What Does Made In The USA Mean When it Comes to Plantation Shutters in Denver?05/29/2020Gary Harding When you’re in the market for home improvement items in Denver, such as window treatments, cabinets, or lighting, you may often notice the term “Made In The USA” thrown around as a notable feature. Though the label may seem like a common term, there are distinct requirements necessary for meeting compliance to be characterized as such. The FTC mandates that the label “Made in America” can only be placed on merchandise that are manufactured inside the US borders from "all or virtually all" US-based materials. The designation applies to grocery products, apparel, automobiles, and virtually all other merchandise that are purchased both at the store and online, and includes “Made in the USA'' plantation shutters -- like our popular Polywood® plantation shutters. How Cheap Plantation Shutters Are Produced One of the ways plantation shutter producers reduce their costs is to have some of their materials made overseas and/or the entire shutter itself assembled offshore. Non-USA manufactured shutters are not always quickly identified because not all corporations list the country of origin. A lot of plantation shutter manufacturers claim 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 difficult to interpret since many producers do not indicate where they source their goods. Just remember, when a producer gets their materials from outside of the US and assemble them in the USA, they should not be utilizing the “Made in the USA” label anywhere. Benefits Of Purchasing Products Made In The United States The main perk of buying “Made In The USA” merchandise is that you encourage American industries. But there are other tangible benefits, too. Custom-made merchandise in Denver that are “Made in the USA” are known for having quicker delivery times, better overall quality, and an outstanding degree of customization. For example, when you purchase a Polywood® plantation shutter from Sunburst, it will be custom-built to fit your specific window measurements in about 3 - 5 weeks opposed to 8 - 12+ weeks for shutters assembled in another country! Sunburst Plantation Shutters Are Truly Made In The USA Window Treatments Sunburst Shutters Denver is honored to highlight that our Polywood® plantation shutters are 100% manufactured in the USA. To begin, our shutter materials are made using a recyclable solid wood composite which is extruded in Virginia. Then, they are manufactured to your window’s measurement at our factory in Wisconsin. Our factory uses state-of-the-art machinery to expertly custom-craft your shutters while having one of the quickest turn-around times in the industry! The final process, the constructing of frames, is completed inside the warehouse at our Denver retail location. Sunburst has no parts, pieces, extrusions, paint, or assembly work done in another country. We understand that our commitment to American production is seen in the quality of our product -- and something you cannot receive with other shutter manufacturers! We’ll even give you a lifetime guarantee on craftsmanship, paint, finish, and installation to confirm it. Polywood has been developed to be an extremely stable faux wood composite. Our plantation shutters resist spliting, chips, and discoloration. They are simple to clean and will last a long time. To guarantee the American craftsmanship of our shutters, we provide a true lifetime warranty on the shutters, the finish, and the installation. Find Out More About Our 100% Made In The USA Plantation Shutters If you want to know more about our "Made In The USA" Polywood plantation shutters, or any of Sunburst’s other American made items, arrange an in-home or virtual design consultation. You can see what our faux-wood shutters in Denver can offer and we’ll measure the windows for a custom-fit. All you have to do is call 720-538-0182 or complete the form below.