The Best Louver Size for Shutters in Miami11/13/2018David White You have no shortage of options regarding plantation shutters in Miami. 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 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 remember 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 choose the smaller louver, you reduce the allure of shutters, and it can be tougher to see between the louvers when they’re open and they are awkward to clean. When you go any smaller than 2½ inches, shutters can also be confused for blinds from a distance, which may not complement your intended design. However, 2½ inch louvers have a more traditional, “colonial” look to them. The thinner but still clean lines of these shutters give a simple elegance to your windows, making them ideal for homes built in the Colonial Revival style, or similar constructs like the American Foursquare. 3 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers 3½ inch shutter louvers are basically the gold standard of plantation shutters. While 4½ inches can be a bit large for some Miami homeowners’ preferences, and 2½ inches can look tight – this 3½ inch option is the perfect midpoint between the two. 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 crowd or look bulky or flimsy in comparison. This is essential if you want to put shutters in different areas in your home. It improves your home’s flow when your louver sizes are uniform, so go with 3½ inch louvers to get the most out 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 allow the most unobstructed view when you open them, since there’s more space between each louver and fewer louvers overall to obstruct the view. Fewer louvers also makes dusting a bit simpler, with fewer louvers to dust or clean every so often. Which Shutter Louver Size Will You Choose? Basically, your decision will be based on which style you need most, 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 305-520-7515 or filling out the form below.