What Does Made In The USA Mean When it Comes to Plantation Shutters in Orlando?05/29/2020Todd Hansen When you’re in the market for home improvement products in Orlando, like window treatments, cabinets, or decor, you may often notice the label “Made In The USA” thrown around as a notable feature. Even though “Made In The USA” may seem like a basic term, there are several requirements necessary in order to meet compliance to be defined as such. The Federal Trade Commission mandates that the term “Made in America” is to only be used on merchandise that are produced within the US borders from "all or virtually all" US-based materials. The label works for food, apparel, cars, and virtually all other products that are purchased both in the store or online, including “Made in the USA'' plantation shutters -- like our popular Polywood® plantation shutters. How Discount Plantation Shutters Are Made A popular way plantation shutter producers reduce their costs is to have some of their components assembled overseas and/or the whole shutter itself built outside of the US. Non-USA built shutters are not always easily recognized because not all manufacturers list their country of origin. A lot of plantation shutter companies claim they are “Made in the USA”, but the fact is, they only assemble in the USA—which does not meet the Federal Trade Commission’s “Made in the USA” rules. This can be difficult to interpret because many producers do not indicate where they get their supplies. Just know, if a manufacturer gets their supplies from outside of the US and puts them together in the United States, they should not be using the “Made in the USA” label anywhere. Benefits Of Buying Merchandise Manufactured In The United States The sole benefit of purchasing “Made In The USA” products is that you encourage American businesses. But there are other concrete perks, too. Custom-built products in Orlando which are “Made in the USA” have shown faster delivery times, better overall quality, and a better degree of customization. For instance, when you order a Polywood® plantation shutter from Sunburst, you can get it custom-made to fit your specific window measurements in about 3 - 5 weeks opposed to 8 - 12+ weeks for shutters built outside of the US! Sunburst Plantation Shutters Are Truly Made In The USA Window Treatments Sunburst Shutters Orlando is honored to point out 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 operation uses state-of-the-art machinery to expertly custom-make your shutters with one of the fastest turn-around times in the business! The last phase, the assembly of frames, is completed inside the warehouse at our Orlando retail location. Sunburst has no parts, pieces, extrusions, paint, or assembly work performed outside of the USA. We believe that our commitment to American production is seen in the quality of our product -- and something you won’t receive with other shutter companies! We’ll even give you a lifetime warranty on craftsmanship, paint, finish, and installation to back it up. Polywood is developed to be an extremely enduring faux wood material. Our plantation shutters prevent cracks, chips, and discoloration. They are simple to maintain and will last a long time. To back up 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 know more about our "Made In The USA" Polywood plantation shutters, or any of the other American made items, set up an in-home or virtual design consultation. You can see what our faux-wood shutters in Orlando can provide and we’ll measure the windows for a custom-fit. Just call 407-630-7011 or fill out the form below.