3 Different Sizes Shutters Louvers 

The Best Louver Size for Shutters in Kingsport

November 13, 2018

There are no shortage of options regarding plantation shutters in Kingsport. Personalize 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). Finally, you need to pick the perfect louver size for your windows.

So what’s the best louver size for your Kingsport shutters? Let’s take a look at 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 offer tinier louvers, even as small as 1½ inch or less than an inch. Unfortunately, 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 apart 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 a distance, which defeats the purpose.

Plantation shutters 

However, 2½ inch louvers have a clean, “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 that are 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’ tastes, and 2½ inches can look tight – this 3½ inch option strikes a great medium between the two.

Polywood plantation and couch 

3½ inch louvers are also the most adaptable style for Kingsport 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 appear awkward in comparison. This is essential if you want to put shutters in numerous windows in your home. It always looks better when your louver sizes are uniform, so you might try 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 opened, since there’s window area between each louver and fewer louvers overall to get in the way. Fewer louvers also makes maintenance a little easier, with fewer louvers to maintain every week.

Closeup of White Plantation Shutters 

Which Shutter Louver Size Works best for you?

Basically, you decide which style you need most, and which size of shutter louver complements your current home decor. To get a personal demonstration, schedule a free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters Kingsport by calling 276-685-5343 or filling out the form below.