The Best Louver Size for Shutters in New Brunswick

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We supply no shortage of options regarding plantation shutters in New Brunswick. Modify your shutters with choices 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). Last but not least, you need to select the best louver size for your home.

3 Different Sizes Shutters Louvers 

So what’s the perfect louver size for your New Brunswick shutters? Let’s take a look at your options.

Options For Shutter Louver Sizes from Sunburst Shutters New Brunswick

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 differently for different louver sizes, but Sunburst Shutters New Brunswick won’t!

2 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

The thinnest louver size for shutters we offer. Other companies in New Brunswick may sell slightly smaller louvers, even as thin as 1½ inch or less than an inch. Unfortunately, when you look at the result, you reduce the allure of shutters, and it can be more difficult 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 the outside, which defeats the purpose.

Plantation shutters 

2 ½ inch louvers have a more traditional, “colonial” look to them. The thinner but still orderly lines of these shutters offer a put together look to your windows, making them perfect for homes that are in the Colonial Revival style, or similar constructs like the American Foursquare.

3 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

3½ inch shutter louvers are the most preferred plantation shutters. While 4½ inches can be a little big for some New Brunswick homeowners’ preferences, and 2½ inches can look a bit crowded – 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 New Brunswick shutters. No matter how large your windows are, the specialty shape, or any other quirk, the louvers don’t bunch up or look bulky or flimsy in comparison. This is key if you’re looking to put shutters in different areas in your home. It improves your home’s flow when your louver sizes are the same, so you might try 3½ inch louvers to maximize the benefit of your New Brunswick 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, stand outl. They also allow the most unobstructed view when opened, since there’s 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 maintain every week.

Closeup of White Plantation Shutters 

Which Shutter Louver Size Will You Choose?

Basically, it comes down to which style you like best, and which size of shutter louver looks best with your current home decor. To get a hands-on look, schedule a free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters New Brunswick by calling 732-301-6168 or filling out the form below.