The Best Louver Size for Shutters in Salt Lake City

Matt Thelander

You have no lack of choices concerning plantation shutters in Salt Lake City. Customize 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). Finally, you need to pick the optimal louver size for your house.

3 Different Sizes Shutters Louvers 

So what’s the best louver size for your Salt Lake City shutters? Let’s check out your options.

Options For Shutter Louver Sizes from Sunburst Shutters Salt Lake City

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 Salt Lake City won’t!

2 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

The thinnest louver size for shutters we offer. Other window treatment providers in Salt Lake City may offer thinner louvers, even as tiny as 1½ inch or less than an inch. Unfortunately, when you look at the result, you decrease the appeal of shutters, and it can be a lot harder to view the outside when they’re open and they are tougher to dust. When you go any smaller than 2½ inches, shutters can also be confused for blinds from a distance, which may not complement your intended design.

Plantation shutters 

2 ½ inch louvers have a more traditional, “colonial” look to them. The thinner but still clean lines of these shutters offer a put together look to your windows, making them excellent for homes built 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 Salt Lake City homeowners’ preferences, and 2½ inches can look a bit crowded – this 3½ inch option is the perfect midpoint between the two.

Polywood plantation and couch 

3½ inch louvers are also the most compatible style for Salt Lake City shutters. No matter how large your windows are, if they are circle, arched, or diamond, or any other oddity, the louvers don’t bunch up or seem heavy or too small in comparison. This is key if you need to put shutters in numerous windows in your home. It improves your home’s flow when your louver sizes are uniform, so you might try 3½ inch louvers to standardize your Salt Lake City 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 bold and beautiful. They also allow the most unobstructed view when they are opened, since there’s even more space between each louver and fewer louvers overall to block the light. Fewer louvers also makes cleaning a little easier, with fewer louvers to dust or clean every time.

Closeup of White Plantation Shutters 

Which Shutter Louver Size Will You Choose?

Essentially it comes down to which style works with your windows, 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 Salt Lake City by calling 801-515-3598 or filling out the form below.