The Best Louver Size for Shutters in Southern California
You have no lack of choices when it comes to plantation shutters in Southern California. Customize 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). Finally, you need to pick the best louver size for your home.
So what’s the best louver size for your Southern California shutters? Let’s check out your options.
Choices For Shutter Louver Sizes from Sunburst Shutters Southern CA
For our popular shutters, Polywood® and Ovation® wood shutters alike, we offer louver size options in 2½ inches, 3½ inches, and 4½ inches. Also remember that some shutter manufacturers will charge separately for different louver sizes, but Sunburst Shutters Southern CA won’t!
2 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers
The thinnest louver size for shutters we have. Other shutter manufacturers in Southern California may offer tinier louvers, even as thin as 1½ inch or less than an inch. Unfortunately, when you go that small, you lose some of the allure 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 afar, which isn’t what you were going for.
Yet, 2½ 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 perfect 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 Southern California homeowners’ preferences, and 2½ inches can look tight – this 3½ inch option is a great fit between the two.
3½ inch louvers are also the most versatile style for Southern California shutters. No matter the size of your windows, if they are circle, arched, or diamond, or any other quirk, the louvers don’t bunch up or appear awkward in comparison. This is essential if you want to put shutters in numerous windows in your home. It always looks better when your louver sizes are the same, so you might try 3½ inch louvers to get the most out of your Southern California 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, stand outl. They also show the most unobstructed view when you open them, since there’s more space between each louver and fewer louvers overall to obstruct the view. Fewer louvers also makes maintenance a breeze, with fewer louvers to dust or clean every time.
Which Shutter Louver Size Will You Choose?
Basically, 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 better illustration, schedule a free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters Southern CA by calling 888-611-2474 or filling out the form below.