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

May 29, 2020

When you’re in the market for home improvement items in Fort Lauderdale, like window treatments, furniture, or lighting, you will often notice the term “Made In The USA” tossed around as a notable feature. Even though the label may seem like a standard term, there are many requirements necessary for meeting compliance to be characterized as such.

The FTC dictates that the label “Made in America” can only be placed on items that are produced inside the United States borders from "all or virtually all" US-based materials. That label works for food, clothing, automobiles, and virtually all other items that are purchased both at the store or online, including “Made in the USA'' plantation shutters -- such as our popular Polywood® plantation shutters.

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How Low-Cost Plantation Shutters Are Manufactured

A popular way plantation shutter producers reduce their expenses is to have some of their materials made in another country and/or the whole shutter itself manufactured offshore. Non-USA made shutters are not always quickly recognized because not all manufacturers list the 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—and this does not meet the Federal Trade Commission’s “Made in the USA” rules. This can be tricky to decipher since many producers do not specify where they buy their goods. Just remember, if a company buys their materials from overseas and assemble them in the USA, they should not be placing the “Made in the USA” term anywhere.

Benefits Of Buying Merchandise Produced In The United States

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The sole perk of purchasing “Made In The USA” items is that you encourage American commerce. But there are additional tangible perks, too. Custom-built products in Fort Lauderdale which are “Made in the USA” have shown faster delivery times, better overall quality, and a greater degree of customization. For instance, when you purchase a Polywood® plantation shutter with Sunburst, it will be custom-made to fit your distinct window measurements in about 3 - 5 weeks compared to 8 - 12+ weeks for shutters assembled overseas!

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Sunburst Plantation Shutters Are Genuinely Made In The USA Window Treatments

Sunburst Shutters Fort Lauderdale is pleased to feature that our Polywood® plantation shutters are 100% manufactured in the USA. First, our shutter materials are made using a reclaimed solid wood composite that is extruded in Virginia. Then, they are produced to your window’s dimension at our factory in Wisconsin. The Sunburst operation utilizes state-of-the-art machinery to expertly custom-craft your window treatments while having one of the fastest turn-around times in the industry!

The final phase, the constructing of frames, is completed inside the warehouse at our Fort Lauderdale retail location. Sunburst has no parts, pieces, extrusions, paint, or assembly work performed outside of the USA. We understand that our pledge to American production is seen in the quality of our product -- and something you cannot get with other shutter producers! We’ll even give you a lifetime warranty on craftsmanship, paint, finish, and installation to confirm it.

Polywood is designed to be an extremely enduring faux wood material. Sunburst plantation shutters resist spliting, chips, and discoloration. They are simple to clean and will last decades. To guarantee the American craftsmanship of Sunburst shutters, we offer a true lifetime warranty on the shutters, the finish, and the installation.

Learn More About Our 100% Made In The USA Plantation Shutters

If you want to find out more about our "Made In The USA" Polywood plantation shutters, or any of Sunburst’s other American made merchandise, schedule an in-home or virtual design consultation. You can see the benefits our faux-wood shutters in Fort Lauderdale can provide and we’ll measure your windows for a custom-fit. Just call 561-440-8535 or fill out the form below.