Champion Windows Reviews

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Editor’s Champion Windows Reviews

Champion windows are based in Cincinnati Ohio, although they have a number of branches and showrooms across much of the eastern half of the country. They do not have much of a presence in the deep south or in the western half of the U.S.

Champion Windows and Siding has a reputation for manufacturing good quality mid range vinyl windows. I wouldn’t consider them a top tier manufacturers like Okna or Sunrise, but they are probably in the second tier of vinyl window producers.

Champion differs from most other manufacturers in that they sell and install their own windows. (They are the distributor and installer in much the same way as Renewal By Andersen for instance.) This has some pros and cons. On the plus side, any issues down the road are easily directed back to Champion (as opposed to the window maker and installer blaming one another.) In addition, the installers install nothing but Champion Windows, which means they know the windows inside and out. The downside is that Champion has a tendency to charge a bit of a premium for their “exclusive” services. I tend to think this is an overall plus, assuming you can get the windows at a competitive price point.

Champion makes and sell a single vinyl window line. They refer to it as their best window, which makes sense, since it’s their only one as well. Their vinyl windows do include some nice features, including a well made frame, good components, and a Cardinal 366 double strength glass. All in all, Champion Windows makes a good vinyl window that is certainly worth a look if the price point is competitive.

Bradley – Site Editor

The Good And Bad On Champion

The Good: Champion makes a solid product, nothing fancy or technologically out of this world (double glazed, intercept spacers) but good. They a href=”http://www.replacementwindowsconnect.com/tools/window-warranty/”>provide a solid <warranty and in general I tend to like manufacturer installation over a distributor who carries ten window lines and aren’t necessarily experts on all of them.

The Bad: The windows are expensive for what you get.

The Ugly: The salesmen do quite a lot of the pressure sales. If you buy today and put a sign in your front yard, I’ll knock $4,000 off my bid right now. They start off with a crazy price of like $1300 each window and then you have to “work them” down. Not the most pleasant way to do business.

Advice: Get your bid from Champion but if you live in Chicagoland, Ohio or Kentucky call Gilkey to also give you a bid. While I can’t use them for my project since I needed specific sized casements in a triple glaze that they can’t custom make….they seem to me at least like a small version of Simonton – albeit with a better window. I would also check out the Okna 400 Series, they make great windows.

Ken – Homeowner – Ohio from 2010

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Satisfied Customer

I had 5 windows replaced by Champion and really like them. Great features on them, the partial open locking and superior locking system. Their bid came in the highest of three but I liked the window and went with them and wasn’t disappointed. I don’t think it has really helped with utility bills but definitely has lowered the outside sounds when closed. The installers showed up on time, they did a bit of damage to the sill paint, but overall they did a good job.

Nikki – Homeowner – Idaho from 2009


Champion Costs & Prices

Low End Pricing: $500 to $600 installed

Mid Range Pricing : $600 to $750 installed

High End Pricing : $750 to $900 installed

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Average Windows At Best

The replacements they put in were average at best. The window did not properly fit in the openings, which I pointed out but they said that this wasn’t an issue and they could seal up any gaps. The foam insulation they put in around the gaps was not very good and now I feel like the only thing between me and the outside is a window trim. I felt like the installation was a series of stop gap measures and this was from the company itself. But the window works fine, although I feel like I paid for a mid to high end window so that should sort of be a given IMO.

The window is ok. I was hoping to save on energy cost. This would be hard to do with any window that is too small for the frame. The foam job to close up the gaps was extreamly lacking and the only protection from weather was the exterier window trim. Someone here needs to just make some calls and say there is a problem, not invent cheap fixes to get through the job. Wake up america. Quit putting yourself out of work.

Ron – Homeowners – Cincinnati, Ohio from 2011

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