The Best Louver Size for Shutters in Fort Myers

Charlie Cole and Brady Parker

We supply no lack of choices regarding plantation shutters in Fort Myers. Personalize your shutters with choices 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 house.

3 Different Sizes Shutters Louvers 

So what’s the perfect louver size for your Fort Myers shutters? Let’s take a look at your options.

Options For Shutter Louver Sizes from Sunburst Shutters Fort Myers

For our popular shutters, Polywood® and Ovation® wood shutters alike, we offer 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 Fort Myers won’t!

2 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

The smallest louver size for shutters we have. Other window treatment providers in Fort Myers may sell tinier louvers, even as small as 1½ inch or less than an inch. However, when you look at the result, you decrease the allure of shutters, and it can be a lot harder to see between the louvers when they’re open and they are tougher to dust. When you install window treatments with louvers less 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 more traditional, “colonial” look to them. The thinner but still crisp lines of these shutters provide a distinct style to your windows, making them excellent 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 most preferred plantation shutters. While 4½ inches can be a bit large for some Fort Myers homeowners’ tastes, and 2½ inches can look a bit crowded – 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 Fort Myers shutters. No matter how large your windows are, if they are circle, arched, or diamond, or any other quirk, the louvers don’t bunch up or seem heavy or too small in comparison. This is important if you’re looking to put shutters in different areas in your home. It always looks better when your louver sizes are uniform, so look at 3½ inch louvers to standardize your Fort Myers 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 allow the most unobstructed view when you open them, since there’s window area between each louver and fewer louvers overall to get in the way. Fewer louvers also makes dusting a little easier, with fewer louvers to dust or clean every time.

Closeup of White Plantation Shutters 

Which Shutter Louver Size Will You Choose?

Essentially it comes down to which style works with your windows, and which size of shutter louver elevates your current home decor. To get a hands-on look, schedule a free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters Fort Myers by calling 239-208-6577 or filling out the form below.