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

May 29, 2020

When you’re shopping for home improvement products in San Jose, such as window treatments, furniture, or lighting, you will often notice the label “Made In The USA” thrown around as a notable feature. Even though the label may seem like a basic term, there are many requirements necessary in order to meet compliance to be labeled as such.

The Federal Trade Commission dictates that the designation “Made in America” is to only be used on products that are manufactured inside the US borders using "all or virtually all" US-based materials. That designation applies to food, apparel, cars, and virtually all other products that are sold both in the store or online, which includes “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 budgets is to have some of their parts manufactured in another country and/or the whole shutter itself assembled outside of the US. Non-USA built shutters are not always easily recognized 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—which does not meet the FTC’s “Made in the USA” guidelines. This can be tricky to decipher since many manufacturers do not specify where they get their goods. Just remember, when a company buys their supplies from another country and assemble them in the USA, they should not be placing the “Made in the USA” designation anywhere.

Benefits Of Purchasing Merchandise Made In The USA

Sunburst shutters being assembled in the factory.

The sole perk of purchasing “Made In The USA” products is that you encourage American commerce. But there are additional tangible benefits, too. Custom-built items in San Jose which are “Made in the USA” have shown faster delivery times, better overall quality, and a better amount of customization. For example, when you order a Polywood® plantation shutter from Sunburst, you can get it custom-built to match your exact window measurements in about 3 - 5 weeks compared to 8 - 12+ weeks for shutters assembled overseas!

Faux wood plantation shutters in San Jose

Sunburst Plantation Shutters Are Genuinely Made In The USA Window Treatments

Sunburst Shutters San Jose is pleased to feature that our Polywood® plantation shutters are 100% produced in the USA. First, they are made using a reclaimed solid wood composite which is extruded in Virginia. Then, they are made to your window’s measurement at our factory in Wisconsin. Our facility uses state-of-the-art machinery to expertly custom-make your window treatments with one of the fastest turn-around times in the market!

The final process, the constructing of frames, is finished inside the warehouse at our San Jose retail location. Sunburst has no parts, pieces, extrusions, paint, or assembly work done overseas. We understand that our pledge to American production is seen in the quality of our product -- and something you will not get with other shutter manufacturers! We’ll even give you a lifetime guarantee on craftsmanship, paint, finish, and installation to guarantee longevity.

Polywood has been designed to be a highly enduring faux wood composite. Our plantation shutters resist spliting, chips, and discoloration. They are simple to maintain and will last a long time. To guarantee the American craftsmanship of our shutters, we offer a life long 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, schedule an in-home or virtual design consultation. We’ll show you the benefits our faux-wood shutters in San Jose can provide and we’ll measure the windows for a custom-fit. Just call 916-542-1305 or fill out the form below.

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