Custom Design Features of a California Home Wine Cellar

California Custom Wine Cellar Installation Project

California Custom Wine Cellar Installation Project 

Since there are many considerations in building a wine cellar, you must work with an experienced builder. At Vintage Cellars, their design team can cater to all of your construction needs whatever your budget and requirements are. Learn how they completed a wine cellar extension in California.

Important Considerations in Building a Wine Cellar Extension

A homeowner wanted to double the size of their existing residential wine cellar. Vintage Cellars constructed the original wine room in 2008.

In 2013, they were asked by the client to start the extension project. There were important factors that they had to consider to meet all for the storage and aesthetics requirements.

Architectural Details of the Wine Cellar Exterior

The owner did not want to lose the view of the ocean from the different rooms. So, Vintage Cellars made sure that everything was in place and that the physical appearance of the house would not be affected by the architectural changes needed for the wine room’s extension.

The two condensers, which were placed outside this California home cellar, were unnoticeable. Vintage Cellars installed the ventilation grills for the hot air exhaust inside the condensing unit. They constructed the grills to match the existing physical structure of the home.

The French drain, which was placed in a planter on one side, allowed the condensate and line sets to be hidden inside.

Important Elements in Wine Cellar Construction

Attractive Sapele Mahogany Wooden Wine Racks

Attractive Sapele Mahogany Wooden Wine Racks

The main reason for investing in a climate-controlled wine storage area is to preserve the quality of the wine for many years to come.

As one of the most trusted builders in California, Vintage Cellars makes sure that every home wine cellar design they create will be the safest place for their client’s collection.

Proper Insulation and Installation of the Vapor Barrier

Wine can age gracefully if stored in a cellar that was built by a knowledgeable builder like Vintage Cellars.

They properly install every element in the construction of the wine cellar to ensure that it can protect wine from being damaged by external factors. Proper insulation and installation of the vapor barrier play a significant role in the proper maturation of wine.

Before the installation of the wine cooling system, the walls, ceiling, door, and flooring must be insulated correctly to prevent variable humidity levels. Poor or no insulation will deteriorate wine easily, resulting in a waste of investment.

Without proper insulation, there will be a high risk of mold and mildew growth, which can cause warping of your wall studs. It can also damage the quality of the wine and the labels.

Closed-Cell Spray Foam Insulation

On this home wine cellar installation project in California, Vintage Cellars used 5 ½ inches of closed-cell polyicynene vapor barrier to insulate the walls. Closed-cell spray foam can be used both as insulation and vapor barrier.

The R-value was 7.7 per inch, which was high enough for the thickness of the wine room. This type of insulation can save you more money than other insulation options because of its better insulating properties. It also exceeds the regulations for fire rating in California.

The wallboard material used on the walls can be textured or painted. Recessed and dense shield airtight sealed cans were placed on all of the walls.

High-Quality and Well-Sealed Wine Room Door for a Home Wine Cellar in California

Wine Cellar Door California  Installation

Wine Cellar Door California Installation

Every wine cellar door must be made from an exterior grade material and is 1 3/4” thick so that it can withstand the humid conditions in a refrigerated wine cellar. An entryway constructed from a low-grade material is more likely to warp.

Additionally, it must also be equipped with sealing components, which will keep the cool air from escaping and the warm air from entering through the gaps around the door.

Weather stripping and an automatic door bottom can help create an airtight seal in the wine room.

Thermally insulated glass panels were used for the door of this recently extended wine cellar, to prevent UV rays from damaging the wines.

New Racking Sections for Additional Storage Space and Functionality

Custom Wine Rack Display California Installation Project

Custom Wine Rack Display California Installation Project

Since the goal of Vintage Cellars was to double the size of the existing wine cellar, they opened a couple of spaces on the first wall to provide a wide storage space for more bottles. They added attractive coved trays for the client’s large format bottles.

They incorporated the label-forward wine rack display in the second wall. The labels are facing out, allowing the owner to browse specific wines with ease.

This area can accommodate both 750ml and magnum bottles at the top and bottom sections.

A space for the client’s mini car collection, decanters, and other wine accouterment was created in the middle of the racking. A back mirror and lighting fixtures were added to achieve an eye-catching display.

For the third wall, upon entering the wine cellar, Vintage Cellars added new single column wine racks and custom cabinets with scalloped neck supports. They also provided a space where the owner can stack all of his wine boxes.

The last two walls in the wine room were designed to accommodate 98 bottles in large rack openings, 26 bottles in custom cabinets with scalloped neck supports, 32 bottles in coved trays, and 288 bottles in individual wine racks.

Additional Rolling Wine Cellar Ladder

California Home Wine Cellar Extension ProjectDuring the first installation of this wine room, they added a hook ladder. It can be removed from the railing to transfer from one wall to another.

However, Vintage Cellars thought that it would be difficult to move around the different areas of the cellar because the ladder was very tall. What they did was to add another hook ladder for convenience in accessing all of the wines in the room.

Work with an Expert Designer on Your Next Project

If you are looking for a professional builder who can design and install your dream wine cellar in your California home, Vintage Cellars can help you. Their innovative solutions will provide your prized collection a safe and elegant wine storage place. Contact them today at +1-800-876-8789 or request a custom wine cellar design for FREE!

Another Small Room was Converted Into a Beautiful Home Wine Cellar in California

Custom Wine Cellar Under the Stairs California

Elegant Custom Home Wine Cellar by California Master Builders

One of the dilemmas faced by homeowners is finding a location to store their wine collection. Most of them think that a large room is required for their project. In California, a master builder created a wine cellar design that suited the shape and size of their client’s space under the stairs.

Your Wine Cellar Can be Built in a Small and Irregular Shaped Room with the Help of an Expert

Storing your wines in an area with poor conditions will harm your collection. Wine deteriorates easily when exposed to too much heat.

It requires stable temperatures and variable humidity levels to preserve its bouquet. To achieve this, investing in a climate-controlled wine cellar is recommended.

Custom Wine Cellar Under the Stairs Vancouver BCOne of the important steps to make in wine cellar construction is to identify the space where you want to store your collection.

Keep in mind that you don’t need a big room for your wine cellar. You can build it in a walk-in closet, garage, or even under your staircase.

You have to find a professional builder who is willing to assist you throughout the planning stage, construction stage, up to and after the completion of your wine room. They must be able to provide you with an innovative solution that will meet your aesthetic, functional, and financial requirements.

Wine Cellar Installation Project Under the Stairs

In California, Blue Grouse Wine Cellars was contacted by a homeowner who wanted to transform an unused space under the stairs into an elegant wine room. As one of the most trusted builders, they always make sure that all of the specific needs of their clients are met.

