What Does Made In The USA Mean For Plantation Shutters in Phoenix?05/29/2020Greg Arnett When you’re in the market for home improvement products in Phoenix, such as window treatments, cabinets, or decor, you will often see the label “Made In The USA” tossed around as a notable feature. Although it may seem like a standard term, there are many requirements necessary in order to meet compliance to be labeled as such. The Federal Trade Commission dictates that the label “Made in America” should only be placed on merchandise that are manufactured inside the United States borders from "all or virtually all" US-based materials. That designation applies to grocery products, merchandise, cars, and virtually all other merchandise that are sold both at the store or online, and includes “Made in the USA'' plantation shutters -- like our popular Polywood® plantation shutters. How Low-Cost Plantation Shutters Are Manufactured One of the ways plantation shutter manufacturers reduce their budgets is to have some of their components manufactured in another country and/or the whole shutter itself manufactured outside of the US. Non-USA built shutters are not always easily recognized because not all companies list their country of origin. Many plantation shutter producers say they are “Made in the USA”, but the fact is, they only assemble in the USA—and this does not meet the FTC’s “Made in the USA” guidelines. This can be difficult to interpret since many companies do not specify where they source their goods. Just know, if a company gets their parts from overseas and puts them together in the USA, they should not be using the “Made in the USA” label anywhere. Benefits Of Purchasing Products Produced In The United States The main benefit of purchasing “Made In The USA” merchandise is that you protect American commerce. But there are additional tangible perks, too. Custom-made products in Phoenix that are “Made in the USA” have shown quicker delivery times, superior overall quality, and an outstanding amount of customization. For example, when you purchase a Polywood® plantation shutter with Sunburst, it will be custom-made to fit your exact window measurements in about 3 - 5 weeks opposed to 8 - 12+ weeks for shutters assembled outside of the US! Sunburst Plantation Shutters Are Honestly Made In The USA Window Treatments Sunburst Shutters Phoenix is proud to point out that our Polywood® plantation shutters are 100% manufactured in the USA. To begin, our shutter materials are made from a reclaimed solid wood composite which is extruded in Virginia. Then, they are made to your window’s specification in our factory in Wisconsin. The Sunburst facility utilizes state-of-the-art machinery to expertly custom-craft your window treatments while having one of the fastest turn-around times in the industry! The last process, the constructing of frames, is finished inside the warehouse at our Phoenix retail location. There are no parts, pieces, extrusions, paint, or assembly work performed in another country. We believe that our commitment to American manufacturing is seen in the quality of the product -- and something you can’t receive with other shutter companies! We’ll even provide a lifetime guarantee on craftsmanship, paint, finish, and installation to guarantee longevity. Polywood has been designed to be an extremely durable faux wood composite. Sunburst plantation shutters prevent cracks, chips, and warping. They are easy to clean and will last decades. To back up the American craftsmanship of our shutters, we provide a true lifetime warranty on the shutters, the finish, and the installation. Learn More About Our 100% Made In The USA Plantation Shutters If you need to know more about Sunburst’s "Made In The USA" Polywood plantation shutters, or some of Sunburst’s other American made items, arrange an in-home or virtual design consultation. You can see the benefits our faux-wood shutters in Phoenix can offer and we’ll measure your windows for a custom-fit. All you have to do is call 480-485-7743 or fill out the form below.