The Best Louver Size for Shutters in Austin

Tyler Jorgensen

There are no shortage of options when it comes to plantation shutters in Austin. Personalize 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). Finally, you need to choose the best louver size for your home.

3 Different Sizes Shutters Louvers 

So what’s the appropriate louver size for your Austin shutters? Let’s examine your options.

Choices For Shutter Louver Sizes from Sunburst Shutters Austin

For our popular shutters, Polywood® and Ovation® wood shutters alike, we make louver size options in 2½ inches, 3½ inches, and 4½ inches. Also keep in mind that some shutter manufacturers will charge differently 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. However, when you go that small, you lose some of the attractiveness 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 confused for blinds from a distance, which may not complement your intended design.

Plantation shutters 

Yet, 2½ inch louvers have a clean, “colonial” look to them. The thinner but still crisp lines of these shutters provide a put together look 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’ 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 versatile style for Austin shutters. No matter how large your windows are, the specialty shape, or any other quirk, the louvers don’t bunch up or seem heavy or too small in comparison. This is important if you need to put shutters in numerous windows in your home. It always looks better when your louver sizes are consistent, so look at 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 give you the most unobstructed view when opened, since there’s even more space between each louver and less louvers overall to get in the way. Fewer louvers also makes cleaning a breeze, with fewer louvers to dust or clean every week.

Closeup of White Plantation Shutters 

Which Shutter Louver Size Will You Choose?

Basically, you decide 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 Austin by calling 512-549-6077 or filling out the form below.