Custom Wine Cellar Doors: Everything There Is To Know About …

Custom Wine Cellar Doors: Everything There Is To Know About ...

by: Juliette Johnson

Your wine cellar door is the first part of your wine cellar that people see when they come to visit so make sure your custom wine cellar door fares well in two departments: Style and Substance. The use of Insulated Glass should help you cover both. Because it is glass, it?s appealing to the eye and at the same time helps keep your wine cellar door insulated and condensation free.

I?ll explain the benefits of using insulated glass on your custom wine cellar doors by discussing its different elements. Basically, insulated glass is a multi-paned glass structure that is sealed around the edges and purposely has thin spaces in between. This space is what gives Insulated Glass its insulating and anti-condensation characteristics.

In this article, I hope you find all the answers you need and learn a few helpful tips in building your custom wine cellar door.

Glass Panes

We normally see tempered glass used as insulated glass because it?s 5 to 10 times stronger than regular glass. Tempered glass is made by superheating regular glass until its softening point then it is cooled rapidly. One thing I like about tempered glass is it disintegrates into small blunt fragments instead of pointed shards when it?s accidentally shattered. You won?t really need any kind of coating, like Low-E, because wine cellar doors are usually indoors, away from sunlight. So keep it simple? and tempered.

Filling

The most popular way of filling the space is to use gas but not just any gas. They?re called thermal performance gasses because of their low heat conductivity rates. They are usually Argon, Krypton and Xenon, with Argon being the most commonly used because of its affordability. These gasses are safe, non-toxic and chemically inert. Ideally, creating a vacuum would have been excellent for insulation but it?s nearly impossible to create a perfect vacuum. So I say go for gas, particularly Argon, because it is effective and the cheapest.

Sealants

Sealants have very low moist air permeability so they are very effective against condensation. They protect the gas-filled space from all kinds of external pollutants like cleaning agents and glazing materials. Butyl and Polysulfide are the most commonly used primary sealants. Look for ones that use secondary sealants because they serve multiple important functions, chief among them is aiding in structural strength.

Spacer

The spacer is what?s used to separate the glass panes. One thing I notice about some manufacturers is their use of metallic spacers. Metals undermine the ability of insulated glass to reduce heat transfer because metals are good conductors of heat. Opt for ones that use non-metallic materials such as structural foam or fiberglass.

Desiccants

Desiccants remove trapped moisture within the gas-filled space through absorption. One common example of a desiccant is silica gel.

What are its Advantages and Disadvantages?

Insulated Glass not only aids in insulation but it also helps in absorbing vibrations from external forces. Chemical processes in wine causes sediments to form and settle, allowing the wine to age beautifully. Vibrations stir up the sediments inside the bottle and alter the development of the wine.

Another advantage of multi-paned, insulated glass is you can also use stained glasses on your wine cellar door. Some manufacturers use that space in between for additional decors and with varying materials.

A big setback for insulated glass is its lack of reparability. If those seals break, condensation can form inside the glass resulting in fogging. You can defog the glass but ultimately, you?ll have to replace the whole glass once this happens.
Coastal Custom Wine Cellars specializes in creating perfectly designed wine cellars, wine racks, wine cellar doors and wine cellar flooring. Come visit their website now for additional information and see for yourself how beautiful your wine cellar can be.

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Custom Wine Cellar Doors: Everything There Is To Know About ...
Custom Wine Cellar Doors: Everything There Is To Know About ...
Custom Wine Cellar Doors: Everything There Is To Know About ...
Custom Wine Cellar Doors: Everything There Is To Know About ...
Custom Wine Cellar Doors: Everything There Is To Know About ...

Custom Wine Cellar Doors: Everything There Is To Know About ...

Custom Wine Cellar Doors: Everything There Is To Know About ...