The Best Louver Size for Shutters in Hartford
We supply no shortage of options when it comes to plantation shutters in Hartford. Customize 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 select the optimal louver size for your house.
So what’s the appropriate louver size for your Hartford shutters? Let’s examine your options.
Choices For Shutter Louver Sizes from Sunburst Shutters Connecticut
For our premium 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 Connecticut won’t!
2 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers
The smallest louver size for shutters we have. Other window treatment providers in Hartford may sell thinner louvers, even as tiny as 1½ inch or less than an inch. Unfortunately, when you go that small, you decrease the attractiveness of shutters, and it can be a lot harder 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 the outside, which isn’t what you were going for.
However, 2½ inch louvers have a classic, “colonial” look to them. The thinner but still clean lines of these shutters give a simple elegance to your windows, making them perfect for homes built in the Colonial Revival style, or similar designs 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 bit large for some Hartford homeowners’ needs, and 2½ inches can look a bit crowded – this 3½ inch option strikes a great medium between the two.
3½ inch louvers are also the most adaptable style for Hartford shutters. No matter the window area, their shape, or any other oddity, the louvers don’t bunch up or seem heavy or too small in comparison. This is essential if you’re looking to put shutters in multiple rooms in your home. It pleases the eye when your louver sizes are uniform, so go with 3½ inch louvers to standardize your Hartford 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, look eye-catching. They also show the most unobstructed view when opened, since there’s even more space between each louver and less louvers overall to obstruct the view. Fewer louvers also makes maintenance a breeze, with fewer louvers to take care of every time.
Which Shutter Louver Size Works best for you?
Basically, your decision will be based on which style you need most, 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 Connecticut by calling 860-266-5459 or filling out the form below.