The Best Louver Size for Shutters in Orlando

Todd Hansen

We supply no lack of choices regarding 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 perfect louver size for your house.

3 Different Sizes Shutters Louvers 

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

Choices For Shutter Louver Sizes from Sunburst Shutters Orlando

For our premium 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 separately for different louver sizes, but Sunburst Shutters Orlando won’t!

2 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

The smallest louver size for shutters we have. Other shutter manufacturers 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 more difficult 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 a distance, which defeats the purpose.

Plantation shutters 

Yet, 2½ inch louvers have a clean, “colonial” look to them. The thinner but still crisp lines of these shutters offer a simple elegance to your windows, making them excellent for homes that are 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’ preferences, and 2½ inches can look a little cluttered – this 3½ inch option strikes a great medium between the two.

Polywood plantation and couch 

3½ inch louvers are also the most versatile style for Orlando shutters. No matter the window area, the specialty shape, or any other oddity, the louvers don’t bunch up or look bulky or flimsy in comparison. This is key if you’re looking to put shutters in multiple rooms in your home. It always looks better when your louver sizes are consistent, 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 dust or clean every week.

Closeup of White Plantation Shutters 

Which Shutter Louver Size Fits Your Home Best?

Ultimately, it comes down to which style you like best, and which size of shutter louver complements your current home decor. To get a personal demonstration, schedule a free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters Orlando by calling 407-630-7011 or filling out the form below.