Do It Yourself (DIY) Exterior Skylight Shades.
Using the EZ-Snap fastening system, you can install skylight solar shades and skylight blinds for all sizes and makes of glass skylights, including Velux skylights.
Install your own professional looking exterior skylight shades in minutes and protect your house from the sun’s heat, while still retaining the natural light. Skylights are far worse than windows for letting in the sun’s heat.
Skylights typically directly face the sun, and so much more heat is able to enter the home than on a side window of the same size. Many skylights do not have the same insulating value that residential windows have and act more like a magnifying glass. EZ Snap skylight shades and skylight blinds… DIY install in minutes without any experience.
Skylight solar shades & blinds
A major manufacture of skylights to the Big Box stores, tested the effectiveness of the exterior skylight blinds on their skylights to see how much extra heat it would stop. The test found that even when they used their best double sealed, low-E skylight with an energy efficient glazing, heat gain was still reduced by up to 40%.
Even though the EZ Snap shades block up to 90% of the sun’s heat, they still let lots of natural light into your home.
Watch the video demo and you will realize that our skylight shade kits are the quickest and easiest way for you to block the heat from entering your skylight, without blocking the nature light.
Our skylight shade kits will fit any skylight from the smallest size skylight, all the way up to 6′ x 50′.
Start saving on your air conditioning costs and visit our online store to purchase your kits today. Our 3M adhesive mounting studs save you from having to drill into your skylights if you are mounting on the frame of the skylight. We also have the stainless steel screw studs if you have a wooden frame around your skylight you want to mount to.
Install Tip for domed or plastic skylight shade DIY installation:
If you have a domed or plastic skylight, we recommend that you add some of our suction spacers to your order. The plastic pin simply is inserted through your shading mesh and into the suction cup below.
On a domed skylight, these are typically placed in the center along the highest point in the dome. For larger skylights, you way also want to add additional spacers to help retain an air gap over the entire surface of the lens.
These will add an additional 1″ gap between the skylight lens and the shading mesh, further improving the performance and durability of your project.