The Best Louver Size for Shutters in New York City

Dennis Rooney

We supply no lack of choices when it comes to plantation shutters in New York City. Modify 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 select the perfect louver size for your house.

3 Different Sizes Shutters Louvers 

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

Choices For Shutter Louver Sizes from Sunburst Shutters New York

For our custom shutters, Polywood® and Ovation® wood shutters alike, we make louver size options in 2½ inches, 3½ inches, and 4½ inches. Also keep in mind that some shutter manufacturers will charge differently for different louver sizes, but Sunburst Shutters New York won’t!

2 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

The smallest louver size for shutters we have. Other window treatment providers in New York City may suggest thinner louvers, even as thin as 1½ inch or less than an inch. Unfortunately, when you choose the smaller louver, you decrease the allure of shutters, and it can be more difficult to view the outside when they’re apart and they are tougher to dust. When you install window treatments with louvers less 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 classic, “colonial” look to them. The thinner but still orderly lines of these shutters provide a put together look to your windows, making them excellent for homes designed in the Colonial Revival style, or similar designs 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 bit large for some New York City homeowners’ tastes, and 2½ inches can look tight – this 3½ inch option is the perfect midpoint between the two.

Polywood plantation and couch 

3½ inch louvers are also the most adaptable style for New York City shutters. No matter how large your windows are, their shape, or any other quirk, the louvers don’t bunch up or appear awkward in comparison. This is essential if you need 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 standardize your New York City 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, 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 obstruct the view. Fewer louvers also makes cleaning a little easier, with fewer louvers to take care of every time.

Closeup of White Plantation Shutters 

Which Shutter Louver Size Fits Your Home Best?

Ultimately, you decide which style you need most, and which size of shutter louver elevates your current home decor. To get a better illustration, schedule a free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters New York by calling 631-246-3930 or filling out the form below.