Designing and Building the Wine Room

California Custom Wine Cellar Under the Stairs

3D Drawing Custom Wine Cellar California

At Blue Grouse Wine Cellars, they want every wine cellar to be visually appealing and safe. After a careful assessment of the client’s needs, they created 3-dimensional drawings.

The basic design package, which is free, includes the room’s dimension, various elevations of the racking, and bottle capacities.

The space is located in the main living area. It has a depth of 4 feet, and length of 12.5 feet. The sloping ceiling of the room posed a big challenge to the builder. However, this did not stop them from building a stellar residential wine cellar under the stairs.

The client asked Blue Grouse Wine Cellars to close all sides of the room and use wood for the wine racks. The wine refrigeration system was chosen carefully to ensure that the optimum conditions were met. A safe lighting system was installed to illuminate the wine display safely and beautifully.

Room Preparation Before the Wine Cellar Construction

How the room was prepared prior to construction plays a significant role in keeping the wine safe from harmful external factors. Heat is the number one enemy of wine. Thus, a stable temperature is required in wine storage spaces.

Insulation of the Walls, Ceiling, and Door

California Wine Cellar Insulation

California Wine Cellar Insulation

The walls, ceiling, and the door of a wine cellar must be well-insulated in order to prevent extreme changes in temperatures.

Room insulation will help achieve the perfect environment needed by wine to preserve its quality. Temperature fluctuations can alter the wine’s chemical properties, resulting in off-flavors and aroma.

A wine cellar with poor insulation or no insulation at all will force your wine cooling system to work harder.

When this happens, you will have higher energy consumption. Well-insulated wine cellars can help keep your electric bills low and prevent breakdowns of your refrigeration unit.

For this custom wine cellar built under the stairs in a California home, Blue Grouse Wine Cellars had to bring down the walls of the room to install the insulation and vapor barrier. After the demolition, they installed a new type of drywall, which was intended for climate-controlled wine rooms.

Sleek Wine Rack System for a Small Space

With many materials to choose from, it can be difficult to choose one that best suits the theme of your home and your aesthetic needs. With the help of Blue Grouse Wine Cellars, an experienced builder, you can store your collection in high quality and beautiful wine racks. They always want to create stellar wine displays for their clients.

On this project, they used a combination of racking styles. They utilized the back wall for the entire racking. The room’s height was approximately 6 feet. They were able to create a wine rack design that would accommodate more or less 360 bottles.

Sophisticated Wine Rack Features

California Under Stairs Wine Cellar Showing Sloping Ceiling with Pot Lights

Under Stairs Wine Cellar Showing the Wooden Wine Racks

Blue Grouse Wine Cellars added rack openings at the top section to accommodate 750ml bottles individually. They also included a high reveal display which was divided into three sections; two of which displayed standard bottles, while the third was intended for magnum bottles.

This row displays the bottles at an angle to prevent the cork from drying out. This will prevent the cork from losing its sealing ability and elasticity.

Dry cork shrinks and becomes brittle, allowing an unwanted amount of oxygen to mix with the wine. Oxidation happens, resulting in wine spoilage.

The lower section of the racking consists of diamond bins, which maximizes the capacity of the small wine cellar. With the diamond bins, homeowners who buy wines in bulk can organize their fine wines according to variety and style. The divider in each diamond bin can be removed to provide space for wooden cases.

Racking Material for a Classic Wine Cellar in California

Custom Wine Cellar Under the Stairs California

Front View of Under Stairs Custom Wine Cellar California

Wood has always been a popular choice in wine rack construction. It exudes warmth and timeless beauty. Wooden wine racks have the ability to blend well with both traditional and contemporary spaces.

Additionally, they can be customized for a unique wine display. Knotty Alder was used in this custom wine cellar project in California.

It has tight knots, straight grain patterns, and an even texture that added character to the wine racks. An Early American stain was applied for a more polished look.

Wall, Door, and Wine Cooling System

Custom Wine Cellar Under the Stairs California Builders

Custom Wine Cellar California with Glass Door and Walls Framed in Wood

The owner wanted to see his wine collection from outside of the cellar. Blue Grouse Wine Cellars decided to use glass framed with wood.

The glass panels were insulated to prevent the UV rays from damaging the wines. The wall and door were insulated and sealed to help regulate the storage conditions in the room.

For the cooling system, a KoolR Magnum unit was installed. It was placed at the top of the racking, through the back of the cellar. KoolR Magnum units are ideal for small wine rooms.

Turn Your Space into a Functional Wine Room

Planning to build a wine cellar in your California home? Blue Grouse Wine Cellars can help you! Contact them today at +1-888-400-2675!

Coastal Builds a Unique Custom Wine Cellar in a Home in Irvine, California

Coastal Custom Wine Cellars, one of the leading storage contractors in California, successfully completed a project in Irvine, a city in Orange County. A client hired a team from Coastal to build him a uniquely designed residential wine room. The wine cellar was built using lacquered Redwood. Cooling specialists from Arctic Metalworks Inc. installed a ductless split type HVAC system in the storage structure. 

Beautiful Lacquer Finished Redwood for the Wine Racks and Wooden Storage Cases

Single Bottle Storage Racks Irvine CaliforniaWooden racks are a popular choice among wine cellar owners. There are various types of wood species on the market. The kind of wood used will determine not only the durability of the racking, but also the overall aesthetic appeal of the wine cellar. Coastal builds racks and shelves from the most popular materials, like Sapele, Mahogany, Pine, Walnut, and Redwood.

Learn more about the most common wood species used in wine cellar construction. Click here!

The team of builders from Coastal decided, together with the client, that the type of wood to use for the Irvine cellar construction project was Redwood. They chose Redwood because it is one of the most durable materials. Moreover, this kind of wood is known for its preserved natural oils that make it highly resistant to moisture and mildew. Redwood is a popular choice also because of its aesthetic value. Its soft earth tone color distinctions are known to develop exquisitely over time.

Redwood is a gorgeous material for wine cellars even without a stain or finish applied. But the client in this project wanted his racks and shelves to have a more striking gloss, and so he had the contractors lacquer finish the wood.

There are various options of finishes on the market. Shellac, lacquer, polyurethane, and varnish are among the most popular choices. It is important to consult a wine cellar expert when choosing a finish, because not all of these products are compatible with all kinds of wood.

