What Does Made In The USA Mean When it Comes to Plantation Shutters in Charlotte?05/29/2020Neil Blackwelder While you’re shopping for home improvement items in Charlotte, like window treatments, cabinets, or shelving, you will often notice the term “Made In The USA” tossed around as a notable feature. Though the label may seem like a common term, there are several requirements necessary for meeting compliance to be labeled as such. The FTC dictates that the term “Made in America” can only be placed on products that are produced inside the United States borders from "all or virtually all" US-based materials. The designation works for food, clothing, cars, and virtually all other merchandise that are purchased both at the store and online, which includes “Made in the USA'' plantation shutters -- such as our popular Polywood® plantation shutters. How Cheap Plantation Shutters Are Made One of the ways plantation shutter companies reduce their expenses is to have some of their materials manufactured in another country and/or the whole shutter itself manufactured offshore. Non-USA manufactured shutters are not always quickly recognized because not all producers 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 hard to decipher since many companies do not indicate where they get their materials. Just know, when a company buys their supplies from overseas and assemble them in the United States, they should not be using the “Made in the USA” designation anywhere. Benefits Of Purchasing Products Produced In The United States The main benefit of purchasing “Made In The USA” merchandise is that you support American businesses. But there are additional tangible perks, too. Custom-built products in Charlotte which are “Made in the USA” have shown quicker delivery times, superior overall quality, and a better amount of customization. For instance, when you purchase a Polywood® plantation shutter with Sunburst, you can get it custom-built to fit your distinct window measurements in about 3 - 5 weeks compared to 8 - 12+ weeks for shutters assembled offshore! Sunburst Plantation Shutters Are Honestly Made In The USA Window Treatments Sunburst Shutters Charlotte is proud to highlight that our Polywood® plantation shutters are 100% manufactured in the USA. First, they are sourced using a reclaimed solid wood composite which is extruded in Virginia. Then, the shutters are manufactured to your window’s measurement at our factory in Wisconsin. The Sunburst facility utilizes state-of-the-art machinery to expertly custom-make your window treatments with one of the fastest turn-around times in the industry! The last phase, the building of frames, is finished inside the warehouse at our Charlotte retail location. Sunburst has no parts, pieces, extrusions, paint, or assembly work done overseas. We know that our pledge to American manufacturing is seen in the quality of the product -- and something you won’t find with other shutter manufacturers! We’ll even provide a lifetime guarantee on craftsmanship, paint, finish, and installation to back it up. Polywood is developed to be a highly enduring faux wood composite. Sunburst plantation shutters resist cracks, chips, and discoloration. They are easy to clean and will last a lifetime. To guarantee the American craftsmanship of our shutters, we offer a life long 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 find out more about Sunburst’s "Made In The USA" Polywood plantation shutters, or some of our other American made merchandise, arrange an in-home or virtual design consultation. You can see the benefits our faux-wood shutters in Charlotte can provide and we’ll measure the windows for a custom-fit. Just call 980-231-1116 or complete the form below.