Developed in 1936, the AAMA (American Architectural Manufacturers Association) Certification Program is the leading trade association representing the residential and commercial fenestration industry with respect for product certification, standards development, education and training, legislative regulations, and building and energy codes. AAMA's member companies include manufacturers and suppliers of windows, doors, skylights, curtain wall, storefronts and related materials and components. AAMA's activities include standards development, product certification, market research and educational programs.
Champion proudly carries the AAMA Gold Label. The AAMA Certification Program and Gold Label are accepted and even required by many Federal, State, and Local building codes and administrators as the top window and door certification program, providing a seal of approval for product quality. This assurance extends to builders, building owners, homeowners, and dealers.
To receive the AAMA Gold Label, windows and doors must pass required performance tests at an AAMA-accredited laboratory for resistance to air leakage, water penetration and wind pressure. Production line units must be certified that each are built to the same specifications as the unit tested for performance. Surprise inspections are performed annually for manufacturing plant production lines, component inventory, and quality control records.