The Best Louver Size for Shutters in San Jose

Curtis Orton

There are no shortage of options concerning plantation shutters in San Jose. Customize your shutters with options in material (wood, faux wood, or reclaimed wood), paints or stains( whites, neutrals, or wood stains), and frames (traditional, Craftsman, or other decorative options). Finally, you need to select the best louver size for your windows.

3 Different Sizes Shutters Louvers 

So what’s the best louver size for your San Jose shutters? Let’s check out your options.

Options For Shutter Louver Sizes from Sunburst Shutters San Jose

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

2 ½ Inch Shutter Louvers

The thinnest louver size for shutters we offer. Other companies in San Jose may offer slightly smaller louvers, even as tiny as 1½ inch or less than an inch. However, when you choose the smaller louver, you decrease the attractiveness of shutters, and it can be more difficult to view the outside when they’re open and they are tougher to dust. When you install window treatments with louvers less than 2½ inches, shutters can also be confused for blinds from afar, which may not complement your intended design.

Plantation shutters 

2 ½ inch louvers have a clean, “colonial” look to them. The thinner but still clean lines of these shutters give a put together look to your windows, making them excellent for homes built in the Colonial Revival style, or similar constructs 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 little big for some San Jose homeowners’ preferences, and 2½ inches can look a little cluttered – this 3½ inch option strikes a great medium between the two.

Polywood plantation and couch 

3½ inch louvers are also the most versatile style for San Jose shutters. No matter the size of your windows, their shape, or any other quirk, the louvers don’t crowd or look bulky or flimsy in comparison. This is key if you’re looking to put shutters in multiple rooms in your home. It always looks better when your louver sizes are consistent, so look at 3½ inch louvers to maximize the benefit of your San Jose 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 bold and beautiful. They also show the most unobstructed view when they are opened, since there’s more space between each louver and fewer louvers overall to get in the way. Fewer louvers also makes cleaning a breeze, with fewer louvers to dust or clean every week.

Closeup of White Plantation Shutters 

Which Shutter Louver Size Works best for you?

Ultimately, your decision will be based on 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 Jose by calling 408-831-3373 or filling out the form below.