What’s the difference between using single pane and dual pane glass.
There are a lot of items to take into consideration as you embark on having a custom wine cellar built in your home or restaurant. Style, climate control, and capacity are just a few of those considerations. Do you want the more modern look of glass and metal, or a more rich, traditional look that incorporates woods? Working with a wine cellar design specialist can make a big difference in getting the wine room you want.
A wine cellar professional will take the time to understand your needs and tastes, as well as review the space where the wine cellar is to be built to ensure it can effectively accommodate a custom wine room. Endless customizable options mean that glass wine cellars can be designed to fit any home’s needs and budget. One detail that should be discussed is glass. You may have a choice between using single pane glass or dual glass in your wine cellar. Which should you choose, and what’s the difference between using single pane and dual pane glass?
What’s the difference between single pane and dual pane?
Regardless of whether you opt for the more modern look for your wine room, which will likely incorporate a lot of glass, metal and more modern materials, or a more traditional look that adds warm and richness through using wood, both will require glass. Insulated glass, also known as double pane, is two pieces of glass with an airspace between them
Doesn’t dual pane mean twice the protection?
The common perception when it comes to glass is, if single pane is good, dual pane is better. Dual pane is better because it prevents condensation. Single pane glass is what can cause condensation.
Wine cellar styles can impact glass choice.
There are many options to consider when choosing glass for your custom wine cellar, but they fall into two main categories: framed or frameless glass.
Framed glass is more expensive but allows for double-paned options. This means you may be able to take advantage of the insulation value, saving the need for larger cooling systems in some cases. Frameless glass uses metal hinges to connect the glass and is often a third of the cost. Frameless looks beautiful in a modern, minimalist environment but it can only be installed in single-pane options.
This means you may have to factor the extra heat gain into your climate control purchase. Having said that, a skilled wine cellar fabrication company will know how to properly installed glass, regardless of whether it’s dual or single pane, to make the cellar as energy efficient as possible.
The best choice for glass-enclosed wine cellars.
At Heritage Vine, we recommend using ½” frameless glass. We seal every seam, placing discreet locks on the doors to complete the process. We recommend a frameless glass installation. With this, the goal is for the door and framework to disappear, making your wine collection the focal point of your room.
Installing glass for a wine room requires great precision, skill and experience, and is best handled by a professional such as Heritage Vine. The end goal is to get the beautiful, functional, efficient wine cellar you always dreamed of.