Ordering from an American company with their manufacturing base in
America allows for more control from the end customer.
Park Avenue Shutters has full authority
over all shutters they manufacture. Companies that outsource shutter
production to other countries suffer a disconnect between
administration and manufacturing.
A customer support staff that is knowledgeable, friendly, and
available to discuss your specific situation is invaluable. You may
discover shutters produced off-shore may have limited support, a
call center that is not located in the United States, or
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
American shutters have
been and will remain the standard of interior window shutters. A
strong American workforce focused on product quality produce
shutters that will last the lifetime of your house. Shutters
manufactured outside of the United States are usually poorly
constructed with inferior louver tensioning, inadequate sanding, and
Strongly consider the consequences when purchasing shutters that are
built outside of the United States (USA) verses American made window