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

Collins Jones

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

The FTC mandates that the label “Made in America” can only be labeled on products that are produced inside the United States borders from "all or virtually all" US-based materials. That label applies to things we eat, things we wear, 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.

How Cheap Plantation Shutters Are Produced

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A popular way plantation shutter producers reduce their expenses is to have some of their parts made overseas and/or the whole shutter itself built 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” guidelines. This can be hard to interpret since many manufacturers do not specify where they buy their supplies. Just remember, when a producer sources their parts from another country and puts them together in the USA, they should not be utilizing the “Made in the USA” term anywhere.

Benefits Of Buying Items Produced In The United States

Sunburst shutters being assembled in the factory.

The main benefit of purchasing “Made In The USA” products is that you encourage American businesses. But there are additional tangible benefits, too. Custom-made merchandise 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, it will be custom-made to match your exact window measurements in about 3 - 5 weeks compared to 8 - 12+ weeks for shutters built in another country!

Sunburst Plantation Shutters Are Honestly Made In The USA Window Treatments

Faux wood plantation shutters in Dallas

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 dimension in our factory in Wisconsin. Our factory utilizes state-of-the-art equipment to expertly custom-craft your shutters while having one of the fastest turn-around times in the industry!

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 believe 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 items, set up 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.