One of the most popular styles of walk in coolers in today’s world is the beer cave. Beer caves come in many different styles and sizes and can be designed to fit nearly any application. The following article will go on to highlight some of the key components to look for when purchasing your new beer cave.
When pursuing a new beer cave, first make sure you find a box with polyurethane insulation. Polyurethane insulation offers a high R-value while also being extremely durable. Many walk in cooler manufacturers are using polystyrene in their beer caves. Polystyrene is a styrofoam type of insulation that is low cost, and offers little strength when it comes to resistance. Polyurethane insulated beer caves will hold your desired temperature while also standing up to the punishment that your beer cave will take over the course of it’s life.
When it comes to durability, polyurethane insulation is very important. However, many would agree that wood frame construction is equally important. Wood frame construction coupled with polyurethane insulation allows for a very rigid beer cave. Many competitors are not only using polystyrene, but all foam panels as well. All foam panels are nowhere near as strong as wood framed panels and don’t offer the same support and strength that wood frame panels offer.
Next, make sure to select the correct beer cave door setup. Most people who purchase a beer cave decide to go with a large glass door. Some decide to go with a more extravagant setup and choose a powered motion-sensing sliding door. Whatever you choose, make sure that it’s a quality product. If you choose a glass swing door, it should be equipped with a pushbar and kickplates on the interior and exterior. This will allow your customers to safely enter your beer cave without covering your door with fingerprints or damaging it by kicking it open.
If you’re in the market for a beer cave or just have a few questions, give American Cooler Technologies a call. Our friendly sales team will be more than happy to answer your questions or provide you with a free no-hassle quote. Thank you for reading and check back next week for new information and an updated blog.