3 Different Sizes Shutters Louvers 

The Best Louver Size for Shutters in Dallas

November 13, 2018

We supply no lack of choices concerning plantation shutters in Dallas. Customize 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). Last but not least, you need to select the optimal louver size for your windows.

So what’s the appropriate louver size for your Dallas shutters? Let’s take a look at your options.

Choices For Shutter Louver Sizes from Sunburst Shutters Dallas

For our premium 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 separately for different louver sizes, but Sunburst Shutters Dallas won’t!

2 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

The thinnest louver size for shutters we offer. Other shutter manufacturers in Dallas may sell tinier louvers, even as small as 1½ inch or less than an inch. Unfortunately, when you look at the result, you decrease the appeal of shutters, and it can be more difficult to view the outside when they’re apart and they are tougher to dust. When you install window treatments with louvers less than 2½ inches, shutters can also be easily mistaken for blinds from afar, which defeats the purpose.

Plantation shutters 

However, 2½ inch louvers have a more traditional, “colonial” look to them. The thinner but still orderly lines of these shutters give a distinct style to your windows, making them ideal for homes built in the Colonial Revival style, or similar styles 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 bit large for some Dallas homeowners’ tastes, and 2½ inches can look a little cluttered – this 3½ inch option is a great fit between the two.

Polywood plantation and couch 

3½ inch louvers are also the most adaptable style for Dallas shutters. No matter the size of your windows, the specialty shape, or any other quirk, the louvers don’t bunch up or seem heavy or too small in comparison. This is essential if you want to put shutters in different areas in your home. It always looks better when your louver sizes are the same, so you might try 3½ inch louvers to maximize the benefit of your Dallas 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 they are opened, since there’s even more space between each louver and less louvers overall to get in the way. Fewer louvers also makes maintenance a bit simpler, with fewer louvers to maintain every time.

Closeup of White Plantation Shutters 

Which Shutter Louver Size Fits Your Home Best?

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

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