What Does Made In The USA Mean When it Comes to Plantation Shutters in Salt Lake City?

Matt Thelander

While you’re shopping for home improvement items in Salt Lake City, such as window treatments, furniture, or shelving, you will often notice the label “Made In The USA” tossed around as a notable feature. Even though it may seem like a standard term, there are many requirements necessary for meeting compliance to be labeled as such.

The FTC mandates that the designation “Made in America” can only be placed on products that are manufactured inside the United States borders from "all or virtually all" US-based materials. The term applies to grocery products, clothing, automobiles, and virtually all other products that are purchased both at the store and online, and includes “Made in the USA'' plantation shutters -- such as our popular Polywood® plantation shutters.

How Low-Cost Plantation Shutters Are Manufactured

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A popular way plantation shutter companies reduce their expenses is to have some of their components assembled in another country and/or the entire shutter itself built outside of the US. Non-USA manufactured shutters are not always quickly identified because not all companies list their country of origin.

A lot of plantation shutter companies say they are “Made in the USA”, but actually, they only assemble in the USA—which does not meet the Federal Trade Commission’s “Made in the USA” rules. This can be tricky to determine because many manufacturers do not provide where they buy their materials. Just remember, if a producer sources their supplies from overseas and assemble them in the United States, they should not be using the “Made in the USA” term anywhere.

Benefits Of Purchasing Merchandise Made In The USA

Sunburst shutters being assembled in the factory.

The main benefit of buying “Made In The USA” merchandise is that you encourage American businesses. But there are additional concrete perks, too. Custom-made items in Salt Lake City which are “Made in the USA” have shown faster delivery times, superior overall quality, and a better amount of customization. For instance, when you order a Polywood® plantation shutter from Sunburst, you can get it custom-built to match your specific window measurements in about 3 - 5 weeks opposed to 8 - 12+ weeks for shutters built in another country!

Sunburst Plantation Shutters Are Truly Made In The USA Window Treatments

Faux wood plantation shutters in Salt Lake City

Sunburst Shutters Salt Lake City is honored to feature that our Polywood® plantation shutters are 100% made in the USA. To begin, they are made using a reclaimed solid wood composite that is extruded in Virginia. Then, the shutters are manufactured to your window’s specification at our factory in Wisconsin. The Sunburst operation uses state-of-the-art equipment to professionally custom-craft your shutters while having one of the quickest turn-around times in the market!

The final process, the assembly of frames, is finished inside the warehouse at our Salt Lake City retail location. Sunburst has no parts, pieces, extrusions, paint, or assembly work completed offshore. We believe that our commitment to American manufacturing is seen in the quality of the product -- and something you may not get with other shutter producers! We’ll even give you a lifetime guarantee on craftsmanship, paint, finish, and installation to confirm it.

Polywood has been designed to be a highly stable faux wood material. Sunburst plantation shutters prevent spliting, chips, and discoloration. They are simple to clean and will last a long time. To back up the American craftsmanship of Sunburst shutters, we offer a true lifetime warranty on the shutters, the finish, and the installation.

Learn More About Sunburst’s 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 any of the other American made items, arrange an in-home or virtual design consultation. You can see the benefits our faux-wood shutters in Salt Lake City can provide and we’ll measure the windows for a custom-fit. All you have to do is call 801-515-3598 or complete the form below.