3 Different Sizes Shutters Louvers 

The Best Louver Size for Shutters in Orlando

November 13, 2018

We supply no lack of choices when it comes to plantation shutters in Orlando. Personalize 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). Last but not least, you need to pick the best louver size for your house.

So what’s the best louver size for your Orlando shutters? Let’s check out your options.

Choices For Shutter Louver Sizes from Sunburst Shutters Orlando

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

2 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

The smallest louver size for shutters we have. Other window treatment providers in Orlando may sell thinner louvers, even as tiny as 1½ inch or less than an inch. But when you look at the result, you decrease the allure of shutters, and it can be a lot harder to view the outside when they’re open and they are harder to clean. When you install window treatments with louvers less than 2½ inches, shutters can also be easily mistaken for blinds from afar, which defeats the purpose.

Plantation shutters 

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

3 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

3½ inch shutter louvers are the most preferred plantation shutters. While 4½ inches can be a little big for some Orlando homeowners’ tastes, and 2½ inches can look tight – this 3½ inch option is a great fit between the two.

Polywood plantation and couch 

3½ inch louvers are also the most compatible style for Orlando shutters. No matter the window area, if they are circle, arched, or diamond, or any other oddity, the louvers don’t bunch up or look bulky or flimsy in comparison. This is key if you want to put shutters in multiple rooms in your home. It improves your home’s flow when your louver sizes are uniform, so go with 3½ inch louvers to maximize the benefit of your Orlando wood shutters.

4 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

Our widest louvers come in 4½ inches. These louvers help our shutters, whether Polywood faux wood shutters or natural hardwood, look bold and beautiful. They also allow the most unobstructed view when opened, since there’s even more space between each louver and fewer louvers overall to obstruct the view. Fewer louvers also makes dusting a little easier, with fewer louvers to maintain every week.

Closeup of White Plantation Shutters 

Which Shutter Louver Size Fits Your Home Best?

Basically, you decide which style you need most, and which size of shutter louver looks best with your current home decor. To get a personal demonstration, schedule a free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters Orlando by calling or filling out the form below.

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