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WCI Consultation Services And What We Can Do For You

September 28th, 2015

Undertaking a wine cellar project can indeed be daunting, particularly for first-timers. There will be so many questions that need to be addressed from beginning to end of the construction. It’s only natural that stress will definitely rear its ugly head and anxieties will pop up one after the other. And this is where you’ll find that turning to WCI’s consultation services is a must.

Best of Houzz 2015 Service Awardee

Classic Mahogany Redwood Wine Racks

We’ve been the proud recipient of the Best of House 2015 Service Awardee and we really try our best with every client’s request to live up to that. For those who have little to no idea what this is all about,  Houzz is a highly popular website showcasing the projects of of top-rated remodeling professionals in the US and all over the globe as well as the latest buzz on home design trends.

They award “Best of Houzz” honors to home improvement professionals. Basically, this recognition is split into two categories: Customer Satisfaction and Design. Customer Satisfaction and Design. Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in the previous year. WCI has already reaped the Best of Houzz 2014 in the Customer Satisfaction category. It’s just pretty amazing and humbling that we have managed to snag this award again this year. So today, we bring you some proof of why our customer services have been stamped with such honors:

Premium Redwood Unstained Wine Racks

We recently received this query from a client who was in the process of building his wine cellar:

“I have a question regarding the cooling unit and the construction of the wine room. The wine room will be located within the dining room of a restaurant that does not have air conditioning. We are concerned with the possibility of the glass windows of the wine room fogging up due to the temperature difference. Do you have any wine room recommendations to minimize this problem or have you dealt with this issue before on another project? Just wondering if you have any helpful tips when building the wine room so we can provide our client with the best performance out of their new wine room.”

Our professional consultants provided a detailed reply, complete with a Dew Point calculator to guide the client in a most efficient manner:

“Condensation is caused by reaching the dew point.  You reach the dew point by a combination of temperature and humidity. Most conditioned spaces are typically 70 degrees and around 35 – 40% relative humidity. So if you use a dew point calculator you will see if the outside 70 degrees and 40% relative humidity then the dew point is 44 degrees. So if your space on the opposite side is 44 degrees it will condensate, but not above that temperature. Change the relative humidity to 59 and the temperature rises to 55 degrees. If you are keeping your cellar at 55 degrees then it will condensate.  In sum, the answer is you need to control one or the other, or both – there are hundreds of ways to handle it depending on what works best for the particular application.”


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