3 Different Sizes Shutters Louvers 

The Best Louver Size for Shutters in Miami

November 13, 2018

You have no shortage of options when it comes to plantation shutters in Miami. Personalize 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 select the optimal louver size for your windows.

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

Options For Shutter Louver Sizes from Sunburst Shutters Miami

For our custom shutters, Polywood® and Ovation® wood shutters alike, we produce 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 Miami won’t!

2 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

The thinnest louver size for shutters we have. Other companies in Miami may sell slightly smaller louvers, even as thin as 1½ inch or less than an inch. But when you go that small, you reduce the appeal of shutters, and it can be tougher to see between the louvers when they’re open and they are awkward to clean. 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 

However, 2½ inch louvers have a more traditional, “colonial” look to them. The thinner but still crisp lines of these shutters give a simple elegance 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 a little big for some Miami homeowners’ preferences, and 2½ inches can look a little cluttered – this 3½ inch option is the perfect midpoint between the two.

Polywood plantation and couch 

3½ inch louvers are also the most compatible style for Miami shutters. No matter the size of your windows, if they are circle, arched, or diamond, or any other oddity, the louvers don’t bunch up or look bulky or flimsy in comparison. This is essential if you’re looking to put shutters in different areas in your home. It always looks better when your louver sizes are consistent, so go with 3½ inch louvers to maximize the benefit of your Miami 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 eye-catching. They also give you the most unobstructed view when opened, since there’s more space between each louver and fewer louvers overall to get in the way. Fewer louvers also makes dusting a bit simpler, with fewer louvers to maintain every so often.

Closeup of White Plantation Shutters 

Which Shutter Louver Size Fits Your Home Best?

Ultimately, your decision will be based on which style you like best, and which size of shutter louver looks best with your current home decor. To get a hands-on look, schedule a free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters Miami by calling or filling out the form below.

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