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Tips to Choose the Perfect Wine Cellar Door

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31 Aug Tips to Choose the Perfect Wine Cellar Door

If you are a wine connoisseur and are planning on getting a custom designed wine cellar installed in your home, you must have given a certain amount of consideration to various aspects such as the layout, the racks, temperature control & humidity control equipment, the flooring, lighting and other materials and features.

In addition to all of these features and aspects, having the perfect wine cellar door is one of the best ways to uplift the overall appearance of your custom wine cellar. After all, this feature will be visible from various areas of your home and will also showcase the internal décor, settings, and installations. Aside from aesthetics, you also need to ensure that the door provides your expensive wines adequate protection, and is secure.

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This is why your wine cellar door demands special attention and consideration. We at Signature Cellars very strongly feel that your wine cellar door should never be an afterthought or something that you get installed without special consideration. If poorly chosen, the door can be the weakest link in the feature, because it has moving parts that will be used over time.

As mentioned earlier, although the door is an aesthetic and decorative piece for your wine cellar, its insulation abilities, airtightness, integrity, and strength are all aspects that need to take be taken into consideration. When you hire us for our custom designed wine cellar services, our team will give you a complete rundown of what the layout can be like, the designs etc. However, we also feel that it is a good idea to have some understanding about the aspects you need to keep in view while choosing the perfect wine cellar door:

#1 The materials matter

The material used in your wine cellar door installation can make or break the aesthetics and functionality of your wine cellar. Today, there are a number of different material options to choose from such as:

  • Wood species such as a redwood, pine or mahogany are commonly used in wine cellar door construction. You have the option to choose very simplistic designs or ones with elaborate carvings and custom woodwork. If you are getting a stained wooden door installed, make sure you opt for one that complements the racks installed inside your cellar.
  • Glass is a very popular wine cellar door material, however, it needs to be designed perfectly. The feature needs to be airtight should provide adequate insulation. This is why it is important to install thermal glass panel doors. Make sure that the door has a double or triple pane glass with gas or vacuum between the panels.

Aside from these materials, you can opt for galvanized insulated metal doors, iron doors or even combination material doors. The latter could be made of a mix of materials such as wood and glass, iron and glass etc.

#2 The installation aspect

Regardless of the material and design of your wine cellar door, it is important to get the stripping installed right around the frame, as well as the sweep installed on the bottom. While frameless glass doors look impressive, they aren’t a good option for wine cellars. This is because the features don’t provide an airtight seal, and are typically made using single-pane glass. This affects the temperature control functions of the system installed inside the cellar, and you would need an oversized cooling unit to maintain the ideal internal temperature.

Ensure that you hire the services of a credible and experienced wine cellar installation company. They would be able to cater to your specific needs and provide you the kind of customized options you require.

To find out about how Signature Cellars can help you design and build a wine storage solution that can help protect your investment and add value to your home, call us on 1300 570 636 or email

Thanks for reading,
Neil Smallman
Signature Cellars
1300 570 636

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