Lacquer was a good choice for the Irvine home cellar. Not only is lacquer known to be durable, but it is also well-loved because of the elegant gloss that it provides to the wood that it is applied to. As per the request of the client, Coastal’s team of builders applied a lacquer finish on the wooden racks and shelves. The client was very happy with the result because the earth tone color distinctions of his Redwood became bolder and more enhanced.

Stains and finishes should only be applied by an experienced professional. Consult a wine storage specialist about this today by clicking here!

Coastal Designs and Builds Custom Wine Racks and Wooden Storage Cases

Wooden Storage Cases Irvine CaliforniaThe open communication and contribution of ideas between the client and the team from Coastal are the reasons why the Irvine cellar construction project was a success. It was the client who suggested to the contractors to install the wooden shelves on commercial rollers. The purpose is to make wines in these boxes more accessible to the client. Instead of bending down to get bottles from the cases, the client can conveniently pull the shelves and slide them across the rollers.

Wooden storage cases that are sold on the market come in different sizes. Some of these commercial shelves can accommodate anywhere from three to twelve bottles, depending on the design. The team of builders from Coastal custom-designed wood cases for the Irvine client. Each of the shelves’ openings was large enough to accommodate large format wines, such as standard champagne bottles, Turley Zinfandels, Oregon Pinots, and Shiraz.

The contractors built a display row in one of the shelves and lined it with LED lighting. The display row did not only accentuate the wine cellar’s overall design, but it was also a means for efficiently managing stock. The client kept his collection organized by storing similar bottles above and below the display row.

Home Custom Wine Cellar Irvine California

The Irvine wine room used to have a mini cellar on one side, which was meant for storing bottles that needed to be kept at a cooler temperature (e.g. whites and champagnes). The client gave his mini cellar away, and so the area where it used to stand is left with an empty space. The team of builders from Coastal came back to the client’s home to build single bottle wine racks that will be used to fill the area where the mini cellar used to stand.

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High Grade Wine Cellar Refrigeration System Installed by a Trusted Cooling Expert

An effective wine cellar should have a dependable cooling system installed. Without a high quality HVAC unit, a storage room cannot provide the required temperature and humidity to protect wines from damage. Since wine rooms vary in storage requirements, each one needs a different cooling unit. The most suitable HVAC equipment for a wine cellar depends on a variety of factors, such as the size of the structure, the amount of bottles stocked, and the climate of the region. To determine the most appropriate refrigeration system for any cellar, a cooling specialist must be consulted. For the Irvine residential wine cellar, professional HVAC technicians from Arctic Metalworks Inc. installed a ductless split type cooling unit.

Wine Cellar Cooling Unit Louvered Grill Irvine CaliforniaThe HVAC technicians installed the cooling system’s evaporating unit inside the cellar by mounting it on the wall. The condenser, on the other hand, was set up outside of the client’s house. The split type configuration of the refrigeration system is advantageous because the evaporator can function quietly inside the wine room. Also, the client was happy with the setup because there was no hot air exhausted inside his home.

The evaporating unit, if left unconcealed, was an eyesore in the cellar. To hide the equipment from view, the builders made a wooden box with a louvered grill for the evaporator. The material used for the box and its cover was made from the same wood that the racks and shelves were built from.

Determine the most appropriate cooling system for your residential wine cellar! Consult a wine refrigeration expert today! Click here!

Residential Custom Wine Cellar Construction Project in Irvine, California 

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A beautifully designed residential custom storage room built by Coastal Custom Wine Cellars in Irvine, Orange County, California.

The most ideal type of wine storage structure is that which is not only functional and dependable, but also beautifully designed. Since the room will be used to display prized wine collections, it is only fitting that it is built to be aesthetically pleasing. Coastal Custom Wine Cellars, one of the most trusted expert builders in California, recently finished a storage construction project in Irvine, California. The client wanted an effective wine cellar built in his home. He wanted the structure to house wines and other types of liquor. He also wanted to store bottles of various shapes and sizes in the cellar. Coastal’s team of design specialists made a wine room that matched the client’s needs and style preferences. 

One-of-a-Kind Storage Room Designed by Coastal Custom Wine Cellars

Recently, Coastal Custom Wine Cellars successfully completed the construction of a beautiful storage room in Irvine, a city in Orange County, California. The client in this project wanted his residential cellar to be able to store bottles of various sizes. The expert builders from Coastal built him an effective wine room according to his design specifications.

Custom-Designed Racks and Displays for Larger Wine Bottles

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The client kept his Bourbon collection in a designated display area in his home wine cellar.

The client wanted his residential cellar to store not only wine, but also other types of liquor. More specifically, he wanted an area in his storage room allocated for his Bourbon collection. To meet this request, the team of cellar builders from Coastal added open bins on the wine room’s right side. These bins were designed to display other kinds of liquor rather than wine.

On the room’s left side, a display row was installed to store large format bottles that range from 1.5 liters to 12 liters. The label-forward shelves allow the wine bottles to cradle safely on the racks. The left and right sides of the residential cellar have shelves designed for magnum-sized bottles. The style of the racking in this project is perfect for those who love collecting wine bottles of various sizes.

The residential wine cellar has a beautiful tabletop, and above it is a stunningly designed arch. Instead of a stemware rack, this arch has an inset on both its left and right sides. The client can keep up to four wine glasses, hung upside down, on each of the inset spaces. Below the tabletop is a set of drawers, which the client uses to store wine tasting rudiments, such as corkscrews and napkins.

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Above the cellar’s table top is a stunning arch. Inset spaces were added on the left and right sides of the arch to hold wine glasses. Below the table top is a set of drawers where the client stores his wine tasting rudiments.

The lighting system installed in this Irvine home wine cellar is breathtaking! Aside from the rich and vibrant lights that brighten up the entire room, there is also concealed lighting that makes the racking and the displays look more stunning.

It was because of the healthy working relationship between the client and the contractor that this project finished successfully. When they started working together, they planned thoroughly, and throughout the duration of the project, they communicated openly. Since the client’s house was close to the main office of Coastal Custom Wine Cellar, the design specialists were able to visit the area easily. Before the construction commenced, the builders were able to take accurate measurements of the space, discuss with the client his many options, present an array of wood finish samples, and provide all the advice that he needed. Because of this good working relationship, the team of experts from Coastal were able to meet all of the client’s requests and design preferences.

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Stunning Wrought Iron Wine Cellar Door with a Stellar Arch

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This gorgeous wrought iron door keeps the home cellar airtight.

