The Best Louver Size for Shutters in Colorado Springs

Gary Harding

There are no lack of choices regarding plantation shutters in Colorado Springs. 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 pick the best louver size for your windows.

3 Different Sizes Shutters Louvers 

So what’s the appropriate louver size for your Colorado Springs shutters? Let’s take a look at your options.

Choices For Shutter Louver Sizes from Sunburst Shutters Colorado Springs

For our popular shutters, Polywood® and Ovation® wood shutters alike, we offer louver size options in 2½ inches, 3½ inches, and 4½ inches. Also keep in mind that some shutter manufacturers will charge differently for different louver sizes, but Sunburst Shutters Colorado Springs won’t!

2 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

The thinnest louver size for shutters we have. Other window treatment providers in Colorado Springs may offer thinner louvers, even as thin as 1½ inch or less than an inch. But when you go that small, you reduce the attractiveness of shutters, and it can be tougher to view the outside when they’re open and they are awkward to clean. When you install window treatments with louvers less than 2½ inches, shutters can also be easily mistaken for blinds from the outside, 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 provide a put together look to your windows, making them ideal for homes that are in the Colonial Revival style, or similar styles like the American Foursquare.

3 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

3½ inch shutter louvers are the most preferred plantation shutters. While 4½ inches can be too gappy for some Colorado Springs homeowners’ tastes, 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 adaptable style for Colorado Springs 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 essential if you’re looking to put shutters in numerous windows in your home. It always looks better when your louver sizes are the same, so go with 3½ inch louvers to get the most out of your Colorado Springs wood shutters.

4 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

Our widest louvers come in 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 you open them, since there’s window area between each louver and fewer louvers overall to block the light. Fewer louvers also makes maintenance a breeze, with fewer louvers to take care of every so often.

Closeup of White Plantation Shutters 

Which Shutter Louver Size Fits Your Home Best?

Essentially it comes down to 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 Colorado Springs by calling 303-625-6431 or filling out the form below.