3 Different Sizes Shutters Louvers 

The Best Louver Size for Shutters in Minneapolis

November 13, 2018

There are no lack of choices concerning plantation shutters in Minneapolis. Modify 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). Finally, you need to select the optimal louver size for your home.

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

Options For Shutter Louver Sizes from Sunburst Shutters Minneapolis

For our popular 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 differently for different louver sizes, but Sunburst Shutters Minneapolis won’t!

2 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

The smallest louver size for shutters we have. Other window treatment providers in Minneapolis may offer slightly smaller louvers, even as thin as 1½ inch or less than an inch. Unfortunately, when you look at the result, you lose some of the attractiveness of shutters, and it can be tougher to view the outside when they’re apart and they are awkward to clean. When you install window treatments with louvers less than 2½ inches, shutters can also be falsely identified as blinds from a distance, which may not complement your intended design.

Plantation shutters 

Yet, 2½ inch louvers have a classic, “colonial” look to them. The thinner but still crisp lines of these shutters offer a simple elegance to your windows, making them ideal 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 a little big for some Minneapolis homeowners’ needs, 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 versatile style for Minneapolis shutters. No matter the size of your windows, their shape, or any other quirk, the louvers don’t bunch up or appear awkward 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 go with 3½ inch louvers to get the most out of your Minneapolis wood shutters.

4 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

Our widest louvers clock in at 4½ inches. These louvers make 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 even more space between each louver and fewer louvers overall to obstruct the view. Fewer louvers also makes dusting a little easier, with fewer louvers to dust or clean every so often.

Closeup of White Plantation Shutters 

Which Shutter Louver Size Works best for you?

Ultimately, you decide which style you need most, and which size of shutter louver elevates your current home decor. To get a better illustration, schedule a free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters Minneapolis by calling or filling out the form below.

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