It is important to have a properly installed wine cellar door, because without one, the cellar can fall short of being airtight. A low quality door can cause the temperature and humidity in the room to fluctuate constantly, and consequently, cause the wines to spoil. Besides being dependable and functional, an ideal custom cellar door should be elegantly built. A beautifully designed door can accentuate the aesthetics of a wine storage space. Coastal Custom Wine Cellars designed and built the door for the Irvine residential wine room. The expert builders also made sure that the door was properly installed.

The Irvine custom wine cellar door was made of wrought iron. The door was about eight feet tall and was intricately designed with grapes clusters and vines. The door’s design is known as “The Huntington.” It was coined after a previous client from Huntington Beach who conceptualized and drew the design. There have been many other clients who became interested in this design, and many have used it in their wine cellars.

Coastal Custom Wine Cellars is well-known for their beautiful doors. Clients can choose from a wide range of sizes, shapes, and styles of doors. Coastal offers complete installation services, including the setting up of the self-sealing bottom, dual pane glass, jamb, weather stripping, and casement moldings.

Learn about the most popular residential cellar door designs. Ask a wine room expert today! Click here!

Top Storage Builder in California – Coastal Custom Wine Cellars

Wine enthusiasts understand the importance of investing in the construction of an effective wine storage structure. A good quality wine room can provide their collection with the right climate conditions for aging. Coastal Custom Wine Cellars is one of the leading contractors in the industry. They take pride in having more than a decade of experience in building dependable wine rooms for both residential and commercial purposes. Coastal is reputable for their consistency in providing high quality services.

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Custom Wine Cabinets Refrigeration System Installation Project in Laguna Beach, California

Arctic Metalworks Inc. recently worked with a client who owned four gorgeous custom wine cabinets in a luxury home in Laguna Beach, Canada. The HVAC experts had to find the best refrigeration equipment that could cool the wine storage structure.

Arctic Metalworks Inc. recently worked with a client who owned four gorgeous custom wine cabinets in a luxury home in Laguna Beach, Canada. The HVAC experts had to find the best refrigeration equipment that could cool the wine storage structure.

David Gype and his team of HVAC experts at Arctic Metalworks Inc. recently had the chance to work on a challenging project in Laguna Beach, California. There were four elegant custom wine cabinets in a luxury home that needed to have a refrigeration system installed. This wine storage structure had very limited space to vent air in and out. The challenge was to find cooling equipment that would allow David and his team to use extra thin ducting. Learn about the type of HVAC unit that the team used for the project!

Determining the Most Appropriate Cooling Equipment for the Laguna Beach Custom Wine Cabinets

There are various options to storing wines, and each storage space has different requirements. To provide wines with the ideal temperature and humidity for aging, custom cabinets should be installed with cooling equipment that can meet their storage needs. An HVAC expert can help determine the most appropriate refrigeration unit for any wine storage structure.

Consult with a refrigeration specialist today to determine the cooling equipment that is most suitable for your wine storage room. Click here!

The Best Type of Refrigeration Unit for Small Wine Storage Spaces

Three Arch Bay is a private, oceanfront community located in the southern end of Laguna Beach, California. The client's remodel home had custom wine cabinets that needed to be installed with a cooling system. The project was challenging for the team from Arctic Metalworks Inc. because they had to look for cooling equipment that would allow them to use smaller ducting.

Three Arch Bay is a private, oceanfront community located in the southern end of Laguna Beach, California. The client’s remodel home had custom wine cabinets that needed to be installed with a cooling system. The project was challenging for the team from Arctic Metalworks Inc. because they had to look for cooling equipment that would allow them to use smaller ducting.

A team of refrigeration specialists from Arctic Metalworks Inc. recently worked with a client who owns four beautiful custom wine cabinets in a lavish oceanfront home in Three Arch Bay, located in Laguna Beach, California. The wine storage structures extended from the ceiling to the floor and were sealed by glass doors.

The client wanted to have a refrigeration system installed. But, since the reach-in style custom wine cabinets had very limited space to vent air in and out, David and his team of HVAC technicians had to look for cooling equipment that would allow them to use extra thin ducting.

The Team from Arctic Metalworks Inc. Installed a Unico High Static Pressure Forced Air Unit 

David and his team of HVAC specialists installed the Unico High Static Pressure Forced Air Unit for this Laguna Beach project. This type of cooling equipment is a split type ducted refrigeration system, which means that the cooling unit is placed in a separate room and cool air is ducted into the custom wine cabinets.

David and his team of HVAC specialists installed the Unico High Static Pressure Forced Air Unit for this Laguna Beach project. This type of cooling equipment is a split type ducted refrigeration system, which means that the cooling unit is placed in a separate room and cool air is ducted into the custom wine cabinets.

David and his team of cooling experts decided, together with the client, that the most suitable refrigeration equipment for the Laguna Beach custom wine cabinets was a ducted split type system. In this setup, the HVAC unit is placed in a room separate from the wine storage structure. Cool air is ducted from the unit into the wine cabinets, and warm air is ducted out.

A Unico High Static Pressure Forced Air Unit was installed in this project. This particular equipment utilizes high static pressure, which means that the technicians can use smaller types of ducts that can fit tight spaces.

Forced Air Units (FAUs) typically use pipes that are a minimum of six inches. Standard FAUs do not have conduits that are smaller than that size. But, with the type of Unico HVAC unit that the cooling experts installed, two-inch ducting can be used. This is because the refrigeration equipment has a built-in high static fan that can increase the supply of pressure. There was a total of eight pieces of two-inch ducts that the team from Arctic Metalworks Inc. installed. Each of the four custom wine cabinets had two pieces of conduits, which were small enough to reach the cabinet’s very tight areas.

The two-inch conduits used by the HVAC technicians were made of aluminum flex, which is a very durable material. It does not easily tear or leak.

David and his team used a total of eight ducts for this project. Two ducts were assigned per wine cabinet, one for venting cool air into the storage space and the other for taking warm air out. The two-inch conduits used by the HVAC technicians were made of aluminum flex, which is a very durable material. It does not easily tear or leak.

The two-inch ducts that the HVAC specialists used are made of aluminum flex, instead of a polystyrene type of barrier. Aluminum flex is a dependable material because it does not easily tear or leak. All of the four custom wine cabinets are cooled efficiently, effectively, and quietly. The outcome of the project made the client very happy.

All of the four custom wine cabinets are cooled efficiently and effectively. And, since the refrigeration equipment is located in a separate room, there was no noise inside the storage structure.

All of the four Laguna Beach custom wine cabinets are cooled efficiently and effectively. And, since the refrigeration equipment is located in a separate room, there was no noise inside the storage structure.

