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Oasis® 2900 Patio Insect Shades

Protection from insects, sun, and golf balls with enhanced patio privacy.

Oasis 2900 Outdoor kitchen with glass wall

Oasis® 2900 Patio Insect Shades Provide Sun Protection and Keep the Bugs Out!

The Oasis® Patio Insect Shade does both—blocks the heat and UV rays and seals out insects with an exclusive track system that literally zips you inside, safe and comfortable on your patio at dusk. We have fabrics exclusively for insect protection that provide minimal sun protection, and we have a whole array of fabrics that provide top shelf sun protection AND seal out insects! And you can still see the sun set because the screen doesn’t block the view.

  • Custom Sizes to 19′ wide
  • Motorized operation with Somfy or Driven by Lutron™ Systems
  • SHY®Zip zipper-retention side track system

Our Top-of-the-line Retractable Patio Insect Shades Keep Fabric Taut in Breezy Conditions

Solar screen shades won’t flap around in the breeze with our ShyZIP captured edge system that spreads the wind stress across both tracks keeping shades taut in windy conditions.  We have tested our shades in the down position in very breezy conditions. The captured edge system has prevented the fabric from blowing around and provided a wind break on the patio.

Note on high winds: If the shades are down, they can be retracted in windy conditions. We do not recommend rolling any patio shade down in high wind conditions.

Oasis 2900 Patio Shade

Oasis 2900 Retractable Insect Shades Roll Down at the Touch of a Button

All Oasis 2900 Patio Insect Shades are motorized for easy operation.  Shades can be programmed individually or as a group. Insolroll can even provide an interface module for connecting shades to an iPad or home automation system.

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Oasis 2900 for Windows, Folding Glass Walls, and Garage Door Openings

Insolroll Oasis® 2900 Solar Insect Shades are available up to 19′ wide by 14′ tall in a single shade. Making wider shades makes this product an ideal solution for shading patio areas, windows, doors and garages.  Outdoor living lifestyles continue to evolve, bringing new ideas for residential and commercial architecture.  Folding, retractable walls of windows allow for very large openings to the outdoors and join the traditional lanai as a modern lifestyle enhancement. Garages and spaces with garage style door openings are another perfect application example. Sometimes, conditions are just right to keep these openings open, but sometimes, sun protection and insect protection are needed to make it possible to enjoy these spaces.

With concerns about West Nile disease and Zika virus, insect protection may be just as important as sun protection and we feel we’ve got the answer zipped up.

Learn more about motorized retractable insect screens for large openings

Fabric Choices for Oasis® 2900 Retractable Insect Shades

Different specialized fabrics for sun control, insect control, and privacy

Exterior Fabric Durability

All of our Oasis® fabrics are made with either PVC-coated fiberglass or Polyester to stand up to the elements outdoors. They are designed to be durable in spite of sun and moisture, and will last far longer than many fabrics in pre-made exterior shades.

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Solar Screen Fabrics Insolroll® Architectural Shades, Oasis® Patio Shades For Both 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.

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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.

Dark Bronze
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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.

Sable White
Sable Wood
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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
Charcoal Tweed
Linen Tweed
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Tuff Screen®

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.

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Tuff Screen® No-See-Ums

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.


Oasis 2900 Motorized Shades for Easy, Convenient Operation

Insolroll offers 2 industry leading motorization systems for Oasis 2900 Retractable Insect Screen Patio Shades. The convenience of motorization offers on-demand shade with one-touch operation as well as control by scenes, scheduling, voice control, and mobile device control.

Somfy Radio Motors and Controls

Somfy has been the international leader in motorization for outdoor shading systems for nearly 50 years. Insolroll’s Quiet Radio Motor (IQM-ACR) is a 110 V AC motor utilizing a 6 N•m or 10 N•m Somfy motor depending upon shade size.

Additional Somfy Motor Options

  • IQM-AC: 110 V AC quiet bi-directional motor with 4-wire hardwire switch control
  • IQM-485-AC: 110 V AC power input and data cable connection to digital network. Ideal for large home automation and building control applications.

Somfy Motorized Shade Controls

  • Simple radio control with wireless wall switch or outdoor radio transmitter
  • Somfy TaHoma® app-based control allows shade control with mobile devices even when you’re away and features voice control

Indoor wireless Radio Wall Switch (available with 1,2,3.4, or 5 channels)

Outdoor radio transmitter (single-channel or 5-channel)

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Somfy TaHoma® wifi app-control for iOS, Android, voice control and integration devices

Lutron Electronic Drive Unit Systems


Our technical alliance with Lutron Electronics brings best-in-class motorized outdoor shading systems to the luxury home market. Lutron Roller 300 Electronic Drive Unit 35 V DC drive integrates seamlessly with Lutron Homeworks QS®, Radio RA2®, and Caséta® Controls.

RF Dongle Radio Receiver

Pico® Wireless Remote Control Transmitter

Tabletop pedestal for Pico Remote

Lutron Control Options

  • Simple wireless switches and transmitters for standalone applications, RadioRA2® or Caséta wireless lighting control systems
  • Complete integration with Lutron HomeWorks®

Learn more about Oasis Shades Driven by Lutron

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Oasis® 2900 Patio Insect Shade System Hardware

5″ x 5 1/2″ Extruded Aluminum Head Box

  • Integrated with structure
  • Easy access to shade by removing front/bottom cover
  • Wall or ceiling mount
  • Aluminum end caps
  • Heavy-duty aluminum mounting brackets
  • Available in White, Bronze, Tan, and Black standard colors; custom paint colors available.

