The Best Louver Size for Shutters in Boise

Spencer Madsen

We supply no lack of choices when it comes to plantation shutters in Boise. 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 select the optimal louver size for your windows.

3 Different Sizes Shutters Louvers 

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

Options For Shutter Louver Sizes from Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions

For our popular shutters, Polywood® and Ovation® wood shutters alike, we make louver size options in 2½ inches, 3½ inches, and 4½ inches. Also remember that some shutter manufacturers will charge separately for different louver sizes, but Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions won’t!

2 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

The smallest louver size for shutters we have. Other shutter manufacturers in Boise may offer thinner louvers, even as small as 1½ inch or less than an inch. But when you choose the smaller louver, you lose some of the allure of shutters, and it can be a lot harder to see between the louvers when they’re apart and they are harder to clean. When you go any smaller than 2½ inches, shutters can also be falsely identified as blinds from the outside, which isn’t what you were going for.

Plantation shutters 

However, 2½ inch louvers have a more traditional, “colonial” look to them. The thinner but still clean lines of these shutters offer a simple elegance 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 best-selling plantation shutters. While 4½ inches can be a little big for some Boise homeowners’ preferences, and 2½ inches can look a bit crowded – 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 Boise shutters. No matter the window area, the specialty shape, or any other quirk, the louvers don’t crowd or appear awkward in comparison. This is key if you want to put shutters in multiple rooms in your home. It always looks better when your louver sizes are uniform, so you might try 3½ inch louvers to maximize the benefit of your Boise wood shutters.

4 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

Our widest louvers come in 4½ inches. These louvers make 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 less louvers overall to block the light. Fewer louvers also makes maintenance a bit simpler, with fewer louvers to take care of every time.

Closeup of White Plantation Shutters 

Which Shutter Louver Size Will You Choose?

Basically, it comes down to which style you need most, and which size of shutter louver looks best with your current home decor. To get a personal demonstration, schedule a free in-home consultation with Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions by calling 208-609-9129 or filling out the form below.