Arctic Metalworks Inc. – Leading Wine Refrigeration Specialist in California

David Gype is the owner of Arctic Metalworks Inc. With many years of experience in the wine storage refrigeration industry, David knows the best types of equipment for any kind of cellar or cabinet. His team of HVAC experts are all trained to provide quality services, such as installing and maintaining all kinds of wine cooling systems.

David Gype is the owner of Arctic Metalworks Inc. With many years of experience in the wine storage refrigeration industry, David knows the best types of equipment for any kind of cellar or cabinet. His team of HVAC experts are all trained to provide quality services, such as installing and maintaining all types of wine cooling systems in California.

For more than two decades, Arctic Metalworks Inc. has consistently provided quality refrigeration services for wine storage structures, such as manufacturing, installing, and maintaining all types of cooling equipment. David Gype, the owner of this HVAC unit contracting company, has a thorough understanding of the special storage needs of wine. He and his team of experts always make sure that they provide wine rooms in California with the most appropriate and the most effective cooling equipment. Customers are always satisfied with David and his team’s services.

Get more information about Arctic Metalworks Inc.’s products and services. Call them now at +1 (714) 251-6875!

To Increase Profitability, Commercial Wine Cellar Owners Need to Hire a Cooling Expert

An increasing number of wine business owners in Los Angeles, California are recruiting cooling specialists to build them a commercial-grade cellar. Whether you own a restaurant or a store that sells wine, investing in the construction of a dependable wine storage room will help your business increase in profitability.

Wine businesses gain a potential increase in profitability when they invest in hiring a cooling expert to build their commercial wine cellar.

Wine businesses in Los Angeles, California gain a potential increase in profitability when they invest in hiring a cooling expert to build their commercial wine cellar. This is why an increasing number of entrepreneurs are investing on refrigeration specialists like M&M Cellar Systems.

Keep Customers Happy by Consistently Offering Quality Wines

The most successful entrepreneurs in Los Angeles are those who know how to keep their customers satisfied. Keeping clients happy includes making sure that the products and services that the business offers are always of high quality. Wine businesses, for example, should make it a point to provide their customers with the best tasting wines. When customers are kept happy, they keep coming back, and this brings more clients in. More customers means more profit!

If you are an owner of a business that sells wine, the most effective way to make sure that your wine products are kept in their best quality is to store them in a dependable commercial wine cellar. Find an expert cellar builder in Los Angeles to help you build your wine storage room!

Commercial Cellars vs. Home Wine Rooms

There are basically two types of wine cellars: commercial and residential storage rooms. They are built different from each other. Compared to residential wine cellars, commercial storage structures are generally built bigger, so that they can accommodate more bottles. Moreover, commercial wine rooms are opened more frequently than home cellars. This makes the climate inside commercial cellars more difficult to manage.

Businesses that sell wine should have a commercial-grade wine storage structure built. If you are a wine entrepreneur, consult an experienced wine cellar contractor in Los Angeles regarding the requirements of a professionally-built commercial cellar.

Professional cooling specialists in Los Angeles, like M&M Cellar Systems are experts at building effective commercial wine storage structures. Click here to know the requirements of a quality wine room!

Professional cooling specialists in Los Angeles, California, like M&M Cellar Systems are experts at building effective commercial wine storage structures. They are well-trained in creating cellars that provide wines with their storage needs. Click here to know the requirements of a quality wine room!

What are the Essential Elements of a Commercial Wine Cellar?

A business’s success hinges on the investments that an owner makes. Successful entrepreneurs in Los Angeles carefully plan what to invest in, so that they do not waste money and earn large profit.

What makes an effective wine storage structure?

1. Insulation and Vapor Barrier Installed by an Expert

Wine is a very sensitive beverage that can easily spoil if placed outside its ideal conditions. Wine requires a storage room that has a temperature within 45 to 55 degrees Fahrenheit and a humidity within 60% to 70%. In order for wine cellars to create a climate-controlled environment, builders need to install an effective vapor barrier and adequate insulation.

If you own a wine business, you should hire a professional wine cellar builder to install a vapor barrier and insulation in your storage room. A wine cooling expert is well-trained in the proper installation of these elements in a wine storage structure.

2. Modular Wine Racks for Expandable Storage

Generally, wine cellars for businesses are made to accommodate a substantial number of wines, so that stocks are always available for customers. But although entrepreneurs may have a specific number of wine bottles in their stock in their beginning, they usually will need to add to that. As their business grows they will need more wine in their storage. This means that they also need to expand their cellar’s capacity.

Modular wine racks are the most ideal racking system for commercial cellars, because they allow expandable storage. If you want to increase your cellar’s capacity, you simply stack new modules onto the existing ones.

3. Commercial-Grade Wine Cellar Door

Effective wine storage rooms are designed to be airtight. This is so that the climate inside can easily be controlled. One of the elements that can keep a cellar airtight is a dependable door. Commercial wine cellars need a door more robust than the doors used in home wine rooms. The primary reason is that commercial wine storage structures are opened more frequently than residential ones.

Wine businesses should invest in a high-grade door for their commercial cellar, so that their wine products are kept safe from damage. Metal doors are ideal for commercial wine cellars. Some business owners want to have a cellar door that has a window. If you are a wine entrepreneur, it would be wise to consult a wine storage expert in Los Angeles regarding the requirements of a commercial wine cellar door.

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M&M Cellar Systems takes pride in its years of experience in providing quality services for residential and commercial wine cellars. Click here to read about their most recent project.

Looking for an expert wine cooling professional in California? M&M Cellar Systems takes pride in its years of experience in providing quality services for residential and commercial wine cellars. Click here to read about their most recent project.

4. Commercial-Grade Wine Cellar Cooling Unit

Wine cellars vary in the refrigeration systems that they need, because each one has a different set of storage requirements. Compared to residential wine cellars, commercial storage rooms need more robust cooling equipment. This is because commercial cellars are generally bigger and house more wines.

To make sure that your wine investments are kept in their best quality, you need to make sure that the cooling unit installed in your cellar is the appropriate one. The best way to determine the right piece of equipment for your commercial wine room is to hire a refrigeration specialist in Los Angeles. M&M Cellar Systems is one of the most trusted wine cooling experts in California.

One of the many services that M&M Cellar Systems offers is cooling unit maintenance. Through this service, you can be sure that your refrigeration system is always functioning properly to keep your wines in their best quality. Click here to know more about their services!

One of the many services that M&M Cellar Systems offers is cooling unit maintenance. Through this service, you can be sure that your refrigeration system is always functioning properly to keep your wines in their best quality. Click here to know more about their services!

