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

May 29, 2020

While you’re shopping for home improvement materials in San Antonio, like window treatments, cabinets, or shelving, you may often notice the term “Made In The USA” tossed around as a notable feature. Even though “Made In The USA” may seem like a basic term, there are several requirements necessary in order to meet compliance to be characterized as such.

The FTC mandates that the term “Made in America” is to only be placed on items that are manufactured inside the United States borders from "all or virtually all" US-based materials. The designation works for grocery products, merchandise, automobiles, and virtually all other merchandise that are purchased both in the store and online, including “Made in the USA'' plantation shutters -- such as our popular Polywood® plantation shutters.

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How Cheap Plantation Shutters Are Made

One of the ways plantation shutter producers reduce their costs is to have some of their parts made overseas and/or the entire shutter itself manufactured outside of the US. Non-USA built shutters are not always easily recognized because not all corporations list their country of origin.

A lot of 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” protocols. This can be tricky to determine since many producers do not provide where they buy their supplies. Just remember, if a producer gets their supplies from outside of the US and assemble them in the United States, they should not be placing the “Made in the USA” term anywhere.

Benefits Of Purchasing Products Produced In The USA

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The main benefit of buying “Made In The USA” items is that you encourage American industries. But there are additional tangible perks, too. Custom-built items in San Antonio that are “Made in the USA” have shown faster delivery times, better overall quality, and an outstanding degree of customization. For instance, when you order a Polywood® plantation shutter with Sunburst, it will be custom-built to fit your distinct window measurements in about 3 - 5 weeks opposed to 8 - 12+ weeks for shutters manufactured overseas!

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Sunburst Plantation Shutters Are Honestly Made In The USA Window Treatments

Sunburst Shutters San Antonio is honored to highlight that our Polywood® plantation shutters are 100% manufactured in the USA. To begin, they are made from a recyclable solid wood composite that is extruded in Virginia. Then, they are produced to your window’s specification at our factory in Wisconsin. Our factory utilizes state-of-the-art equipment to professionally custom-make your window treatments with one of the fastest turn-around times in the business!

The final phase, the building of frames, is finished inside the warehouse at our San Antonio retail location. Sunburst has no parts, pieces, extrusions, paint, or assembly work done offshore. We know that our pledge to American manufacturing is seen in the quality of our product -- and something you will not get with other shutter manufacturers! We’ll even provide a lifetime guarantee on craftsmanship, paint, finish, and installation to confirm it.

Polywood is engineered to be an extremely durable faux wood composite. Sunburst plantation shutters prevent spliting, chips, and discoloration. They are easy to maintain and will last a lifetime. To guarantee the American craftsmanship of Sunburst shutters, we offer 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 want to know more about Sunburst’s "Made In The USA" Polywood plantation shutters, or some of the other American made products, arrange an in-home or virtual design consultation. You can see the benefits our faux-wood shutters in San Antonio can offer and we’ll measure the windows for a custom-fit. Simply call 210-876-0377 or complete the form below.