The Best Louver Size for Shutters in St. George

Kasey Udy

There are no lack of choices when it comes to plantation shutters in St. George. Personalize your shutters with options 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 choose the optimal louver size for your home.

3 Different Sizes Shutters Louvers 

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

Choices For Shutter Louver Sizes from Sunburst Shutters St. George

For our premium shutters, Polywood® and Ovation® wood shutters alike, we offer 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 St. George won’t!

2 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

The smallest louver size for shutters we have. Other shutter manufacturers in St. George may offer slightly smaller louvers, even as thin as 1½ inch or less than an inch. However, when you look at the result, you decrease the attractiveness of shutters, and it can be tougher 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 afar, which defeats the purpose.

Plantation shutters 

Yet, 2½ inch louvers have a classic, “colonial” look to them. The thinner but still orderly lines of these shutters give a simple elegance to your windows, making them excellent for homes built in the Colonial Revival style, or similar styles 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 St. George homeowners’ tastes, 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 compatible style for St. George shutters. No matter the window area, their shape, or any other quirk, the louvers don’t crowd or seem heavy or too small in comparison. This is important if you want to put shutters in numerous windows in your home. It improves your home’s flow when your louver sizes are the same, so look at 3½ inch louvers to get the most out of your St. George wood shutters.

4 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

Our widest louvers are sized at 4½ inches. These louvers help our shutters, whether Polywood faux wood shutters or natural hardwood, stand outl. They also show the most unobstructed view when they are opened, since there’s even more space between each louver and fewer louvers overall to get in the way. Fewer louvers also makes cleaning a bit simpler, with fewer louvers to dust or clean every time.

Closeup of White Plantation Shutters 

Which Shutter Louver Size Fits Your Home Best?

Basically, your decision will be based on which style you need most, and which size of shutter louver complements your current home decor. To get a personal demonstration, schedule a free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters St. George by calling 435-485-9332 or filling out the form below.