Getting you a proper wine cellar means a significant amount of money. There are steps that you need to consider before embarking in this awesome life experience. Your decisions should be based on knowledge. For this reason, we want to provide you with the basic information you need to start your wine cellar construction.
Light, humidity, temperature, position of a bottle, etc. Are some of the factors that will affect the taste of your wine.
First impressions matter. Go to the website of this company. When you are visiting their website look for the design of the website. Is it professional??? Is it a template? Does it have an 1800 number?
There are wine cellar building companies that advertise in your area. This companies are using websites given by other companies so they can advertise their services locally. The easiest way to spot them is that if they have a clear physical address listed on their website. Another way is to see if they have a 1800 number. If you want a local company, the company should have a local phone number of Houston, not a 1800 number where a dispatcher in another state is taking the call to then relay the lead to their local contractor.
We think that a local wine cellar builder should have a local website and advertise their own phone number with their own location.
Third: Look for reviews of your local wine builder company
Google the name of the wine cellar builder company. You will find reviews in there that they will give you a feel on how is that company.
You can click on How to Write Reviews and Add Ratings of Places in Google to know more about the process.
Google Reviews are a good starting point to find out how this company operates. It is not written in stone but it is a good point.
First thing you need to see, when you call, do they answer the phone? This is really important. Any company doing serious business will answer the phone call promptly, if not, they will return the call in less than 1 hour no more!!!
When asking questions, do you feel rushed? Are they knowledgeable? Do they have the patience to answer your questions? Are they respectful? Are they overly pushy?
When you set up a meeting you should expect to have them on time arrived to your place. Little things are important. This is a good investment of money and we want to make sure you get what you are buying.
Building a wine cellar with a dubious company could end up in a nightmare. Mold, rebuild parts of your wine cellar, etc. Experience and technical training are important in building a wine cellar. Building a wine cellar is not the same as building a regular room with air conditioner.
We often have to repair wine cellars built in poor conditions. We have to rebuild walls, install insulations, change climate control parts or replace the whole system because it is inadequate for the size and location of the wine cellar.
Asking for referrals is a good strategy. Can this company give you referrals quickly or they are not so easy to produce them for you.
Different materials have different prices but is it worth it? Better materials will increase the life span of your wine cellar. They will also improve the aesthetics of your wine cellar room.
Something you would consider is if the climate control system is made in US. Also, if the company also provides a commercial grade cooling system. We live in Houston and climate control for your wine cellar is treated differently here than in other estates. Hence, the need for a local wine cellar builder.
Warranty is special. Warranty services can range between 1 to 2 years. What it is included in the warranty? The racks? The cooling system? The insulation?
AABC offers a limited warranty of 2 years.