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

May 29, 2020

When you’re shopping for home improvement materials in Boise, such as window treatments, furniture, or shelving, you may often notice the term “Made In The USA” thrown around as a selling point. Though it may seem like a standard term, there are many requirements necessary in order to meet compliance to be characterized as such.

The FTC dictates that the label “Made in America” should only be used on merchandise that are manufactured inside the United States borders from "all or virtually all" US-based materials. That term works for grocery products, clothing, the things we drive, and virtually all other products that are sold both at the store and online, including “Made in the USA'' plantation shutters -- like our popular Polywood® plantation shutters.

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How Low-Cost Plantation Shutters Are Made

One of the ways plantation shutter producers reduce their spending is to have some of their components assembled in another country and/or the whole shutter itself built offshore. Non-USA manufactured shutters are not always quickly identified because not all corporations list their country of origin.

Many plantation shutter producers claim they are “Made in the USA”, but actually, they only assemble in the USA—and this does not meet the FTC’s “Made in the USA” protocols. This can be difficult to determine because many producers do not specify where they get their supplies. Just know, when a company sources their parts from overseas and puts them together in the USA, they should not be placing the “Made in the USA” label anywhere.

Benefits Of Buying Products Manufactured In The USA

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The sole perk of purchasing “Made In The USA” merchandise is that you support American trade. But there are other tangible benefits, too. Custom-built items in Boise which are “Made in the USA” are known for having faster delivery times, exceptional overall quality, and a greater degree of customization. For example, when you order a Polywood® plantation shutter from Sunburst, it will be custom-built to fit your distinct window measurements in about 3 - 5 weeks opposed to 8 - 12+ weeks for shutters built offshore!

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Sunburst Plantation Shutters Are Truly Made In The USA Window Treatments

Sunburst Shutters Boise is pleased to highlight that our Polywood® plantation shutters are 100% manufactured in the USA. First, they are sourced from a recyclable solid wood composite which is extruded in Virginia. Then, they are manufactured to your window’s specification at our factory in Wisconsin. The Sunburst factory utilizes state-of-the-art equipment to professionally custom-make your shutters with one of the quickest turn-around times in the business!

The final process, the assembly of frames, is finished inside the warehouse at our Boise retail location. Sunburst has no parts, pieces, extrusions, paint, or assembly work performed outside of the USA. We know that our pledge to American production shows in the quality of the product -- and something you can’t find with other shutter companies! We’ll even give you a lifetime warranty on craftsmanship, paint, finish, and installation to confirm it.

Polywood has been engineered to be a highly durable faux wood material. Sunburst plantation shutters prevent cracks, chips, and warping. They are easy to clean and will last decades. To back up the American craftsmanship of Sunburst shutters, we offer a life long warranty on the product, the finish, and the installation.

Learn More About Sunburst’s 100% Made In The USA Plantation Shutters

If you want to know more about Sunburst’s "Made In The USA" Polywood plantation shutters, or some of our other American made merchandise, set up an in-home or virtual design consultation. We’ll show you what our faux-wood shutters in Boise can provide and we’ll measure your windows for a custom-fit. All you have to do is call 208-609-9129 or complete the form below.