The Best Louver Size for Shutters in Indianapolis

Bill Burke

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.

3 Different Sizes Shutters Louvers 

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 make louver size options in 2½ inches, 3½ inches, and 4½ inches. Also remember 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 window treatment providers in Indianapolis may sell slightly smaller louvers, even as tiny as 1½ inch or less than an inch. However, 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 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 defeats the purpose.

Plantation shutters 

Yet, 2½ inch louvers have a classic, “colonial” look to them. The thinner but still crisp lines of these shutters give a put together look to your windows, making them excellent for homes built in the Colonial Revival style, or similar designs 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 too gappy for some Indianapolis homeowners’ preferences, and 2½ inches can look a little cluttered – 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 how large your windows are, if they are circle, arched, or diamond, or any other quirk, the louvers don’t bunch up or look bulky or flimsy in comparison. This is important if you’re looking to put shutters in different areas in your home. It improves your home’s flow when your louver sizes are consistent, so you might try 3½ inch louvers to maximize the benefit of your Indianapolis 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, look eye-catching. They also give you the most unobstructed view when opened, since there’s even more space between each louver and less louvers overall to block the light. Fewer louvers also makes maintenance a breeze, with fewer louvers to take care of every time.

Closeup of White Plantation Shutters 

Which Shutter Louver Size Fits Your Home Best?

Basically, you decide which style you like best, 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 317-558-9066 or filling out the form below.