snap!”
Kate B

EZ Snap® Reviews

“This product has reduced our temp. inside at least 15+ degrees.”
Wayne

How EZ Snap® Pricing Works

Combine Multiple Windows & Skylights to Save Money

Larger Shade Kits work well for projects that include multiple windows or skylights. Find the best kit using the EZ Snap® Kit Size Calculator.

EZ Snap Window Shade Kit Size Calculator

The EZ Snap® Kit Size Calculator determines the best layout for your shades and then recommends the correct size Shade Kit for each project.

Remember to enter your email address to receive a customized layout diagram and snap counts for each skylight or window... very helpful for ordering correctly and planning your cuts before starting your installation.

Windows may be rotated for efficient nesting of multiple Shades. Find the most efficient layout easily with the EZ Snap® Kit Size Calculator.

5 Steps to Installing the Best Heat Blocking Window Shades:

 

  1. Take measurements of the windows you want to shade.
  2. Enter window measurements and your email address into the EZ Snap® Shade Kit Size Calculator. Click the Calculate button to receive recommended kit size, fastener counts, and layout diagram.
  3. Place your order securely online or over the phone.
  4. Follow the installation instructions in your kit (or on the “How to Install” page).
  5. Relax and enjoy your cooler, more comfortable home.

Why is EZ Snap So Effective at Stopping Heat?

EZ Snap Shade Screens are installed on the outside of your windows

Exterior shading places the Shade Mesh between the sun and the window glass,  stopping up to 90% of the heat before it enters the home or office… far superior to window tinting or film.

Exterior Shades vs. Window Film:

Home window tinting or window film are installed on the inside and reflect heat back into the windows weather seal. This can damage the seal, causing it to expand and contract every time there is a temperature change. For example, cloud cover to full sun then back to cloud cover.

If this continual superheating and cooling of the windows seal causes it to fail, moist inside air gets into the space between the glass causing condensation and loss of the windows insulation value or R Value.

To stop the heat properly you need to do it before it hits the glass surface outside.

Remember: Windows are typically the source for up to 48% of the heat build up inside a home. EZ Snap exterior shades quickly pay for themselves through energy savings.

EZ Snap® Optical Grade Shade Screens

EZ Snap® shading mesh is an Optical Grade of exterior window shade cloth or shading screen. Most shade cloth mesh or solar screens will provide a significant shade factor, but many of them will distort your vision when you look through them because of their weave style.

Use EZ Snap® window shades to “Block the Heat, Not the View”… 

Samples of Shade Screen Colours with Inside & Outside Views

How EZ Snap® Pricing Works

Combine Multiple Windows & Skylights to Save Money

Larger Shade Kits work well for projects that include multiple windows or skylights. Find the best kit using the EZ Snap® Kit Size Calculator.

EZ Snap Window Shade Kit Size Calculator

The EZ Snap® Kit Size Calculator determines the best layout for your shades and then recommends the correct size Shade Kit for each project.

Remember to enter your email address to receive a customized layout diagram and snap counts for each skylight or window... very helpful for ordering correctly and planning your cuts before starting your installation.

Windows may be rotated for efficient nesting of multiple Shades. Find the most efficient layout easily with the EZ Snap® Kit Size Calculator.