The Best Louver Size for Shutters in Charlotte

Neil Blackwelder

We supply no shortage of options regarding plantation shutters in Charlotte. Modify your shutters with choices 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 home.

3 Different Sizes Shutters Louvers 

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

Options For Shutter Louver Sizes from Sunburst Shutters Charlotte

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

2 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

The smallest louver size for shutters we have. Other window treatment providers in Charlotte may suggest tinier louvers, even as tiny as 1½ inch or less than an inch. But when you choose the smaller louver, you lose some of the attractiveness of shutters, and it can be tougher to see between the louvers 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 confused for blinds from a distance, which isn’t what you were going for.

Plantation shutters 

Yet, 2½ inch louvers have a more traditional, “colonial” look to them. The thinner but still clean lines of these shutters offer a put together look to your windows, making them ideal for homes built in the Colonial Revival style, or similar designs like the American Foursquare.

3 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

3½ inch shutter louvers are basically the gold standard of plantation shutters. While 4½ inches can be a little big for some Charlotte homeowners’ preferences, 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 versatile style for Charlotte shutters. No matter how large your windows are, if they are circle, arched, or diamond, or any other oddity, the louvers don’t bunch up or appear awkward in comparison. This is essential if you want to put shutters in different areas in your home. It pleases the eye when your louver sizes are consistent, so look at 3½ inch louvers to standardize your Charlotte 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, stand outl. They also show the most unobstructed view when you open them, since there’s more space between each louver and fewer louvers overall to get in the way. Fewer louvers also makes maintenance 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?

Essentially it comes down to 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 Charlotte by calling 980-231-1116 or filling out the form below.