The Best Louver Size for Shutters in Fort Lauderdale

Danielle Micich

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). Finally, you need to pick the optimal louver size for your house.

3 Different Sizes Shutters Louvers 

So what’s the best louver size for your Fort Lauderdale shutters? Let’s examine 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 separately 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 tinier louvers, even as thin as 1½ inch or less than an inch. However, when you choose the smaller louver, you decrease the attractiveness of shutters, and it can be a lot harder to see through when they’re open and they are harder to clean. When you go any smaller than 2½ inches, shutters can also be falsely identified as blinds from a distance, 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 provide a distinct style to your windows, making them ideal for homes built 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 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 Fort Lauderdale shutters. No matter how large your windows are, their shape, or any other oddity, the louvers don’t bunch up or seem heavy or too small in comparison. This is key if you’re looking to put shutters in numerous windows in your home. It always looks better 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 allow the most unobstructed view when opened, since there’s even 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 so often.

Closeup of White Plantation Shutters 

Which Shutter Louver Size Works best for you?

Basically, 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 561-440-8535 or filling out the form below.