3 Different Sizes Shutters Louvers 

The Best Louver Size for Shutters in New Brunswick

November 13, 2018

We supply no shortage of options when it comes to 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 choose the best louver size for your home.

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

2 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

The smallest louver size for shutters we offer. Other companies in New Brunswick may sell tinier louvers, even as thin as 1½ inch or less than an inch. Unfortunately, when you look at the result, you lose some of 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 isn’t what you were going for.

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 built 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’ tastes, 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 versatile style for New Brunswick 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 key if you’re looking to put shutters in different areas in your home. It always looks better when your louver sizes are the same, so look at 3½ inch louvers to get the most out 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 you open them, since there’s even more space between each louver and fewer louvers overall to get in the way. Fewer louvers also makes maintenance a little easier, with fewer louvers to maintain every so often.

Closeup of White Plantation Shutters 

Which Shutter Louver Size Will You Choose?

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

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