3 Different Sizes Shutters Louvers 

The Best Louver Size for Shutters in Fort Lauderdale

November 13, 2018

You have no shortage of options concerning plantation shutters in Fort Lauderdale. 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). Last but not least, you need to pick the optimal louver size for your house.

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

Choices For Shutter Louver Sizes from Sunburst Shutters Fort Lauderdale

For our popular 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 differently for different louver sizes, but Sunburst Shutters Fort Lauderdale won’t!

2 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

The smallest louver size for shutters we have. Other companies in Fort Lauderdale may sell slightly smaller louvers, even as thin as 1½ inch or less than an inch. Unfortunately, when you go that small, you decrease the attractiveness of shutters, and it can be a lot harder to see through when they’re open and they are tougher to dust. When you go any smaller than 2½ inches, shutters can also be falsely identified as blinds from afar, which defeats the purpose.

Plantation shutters 

However, 2½ inch louvers have a more traditional, “colonial” look to them. The thinner but still clean lines of these shutters provide a distinct style to your windows, making them ideal for homes that are in the Colonial Revival style, or similar styles like the American Foursquare.

3 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

3½ inch shutter louvers are the most preferred plantation shutters. While 4½ inches can be too gappy for some Fort Lauderdale homeowners’ tastes, 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 Fort Lauderdale shutters. No matter the size of your windows, their shape, or any other oddity, the louvers don’t bunch up or seem heavy or too small in comparison. This is important if you’re looking to put shutters in numerous windows 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 Fort Lauderdale 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 give you 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 bit simpler, with fewer louvers to take care of every so often.

Closeup of White Plantation Shutters 

Which Shutter Louver Size Works best for you?

Ultimately, you decide 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 Fort Lauderdale by calling or filling out the form below.

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