3 Different Sizes Shutters Louvers 

The Best Louver Size for Shutters in Austin

November 13, 2018

You have no shortage of options when it comes to plantation shutters in Austin. 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). Finally, you need to choose the best louver size for your windows.

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

Choices For Shutter Louver Sizes from Sunburst Shutters Austin

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

2 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

The thinnest louver size for shutters we have. Other companies in Austin may suggest tinier louvers, even as thin as 1½ inch or less than an inch. Unfortunately, when you go that small, you reduce the attractiveness of shutters, and it can be more difficult to see between the louvers when they’re open and they are harder to clean. When you choose a louver smaller than 2½ inches, shutters can also be easily mistaken for blinds from a distance, which may not complement your intended design.

Plantation shutters 

However, 2½ inch louvers have a clean, “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 constructs 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 Austin homeowners’ preferences, 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 Austin shutters. No matter how large your windows are, if they are circle, arched, or diamond, or any other quirk, the louvers don’t bunch up or seem heavy or too small in comparison. This is key if you need to put shutters in numerous windows in your home. It improves your home’s flow when your louver sizes are consistent, so you might try 3½ inch louvers to get the most out of your Austin 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, look bold and beautiful. They also allow the most unobstructed view when you open them, since there’s more space between each louver and less louvers overall to obstruct the view. Fewer louvers also makes cleaning a breeze, with fewer louvers to maintain every so often.

Closeup of White Plantation Shutters 

Which Shutter Louver Size Will You Choose?

Ultimately, you decide which style you need most, and which size of shutter louver looks best with your current home decor. To get a personal demonstration, schedule a free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters Austin by calling 512-549-6077 or filling out the form below.

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