Oasis 2900 Exterior Window Shades

Blocking the sun from the outside is the most effective way to block heat gain coming through windows and doors.

Exterior window shading from a European tradition

Europeans have been shading windows from the outside for over 50 years. Innovative Openings has specialized in unique European-style shading systems since 1980. Our Insolroll manufacturing division has been making exterior solar screen shades in Colorado since 1986.

Oasis 2900 Exterior window shades block the sun, not the view!

Oasis 2700 exterior solar screen window shade

  • Block glare
  • Allows excellent view-through
  • Block the sun's heat before it enters the window and warms the glass; the most effective way to reduce heat gain
  • Zipper captured system keeps bugs OUT
  • Wide range of solar screen fabrics
  • Retractable: motorized Exterior Window Shades roll down when you need sun protection and roll up at the touch of a switch when you don't.

An added bonus: mounting shades on the exterior of a home provides sun protection without covering the window trim inside the house.

Note: Oasis 2900 sets the standard for exterior window applications. Our 2700 and 2800 models can also be used in certain applications.

How exterior solar screen window shades work

How solar screen work

Insolroll Exterior Window Shades block the sun's heat before it enters the window.

Instead of entering the room, the bulk of the heat is

  • Abosorbed by the solar screen fabric
  • Dissipated by the fabric
  • Reflected by the fabric

Thus, Insolroll Shades reduce heat gain significantly and lower energy costs.


exterior window sun shades

Block the heat before it enters the window

  • Exterior solar screen window shades block heat, glare and harmful UV rays before they enter your home or business
  • Exterior window shades are approximately twice as efficient at saving energy as the most efficient interior window treatment solutions.


exterior solar shades block sun not the view

Fabric options for sun control without blocking the view

High tech solar fabrics provide multiple levels of protection

Solar Screen fabrics are technical fabrics, with very precisely controlled characteristics that provide sun control. The fabric openness and color determine each fabric's specific heat, glare and view-through characteristics, and all exterior solar fabrics are constructed of materials designed to hold up to the elements, so your shade stays beautiful for years to come.

  • Light colors can match the trim colors of your house, and provide better privacy
  • Dark colors provide the best glare control and view-through.

Solar Screen Fabric  |   Oasis® Patio Shades  |   For Exterior use

Vinyl-coated polyester solar screen fabric, Maui is woven in a basket weave configuration for excellent view-through. Available in 3% and 5% openness.

  • Black
  • Carbon
  • Chestnut
  • Dark Bronze
    Dark Bronze
  • Mocha
  • Stucco
  • White/Grey

Solar Screen Fabrics  |   Oasis® Patio Shades  |   For Exterior use

Woven from thick, 165 Tex core yarns, Palisade solar fabric has added strength and durability for extra-wide patio shade applications. Weather-resistant, this premium fabric features basket weave pattern for optimal view-through. Available in 3% and 5% openness. Charcoal and Charcoal/Cocoa is also available in 10% openness.

  • Charcoal
  • Charcoal/Cocoa
  • Sable White
    Sable White
  • Sable Wood
    Sable Wood

Oasis 2900 Patio Enclosure Shades

Enhanced- and complete-privacy fabric options

The amount of privacy provided by outdoor shades is dependent on fabric choice.

Enhanced-privacy with solar screen fabrics

  • While both light- and dark-colored solar screen fabrics offer enhanced daytime privacy, lighter colors obscure view-through from the outside more while still allowing view-through from the inside.

Complete-privacy with exterior translucent and blackout fabrics

  • The Oasis fabric collection includes two exterior translucent fabrics that allow light to pass through but block view through; perfect if your window is at ground level, close to neighbors, open space, or pathways with passers-by. Both fabrics are water- and weather-resistant. Shown below.
  • New for 2019, Dusk Exterior Blackout Fabric provides privacy as well as light blocking, and is waterproof. Complementary colors in Shore Translucent and Dusk Blackout allow one side of a home to be shaded with light-blocking blackout shades (where sun may be the biggest problem) and translucent light-filtering shades on the other exposures. Or combine Dusk blackout with solar screen or insect screen on the less sun-challenged exposures.

Award-winning Oasis outdoor blackout shades

Insolroll’s innovative outdoor blackout shade is WCMA’s 2019 Best Technical Innovation in Specialty Shading Applications. Oasis® Blackout Exterior Shades are designed to provide room darkening for outdoor media rooms and living spaces, as well as glare, insect, and golf ball protection.

Blackout Fabrics  |   Oasis® Patio Shades  |   For Exterior use

Made of solution-dyed acrylic fiber with a PVC back coating, Dusk blackout/privacy fabric is completely waterproof and combines the elegance of an acrylic canvas-look fabric with the waterproof performance of PVC on the out-facing surface. Offering complete privacy, dusk's PVC Back coating features Blackout finishing for thermal and visual comfort, as well as maximal protection from the sunlight.

  • Beige
  • White

Translucent Fabrics  |   Oasis® Patio Shades  |   For Exterior use

High tensile- and tear-strength acrylic translucent fabric for privacy, sun protection and resistance to rain. Click to view larger swatches.

  • Cadet Grey
    Cadet Grey
  • Charcoal Tweed
    Charcoal Tweed
  • Linen Tweed
    Linen Tweed

Insect fabrics for retractable exterior screens

Oasis® Outdoor Shades offer 2 insect screen options designed to block insects. TuffScreen No-see-ums features small enough openings to block tiny biting midges, also known as no-see-ums.

Insect Screen  |   Oasis® Patio Shades  |   For Exterior use

Heavy-duty vinyl-coated insect screen designed to keep out mosquitoes and other insects. Three times stronger than regular insect screens, it is pet-resistant, tear-resistant and puncture-resistant. 45% openness; click to view larger swatch.

  • Black

Insect Screen  |   Oasis® Patio Shades  |   For Exterior use

Vinyl-coated polyester insect screen with very small apertures to keep out very small insects such as No-See-Ums, or biting midges. 48% openness; click to view larger swatch.

  • Black