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Louver Size & Clearance

1 1/2" Plantation Shutter Louvers

1.25"
Louvers

1.875" Louvers

2 1/2" Plantation Shutter Louvers

2.5"
Louvers

3 1/2" Plantation Shutter Louvers

3.5"
Louvers

4 1/2" Plantation Shutter Louvers

4.5"
Louvers

5 1/2" Plantation Shutter Louvers

5.5"
Louvers

Louver Size

When making your shutter louver choice, consider the size of the window and the desired effect. Larger windows command 3.5", 4.5" or 5.5" louvers, so the view is paramount. When using 3.5" , 4.5", or 5.5" shutter louvers, the eye naturally focuses on the view through the open louvers, instead of on the shutters. For smaller windows, 2.5" or 3.5" louvers should be used, so the eye will more naturally "see" the shutter before observing the view.

Louver Clearance

When mounting your plantation shutters inside the frame, you must first determine if there is enough clearance for the louvers to properly open and close without obstruction. The table below can help determine if your window has enough clearance to accommodate the louver size of your choice. The measurements shown are from the front of the window frame to the window glass.

Plantation Shutter Louver Clearance