3 Different Sizes Shutters Louvers 

The Best Louver Size for Shutters in Indianapolis

November 13, 2018

There are no shortage of options when it comes to plantation shutters in Indianapolis. Personalize 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 pick the optimal louver size for your windows.

So what’s the appropriate louver size for your Indianapolis shutters? Let’s examine your options.

Options For Shutter Louver Sizes from Sunburst Shutters Indianapolis

For our custom shutters, Polywood® and Ovation® wood shutters alike, we offer louver size options in 2½ inches, 3½ inches, and 4½ inches. Also keep in mind that some shutter manufacturers will charge a different price for different louver sizes, but Sunburst Shutters Indianapolis won’t!

2 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

The smallest louver size for shutters we offer. Other shutter manufacturers in Indianapolis 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 allure of shutters, and it can be a lot harder to see between the louvers when they’re open and they are tougher to dust. When you go any smaller than 2½ inches, shutters can also be confused for blinds from afar, which isn’t what you were going for.

Plantation shutters 

Yet, 2½ inch louvers have a more traditional, “colonial” look to them. The thinner but still crisp lines of these shutters offer a distinct style to your windows, making them excellent 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 most preferred plantation shutters. While 4½ inches can be too gappy for some Indianapolis 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 versatile style for Indianapolis shutters. No matter the size of your windows, if they are circle, arched, or diamond, or any other quirk, the louvers don’t bunch up or seem heavy or too small in comparison. This is important if you want to put shutters in multiple rooms in your home. It improves your home’s flow when your louver sizes are consistent, so you might try 3½ inch louvers to get the most out of your Indianapolis wood shutters.

4 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

Our widest louvers are sized at 4½ inches. These louvers help our shutters, whether Polywood faux wood shutters or natural hardwood, look bold and beautiful. They also allow the most unobstructed view when opened, since there’s more space between each louver and less louvers overall to block the light. Fewer louvers also makes maintenance a little easier, with fewer louvers to take care of every time.

Closeup of White Plantation Shutters 

Which Shutter Louver Size Will You Choose?

Ultimately, it comes down to which style you need most, and which size of shutter louver complements your current home decor. To get a hands-on look, schedule a free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters Indianapolis by calling or filling out the form below.

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