3 Different Sizes Shutters Louvers 

The Best Louver Size for Shutters in Chicago

November 13, 2018

We supply no shortage of options concerning plantation shutters in Chicago. Modify your shutters with options in material (wood, faux wood, or reclaimed wood), paints or stains( bright whites, neutrals, or wood stains), and frames (traditional, Craftsman, or other decorative options). Then you need to pick the perfect louver size for your house.

So what’s the best louver size for your Chicago shutters? Let’s examine your options.

Options For Shutter Louver Sizes from Sunburst Shutters Chicago

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

2 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

The smallest louver size for shutters we offer. Other window treatment providers in Chicago may sell tinier louvers, even as thin as 1½ inch or less than an inch. Unfortunately, when you go that small, you lose some of the attractiveness of shutters, and it can be a lot harder to see through when they’re apart and they are tougher to dust. When you go any smaller than 2½ inches, shutters can also be falsely identified as blinds from afar, which defeats the purpose.

Plantation shutters 

2 ½ inch louvers have a clean, “colonial” look to them. The thinner but still crisp lines of these shutters provide a distinct style to your windows, making them perfect 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 best-selling plantation shutters. While 4½ inches can be a little big for some Chicago homeowners’ needs, 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 compatible style for Chicago shutters. No matter the window area, their shape, or any other quirk, the louvers don’t crowd or seem heavy or too small in comparison. This is important if you need to put shutters in multiple rooms in your home. It always looks better when your louver sizes are the same, so you might try 3½ inch louvers to standardize your Chicago 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 allow the most unobstructed view when they are opened, since there’s more space between each louver and less louvers overall to get in the way. Fewer louvers also makes cleaning a bit simpler, with fewer louvers to take care of every week.

Closeup of White Plantation Shutters 

Which Shutter Louver Size Works best for you?

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

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