Fixing a Leaking Wine Cellar Cooling Unit

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A wine cellar cooling equipment in Irvine, Orange County that was leaking of Freon. M&M Cellars sent a team HVAC professionals to repair this refrigeration unit.

To keep wine safely stored and tastefully aging, a quality refrigeration system should be installed in your home wine cellar, and it should be functioning optimally all the time. Subscribe to a regular unit maintenance program, so that you can always check for problems and have them fixed promptly.

Recently, M&M Cellar Systems repaired a cooling unit in a wine storage room in Irvine, Orange County, California. This project is an excellent example why a regular maintenance plan is necessary. 

Repair of an HS 4600 Refrigeration Unit in Irvine, Orange County

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M&M Cellars had a team of licensed HVAC technicians inspect this Irvine cooling equipment, and they found that the leak was inside the unit.

M&M Cellar Systems recently received a call from a client in Irvine, Orange County. The client needed help to repair their leaking home wine cellar cooling system. The equipment was an HS 4600 cooling unit manufactured by one of the company’s dealers, US Cellar Systems. The HS Series of refrigeration equipment are robust and reliable cooling systems. They are designed to efficiently cool small wine storage rooms.

M&M Cellars Systems sent a team of HVAC professionals to the client’s residence to investigate the problem. The team found a leak in the unit’s refrigerant. Although the refrigeration system was adequately cooling the cellar, it would not continue doing so if the problem was not promptly fixed.

This case is an example why wine cellar owners should subscribe to a regular cooling unit maintenance plan.

A Quality Cooling Unit is a Vital Part of an Effective Wine Storage System

Genuine wine enthusiasts know that one can only enjoy wine if it is properly stored in the right conditions. A prudent wine collector will invest in building an effective wine storage system to keep wines safe while they age tastefully.

The Ideal Conditions for Storing Wine

Wines need to be stored in a cool environment. Ideally, a wine storage room should be cooled to a temperature of approximately 55 degrees Fahrenheit with minimal to no fluctuations. Gradual fluctuations, such as those caused by changes in seasons, are not a big concern. The problems come with rapid fluctuations. If the temperature in your residential cellar fluctuates too fast and too often, your wines will age prematurely.

Wines also need to be stored in a room that is adequately humid. Your wine cellar should have a humidity level of approximately 70%. If your cellar is too humid, mold and mildew might form, and these can contaminate your wines. On the other hand, if your storage space is too dry, corks can dry out and shrink. This can cause air to enter the bottles and negatively alter the flavor of your wines.

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To repair the leak, the HVAC professionals had to disassemble the entire equipment. Then, they added a stop leak to seal the hole. M&M Cellars is an expert at solving problems such as this.

Have a Home Custom Wine Cellar Built

Those who take wine collecting seriously know how important it is to invest in the construction of a wine storage system in their own home. For the cellar to be effective in keeping wines safe and aging properly, the essentials of a functional wine storage room should be complete. A durable cellar door should be built, reliable vapor barriers and insulation should be installed, proper lighting should be mounted, flooring should be professionally fixed, and a quality refrigeration unit should be chosen and put into use.

No home wine cellar is functional without a cooling unit. No matter how well the cellar is built, if no refrigeration equipment is not installed, the storage system is useless.

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The Importance of Having a Regular Maintenance Plan for your Cooling Unit

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M&M Cellar Systems’ HVAC technicians are all well-trained in handling all types of wine cellar cooling equipment on the market. They provide services such as installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting. Contact them today to request for their services. Click here!

Keep your wines safe by preventing temperature and humidity fluctuations in your residential wine cellar. This means that you need to make sure that the installed cooling unit is consistently functioning properly.

There are many cases wherein you won’t notice any overt damage with your wine cellar refrigeration unit. Concealed problems, such as Freon leaks, will not get noticed until the cooling system has started to function irregularly. By then, the damage can be too costly to fix.

A regular cooling unit maintenance plan is important because it keeps you updated on the condition of your cellar refrigeration equipment. Regular servicing provides the opportunity for early detection of any concealed problems, such as refrigerant leaks. Early detection means that prompt repair can be implemented too.

Avoid problems with your home cellar cooling equipment. Seek the help of a wine storage system expert and subscribe to their regular unit maintenance plan.

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M&M Cellar Systems is among the top wine cellar refrigeration equipment construction companies in Irvine. They have many years of experience in HVAC refrigeration, heating installation, and servicing. M&M Cellar Systems is well-known for their consistency in meeting their customers’ needs and providing satisfaction.

When building a wine cellar, it’s good to work with a company like M&M Cellar Systems. They design climate control equipment for wine storage structures, manufacturing different kinds of cooling units for individual homeowners, commercial developers, and wine cellar builders.

M&M Cellar Systems is partners with the leading wine cellar dealers in California to help create effective wine storage rooms for their clients. For more information about their products and services, call them today at (323)578-3330! You can also send them an email by clicking here!

How to Detect a Leak in Your Wine Cellar Cooling Unit

A service call was recently made to M&M Cellar Systems to fix a leaking wine cellar cooling system in Irvine, Orange County. A team of HVAC professionals was sent to diagnose the problem and repair the leak. The client was fortunate that the leak was found and fixed promptly, otherwise the damage could have been worse and the repair could have been more expensive. The process of detecting a leak illustrates how important it is to have a regular maintenance plan for your custom wine cellar cooling system.

HVAC Professionals from M&M Cellar Systems Detect Freon Leaking from a Cooling Unit in California

HVAC Team from M&M Cellar Systems Repairs a Wine Cellar Cooling System with Leaking Refrigerant.

HVAC Team from M&M Cellar Systems Repairs a Wine Cellar Cooling System with Leaking Refrigerant.

In a project recently completed by M&M Cellar Systems in Orange County, California, a team of HVAC professionals repaired a leaking wine cellar refrigeration system. The initial action was to determine where the leak was exactly located. The team of cooling experts used the Ultraviolet Light Leak Detection Method to locate the leak.

The technician first injected a UV detectable dye into the refrigeration system, and allowed it to circulate thoroughly. About a month later, he came back and found where the leak was exactly, which was inside the cooling unit. The unit had to be completely dissembled in order to gain access to the leak and repair it accordingly.

3 Most Common Methods of Detecting Freon Leaking

A refrigerant is a necessary element for the efficient functioning of a wine cellar refrigeration system. A refrigerant is responsible for creating the cool air that cooling systems provide wine rooms. Freon is one of the most popular refrigerants used in most refrigeration units.

