3 Different Sizes Shutters Louvers 

The Best Louver Size for Shutters in Sacramento

November 13, 2018

We supply no lack of choices regarding plantation shutters in Sacramento. Personalize your shutters with options in material (wood, faux wood, or reclaimed wood), paints or stains( bright whites, neutrals, or wood stains), and frames (traditional, Craftsman, or other decorative options). Finally, you need to pick the best louver size for your house.

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

Choices For Shutter Louver Sizes from Sunburst Shutters Sacramento

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

2 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

The thinnest louver size for shutters we have. Other companies in Sacramento may suggest tinier louvers, even as thin 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 more difficult to see between the louvers 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 confused for blinds from the outside, which may not complement your intended design.

Plantation shutters 

2 ½ inch louvers have a classic, “colonial” look to them. The thinner but still clean lines of these shutters give a distinct style to your windows, making them perfect 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 best-selling plantation shutters. While 4½ inches can be a bit large for some Sacramento homeowners’ preferences, and 2½ inches can look a bit crowded – 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 Sacramento shutters. No matter how large your windows are, the specialty shape, or any other quirk, the louvers don’t crowd 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 improves your home’s flow when your louver sizes are uniform, so go with 3½ inch louvers to standardize your Sacramento wood shutters.

4 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

Our widest louvers clock in at 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 less louvers overall to get in the way. Fewer louvers also makes maintenance a little easier, with fewer louvers to maintain every so often.

Closeup of White Plantation Shutters 

Which Shutter Louver Size Works best for you?

Ultimately, it comes down to which style you need most, and which size of shutter louver complements your current home decor. To get a hands-on look, schedule a free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters Sacramento by calling or filling out the form below.

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