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What Does Made In The USA Mean For Plantation Shutters in Virginia Beach?

May 29, 2020

While you’re shopping for home improvement items in Virginia Beach, like window treatments, furniture, or lighting, you may often notice the term “Made In The USA” tossed around as a selling point. Even though it may seem like a common term, there are many requirements necessary for meeting compliance to be characterized as such.

The FTC mandates that the label “Made in America” can only be placed on products that are manufactured within the US borders from "all or virtually all" US-based materials. The designation applies to grocery products, clothing, automobiles, and virtually all other merchandise that are purchased both at the store or online, and includes “Made in the USA'' plantation shutters -- like our popular Polywood® plantation shutters.

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How Cheap Plantation Shutters Are Manufactured

One of the ways plantation shutter manufacturers reduce their spending is to have some of their components assembled overseas and/or the entire shutter itself built outside of the US. Non-USA manufactured shutters are not always quickly identified because not all producers list their country of origin.

A lot of plantation shutter manufacturers say they are “Made in the USA”, but actually, they only put the product together in the USA—which does not meet the FTC’s “Made in the USA” guidelines. This can be difficult to decipher since many companies do not provide where they source their materials. Just remember, when a producer sources their parts from outside of the US and puts them together in the USA, they should not be placing the “Made in the USA” label anywhere.

Benefits Of Purchasing Items Produced In The United States

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The sole perk of purchasing “Made In The USA” products is that you encourage American commerce. But there are other concrete perks, too. Custom-made products in Virginia Beach which are “Made in the USA” are known for having faster delivery times, exceptional overall quality, and a better degree of customization. For example, when you purchase a Polywood® plantation shutter from Sunburst, you can get it custom-built to match your exact window measurements in about 3 - 5 weeks opposed to 8 - 12+ weeks for shutters manufactured offshore!

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Sunburst Plantation Shutters Are Truly Made In The USA Window Treatments

Sunburst Shutters Virginia Beach is pleased to highlight that our Polywood® plantation shutters are 100% made in the USA. First, our shutter materials are sourced using a reclaimed solid wood composite that is extruded in Virginia. Then, the shutters are produced to your window’s measurement at our factory in Wisconsin. Our factory uses state-of-the-art machinery to professionally custom-make your window treatments while having one of the quickest turn-around times in the market!

The last phase, the assembly of frames, is completed inside the warehouse at our Virginia Beach retail location. Sunburst has no parts, pieces, extrusions, paint, or assembly work performed overseas. We believe that our commitment to American production shows in the quality of our product -- and something you will not find with other shutter producers! We’ll even give you a lifetime guarantee on craftsmanship, paint, finish, and installation to guarantee longevity.

Polywood was developed to be an extremely durable faux wood material. Our plantation shutters resist spliting, chips, and discoloration. They are simple to clean and will last a lifetime. To guarantee the American craftsmanship of Sunburst shutters, we provide a life long 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 Sunburst’s "Made In The USA" Polywood plantation shutters, or any of our other American made products, arrange an in-home or virtual design consultation. You can see what our faux-wood shutters in Virginia Beach can provide and we’ll measure your windows for a custom-fit. Just call 757-210-6448 or fill out the form below.