Wine Cellar Insulation using – Extruded Polystrene (XPS)
Australia is known for it’s wine and many people are now building their properties with wine cellars or converting a area in the home to be a wine cellar. Wine cellar insulation using Extruded Polystrene (XPS) is the perfect way to make this happen. The success in building a wine cellar is making sure constant temperature and high humidity is maintained. Most insulation would under perform in these conditions, but Styrofoam is not affected by moisture in the air, so it is ideal for this unique circumstance. Serious wine storage requires expensive temperature and humidity control, but Styrofoam’s high R-Values create an effective barrier to temperature fluctuations, reducing the strain on machines and improving energy efficiency.
Styrofoam can be directly fixed to timber, steel, masonry or concrete. Styrofoam will not aid in the transfer of humidity, which helps protect the adjoining rooms and structures. Styrofoam is also an ideal substrate for many finishing systems, including render, timber and stone.