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

Tyler Jorgensen

While you’re in the market for home improvement materials in Austin, such as window treatments, furniture, or lighting, you will often notice the term “Made In The USA” tossed around as a notable feature. 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 mandates that the term “Made in America” is to only be used on products that are manufactured within the US borders from "all or virtually all" US-based materials. The designation works for food, apparel, automobiles, and virtually all other products that are purchased both in the store or online, and includes “Made in the USA'' plantation shutters -- like our popular Polywood® plantation shutters.

How Discount Plantation Shutters Are Made

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

Many plantation shutter companies 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” guidelines. This can be hard to determine because many companies do not indicate where they buy their goods. Just remember, if a company buys their materials from outside of the US and assemble them in the USA, they should not be using the “Made in the USA” designation anywhere.

Benefits Of Buying Merchandise Manufactured In The United States

Sunburst shutters being assembled in the factory.

The main benefit of purchasing “Made In The USA” merchandise is that you protect American businesses. But there are other concrete benefits, too. Custom-made products in Austin that are “Made in the USA” have shown quicker delivery times, better overall quality, and an outstanding amount of customization. For example, when you order a Polywood® plantation shutter from Sunburst, it will be custom-built to match your distinct window measurements in about 3 - 5 weeks compared to 8 - 12+ weeks for shutters built outside of the US!

Sunburst Plantation Shutters Are Truly Made In The USA Window Treatments

Faux wood plantation shutters in Austin

Sunburst Shutters Austin is proud to highlight that our Polywood® plantation shutters are 100% manufactured in the USA. To begin, they are sourced from a recyclable solid wood composite which is extruded in Virginia. Then, the shutters are produced to your window’s specification in our factory in Wisconsin. Our facility uses state-of-the-art machinery to expertly custom-craft your shutters with one of the fastest turn-around times in the business!

The last phase, the building of frames, is finished inside the warehouse at our Austin retail location. There are no parts, pieces, extrusions, paint, or assembly work performed overseas. We believe that our pledge to American manufacturing is seen in the quality of the product -- and something you won’t receive with other shutter producers! We’ll even give you a lifetime warranty on craftsmanship, paint, finish, and installation to guarantee longevity.

Polywood is engineered to be a highly durable faux wood composite. Sunburst plantation shutters resist cracks, chips, and discoloration. They are easy to clean and will last a long time. 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 Sunburst’s 100% Made In The USA Plantation Shutters

If you want to find out more about our "Made In The USA" Polywood plantation shutters, or some of Sunburst’s other American made items, set up an in-home or virtual design consultation. You can see the benefits our faux-wood shutters in Austin can provide and we’ll measure your windows for a custom-fit. Just call 512-549-6077 or fill out the form below.