3 Different Sizes Shutters Louvers 

The Best Louver Size for Shutters in Clearwater

November 13, 2018

There are no lack of choices regarding plantation shutters in Clearwater. Modify your shutters with options in material (wood, faux wood, or reclaimed wood), paints or stains( whites, neutrals, or wood stains), and frames (traditional, Craftsman, or other decorative options). Finally, you need to choose the best louver size for your windows.

So what’s the best louver size for your Clearwater shutters? Let’s take a look at your options.

Options For Shutter Louver Sizes from Sunburst Shutters Clearwater

For our premium shutters, Polywood® and Ovation® wood shutters alike, we offer louver size options in 2½ inches, 3½ inches, and 4½ inches. Also consider that some shutter manufacturers will charge separately for different louver sizes, but Sunburst Shutters Clearwater won’t!

2 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

The thinnest louver size for shutters we offer. Other companies in Clearwater may sell slightly smaller louvers, even as small as 1½ inch or less than an inch. However, when you go that small, you lose some of the allure of shutters, and it can be more difficult to view the outside when they’re apart and they are harder to clean. When you choose a louver smaller than 2½ inches, shutters can also be easily mistaken for blinds from the outside, which may not complement your intended design.

Plantation shutters 

Yet, 2½ inch louvers have a clean, “colonial” look to them. The thinner but still clean lines of these shutters provide a simple elegance to your windows, making them excellent for homes designed in the Colonial Revival style, or similar styles like the American Foursquare.

3 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

3½ inch shutter louvers are the best-selling plantation shutters. While 4½ inches can be too gappy for some Clearwater homeowners’ needs, and 2½ inches can look tight – this 3½ inch option strikes a great medium between the two.

Polywood plantation and couch 

3½ inch louvers are also the most adaptable style for Clearwater shutters. No matter how large your windows are, if they are circle, arched, or diamond, or any other quirk, the louvers don’t bunch up or seem heavy or too small in comparison. This is essential if you need to put shutters in numerous windows in your home. It always looks better when your louver sizes are uniform, so look at 3½ inch louvers to maximize the benefit of your Clearwater wood shutters.

4 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

Our widest louvers come in 4½ inches. These louvers make our shutters, whether Polywood faux wood shutters or natural hardwood, look bold and beautiful. They also give you the most unobstructed view when they are opened, since there’s even more space between each louver and fewer louvers overall to obstruct the view. Fewer louvers also makes dusting a bit simpler, with fewer louvers to take care of every time.

Closeup of White Plantation Shutters 

Which Shutter Louver Size Fits Your Home Best?

Basically, your decision will be based on which style works with your windows, and which size of shutter louver elevates your current home decor. To get a better illustration, schedule a free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters Clearwater by calling 813-580-7288 or filling out the form below.

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