The Best Louver Size for Shutters in Houston

Cory Cryer

You have no lack of choices concerning plantation shutters in Houston. Customize 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 choose the best louver size for your house.

3 Different Sizes Shutters Louvers 

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

Options For Shutter Louver Sizes from Sunburst Shutters Houston

For our custom 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 differently for different louver sizes, but Sunburst Shutters Houston won’t!

2 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

The thinnest louver size for shutters we offer. Other companies in Houston may sell slightly smaller louvers, even as small as 1½ inch or less than an inch. However, when you look at the result, you lose some of the allure of shutters, and it can be tougher to see through when they’re apart and they are awkward to clean. When you choose a louver smaller than 2½ inches, shutters can also be falsely identified as blinds from the outside, which defeats the purpose.

Plantation shutters 

However, 2½ inch louvers have a more traditional, “colonial” look to them. The thinner but still crisp lines of these shutters give a simple elegance 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 best-selling plantation shutters. While 4½ inches can be a bit large for some Houston homeowners’ preferences, and 2½ inches can look tight – 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 Houston shutters. No matter how large your windows are, if they are circle, arched, or diamond, or any other oddity, the louvers don’t crowd or seem heavy or too small in comparison. This is important if you need to put shutters in different areas in your home. It pleases the eye when your louver sizes are the same, so go with 3½ inch louvers to standardize your Houston wood shutters.

4 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

Our widest louvers are sized at 4½ inches. These louvers make our shutters, whether Polywood faux wood shutters or natural hardwood, look eye-catching. They also show 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 cleaning a little easier, with fewer louvers to take care of every so often.

Closeup of White Plantation Shutters 

Which Shutter Louver Size Will You Choose?

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 Houston by calling 713-853-9629 or filling out the form below.