Oasis 2900 Extruded Aluminum pocket



5″ x 5 ½” Extruded Pocket

Can be recessed for a built-in shade appearance in some existing construction applications. Also offers a design alternative to the extruded Head Box.

  • 5″ x 5 ½” aluminum extruded shade pocket with access flap
  • Shades require access from the bottom
  • Shade hangs below aluminum pocket 3 ¾” into side tracks when retracted
  • Available in White, Bronze, Tan

Universal Shade Brackets

Insolroll’s heavy-duty aluminum Universal Shade Brackets are used in for all Oasis 2900 installations. For exposed roller applications, they can be used with a head box. They are also used for built-in pocket applications.

oasis 2900 built in patio insect screen shade site built pocket




Built-in Shades for New Construction Applications

Site-built Pocket

Insolroll has developed an exposed bracket system for the installation of Oasis® 2900 shades into a site-built pocket in a new construction scenario. This can be done if you are building a new home, or a new patio structure. A recessed space, or “pocket” is built into the ceiling of the patio structure, and the Oasis® 2900 shade is installed on exposed brackets inside. When the shade is fully raised, it is completely out of sight.

  • Shade access can be provided by removable access panel on bottom or front of pocket.*
  • Available in White, Bronze, Tan, and Black standard colors; custom paint colors available.

*Shade access becomes more difficult with concealed side tracks and pocket application. Larger pocket depth is required to enable shade installation. There are many ways to detail shades into new construction. Please refer to Oasis 2900 New Construction Detailing Guide for more information.

Oasis 2900 Zipper System Side Tracks

  • Housing for SHY®Zip* zipper insert (holds zipper at fabric edges)for smooth operation
  • Face mount or side mount
  • Pre-drilled for face/surface mounts only unless otherwise specified
  • Plug buttons provided for face/surface mounts to cover screw mounting holes

*SHY® Zip is a product of SHY Co., Ltd. of Japan and distributed exclusively in North America by its authorized sub-licensees.

Face mount
Side mount
Face mount detail
Side mount detail
SHY®Zip system
Zipper-captured fabric edge in side track

U-track for Recessed Side Track Applications

  • U-track is ½” wider than Side Track
  • When detailing U-track with stucco, contractor may want to provide ¼” reveal on U-track to keep stucco out of U-track channel.
  • U-track can also be used as a solution for out-of-square-openings
  • Please refer to Oasis 2900 New Construction Detailing Guide when using recessed side tracks with pocket applications. Access to install shade requires attention to detail!

U-track Installation Sequence

  1. Mount U-track prior to masonry
  2. Finish masonry to U-track
  3. Install Oasis 2900 side track at time of shade installation


Hardware Colors

  • Standard: White, Bronze, Tan, and Black
  • Custom:



Oasis 2900 system 4-sided sealHow the Oasis® 2900 Patio Insect Shade Stops Insects

The Oasis 2900 is engineered to block insect on all 4 sides of the shade. Each insect blocking system (top, bottom, and sides) is designed to work with the individual requirements of that portion of the shade. 

Top Seal

Thick pile strip provides additional insect protection at the roller

Bottom Seal

  • 1″ hem bar seal strip
  • Flexes and compresses to seal uneven surfaces
  • More effective than a bottom pile strip which will become permanently compressed over time

Shy-Zip Technology for Side Seal

SHY Zip technology in Oasis® 2900 Patio Insect Shades

Side Tracks capture the zipper edge of the shade fabric, keeping the shade taut and the edges sealed. Bugs can’t get in. Period. Insolroll utilizes time-proven SHY Zip technology to seal the edges of the shade. SHY Zip is a product of the SHY Co. Ltd. of Japan, distributed exclusively in North America by its authorized sub-licensees.


Specialized Fabrics for Insect Control

Our highly effective Oasis® 2900 system relies upon fabric design for effectiveness in blocking insects. Both offer outstanding view through, with 45% and 48% openness respectively.

  • TuffScreen Fabric- For small insects, specialized fabric with the very small apertures needed to stop gnats and small bugs.
  • TuffScreen NoSeeUm Fabric- For the tiny biting midge, with an aperture small enough to stop the culicoides genus of insect known as “NoSeeUms” that are particularly problematic in coastal Florida and the Caribbean.

Oasis Patio Shades protect sunny patios

Sun Protection

The sun’s energy is experienced as heat, light, and UV (ultraviolet) rays. We feel heat, see light, and UV rays are damaging to our skin and eyes, as well as patio furniture and surfaces. Woven to control glare, heat, and UV rays with precise percentages of fabric openness, solar fabrics also stop even the tiniest insects. That openness affects the solar performance of the fabric, as does fabric color. Darker colored fabrics block more glare and offer clearer view-through, and lighter colors block more heat and offer more daytime privacy.

  • Glare protection
  • Heat protection
  • UV protection
  • Variety of weaves, textures and colors to complement any patio design

Privacy with Translucent  and Blackout Fabrics

For areas close to neighbors and walkways, privacy translucent and blackout make view-through impossible.

  • No view-through
  • Translucent fabric: filtered light
  • Blackout fabric: blocks light
  • Water resistance
  • Sun and UV protection