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

May 29, 2020

When you’re in the market for home improvement products in Dallas, such as window treatments, furniture, or decor, you will often see the label “Made In The USA” tossed around as a notable feature. Even though it may seem like a basic term, there are many requirements necessary in order to meet compliance to be defined as such.

The FTC mandates that the label “Made in America” can only be labeled on items that are produced inside the United States borders from "all or virtually all" US-based materials. That label applies to things we eat, apparel, cars, and virtually all other products that are purchased both in the store and online, which includes “Made in the USA'' plantation shutters -- such as our popular Polywood® plantation shutters.

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How Discount Plantation Shutters Are Produced

A popular way plantation shutter producers reduce their spending is to have some of their components made overseas and/or the whole 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.

Many plantation shutter manufacturers claim they are “Made in the USA”, but actually, they only assemble in the USA—and this does not meet the Federal Trade Commission’s “Made in the USA” rules. This can be hard to interpret since many manufacturers do not provide where they source their supplies. Just remember, when a producer sources their supplies from another country and puts them together in the USA, they should not be utilizing the “Made in the USA” label anywhere.

Benefits Of Buying Items Produced In The United States

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The main benefit of purchasing “Made In The USA” merchandise is that you support American businesses. But there are additional tangible benefits, too. Custom-made products in Dallas that are “Made in the USA” are known for having faster delivery times, superior overall quality, and a better amount of customization. For example, when you purchase a Polywood® plantation shutter from Sunburst, you can get it custom-made to match your specific window measurements in about 3 - 5 weeks compared to 8 - 12+ weeks for shutters assembled in another country!

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Sunburst Plantation Shutters Are Truly Made In The USA Window Treatments

Sunburst Shutters Dallas is honored to point out that our Polywood® plantation shutters are 100% produced in the USA. To begin, our shutter materials are made from a recyclable solid wood composite that is extruded in Virginia. Then, they are made to your window’s specification in our factory in Wisconsin. Our operation utilizes state-of-the-art equipment to expertly custom-craft your shutters while having one of the fastest turn-around times in the business!

The last process, the assembly of frames, is finished inside the warehouse at our Dallas retail location. There are no parts, pieces, extrusions, paint, or assembly work completed outside of the USA. We know that our pledge to American production shows in the quality of our product -- and something you may not find with other shutter manufacturers! We’ll even give you a lifetime guarantee on craftsmanship, paint, finish, and installation to confirm it.

Polywood is engineered to be an extremely durable faux wood composite. Our plantation shutters prevent spliting, chips, and warping. They are simple to care for and will last a lifetime. To back up the American craftsmanship of our shutters, we provide a true lifetime 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 find out 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. You can see the benefits our faux-wood shutters in Dallas can provide and we’ll measure your windows for a custom-fit. Just call 214-301-5066 or fill out the form below.