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What Does Made In The USA Mean For Plantation Shutters in Phoenix?

May 29, 2020

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 “Made In The USA” may seem like a standard term, there are several requirements necessary in order to meet compliance to be labeled as such.

The Federal Trade Commission dictates that the term “Made in America” can 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 food, 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.

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How Low-Cost Plantation Shutters Are Made

One of the ways plantation shutter producers reduce their budgets is to have some of their parts manufactured in another country and/or the whole shutter itself built outside of the US. Non-USA made 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” rules. This can be difficult to interpret since many companies do not provide where they source their materials. Just know, if a manufacturer gets their materials from another country and puts them together in the USA, they should not be utilizing the “Made in the USA” label anywhere.

Benefits Of Purchasing Products Produced In The United States

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The main benefit of purchasing “Made In The USA” products is that you protect American commerce. But there are additional tangible perks, too. Custom-made merchandise in Phoenix that are “Made in the USA” have shown quicker delivery times, better 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 specific window measurements in about 3 - 5 weeks opposed to 8 - 12+ weeks for shutters built outside of the US!

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Sunburst Plantation Shutters Are Truly Made In The USA Window Treatments

Sunburst Shutters Phoenix is proud to point out that our Polywood® plantation shutters are 100% made 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 professionally custom-craft your window treatments while having one of the fastest turn-around times in the business!

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 offshore. 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 manufacturers! We’ll even provide a lifetime guarantee on craftsmanship, paint, finish, and installation to guarantee longevity.

Polywood has been developed to be an extremely enduring faux wood composite. Our plantation shutters prevent cracks, chips, and warping. They are easy to maintain 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 our other American made products, 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.