Freon is a trade name for a group of compounds that are used as refrigerants in cooling systems. Freon turns to gas when placed in room temperature. It goes back to liquid form when cooled or compressed.

No refrigeration system can cool a wine cellar without a refrigerant. This is why if a cooling unit is losing Freon through a leak, it can gradually stop functioning. It is imperative that you have a regular maintenance plan for your cooling system so that you can detect problems with your unit such as a Freon leak. Early detection and immediate repair of the leak is necessary to keep your refrigeration system consistently functioning efficiently.

All pressurized HVAC cooling systems leak refrigerant eventually. It’s vital that you subscribe for a regular maintenance plan for your wine cellar cooling unit, so that you can monitor its condition and have it checked for leaks.

The 3 most common methods of detecting Freon leaks in a refrigeration system include the following:

M&M Cellar Systems offers Repair and Maintenance Services for Wine Cellar Cooling Units in Orange County, California

M&M Cellar Systems offers Repair and Maintenance Services for Wine Cellar Cooling Units in Orange County, California

1. UV Light Leak Detection Method for Wine Cellar Cooling Units

The Ultraviolet Light Method, or the Spectronic Method, is the most accurate means of locating Freon leaks in a refrigeration system. In this procedure, the HVAC technician injects a liquid tracer in the wine cellar cooling system, and allows it to circulate for approximately 2 to 4 weeks. The liquid tracer is a UV light detectable type of dye. The tracer circulates the refrigeration unit and exits with the refrigerant through the leak sites.

When the UV dye has thoroughly circulated the wine cellar refrigeration system, a UV light inspection lamp is used to scan for it. UV dye glows when illuminated by the lamp, and consequently helps locate the exact site of the leak.

Wine cellar cooling unit regular maintenance plan2. Freon Electronic Method of Detecting Leak in a Refrigeration System

The Freon Electronic Leak Detection Method is the fastest and easiest method to determine the location of leaks in a cooling system. This method utilizes an electronic sniffer that helps the technician locate the general leak area. HVAC experts highly recommend wrapping the suspected problem area in plastic to capture fumes, so that the electronic detector can be more accurate in locating the Freon leak.

3. Freon Leak Detection Using Bubble Leak Method

In this method, liquid solutions are used. These solutions produce bubbles when placed over a leak. The solutions may be applied by spray, brush, immersion, or dabber. Most of the time, HVAC experts only use the Bubble Leak Detection Method to confirm the location of the leaks after performing other leak detections methods.

The downside to using the Bubble Leak Detection Method is that it can be a very messy procedure. It also is a tedious process, and it’s time-consuming to clean and remove residue after completing it.

M&M Cellar Systems – Repair and Maintenance Experts for Cooling Units

Have your cooling units regularly maintained by M&M Cellar Systems, one of the leading wine cellar refrigeration companies in Orange County. They manufacture high quality cooling units for wine storage rooms and provide maintenance and repair services for clients all over California.

Protect your wine collection by making sure that your wine cellar refrigeration unit is always functioning optimally. Subscribe to a maintenance plan today! Call M&M Cellar Systems at +1 (323) 578 3330.

Service Call to Fix a Wine Cellar Cooling Unit in California

Here at Arctic Metalworks, we often receive calls from wine storage room owners in Orange County, California who are having problems with the temperature and humidity condition inside their wine storage systems. Most of the time, the problems they complain about are those that are actually preventable. The usual causes of these problems include improper installation of the cellar cooling system and faulty construction of the residential wine cellar.

Wine Cellar Refrigeration Unit – An Essential Aspect of Effective Wine Storage Systems

Without the right conditions, wines cannot properly develop their flavor and aroma. An effective wine storage system is a necessary investment that all wine collectors should make. A room is an effective space for a wine collection if it can provide the ideal temperature and humidity for wines to age tastefully.

A Storage Room for Wines Designed and Built by a Professional

There are various elements that are necessary to create an ideal wine storage room. The construction of the wine storage system itself has to be professionally built. A wine storing expert should design and build the wine room so that all the details of the customized residential cellar, like the insulation and vapor barrier, are correctly executed.

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Damage to the Wine Cellar Lighting Fixture from the Dripping Water

Damage to the Wine Cellar Lighting Fixture from the Dripping Water

Besides a professionally built residential custom cellar, it is essential to have a quality refrigeration system installed. No wine storage system can ever provide the ideal temperature and humidity for wines to mature if there isn’t a wine cellar cooling unit installed. Generally, it is imperative that a licensed professional should install your wine storage system, so that you can be sure that the unit will function efficiently.

It is also very important to have a regular maintenance plan for your wine cellar refrigeration unit. This is so that you can always be sure that your cooling unit is in perfect condition, and that there is no concealed problems. Regular maintenance also provides the opportunity to promptly deal with any identified problems.

At Arctic Metalworks, we have a team of HVAC professionals who are experts at the installation of various kinds of wine cellar cooling units. Our skilled staff is also available for maintenance and repair of wine room refrigeration systems.

A Service Call to Repair Wine Cellar Cooling Water Damage in Ocean Crest, Orange County

When home owners call us to repair their wine climate-control systems, the problems they report about are usually those that could have been prevented if they had a professional build their wine cellar and have an expert install their units. A recent project we completed is a perfect example of this:

We received a call from a client in Ocean Crest, an upscale development located in Newport Beach, Orange County. The client complained about water dripping from their home custom wine cellar ceiling. The problem was affecting the lighting fixture, and if it was not dealt with quickly, the damage could potentially end up too expensive to repair.

Repairing the Wine Storage System in Orange County, California

Repairing the Wine Storage System in Orange County, California

Identifying the Cause of the Cooling Problem

When our team went to check out the problem, they found that the problem was caused by the faulty installation of the wine cellar’s vapor barrier. Upon inspection, it was discovered that the plastic vapor barrier was installed on the cold side of the insulation, and this resulted in the fiberglass insulation getting very wet. Ultimately, this led to water dripping from the ceiling of the residential wine room.

The First Step of Repair: Total Tear Down of the Wine Storage System

Although the problem in the wine system was caused by a single mistake in installation, the repair wasn’t as simple. To fix the problem, we had to do a major tear down of the storage room. Our team had to completely uninstall the wine cellar refrigeration unit, and they had to remove all the wine racking system. The repair team also had to strip down the drywall together with the wet insulation within the wine cellar’s walls.

The client was fortunate that the problem was identified and attended to promptly; otherwise there could have been mold formation. If black mold had started growing, it would have been necessary to have a mold abatement company to remove all the mold before our team could proceed with the repair.

