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

Tyson Williams

When you’re in the market for home improvement products in San Diego, such as window treatments, cabinets, or decor, you will often notice the label “Made In The USA” tossed around as a selling point. Though “Made In The USA” may seem like a basic term, there are several requirements necessary in order to meet compliance to be labeled as such.

The FTC mandates that the term “Made in America” can only be used on products that are manufactured within the United States borders using "all or virtually all" US-based materials. That term works for things we eat, clothing, the things we drive, and virtually all other products that are purchased both at the store and online, including “Made in the USA'' plantation shutters -- such as our popular Polywood® plantation shutters.

How Cheap Plantation Shutters Are Made

Alt Text: American flag flying in front of a home

A popular way plantation shutter companies reduce their spending is to have some of their components manufactured overseas and/or the whole shutter itself assembled offshore. Non-USA built shutters are not always easily identified because not all producers list the country of origin.

A lot of plantation shutter manufacturers claim they are “Made in the USA”, but the fact is, they only put the product together in the USA—which does not meet the FTC’s “Made in the USA” guidelines. This can be hard to determine because many producers do not specify where they buy their materials. Just remember, if a company buys their supplies from outside of the US and puts them together in the United States, they should not be utilizing the “Made in the USA” term anywhere.

Benefits Of Buying Items Produced In The United States

Sunburst shutters being assembled in the factory.

The sole benefit of purchasing “Made In The USA” products is that you protect American commerce. But there are other concrete perks, too. Custom-built items in San Diego which are “Made in the USA” have shown faster delivery times, exceptional overall quality, and a better amount of customization. For example, when you order a Polywood® plantation shutter from Sunburst, it will be custom-made to fit your distinct window measurements in about 3 - 5 weeks compared to 8 - 12+ weeks for shutters manufactured in another country!

Sunburst Plantation Shutters Are Honestly Made In The USA Window Treatments

Faux wood plantation shutters in San Diego

Sunburst Shutters San Diego is pleased to point out that our Polywood® plantation shutters are 100% made in the USA. First, our shutter materials are made from a reclaimed solid wood composite that is extruded in Virginia. Then, the shutters are manufactured to your window’s dimension at our factory in Wisconsin. The Sunburst operation utilizes state-of-the-art machinery to professionally custom-craft your shutters with one of the quickest turn-around times in the market!

The last process, the constructing of frames, is finished inside the warehouse at our San Diego retail location. Sunburst has no parts, pieces, extrusions, paint, or assembly work done offshore. We believe that our pledge to American production shows in the quality of the product -- and something you won’t get with other shutter manufacturers! We’ll even provide a lifetime guarantee on craftsmanship, paint, finish, and installation to back it up.

Polywood has been designed to be an extremely stable faux wood composite. Sunburst plantation shutters resist cracks, chips, and warping. They are easy to clean and will last a lifetime. To back up the American craftsmanship of our shutters, we provide a life long warranty on the shutters, the finish, and the installation.

Find Out More About Our 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 Sunburst’s other American made merchandise, arrange an in-home or virtual design consultation. We’ll show you what our faux-wood shutters in San Diego can offer and we’ll measure your windows for a custom-fit. All you have to do is call 760-405-8887 or fill out the form below.