3 Different Sizes Shutters Louvers 

The Best Louver Size for Shutters in Cleveland

November 13, 2018

There are no lack of choices when it comes to plantation shutters in Cleveland. Customize 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 best louver size for your house.

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

Options For Shutter Louver Sizes from Sunburst Shutters Cleveland

For our custom shutters, Polywood® and Ovation® wood shutters alike, we produce 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 Cleveland won’t!

2 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

The thinnest louver size for shutters we have. Other window treatment providers in Cleveland may offer tinier louvers, even as tiny as 1½ inch or less than an inch. But when you look at the result, you lose some of the allure of shutters, and it can be more difficult to see between the louvers when they’re apart and they are tougher to dust. When you choose a louver smaller than 2½ inches, shutters can also be falsely identified as blinds from the outside, which may not complement your intended design.

Plantation shutters 

Yet, 2½ inch louvers have a classic, “colonial” look to them. The thinner but still clean lines of these shutters provide a simple elegance to your windows, making them ideal for homes designed in the Colonial Revival style, or similar constructs 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 bit large for some Cleveland homeowners’ needs, and 2½ inches can look tight – this 3½ inch option is the perfect midpoint between the two.

Polywood plantation and couch 

3½ inch louvers are also the most compatible style for Cleveland shutters. No matter the window area, their shape, or any other quirk, the louvers don’t crowd or look bulky or flimsy in comparison. This is essential if you want to put shutters in multiple rooms in your home. It pleases the eye when your louver sizes are uniform, so look at 3½ inch louvers to standardize your Cleveland wood shutters.

4 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

Our widest louvers are sized at 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 they are opened, since there’s even more space between each louver and less louvers overall to obstruct the view. Fewer louvers also makes cleaning a little easier, with fewer louvers to dust or clean every week.

Closeup of White Plantation Shutters 

Which Shutter Louver Size Fits Your Home Best?

Basically, you decide which style works with your windows, and which size of shutter louver looks best with your current home decor. To get a hands-on look, schedule a free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters Cleveland by calling or filling out the form below.

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