The Best Louver Size for Shutters in Raleigh

Blake Jarman

We supply no shortage of options regarding plantation shutters in Raleigh. Personalize 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). Then you need to pick the optimal louver size for your house.

3 Different Sizes Shutters Louvers 

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

Options For Shutter Louver Sizes from Sunburst Shutters Raleigh

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

2 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

The thinnest louver size for shutters we offer. Other companies in Raleigh may suggest tinier louvers, even as tiny as 1½ inch or less than an inch. However, when you look at the result, you decrease the appeal of shutters, and it can be a lot harder 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 confused for blinds from a distance, which isn’t what you were going for.

Plantation shutters 

Yet, 2½ inch louvers have a classic, “colonial” look to them. The thinner but still orderly lines of these shutters provide a simple elegance to your windows, making them perfect for homes that are 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 little big for some Raleigh homeowners’ needs, and 2½ inches can look a little cluttered – this 3½ inch option is a great fit between the two.

Polywood plantation and couch 

3½ inch louvers are also the most versatile style for Raleigh shutters. No matter the window area, the specialty shape, or any other oddity, the louvers don’t crowd or appear awkward in comparison. This is important if you want to put shutters in numerous windows in your home. It always looks better when your louver sizes are uniform, so look at 3½ inch louvers to get the most out of your Raleigh 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 give you the most unobstructed view when opened, since there’s more space between each louver and less louvers overall to block the light. Fewer louvers also makes maintenance a bit simpler, with fewer louvers to take care of every so often.

Closeup of White Plantation Shutters 

Which Shutter Louver Size Will You Choose?

Ultimately, you decide which style you like best, 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 Raleigh by calling 919-887-9198 or filling out the form below.