The Best Louver Size for Shutters in Gainesville11/13/2018Eric Ramsey We supply no lack of choices concerning plantation shutters in Gainesville. Modify 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). Finally, you need to select the optimal louver size for your house. So what’s the appropriate louver size for your Gainesville shutters? Let’s examine your options. Options For Shutter Louver Sizes from Sunburst Shutters Gainesville For our popular shutters, Polywood® and Ovation® wood shutters alike, we make louver size options in 2½ inches, 3½ inches, and 4½ inches. Also keep in mind that some shutter manufacturers will charge separately for different louver sizes, but Sunburst Shutters Gainesville won’t! 2 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers The thinnest louver size for shutters we offer. Other companies in Gainesville may offer slightly smaller louvers, even as small as 1½ inch or less than an inch. But when you look at the result, you reduce the appeal of shutters, and it can be tougher to view the outside when they’re apart and they are tougher to dust. When you install window treatments with louvers less than 2½ inches, shutters can also be falsely identified as blinds from afar, which isn’t what you were going for. 2 ½ inch louvers have a clean, “colonial” look to them. The thinner but still crisp lines of these shutters give a distinct style to your windows, making them excellent 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 most preferred plantation shutters. While 4½ inches can be a little big for some Gainesville homeowners’ preferences, and 2½ inches can look a little cluttered – this 3½ inch option is a great fit between the two. 3½ inch louvers are also the most compatible style for Gainesville shutters. No matter the window area, their shape, or any other oddity, the louvers don’t bunch up or seem heavy or too small in comparison. This is essential if you’re looking to put shutters in different areas 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 Gainesville wood shutters. 4 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers Our widest louvers are sized at 4½ inches. These louvers make our shutters, whether Polywood faux wood shutters or natural hardwood, look bold and beautiful. They also show the most unobstructed view when you open them, since there’s even more space between each louver and fewer louvers overall to obstruct the view. Fewer louvers also makes maintenance a breeze, with fewer louvers to maintain every so often. Which Shutter Louver Size Will You Choose? Ultimately, your decision will be based on which style you like best, 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 Gainesville by calling 813-602-5966 or filling out the form below.