The Best Louver Size for Shutters in San Diego

Tyson Williams

You have no shortage of options concerning plantation shutters in San Diego. Customize your shutters with options in material (wood, faux wood, or reclaimed wood), paints or stains( whites, neutrals, or wood stains), and frames (traditional, Craftsman, or other decorative options). Then you need to choose the best louver size for your windows.

3 Different Sizes Shutters Louvers 

So what’s the perfect louver size for your San Diego shutters? Let’s examine your options.

Options For Shutter Louver Sizes from Sunburst Shutters San Diego

For our popular shutters, Polywood® and Ovation® wood shutters alike, we produce louver size options in 2½ inches, 3½ inches, and 4½ inches. Also consider that some shutter manufacturers will charge separately for different louver sizes, but Sunburst Shutters San Diego won’t!

2 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

The smallest louver size for shutters we offer. Other shutter manufacturers in San Diego may suggest thinner louvers, even as thin as 1½ inch or less than an inch. But when you go that small, you lose some of the allure of shutters, and it can be more difficult to see through when they’re open and they are harder to clean. When you go any smaller than 2½ inches, shutters can also be confused for blinds from a distance, which defeats the purpose.

Plantation shutters 

Yet, 2½ inch louvers have a more traditional, “colonial” look to them. The thinner but still crisp lines of these shutters offer a put together look to your windows, making them perfect 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 best-selling plantation shutters. While 4½ inches can be too gappy for some San Diego homeowners’ tastes, and 2½ inches can look a bit crowded – this 3½ inch option is a great fit between the two.

Polywood plantation and couch 

3½ inch louvers are also the most adaptable style for San Diego shutters. No matter the window area, their shape, or any other oddity, the louvers don’t bunch up or look bulky or flimsy in comparison. This is important if you’re looking to put shutters in different areas in your home. It pleases the eye when your louver sizes are consistent, so you might try 3½ inch louvers to standardize your San Diego 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 bold and beautiful. They also show the most unobstructed view when you open them, since there’s more space between each louver and less louvers overall to obstruct the view. Fewer louvers also makes maintenance a breeze, with fewer louvers to take care of every week.

Closeup of White Plantation Shutters 

Which Shutter Louver Size Fits Your Home Best?

Ultimately, your decision will be based on which style works with your windows, and which size of shutter louver complements your current home decor. To get a better illustration, schedule a free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters San Diego by calling 760-405-8887 or filling out the form below.