The Best Louver Size for Shutters in Cincinnati

Lisa Renee Nieberding

We supply no lack of choices concerning plantation shutters in Cincinnati. 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). Last but not least, you need to choose the best louver size for your windows.

3 Different Sizes Shutters Louvers 

So what’s the best louver size for your Cincinnati shutters? Let’s take a look at your options.

Choices For Shutter Louver Sizes from Sunburst Shutters Cincinnati

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

2 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

The smallest louver size for shutters we offer. Other window treatment providers in Cincinnati may sell tinier louvers, even as thin as 1½ inch or less than an inch. But when you look at the result, you decrease the appeal of shutters, and it can be a lot harder to see between the louvers when they’re apart and they are tougher to dust. When you go any smaller than 2½ inches, shutters can also be confused for blinds from the outside, which may not complement your intended design.

Plantation shutters 

Yet, 2½ inch louvers have a classic, “colonial” look to them. The thinner but still orderly lines of these shutters offer a distinct style to your windows, making them ideal for homes built 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 Cincinnati homeowners’ preferences, 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 compatible style for Cincinnati 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 important if you need to put shutters in different areas in your home. It always looks better when your louver sizes are uniform, so go with 3½ inch louvers to maximize the benefit of your Cincinnati wood shutters.

4 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

Our widest louvers come in 4½ inches. These louvers help our shutters, whether Polywood faux wood shutters or natural hardwood, look eye-catching. They also give you the most unobstructed view when you open them, since there’s window area between each louver and less louvers overall to block the light. Fewer louvers also makes dusting a breeze, with fewer louvers to maintain every week.

Closeup of White Plantation Shutters 

Which Shutter Louver Size Fits Your Home Best?

Essentially it comes down to which style you like best, and which size of shutter louver looks best with your current home decor. To get a personal demonstration, schedule a free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters Cincinnati by calling 513-216-9740 or filling out the form below.