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

May 29, 2020

When you’re in the market for home improvement items in Sacramento, like window treatments, cabinets, or lighting, you may often see the label “Made In The USA” tossed around as a selling point. Though the label may seem like a basic term, there are many requirements necessary for meeting compliance to be labeled as such.

The Federal Trade Commission mandates that the designation “Made in America” should only be placed on items that are produced within the US borders from "all or virtually all" US-based materials. The term applies to grocery products, clothing, cars, and virtually all other items that are sold both in the store and online, including “Made in the USA'' plantation shutters -- like our popular Polywood® plantation shutters.

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How Low-Cost Plantation Shutters Are Manufactured

A popular way plantation shutter companies reduce their expenses is to have some of their materials manufactured in another country and/or the entire shutter itself built outside of the US. Non-USA made shutters are not always quickly identified because not all corporations list their country of origin.

Many plantation shutter companies say they are “Made in the USA”, but actually, they only assemble in the USA—which does not meet the FTC’s “Made in the USA” protocols. This can be hard to interpret because many producers do not specify where they source their materials. Just remember, if a producer gets their parts from outside of the US and puts them together in the United States, they should not be using the “Made in the USA” label anywhere.

Benefits Of Buying Merchandise 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 additional tangible benefits, too. Custom-made items in Sacramento that are “Made in the USA” have shown faster delivery times, superior overall quality, and a greater degree of customization. For example, when you order a Polywood® plantation shutter with Sunburst, it will be custom-built to match your specific window measurements in about 3 - 5 weeks compared to 8 - 12+ weeks for shutters manufactured in another country!

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Sunburst Plantation Shutters Are Genuinely Made In The USA Window Treatments

Sunburst Shutters Sacramento is proud to point out that our Polywood® plantation shutters are 100% manufactured in the USA. To begin, they are made from a reclaimed solid wood composite which is extruded in Virginia. Then, they are made to your window’s specification at our factory in Wisconsin. The Sunburst operation utilizes state-of-the-art equipment to professionally custom-craft your shutters with one of the quickest turn-around times in the industry!

The final process, the building of frames, is completed inside the warehouse at our Sacramento retail location. There are no parts, pieces, extrusions, paint, or assembly work performed outside of the USA. We know that our pledge to American production shows in the quality of our product -- and something you may not receive with other shutter companies! We’ll even provide a lifetime warranty on craftsmanship, paint, finish, and installation to confirm it.

Polywood has been developed to be a highly stable faux wood composite. Our plantation shutters resist cracks, chips, and warping. They are simple to maintain and will last a long time. To guarantee the American craftsmanship of Sunburst shutters, we provide a true lifetime warranty on the shutters, the finish, and the installation.

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

If you want to find out more about our "Made In The USA" Polywood plantation shutters, or any of the other American made items, arrange an in-home or virtual design consultation. You can see the benefits our faux-wood shutters in Sacramento can offer and we’ll measure the windows for a custom-fit. Just call 916-665-0078 or fill out the form below.