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 Skylights , Columbia Skylights, Fakro, Wasco, Bristolite, Pella, SunOptics, Sun-Tek, Daylite, Skyview, Cristalite, IQ, and basically any and all makes and models of Skylight.
EZ Snap® skylight shades and skylight blinds 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.
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 do not have the same insulating value that residential windows have. Skylights act more like a magnifying glass than windows do.
EZ Snap® shading mesh is an Optical Grade of exterior window shade material that blocks up to 90% of the sun’s heat.
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
See how EZ Snap® Shades Block the Heat, Not the View.
Shade Screen Video shows homes with exterior solar blinds and do-it-yourself installation. Close-up video of how the 3M Adhesive Snaps attach to skylight frames, how the Shade Material easily pops onto pins, and see the finished installation with Caps in place.
Cut to Size on-site
To fit any size or shape of Skylight
The EZ Snap non-fray skylight shading mesh allows you to size right on-site to do any size or shape of skylight. Perfect for flat glass or curved plastic domed skylight. EZ Snap skylight blinds and covers have also been used extensively for large commercial triangle shaped skylights as well. EZ Snap is the ideal solution where interior skylight blinds are not available for those shapes or where the maximum of heat must be stopped.
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.
Why is EZ Snap So Effective at Stopping Heat?
EZ Snap skylight Shade Screens are installed on the outside or your skylights, shading the glass, as well as, stopping up to 90% of the heat before it enters lens of the skylight. And unlike window tint, it does not damage the skylight or void your skylights warranty.
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 a window film installer uses a film that reflects too much heat, it will super heat the weather seal of the skylight. 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 skylights insulation value or R Value.
You need to stop the heat before it hits the glass surface outside to really have an effective shading system.
Remember: Skylights and 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’s Thermo-Weave™ skylight shading mesh is an optical grade.
Many shading mesh fabrics will distort your view through them, making them hard to look through. At EZ Snap, we have designed our skylight solar screen shading mesh using an optical grade weaving technology. This reduces any distortion and weave variations. At EZ Snap we believe a skylight shade should allow your skylight to do what it was intended to do. With EZ Snap installed, you will will have lots of ambient light in your room while still blocking up to 90% of the sun’s heat.
Block the Heat – Not the View
EZ Snap® 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.
Skylight Solar Shades & 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).
Even though EZ Snap® solar 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 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 50′. For larger commercial installations, multiple pieces of shade material can be used together.
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.
The plastic pin is simply inserted through your shading mesh and into the suction cup to hold it in place.
On a domed skylight, these spacers are typically placed in the center, along the highest point in the dome. For larger skylights, you may also want to add additional spacers to help retain an air gap over the entire surface of the skylight surface.
These will add an additional 1″ gap between the skylight surface and the shading mesh, further improving the performance and durability of your installation.
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.
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Our sun blocking shade kits are available to fit all skylight shapes and sizes.
3′ Exterior Skylight Shade Kit
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