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

May 29, 2020

When you’re shopping for home improvement items in Clearwater, such as window treatments, furniture, or lighting, you may often notice the label “Made In The USA” tossed around as a notable feature. Though “Made In The USA” may seem like a basic term, there are several requirements necessary for meeting compliance to be defined as such.

The Federal Trade Commission dictates that the term “Made in America” is to only be placed on merchandise that are produced inside the United States borders from "all or virtually all" US-based materials. That designation works for things we eat, apparel, cars, and virtually all other products that are purchased both in the store and online, and includes “Made in the USA'' plantation shutters -- like our popular Polywood® plantation shutters.

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How Discount Plantation Shutters Are Manufactured

A popular way plantation shutter producers reduce their costs is to have some of their components made overseas and/or the entire shutter itself manufactured outside of the US. Non-USA manufactured shutters are not always easily identified because not all producers list the country of origin.

A lot of plantation shutter producers claim they are “Made in the USA”, but actually, they only assemble in the USA—which does not meet the Federal Trade Commission’s “Made in the USA” protocols. This can be difficult to determine since many producers do not provide where they source their materials. Just know, when a company sources their supplies from overseas and assemble them in the United States, they should not be utilizing the “Made in the USA” label anywhere.

Benefits Of Purchasing Products Manufactured In The United States

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The main benefit of purchasing “Made In The USA” merchandise is that you encourage American industries. But there are additional tangible perks, too. Custom-made merchandise in Clearwater which are “Made in the USA” are known for having faster delivery times, exceptional overall quality, and a greater amount of customization. For instance, when you purchase a Polywood® plantation shutter with Sunburst, it will be custom-built to match 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 Clearwater is proud to highlight that our Polywood® plantation shutters are 100% made in the USA. To begin, our shutter materials are sourced using a reclaimed solid wood composite which is extruded in Virginia. Then, they are manufactured to your window’s dimension in our factory in Wisconsin. Our facility utilizes state-of-the-art machinery to expertly custom-craft your window treatments with one of the quickest turn-around times in the market!

The last process, the constructing of frames, is completed inside the warehouse at our Clearwater retail location. There are no parts, pieces, extrusions, paint, or assembly work completed in another country. We know that our pledge to American manufacturing shows in the quality of our product -- and something you won’t receive with other shutter companies! We’ll even provide a lifetime guarantee on craftsmanship, paint, finish, and installation to guarantee longevity.

Polywood was engineered to be a highly durable faux wood material. Sunburst plantation shutters prevent spliting, chips, and warping. They are simple to clean and will last a lifetime. To guarantee the American craftsmanship of our shutters, we provide a true lifetime warranty on the shutters, the finish, and the installation.

Find Out More About Our 100% Made In The USA Plantation Shutters

If you need to know more about our "Made In The USA" Polywood plantation shutters, or some of the other American made products, arrange an in-home or virtual design consultation. We’ll show you what our faux-wood shutters in Clearwater can provide and we’ll measure your windows for a custom-fit. All you have to do is call 813-580-7288 or complete the form below.