3 Different Sizes Shutters Louvers 

The Best Louver Size for Shutters in Charlotte

November 13, 2018

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). Last but not least, you need to select the perfect louver size for your home.

So what’s the best 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 make 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 shutter manufacturers in Charlotte may offer slightly smaller louvers, even as small as 1½ inch or less than an inch. But when you choose the smaller louver, you reduce the attractiveness of shutters, and it can be tougher to view the outside when they’re open and they are tougher to dust. 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 

Yet, 2½ inch louvers have a classic, “colonial” look to them. The thinner but still crisp lines of these shutters give a put together look to your windows, making them perfect 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 the most preferred plantation shutters. While 4½ inches can be a bit large for some Charlotte homeowners’ preferences, and 2½ inches can look a little cluttered – 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 Charlotte shutters. No matter how large your windows are, the specialty shape, 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 opened, since there’s more space between each louver and fewer louvers overall to get in the way. 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 Will You Choose?

Essentially 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 Charlotte by calling or filling out the form below.

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