The Best Louver Size for Shutters in Phoenix

Greg Arnett

We supply no shortage of options concerning plantation shutters in Phoenix. 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). Last but not least, you need to pick the best louver size for your home.

3 Different Sizes Shutters Louvers 

So what’s the appropriate louver size for your Phoenix shutters? Let’s check out your options.

Choices For Shutter Louver Sizes from Sunburst Shutters Phoenix

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 Phoenix won’t!

2 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

The thinnest louver size for shutters we offer. Other shutter manufacturers in Phoenix may suggest thinner louvers, even as thin as 1½ inch or less than an inch. But when you go that small, you reduce the appeal 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 go any smaller than 2½ inches, shutters can also be confused for blinds from the outside, which defeats the purpose.

Plantation shutters 

However, 2½ inch louvers have a classic, “colonial” look to them. The thinner but still clean lines of these shutters provide a simple elegance to your windows, making them ideal for homes built in the Colonial Revival style, or similar constructs like the American Foursquare.

3 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

3½ inch shutter louvers are basically the gold standard of plantation shutters. While 4½ inches can be a little big for some Phoenix homeowners’ preferences, and 2½ inches can look tight – 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 Phoenix shutters. No matter the window area, their shape, or any other quirk, the louvers don’t crowd or seem heavy or too small in comparison. This is important if you need to put shutters in multiple rooms in your home. It improves your home’s flow when your louver sizes are uniform, so go with 3½ inch louvers to get the most out of your Phoenix wood shutters.

4 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

Our widest louvers clock in 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 they are opened, since there’s window area between each louver and less louvers overall to block the light. Fewer louvers also makes dusting a bit simpler, with fewer louvers to take care of every week.

Closeup of White Plantation Shutters 

Which Shutter Louver Size Works best for you?

Essentially 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 Phoenix by calling 480-485-7743 or filling out the form below.