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

Blake Jarman

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

The Federal Trade Commission dictates that the term “Made in America” should only be labeled on merchandise that are manufactured within the US borders from "all or virtually all" US-based materials. That label applies to food, apparel, vehicles, and virtually all other items that are sold both at the store or online, which includes “Made in the USA'' plantation shutters -- such as our popular Polywood® plantation shutters.

How Discount Plantation Shutters Are Manufactured

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A popular way plantation shutter manufacturers reduce their costs is to have some of their parts made in another country and/or the entire shutter itself manufactured offshore. Non-USA made shutters are not always easily identified because not all corporations list their country of origin.

A lot of plantation shutter companies 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 difficult to determine since many producers do not indicate where they buy their materials. Just remember, if a producer buys their materials from another country and assemble them in the USA, they should not be utilizing the “Made in the USA” label anywhere.

Benefits Of Buying Merchandise Made In The USA

Sunburst shutters being assembled in the factory.

The sole perk of purchasing “Made In The USA” items is that you protect American industries. But there are additional concrete perks, too. Custom-made merchandise in Raleigh that are “Made in the USA” are known for having quicker delivery times, better overall quality, and a better degree of customization. For example, when you purchase a Polywood® plantation shutter from Sunburst, you can get it custom-made to fit your distinct window measurements in about 3 - 5 weeks opposed to 8 - 12+ weeks for shutters assembled offshore!

Sunburst Plantation Shutters Are Genuinely Made In The USA Window Treatments

Faux wood plantation shutters in Raleigh

Sunburst Shutters Raleigh is honored to point out that our Polywood® plantation shutters are 100% made in the USA. To begin, our shutter materials are made from a reclaimed solid wood composite that is extruded in Virginia. Then, they are made to your window’s measurement in our factory in Wisconsin. Our facility utilizes state-of-the-art machinery to professionally custom-make your window treatments while having one of the fastest turn-around times in the business!

The final process, the building of frames, is finished inside the warehouse at our Raleigh retail location. There are no parts, pieces, extrusions, paint, or assembly work completed overseas. We believe that our pledge to American production is seen in the quality of our product -- and something you won’t get with other shutter producers! We’ll even provide a lifetime guarantee on craftsmanship, paint, finish, and installation to guarantee longevity.

Polywood is engineered to be an extremely stable faux wood material. Our plantation shutters resist cracks, chips, and discoloration. They are simple to care for and will last a long time. To guarantee the American craftsmanship of Sunburst shutters, we offer a true lifetime warranty on the shutters, the finish, and the installation.

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

If you need to know more about Sunburst’s "Made In The USA" Polywood plantation shutters, or any of our other American made products, schedule an in-home or virtual design consultation. We’ll show you the benefits our faux-wood shutters in Raleigh can provide and we’ll measure the windows for a custom-fit. All you have to do is call 919-887-9198 or complete the form below.