The Best Louver Size for Shutters in Tampa

Eric Ramsey

You have no shortage of options concerning plantation shutters in Tampa. Modify 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 perfect louver size for your home.

3 Different Sizes Shutters Louvers 

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

Choices For Shutter Louver Sizes from Sunburst Shutters Tampa

For our popular shutters, Polywood® and Ovation® wood shutters alike, we produce 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 Tampa won’t!

2 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

The smallest louver size for shutters we offer. Other shutter manufacturers in Tampa may offer slightly smaller louvers, even as small as 1½ inch or less than an inch. But when you go that small, you reduce the allure of shutters, and it can be a lot harder to see through when they’re apart and they are awkward to clean. When you choose a louver smaller than 2½ inches, shutters can also be falsely identified as blinds from afar, which may not complement your intended design.

Plantation shutters 

Yet, 2½ inch louvers have a clean, “colonial” look to them. The thinner but still crisp lines of these shutters offer a simple elegance to your windows, making them ideal for homes that are 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 bit large for some Tampa 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 adaptable style for Tampa 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 multiple rooms in your home. It pleases the eye when your louver sizes are consistent, so go with 3½ inch louvers to maximize the benefit of your Tampa wood shutters.

4 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

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

Closeup of White Plantation Shutters 

Which Shutter Louver Size Will You Choose?

Ultimately, it comes down to which style you like best, 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 Tampa by calling 813-580-7288 or filling out the form below.