What is the significance of insulation in wine cellars?
The shortest path to achieving a stable temperature inside a wine cellar is a flawless insulation. Just like its conception, the insulation of a wine cellar should be undertaken by specialists. Faulty insulation applications create thermal bridges and interrupt the vapor barrier. The result of insufficient thermal insulation and vapor barrier in a wine cellar is fluctuating temperatures, extreme humidity, molds and undesired odors. While fluctuating temperatures cause the wine to oxidise rapidly, extreme humidity damages the labels. Undesired odors reduce tasting quality.
At FWC, specialist designers make heat gain calculations to determine the insulation rates on all walls, floor and ceiling. And during construction high rate insulation panels are used to achieve these rates.