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

May 29, 2020

When you’re in the market for home improvement items in Gainesville, like window treatments, furniture, or lighting, you will often see the label “Made In The USA” thrown around as a notable feature. Though it may seem like a common term, there are many requirements necessary in order to meet compliance to be characterized as such.

The Federal Trade Commission dictates that the designation “Made in America” is to only be used on products that are produced inside the United States borders using "all or virtually all" US-based materials. The label works for food, clothing, vehicles, and virtually all other items that are purchased both at 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 manufacturers reduce their expenses is to have some of their components manufactured overseas and/or the entire shutter itself assembled offshore. Non-USA made shutters are not always quickly recognized because not all companies list the country of origin.

A lot of plantation shutter producers say they are “Made in the USA”, but the fact is, they only put the product together in the USA—which does not meet the Federal Trade Commission’s “Made in the USA” guidelines. This can be hard to determine because many companies do not indicate where they source their goods. Just remember, if a manufacturer buys their supplies from overseas and puts them together in the United States, they should not be utilizing the “Made in the USA” term anywhere.

Benefits Of Purchasing Products Manufactured In The United States

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The sole perk of buying “Made In The USA” items is that you protect American businesses. But there are other concrete benefits, too. Custom-made products in Gainesville that are “Made in the USA” are known for having quicker delivery times, better overall quality, and a greater degree of customization. For instance, when you purchase a Polywood® plantation shutter from Sunburst, it will be custom-made to match your exact window measurements in about 3 - 5 weeks opposed to 8 - 12+ weeks for shutters built in another country!

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Sunburst Plantation Shutters Are Genuinely Made In The USA Window Treatments

Sunburst Shutters Gainesville is proud to feature that our Polywood® plantation shutters are 100% manufactured in the USA. First, they are sourced from a reclaimed solid wood composite that is extruded in Virginia. Then, the shutters are produced to your window’s specification at our factory in Wisconsin. The Sunburst factory uses state-of-the-art equipment to professionally custom-craft your shutters while having one of the quickest turn-around times in the industry!

The final phase, the building of frames, is finished inside the warehouse at our Gainesville retail location. Sunburst has no parts, pieces, extrusions, paint, or assembly work performed in another country. We know that our commitment to American manufacturing is seen in the quality of the product -- and something you will not get with other shutter manufacturers! We’ll even give you a lifetime warranty on craftsmanship, paint, finish, and installation to back it up.

Polywood was designed to be a highly durable faux wood material. Our plantation shutters resist spliting, chips, and discoloration. They are easy to maintain and will last a lifetime. To back up 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 need to know more about our "Made In The USA" Polywood plantation shutters, or any of Sunburst’s other American made items, set up an in-home or virtual design consultation. You can see what our faux-wood shutters in Gainesville can offer and we’ll measure the windows for a custom-fit. All you have to do is call 813-602-5966 or complete the form below.