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What Does Made In The USA Mean When it Comes to Plantation Shutters in Destin?

May 29, 2020

When you’re in the market for home improvement items in Destin, like window treatments, furniture, or decor, you may often see the label “Made In The USA” thrown around as a selling point. Even though “Made In The USA” may seem like a common term, there are distinct requirements necessary in order to meet compliance to be characterized as such.

The Federal Trade Commission dictates that the designation “Made in America” should only be placed on merchandise that are produced inside the US borders using "all or virtually all" US-based materials. The label works for things we eat, clothing, the things we drive, and virtually all other merchandise that are purchased both in the store or online, including “Made in the USA'' plantation shutters -- such as our popular Polywood® plantation shutters.

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How Low-Cost Plantation Shutters Are Produced

One of the ways plantation shutter companies reduce their spending is to have some of their components manufactured in another country and/or the entire shutter itself built outside of the US. Non-USA built shutters are not always easily recognized because not all producers list their country of origin.

Many plantation shutter producers claim they are “Made in the USA”, but the fact is, they only put the product together in the USA—and this does not meet the FTC’s “Made in the USA” protocols. This can be difficult to decipher because many manufacturers do not indicate where they buy their materials. Just remember, when a producer gets their materials from overseas and puts them together in the USA, they should not be placing the “Made in the USA” designation anywhere.

Benefits Of Buying Items Manufactured In The USA

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The sole benefit of purchasing “Made In The USA” products is that you encourage American commerce. But there are additional tangible benefits, too. Custom-made products in Destin which are “Made in the USA” are known for having faster delivery times, superior overall quality, and a greater amount of customization. For instance, 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 compared to 8 - 12+ weeks for shutters assembled offshore!

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Sunburst Plantation Shutters Are Honestly Made In The USA Window Treatments

Sunburst Shutters Destin is proud to point out that our Polywood® plantation shutters are 100% manufactured in the USA. First, our shutter materials are made using a recyclable solid wood composite which is extruded in Virginia. Then, they are produced to your window’s measurement at our factory in Wisconsin. Our operation uses state-of-the-art equipment to professionally custom-make your window treatments with one of the fastest turn-around times in the market!

The final phase, the building of frames, is completed inside the warehouse at our Destin retail location. There are no parts, pieces, extrusions, paint, or assembly work performed overseas. We understand that our pledge to American manufacturing is seen in the quality of the product -- and something you won’t receive with other shutter companies! We’ll even give you a lifetime guarantee on craftsmanship, paint, finish, and installation to back it up.

Polywood has been developed to be an extremely durable faux wood composite. Our plantation shutters prevent spliting, chips, and discoloration. They are simple to care for and will last a long time. To guarantee the American craftsmanship of our shutters, we offer a true lifetime warranty on the product, the finish, and the installation.

Learn More About Sunburst’s 100% Made In The USA Plantation Shutters

If you want to find out more about Sunburst’s "Made In The USA" Polywood plantation shutters, or some of the other American made products, schedule an in-home or virtual design consultation. We’ll show you what our faux-wood shutters in Destin can offer and we’ll measure your windows for a custom-fit. All you have to do is call 850-203-0419 or complete the form below.