Skylight Shades

DIY (Do It Yourself) Exterior Skylight Shades

Using our patented no-drill EZ Snap® fastening system, you can install skylight solar shades and exterior skylight blinds on all sizes and brands of skylights.

EZ Snap’s heat blocking skylight covers are guaranteed universal fit for all glass, polycarbonate, and acrylic skylights manufactured by brands including:

Velux SkylightsCristaliteFakro
Columbia SkylightsWascoDaylite
BristolitePellaIQ
SunOpticsSun-TekSkyview

EZ Snap® shades provide DIY installation in minutes without any special tools or experience. Whether you purchased your skylight from Lowes, Amazon, Home Depot, Ikea, ABC supply or your local home building supplier, EZ Snap fits them all…

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.

EZ Snap® Skylight Shades fit all makes and models of Skylights.

Skylights are far worse than windows for letting in the sun’s heat…

Skylights typically face the sun directly, and so much more heat is able to enter the home than on a side window of the same size. Many skylights lack the insulating value that residential windows have. Skylights act more like a magnifying glass than windows do.

EZ Snap® Optical Grade Exterior Shade Screens

EZ Snap® shading mesh is an Optical Grade of exterior shade material that blocks up to 90% of the sun’s heat without distorting your view.

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.

EZ Snap® proprietary shade mesh may be cut to any size or shape without the need for hemming or binding the cut edges. Learn More »

Exterior Skylight Shade Video

Watch this short video

EZ Snap® Shades Block the Heat, Not the View.

Shade Screen Video shows homes with exterior solar blinds and do-it-yourself install. Close-up video of how the 3M Adhesive Snaps attach to skylight frames, how the Shade Material pops onto Pins, and the finished install with Caps on.

Cut to Size On-site

Fits Any Size or Shape Skylights

Whether you need shades for 1 skylight 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 skylight.

Perfect for flat glass or curved plastic domed skylights. EZ Snap skylight blinds and covers are used extensively for large commercial triangle shaped skylights as well.

EZ Snap® is the best solution when interior skylight blinds are not available or simply just too expensive for your budget.

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 layout diagrams and snap counts for each window... very helpful for ordering and cutting before installation.

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

Thermo-Weave™ Shading Mesh

“Non-Fray” Bonded Mesh for Extreme Weather Performance

The proprietary encapsulated Thermo-Weave™ shading mesh may be cut to any size or shape 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 shade screens   without any need for expensive tools or high priced professional upholsterers.

Our exterior shade cloth blocks up to 90% of the sun’s heat and damaging U.V. rays.

When installed using the new EZ Snap fasteners, you are able to get professional, wrinkle free results every time.

EZ Snap® shading mesh as 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.

EZ Snap Patented encapsulated Thermo weave shading mesh

Why is EZ Snap So Effective at Stopping Heat?

EZ Snap Shade Screens are Installed Outside of Skylights

Exterior shading places the Shade Mesh between the sun and the glass, stopping up to 90% of the heat before it enters the lens of the skylight. And, unlike tint or reflective film,  does not damage the skylight or void your warranty.

Skylights and Windows are typically the source for up to 48% of the heat build up inside a home. 

Exterior Shades vs. Window Film:

Skylight tinting or glass film are installed on the inside and reflect heat back into the skylights 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 super-heating and cooling of the skylight’s seal causes it to fail. Moist, warm inside air then gets into the space between the layers of glass causing condensation and loss of the skylight’s insulation value or R Value.

To stop the heat properly you need to do it before the sun hits the skylight’s glass surface and frames outside. EZ Snap exterior shades do exactly that… and quickly pay for themselves through energy savings.

EZ Snap Patented encapsulated Thermo weave shading mesh

View through skylight with EZ Snap®

EZ Snap’s Thermo-Weave™ Solar Shading Mesh is Optical Grade

Blocks the Heat – Not the View

Many shading mesh fabrics distort the view through them, making those shades hard to look through. EZ Snap designed our skylight solar screen shading mesh using an optical grade weaving technology.

Optical Grade Shades by EZ Snap reduce distortion and weave variations. We believe a skylight shade should allow your skylight to do what it was intended to do. With EZ Snap installed, you will have lots of ambient light in your room while still blocking up to 90% of the sun’s heat and ultra violet rays.

Outdoor mounted skylight shades have been proven by the U.S Dept of Energy to be up to 7 times more effective than interior skylight blinds, shades or tinting on your skylight.

EZ Snap® Reviews

“Awesome Product Well Worth The Money!”
Ken Bateman

EZ Snap® Reviews

“This system has worked perfectly for several years…”
Colleen Stransky

EZ Snap® Reviews

“I love this product. It works just as you say it does.”
Mary

EZ Snap® Reviews

“WOW! Just as advertised, we see out, the light comes through but the overpowering heat is gone!”
SP Ream

EZ Snap® Reviews

“We have noticed how much cooler it is in our great room this summer…”
Amy

Exterior Skylight Solar Shades & Blinds

Proven More Effective than Interior Blinds

A big box store skylight manufacturer tested the effectiveness of cheap skylight blinds to see how much extra heat exterior shade mesh would stop. Test results proved that heat gain was reduced by up to 40% (even on their best double sealed low-E skylight with an energy efficient glazing).

Watch the video demo and you will discover that EZ Snap® skylight shade kits are the quickest and easiest way for you to block the sun’s heat from your skylight, without blocking the natural light.

Our 3M adhesive mounting studs save you from drilling holes into your skylights’ metal or vinyl frames. For wooden skylight frames, we also have stainless steel screw studs.

Our skylight shade kits will fit any skylight from the smallest size skylight, all the way up to 6′ x 150′. For larger commercial installations, multiple pieces of shade material can be used together.

EZ Snap® solar shades block up to 90% of the sun’s heat, but still let lots of natural light into your home.

How to Install Skylight Shades on Domed Skylights

If you are DIY installing on domed or plastic skylight, we recommend that you add some of our AirFlow suction cup spacers to your order.

On a domed skylight, AirFlow Spacers are typically placed in the centre,  along the highest point in the dome.

For larger domed skylights, you may also want to add additional spacers to help retain an air gap over the entire surface of the skylight.

The plastic pin is inserted through your shading mesh and into the top of the suction cup to hold it in place.

AirFlow Spacers will add an additional 1″ gap between the skylight surface and the shading mesh, further improving the performance and durability of your installation.

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 layout diagrams and snap counts for each window... very helpful for ordering and cutting before installation.

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

Exterior Skylight Shade Photos

Exterior Skylight Shades Block up to 90% the Sun outside, before the heat gets to the interior of your home or office.

EZ Snap® skylight covers install outside without screws. Using the EZ Snap® fastening system, you can install skylight solar shades to fit all sizes and brands of glass and acrylic skylights, including Velux and Columbia skylights.

Shop for Exterior Skylight Solar Shades

Our sun blocking shade kits are available to fit all skylight shapes and sizes.


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