The Best Louver Size for Shutters in Atlanta

Dan Taylor

There are no lack of choices regarding plantation shutters in Atlanta. 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 select the perfect louver size for your house.

3 Different Sizes Shutters Louvers 

So what’s the best louver size for your Atlanta shutters? Let’s examine your options.

Options For Shutter Louver Sizes from Sunburst Shutters Atlanta

For our premium 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 differently for different louver sizes, but Sunburst Shutters Atlanta won’t!

2 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

The smallest louver size for shutters we offer. Other companies in Atlanta may sell slightly smaller louvers, even as tiny as 1½ inch or less than an inch. But when you choose the smaller louver, you decrease the allure of shutters, and it can be more difficult to see between the louvers when they’re open and they are awkward to clean. When you install window treatments with louvers less than 2½ inches, shutters can also be falsely identified as blinds from afar, which defeats the purpose.

Plantation shutters 

However, 2½ inch louvers have a more traditional, “colonial” look to them. The thinner but still crisp lines of these shutters give 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 best-selling plantation shutters. While 4½ inches can be a bit large for some Atlanta homeowners’ preferences, and 2½ inches can look tight – this 3½ inch option is the perfect midpoint between the two.

Polywood plantation and couch 

3½ inch louvers are also the most adaptable style for Atlanta shutters. No matter the window area, if they are circle, arched, or diamond, or any other oddity, the louvers don’t crowd or look bulky or flimsy in comparison. This is key if you’re looking to put shutters in numerous windows in your home. It improves your home’s flow when your louver sizes are the same, so you might try 3½ inch louvers to maximize the benefit of your Atlanta 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 bold and beautiful. They also allow the most unobstructed view when they are opened, since there’s window area between each louver and fewer louvers overall to get in the way. Fewer louvers also makes dusting a breeze, with fewer louvers to dust or clean every week.

Closeup of White Plantation Shutters 

Which Shutter Louver Size Works best for you?

Ultimately, it comes down to which style you like best, and which size of shutter louver complements your current home decor. To get a hands-on look, schedule a free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters Atlanta by calling 404-962-8517 or filling out the form below.