3 Different Sizes Shutters Louvers 

The Best Louver Size for Shutters in Philadelphia

November 13, 2018

There are no shortage of options when it comes to plantation shutters in Philadelphia. 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 best louver size for your home.

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

Choices For Shutter Louver Sizes from Sunburst Shutters Philadelphia

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 separately for different louver sizes, but Sunburst Shutters Philadelphia won’t!

2 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

The thinnest louver size for shutters we offer. Other shutter manufacturers in Philadelphia may sell tinier louvers, even as tiny as 1½ inch or less than an inch. Unfortunately, when you go that small, you decrease the allure of shutters, and it can be a lot harder to see between the louvers when they’re apart and they are harder to clean. When you go any smaller than 2½ inches, shutters can also be easily mistaken for blinds from a distance, which defeats the purpose.

Plantation shutters 

2 ½ inch louvers have a more traditional, “colonial” look to them. The thinner but still orderly lines of these shutters offer a put together look to your windows, making them ideal for homes designed 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 too gappy for some Philadelphia homeowners’ needs, 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 adaptable style for Philadelphia shutters. No matter the size of your windows, their shape, or any other quirk, the louvers don’t crowd or look bulky or flimsy in comparison. This is important if you want to put shutters in multiple rooms in your home. It improves your home’s flow when your louver sizes are the same, so you might try 3½ inch louvers to maximize the benefit of your Philadelphia wood shutters.

4 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

Our widest louvers are sized at 4½ inches. These louvers make our shutters, whether Polywood faux wood shutters or natural hardwood, look eye-catching. They also allow the most unobstructed view when you open them, since there’s window area between each louver and fewer louvers overall to block the light. Fewer louvers also makes cleaning a bit simpler, with fewer louvers to take care of every week.

Closeup of White Plantation Shutters 

Which Shutter Louver Size Works best for you?

Ultimately, your decision will be based on which style you need most, 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 Philadelphia by calling or filling out the form below.

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