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What Does Made In The USA Mean When it Comes to Plantation Shutters in Denver?

May 29, 2020

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 term “Made in America” can only be used on merchandise that are manufactured inside the US borders from "all or virtually all" US-based materials. The designation applies to food, 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.

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How Cheap Plantation Shutters Are Produced

One of the ways plantation shutter manufacturers 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 producers 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 materials. Just remember, when a producer gets their parts from outside of the US and assemble them in the USA, they should not be using the “Made in the USA” term anywhere.

Benefits Of Purchasing Merchandise Made In The United States

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The main benefit of buying “Made In The USA” products is that you support American industries. But there are other tangible benefits, too. Custom-made products in Denver which are “Made in the USA” have shown quicker delivery times, superior 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 built in another country!

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Sunburst Plantation Shutters Are Honestly 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 operation uses state-of-the-art machinery to expertly custom-craft your shutters while having one of the quickest turn-around times in the business!

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 completed offshore. We understand that our commitment to American production is seen in the quality of our product -- and something you cannot receive with other shutter companies! We’ll even give you a lifetime guarantee on craftsmanship, paint, finish, and installation to confirm it.

Polywood was designed to be an extremely stable faux wood composite. Our plantation shutters resist spliting, chips, and discoloration. They are simple to maintain 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 some of our other American made products, 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.

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