The Best Louver Size for Shutters in San Antonio

Tyler Jorgensen

We supply no shortage of options concerning plantation shutters in San Antonio. Modify your shutters with choices 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 choose the best louver size for your home.

3 Different Sizes Shutters Louvers 

So what’s the perfect louver size for your San Antonio shutters? Let’s examine your options.

Options For Shutter Louver Sizes from Sunburst Shutters San Antonio

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 a different price for different louver sizes, but Sunburst Shutters San Antonio won’t!

2 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

The smallest louver size for shutters we offer. Other window treatment providers in San Antonio may sell tinier louvers, even as thin as 1½ inch or less than an inch. Unfortunately, when you look at the result, you decrease the appeal of shutters, and it can be more difficult to see through when they’re open and they are harder to clean. When you go any smaller than 2½ inches, shutters can also be falsely identified as blinds from a distance, which isn’t what you were going for.

Plantation shutters 

However, 2½ 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 perfect for homes built in the Colonial Revival style, or similar styles 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 too gappy for some San Antonio homeowners’ tastes, 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 versatile style for San Antonio shutters. No matter the window area, if they are circle, arched, or diamond, or any other oddity, the louvers don’t bunch up or appear awkward in comparison. This is important if you’re looking to put shutters in different areas in your home. It pleases the eye when your louver sizes are consistent, so you might try 3½ inch louvers to get the most out of your San Antonio 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 eye-catching. They also allow the most unobstructed view when they are opened, since there’s more space between each louver and fewer louvers overall to obstruct the view. Fewer louvers also makes maintenance a little easier, with fewer louvers to take care of every so often.

Closeup of White Plantation Shutters 

Which Shutter Louver Size Works best for you?

Ultimately, you decide which style you like best, and which size of shutter louver elevates your current home decor. To get a personal demonstration, schedule a free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters San Antonio by calling 210-876-0377 or filling out the form below.