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

May 29, 2020

While you’re shopping for home improvement products in Miami, like window treatments, cabinets, or lighting, you may often notice the term “Made In The USA” tossed around as a selling point. Although it may seem like a common term, there are distinct requirements necessary for meeting compliance to be labeled as such.

The Federal Trade Commission dictates that the label “Made in America” can only be used on merchandise that are produced inside the United States borders from "all or virtually all" US-based materials. That label works for grocery products, things we wear, vehicles, and virtually all other items that are purchased both at the store or online, including “Made in the USA'' plantation shutters -- like our popular Polywood® plantation shutters.

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How Discount Plantation Shutters Are Made

A popular way plantation shutter producers reduce their spending is to have some of their parts made in another country and/or the whole shutter itself manufactured outside of the US. Non-USA made shutters are not always quickly recognized because not all producers list the country of origin.

A lot of plantation shutter companies say they are “Made in the USA”, but the fact is, they only put the product together in the USA—which does not meet the Federal Trade Commission’s “Made in the USA” rules. This can be tricky to interpret because many producers do not indicate where they source their goods. Just know, when a producer buys their supplies from outside of the US and assemble them in the United States, they should not be using the “Made in the USA” designation anywhere.

Benefits Of Buying Merchandise Made In The USA

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The sole benefit of buying “Made In The USA” merchandise is that you support American commerce. But there are other tangible benefits, too. Custom-made products in Miami which are “Made in the USA” have shown quicker delivery times, better overall quality, and a greater amount of customization. For instance, when you purchase a Polywood® plantation shutter with Sunburst, it will be custom-built to match your exact window measurements in about 3 - 5 weeks compared to 8 - 12+ weeks for shutters built outside of the US!

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Sunburst Plantation Shutters Are Genuinely Made In The USA Window Treatments

Sunburst Shutters Miami is proud to point out that our Polywood® plantation shutters are 100% manufactured in the USA. First, they are sourced using a reclaimed solid wood composite that is extruded in Virginia. Then, they are produced to your window’s specification at our factory in Wisconsin. The Sunburst facility utilizes state-of-the-art machinery to expertly custom-make your shutters while having one of the fastest turn-around times in the industry!

The last phase, the assembly of frames, is finished inside the warehouse at our Miami retail location. There are no parts, pieces, extrusions, paint, or assembly work completed overseas. We know that our commitment to American production shows in the quality of the product -- and something you cannot receive with other shutter companies! We’ll even provide a lifetime warranty on craftsmanship, paint, finish, and installation to back it up.

Polywood is designed to be an extremely stable faux wood material. Our plantation shutters prevent cracks, chips, and warping. They are easy to clean and will last decades. To guarantee the American craftsmanship of our shutters, we provide a life long warranty on the product, the finish, and the installation.

Find Out More About Our 100% Made In The USA Plantation Shutters

If you want to find out more about Sunburst’s "Made In The USA" Polywood plantation shutters, or some of our other American made items, set up an in-home or virtual design consultation. We’ll show you the benefits our faux-wood shutters in Miami can provide and we’ll measure your windows for a custom-fit. Simply call 305-520-7515 or fill out the form below.