As one of the most trusted Austin residential insulation companies in the area, we know there are common mistakes homeowners make when building a wine cellar.  There’s more to it than deciding the basement is the perfect location if you’re serious about magnificent wine.  We’ve included some of the mistakes we’ve seen over the years below to help you avoid these blunders!

Location, location, location.  You’ve heard this term from real estate agents, however, the right location is critical to success.  Heat is not conducive to good wine, and good insulation along with an effective vapor barrier are essential.  A back corner in the basement may or may not be the best location depending on heat, how many windows are in the area, and other factors.

Improper insulation.  Many homeowners tend to cut corners when it comes to insulation, choosing the cheapest route possible.  Considering insulation is one of the most important factors when it comes to reducing the potential for mold growth, you may want to learn more about the benefits of spray foam insulation for not only insulation but creating a vapor barrier. 

Is lighting important? Absolutely.  While you want sufficient lighting to show off your wine cellar to guests, it’s important to know that LED is the preferred choice for lighting when possible.  Lights give off heat, and recessed lights will likely have a negative impact on the vapor barrier.

Cooling systems that are under-sized. Excessive heat is a bad thing when it comes to your wine cellar.  It’s essential to maintain the proper environment, so consider lighting, windows, type of insulation and other factors when choosing a cooling system.  When the environment is too warm it can prove to be more costly than you imagine.  Having a cooling system that’s properly sized for your needs is critical.

When you make the decision to include a wine cellar in your home it’s important to think of all of the factors that can result in success or failure.  At HabiShield, our Austin wine cellar insulation professionals can help ensure your time and investment are worth the effort and money spent.  Give us a call today and enjoy peace of mind knowing you’ve made the right decisions.