Exterior Shutters - Made in America
Ready Shutters are entirely made in the United States of America.
Why is this important?
Ordering from an American company with their manufacturing base in America allows for more control from the end customer. Ready Shutters has full authority over all shutters they manufacture. Companies that outsource shutter production to other countries suffer a disconnect between administration and manufacturing.
The Ready Shutters customer support staff is knowledgeable, friendly, and available to discuss your specific situation. You may discover shutters produced off-shore may have limited support, a call center that is not located in the United States, or disinterested individuals.
Interior shutters and exterior shutters made in the United States can be made-to-order, and shipped directly to your door in a timely manner. Shutters from foreign nations must be fabricated with standard stock features, shipped, and stored in an American facility. The end consumer must then select from a supply of panels in limited sizes, colors and configurations. Shutters that may not arrive up to customer expectation (i.e. shipping damage) can be quickly repaired or replaced by United States companies.
The majority of the cost of a shutter obtained from international sources is transportation. Manufacturing is outsourced because labor and materials are cheaper than in the United States. So the product is a minority of what you pay. Even with shipping costs, foreign shutters can often be sold at a price point slightly lower than shutters made in the USA.
Strict United States manufacturing regulations ensures that American products are safe for you and your family.
American products will not contain lead or any other hazardous ingredient.
An individual purchase of shutters made in America will not improve the greater economy. However, Americans as a whole supporting companies that employ fairly-compensated American workers will make a difference.
The following shutter web sites also sell shutters made in America:
Horizon Wood Shutters - Custom made interior wood window shutters
ShutterLand Outdoor Shutters - Solid cedar fixed louvered window exterior shutters