Having a regular maintenance plan for your wine cellar cooling unit prevents the worsening of any wine storage problems. It is the responsibility of a prudent wine collector to have the refrigeration system checked and maintained regularly by a cooling expert.

Replacement of Substandard Materials with Quality Products

In the process of repairing the wine storage system, our team had to replace the insulation with a spray-in polyurethane product, which is a superior type of insulation material, and it acts as a highly effective vapor barrier as well. The client was more than willing to invest in high quality products after experiencing the consequences of a poorly installed vapor barrier and insulation system.

Our team of experts also replaced the wine cellar’s drywall, and repainted the room to achieve the client’s desired coloring. The wine storage cooling unit and the wine racking system were then reinstalled.

Although our team had effectively repaired and restored the client’s wine storage system, the client found the entire experience both traumatic and very costly. All these problems could have been avoided if an expert in wine storage had been consulted and hired in the first place.

Avoid Common Problems with Wine Cooling Systems by Trusting an Expert

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The lesson that other wine collectors should learn from this client’s case is that when they have a home custom wine cellar installed in Ocean Crest, Newport Beach, they should trust only wine storage experts. The cellar should be designed and built by a professional wine system builder in Orange County, and their wine cellar cooling unit should be installed and maintained by an expert wine storage cooling contractor.

Arctic Metalworks is one of the most trusted wine cellar refrigeration system construction companies in Orange County, California. We offer the best cooling units that can meet your storage needs effectively and efficiently. For more information on our products and the services we offer, contact us today at +1 (714) 251-6875!

Preparing for a Wine Cellar in Orange County, California

A wine collection requires a wine storage solution. A wine cellar in Orange County, California is the best place to store wines, and age them. This is a basic guide to follow in order to create an effective wine storage solution.  

A Guide to Preparing a Custom Wine Cellar in California

Wines require a proper wine storage solution, in order to age properly and to be kept safe. A residential custom wine cellar in Orange County, California is an ideal wine storage solution, because it provides access to your wine collection any time. You also have the opportunity to customize your wine storage room’s design to fit your unique preferences.

The construction of a wine cellar has to be properly planned, to make sure that the necessary conditions for ideal wine storage are met. By knowing the details of what makes a good wine storage solution, you can make sure that your wines, which are valuable investments, are protected.

What are the Ideal Custom Wine Cellar Conditions?

Wine storage experts actually vary in opinion on the optimum temperature levels for storing wines, but most recommend an average temperature of 55 degrees Fahrenheit, for all types of wine. Warmer temperatures can cause the premature aging of wines. A prematurely aged wine tastes bad. A temperature that is too cold, on the other hand, may not necessarily cause damage to your wines, but will slow down their development.

Besides temperature, humidity is another factor to consider for proper wine storage. Ideally, a wine cellar should have approximately 60 to 70% humidity. If a wine storage space is too humid, mold may start to form in the wine room, and even contaminate yours wines. A lack of humidity may cause wine corks to dry out and shrink. Consequently, air could enter the wine bottle and cause the oxidation of the wine.

Wines need an Ideal Storage Solution

Wines need an Ideal Storage Solution

Other factors that should be considered to achieve the ideal wine cellar conditions include avoiding excessive heat, Ultraviolet light, and vibration.

Where Should You Have Your Custom Wine Cellar Constructed?

One of the concerns that wine collectors raise when having a home wine cellar built regards the ideal location for the construction to take place. Ideally, wine cellars should be built below ground level. If you have a basement, it would be the best place to have the cellar built, because this area is generally cooler and more humid than other parts of the house. Most wine storage experts would recommend having it built in a corner of a basement, with two exterior walls, in an area free of windows.

If you do not have a basement or any area below ground, you can have your wine cellar constructed above ground, but, in this case, you must give extra attention to properly insulating and sealing the storage room.

Decide on an Effective Wine Cellar Cooling System

Whether you have your wine cellar built below ground or above ground, you need to decide on the type and location of a wine cellar cooling system. The most common type of cooling systems are wall mounted units that exhaust warm air into an adjacent room (one that is at least the same size as the wine cellar room). Ideally, the ambient temperature of the venting area should not be higher than 85 degrees Fahrenheit; otherwise, the cooling unit won’t work efficiently. Other types of wine cellar refrigeration systems available on the market include split systems and special units. A lot of these types of cooling systems require installation by a licensed HVAC professional.. Contact AC Cool the Orange County Specialist

The Construction of the Residential Wine Cellar

Have a Wine Cellar Constructed for your Wine Collection

Have a Wine Cellar Constructed for your Wine Collection

Before installing insulation and drywall, make sure that the necessary electrical work is done. Also, a 6 mil pol/plastic (sold in rolls or sheets) should be stapled over the studs before the insulation is applied. Ideally, R19 should be used for insulation, and this requires 2 x 6 framing. You will also need to install a vapor barrier, which is necessary in controlling the humidity of your storage room. A good wine storage solution has a humidity level that is higher than the humidity level of the outside environment. It is the vapor barrier that separates these two variances of humidity, and keeps the higher humidity from flowing out of the cellar room. Moreover, in cold and humid areas, the vapor barrier prevents warm and moist air from entering the wine cellar, thus eliminating excess condensation buildup from the wine cellar cooling unit.

After electrical rough in and insulation, ½ inch plywood sheeting will be secured to the cellar walls to anchor the wine racking. Some wine cellar builders use standard ½ t0 ¾ inch sheet rock, but most wine storage experts recommend using a moisture resistant “green board”.

The wine cellar door is another essential factor in creating an effective storage solution. Choose a solid core, exterior grade door. Make sure that it is weather-stripped and sealed completely, to create an air tight environment inside the wine room. Should you decide to utilize a glass door, make sure that the glass is thermo-paned and tinted.

Choose the Right Wine Racking System

Generally, a wine collection contains a variety of wines that come in bottles of different shapes and sizes. When planning for a custom wine cellar, you need to choose the right wine racking system, that can accommodate all of the wine bottles in your collection. Also, consider the flexibility of your wine racks. Should your collection grow, you will want to be able to add more racking to accommodate more wine bottles. Wine racks in Orange County, California can either be modular or custom-designed.

Wine racks can be made from a variety of materials, too. The material that you choose depends on the design you want for your wine cellar. Wooden wine racks are great for those who desire a classic or traditional appeal, while metal wine racks are suitable for a modern or contemporary look.

Wine Cellar Builder in Orange County, California

Coastal Custom Wine Cellars is a trusted wine cellar designer and builder in Orange County, California. Contact them today at +1 (888) 735-8889 for a consultation on your desired wine cellar design.

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