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Custom Vinyl Products LLC Case Studies: Historic Window Replacement at Sly Clyde Ciderworks in Hampton, VA

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 by Britt Mangold


Sly Clyde Ciderworks is an innovative craft beverage company that's bringing new life to Mellen Street in Phoebus. The company is named after H. Clyde Smith, the grandfather of owners Tim and Doug Smith.  It opened in August of 2018 after an extensive renovation of its historic headquarters: a two-story brick home that's been in the family since 1916.

Throughout the renovation, the Smiths wanted to retain as much of the building's original fixtures as possible. Unfortunately, its aging wood windows were in disrepair, shook with the wind, and offered little protection from the elements. 





Custom Vinyl Products worked closely with the renovation team to build windows that retained the building's historic style. Old buildings often have "true divided light" windows, which are comprised of individual panes of glass held together by a wood grid. CVP crafted "simulated divided light" windows for the Sly Clyde building. These windows resemble the classic architectural style using seamless panes of high-performance, low-E glass and SDL grids mounted to the window exterior. The result was a nearly identical match to the old windows using double-hung, white vinyl windows and a two-over-two grid pattern.

Project Manager, Anne Doop said, "I'm thrilled that CVP was able to recreate exactly what was here before. If you were to look at a picture of the original building, the only difference you'll notice is two locks on the window instead of one. And unlike the old windows, these actually work! CVP was incredibly thorough and made sure everything was done right. It gave us tremendous confidence as we tackled this part of the renovation." 


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