Champion Using New Woodgrain Technology

January 26, 2012

Using a new technology said to fuse a long-lasting and realistic interior wood appearance to vinyl, the new TimberBond line of replacement windows has been launched by Champion Window. Available in light oak, dark oak or cherry, the option enables homeowners to get the look of wood with the benefits of the manufacturer's vinyl windows.


One of Champion's new woodgrain finishes.

"Many homeowners cherish the charm of traditional wood windows but not the maintenance associated with them; meanwhile, others have tried windows with woodgrain laminates or veneers fixed to the vinyl only to find the laminate or veneer fade, peel or crack over time," says Denny Manes,  Champion CEO. "Champion's proprietary TimberBond process fuses the wood-grain finish to the vinyl, keeping the color bonded to the surface without the worry of peeling or cracking."

The process is said to use the same technology that high-end automobile manufacturers use to create wood finishes in cars. A state-of-the-art transfer process bonds the woodgrain pigment to the vinyl, creating an authentic looking and long-lasting wood appearance.

"By providing this technology, a first-of-its-kind in the window industry, Champion enhances its position as an industry leader providing customers with innovative, high-quality home improvement options for their window, siding, and patio room needs," adds Manes.

Started in 1953, Champion manufactures, sells and installs vinyl replacement windows, entry doors and patio rooms. With showroom locations throughout the country, the company operates factories in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Denver, Colo.