3 Different Sizes Shutters Louvers 

The Best Louver Size for Shutters in Denver

November 13, 2018

You have no lack of choices when it comes to plantation shutters in Denver. 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). Last but not least, you need to pick the optimal louver size for your house.

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

Choices For Shutter Louver Sizes from Sunburst Shutters Denver

For our popular 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 Denver won’t!

2 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

The thinnest louver size for shutters we offer. Other companies in Denver may offer thinner louvers, even as small as 1½ inch or less than an inch. However, when you choose the smaller louver, you lose some of the attractiveness of shutters, and it can be tougher to see through when they’re open and they are awkward to clean. When you go any smaller than 2½ inches, shutters can also be falsely identified as blinds from afar, which may not complement your intended design.

Plantation shutters 

Yet, 2½ inch louvers have a more traditional, “colonial” look to them. The thinner but still crisp lines of these shutters provide a simple elegance 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 most preferred plantation shutters. While 4½ inches can be too gappy for some Denver homeowners’ tastes, and 2½ inches can look tight – 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 Denver shutters. No matter the window area, 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 need to put shutters in numerous windows in your home. It pleases the eye when your louver sizes are the same, so you might try 3½ inch louvers to get the most out of your Denver 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, stand outl. They also give you the most unobstructed view when they are opened, since there’s more space between each louver and less louvers overall to block the light. Fewer louvers also makes cleaning a breeze, with fewer louvers to take care of every time.

Closeup of White Plantation Shutters 

Which Shutter Louver Size Works best for you?

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

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