What Does Made In The USA Mean For Plantation Shutters in San Antonio?05/29/2020Tyler Jorgensen 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 it 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 label “Made in America” is to only be used on items that are manufactured inside the United States borders from "all or virtually all" US-based materials. The label works for food, 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. How Cheap Plantation Shutters Are Made One of the ways plantation shutter manufacturers reduce their costs is to have some of their parts assembled overseas and/or the entire shutter itself built outside of the US. Non-USA made shutters are not always easily recognized because not all producers 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 specify where they buy their supplies. Just remember, if a producer gets their parts 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 Merchandise Made In The USA 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, superior 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! Sunburst Plantation Shutters Are Truly Made In The USA Window Treatments Sunburst Shutters San Antonio is proud 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 dimension 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 industry! 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 in another country. We know that our pledge to American manufacturing is seen in the quality of our product -- and something you will not find with other shutter manufacturers! We’ll even provide a lifetime guarantee on craftsmanship, paint, finish, and installation to back it up. Polywood is engineered to be an extremely durable faux wood composite. Sunburst plantation shutters prevent spliting, chips, and discoloration. They are easy to clean and will last a long time. 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, set up 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. All you have to do is call 210-876-0377 or complete the form below.