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 Comes 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.

Fabric options to meet your needs for sun control and privacy

High tech solar fabrics provide multiple levels of protection

Solar Screenfabrics 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.

solar screen fabrics

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

Translucent and blackout fabric options for privacy

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.

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.


Oasis 2700 exterior solar screen window shade

The photo at right illustrates how shades on the exterior have a very similar visual effect to shades on the interior. Exterior solar shades provide view-through and sun control, exterior translucent shades would provide filtered and diffused light with no view-through, and exterior blackout shades would provide light blocking with no view-through.


Dusk Exterior Blackout

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 acryic canvas-look fabric with the waterproof performance of PVC on the out-facing surface. Offering complete privacy, dusk's PVC Back coating features Blockout finishing for thermal and visual comfort, as well as maximal protection from the sunlight.

  • Beige
  • Cadet Grey
    Cadet Grey
  • Raw
  • White

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

Vinyl-coated fiberglass solar screen fabric, Kona is woven in a basket weave configuration for excellent view-through. Available in 5% and 10% openness.

  • Bone (Kona)
    Bone (Kona)
  • Bone/Platinum
  • Bronze
  • Charcoal
  • Charcoal/Grey
  • White (Kona)
    White (Kona)

Solar Screen Fabrics  |   Insolroll® Solar Shades,  |   For Interior use

FR solar screen fabric, Mesa is woven in a 2 x 2 basketweave pattern, available in wide widths and 7 stylish colors. With a composition of 37% fiberglass and 63% vinyl on fiberglass, each color is available in 4 densities: 1%, 3%, 5%, and 10%. Click to view larger swatches.

  • Beige
  • Beige/Pearl Grey
    Beige/Pearl Grey
  • Charcoal
  • Charcoal/ Chestnut
    Charcoal/ Chestnut
  • Charcoal/Alpaca
  • Oyster
  • Pearl Grey
    Pearl 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.

  • Charcoal/Charcoal
  • Charcoal/Cocoa

Translucent Fabrics  |   Oasis® Patio Shades  |   For Exterior use

Exterior translucent fabric composed of high tenacity polyester with a PVC coating. 0% openness with no view-through, and a waterproof finish layer. Recyclable. Click to view larger swatches.

  • Cream
  • Dove
  • Sand
  • 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
  • Raw

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