The Best Louver Size for Shutters in Kingsport11/13/2018Jacob Hayes You have no shortage of options when it comes to plantation shutters in Kingsport. Customize your shutters with choices 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). Then you need to pick the best louver size for your home. So what’s the perfect louver size for your Kingsport shutters? Let’s examine your options. Options For Shutter Louver Sizes from Sunburst Shutters Kingsport 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 a different price for different louver sizes, but Sunburst Shutters Kingsport won’t! 2 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers The thinnest louver size for shutters we offer. Other companies in Kingsport may suggest slightly smaller louvers, even as small as 1½ inch or less than an inch. However, when you look at the result, you reduce the appeal of shutters, and it can be more difficult to view the outside when they’re open and they are awkward to clean. When you install window treatments with louvers less than 2½ inches, shutters can also be falsely identified as blinds from afar, which defeats the purpose. However, 2½ inch louvers have a clean, “colonial” look to them. The thinner but still crisp lines of these shutters provide a simple elegance to your windows, making them perfect for homes built in the Colonial Revival style, or similar designs 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 little big for some Kingsport homeowners’ preferences, and 2½ inches can look a little cluttered – this 3½ inch option strikes a great medium between the two. 3½ inch louvers are also the most adaptable style for Kingsport shutters. No matter how large your windows are, the specialty shape, or any other quirk, the louvers don’t bunch up or appear awkward in comparison. This is essential if you want to put shutters in numerous windows in your home. It improves your home’s flow when your louver sizes are consistent, so look at 3½ inch louvers to standardize your Kingsport 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 give you the most unobstructed view when you open them, since there’s window area between each louver and fewer louvers overall to obstruct the view. Fewer louvers also makes dusting a bit simpler, with fewer louvers to maintain every week. Which Shutter Louver Size Works best for you? Basically, it comes down to 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 Kingsport by calling 276-378-7422 or filling out the form below.