Problems and costly damages can be prevented when you work with an expert in wine cellar construction in Los Angeles. At M&M Cellar Systems, we help private wine collectors and entrepreneurs create a safe wine storage facility. Learn how we build refrigerated wine cellars that function effectively.
Proper Wine Cellar Construction: How Experts in Los Angeles Do it to Prevent Costly Problems
When building wine cellars, technical skills and knowledge are required. Therefore, it is crucial to hire a builder who has extensive experience in wine room construction. M&M Cellar Systems is goal-oriented, focusing on creating safe wine storage facilities for residential and commercial applications.
We want every wine cellar we build to safeguard our client’s wine collection for many years. To achieve the desired results and ensure that everything is in place, we always plan carefully and create a design layout that meets the requirement of the clients. As a master builder in California, we follow standard procedures in wine cellar construction because we understand the importance of proper wine storage and how it prevents problems.
Wine Cellar Insulation
M&M Cellar Systems low sand understands the process and importance of sealing refrigerated wine rooms. We use and recommend closed-cellar spray foam insulation. It is consists of liquid components mixed that expand into foam.
It is known to be the most efficient type of insulation, although more expensive. Here are some of the benefits of using closed-cell spray foam insulation:
- It can fill in even the tiniest gaps in between the wall studs.
- It allows you to choose a smaller size of wine cooling system because it has high insulating factors
- It can save you money because you will not have to install a vapor barrier. It can act as both an insulator and a vapor barrier).
- It is highly resistant to water.
We also make sure that the door helps in preventing air leakage. We only use exterior grade doors with a thickness of 1.75”, and we construct them using the LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber) technology for maximum durability and resistance to warping. This method makes our wooden doors resistant to highly humid conditions in refrigerated wine cellars. For glass doors, we use thermally insulated glass panels to improve the insulation inside a wine room and prevent mold growth.
We also equip our doors with sealing components. We install weather stripping to seal in the gaps around the edges of every door.
Correct Sizing and Installation of Your Wine Cellar Cooling System
Proper sizing of the wine cooling unit is crucial in ensuring that your wine cellar is cooled efficiently. In addition to this, it must also be installed correctly, considering the type of refrigeration system to be used and the location of the wine room.
Common Wine Storage Issues That Can be Avoided with Wine Cellar Construction by Los Angeles Builders
When your wine cellar is poorly constructed, you cannot expect it to create a stable environment needed by your wines to age gracefully. Keep in mind that your wines must reach their peak maturation before they are consumed, enhancing your drinking experience. Poor construction of your wine cellar in Los Angeles will cause the following wine storage problems:
Condensation Build-up and Air Leakage: Common Problems Caused by Poor Construction of Your Los Angeles Wine Cellar
Condensation build-up is caused by very high humidity levels in your wine room. Our team will prevent this by installing the correct insulation on the walls and ceiling. Wine room insulation plays a crucial role in regulating the conditions in a refrigerated wine cellar. It prevents the warm air outside your wine room from traveling to the cooler environment in your wine cellar. A vapor barrier is also a vital component in wine cellar construction in Los Angeles. It creates a barrier between the warmer environment outside the wine cellar and the cooler environment in the climate-controlled wine room.
A poor or a lack of insulation and the absence of a vapor barrier will cause temperature fluctuations and varying humidity levels. When the humidity is higher than the normal range, it will cause condensation build-up. When this happens, mold and mildew will grow in the ceiling, on the wine racks, corks, and wine labels. This problem can damage the structural integrity of your wine cellar. Moreover, when mold grows on the cork, it can contaminate the wine. We do not want this to happen to our clients.
A poorly constructed door can also cause air leakage. It should be made of high-quality material and sealed correctly.
Unstable Wine Storage Conditions Due to Wine Cooling Unit Not Working Correctly
Poor insulation will also cause your wine cooling unit to work hard to achieve the ideal conditions, resulting in high energy bills and equipment breakdown of equipment. When your wine refrigeration system is not working correctly, wines will be at risk. Keep in mind that the required temperature range in wine cellars is 55 to 65 percent. The ideal humidity level is 60 to 70 percent.
High temperatures will accelerate the aging process of your wines, altering their chemical properties and giving them an unpleasant flavor. Too much heat will also reduce the size of the cork, compromising its sealing ability, allowing an unwanted amount of oxygen to enter the bottle and oxidize the wine. An oxidized wine can be undrinkable because it tastes like burnt marshmallow or stewed fruit.
Work with Los Angeles Experts for a Worry-Free Wine Cellar Construction
Hiring a professional in wine cellar construction will ensure that you will not experience costly wine storage problems. M&M Cellar Systems has extensive experience and knowledge in building refrigerated wine rooms designed for maximum efficiency and functionality.
If you have any questions or want to talk to a specialist, please call us at +1 (323) 578-3330.