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Choosing the best Walk-In Cooler for your c-store

Posted By: Erin White
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crown-coolerWalk-in coolers come in many different shapes and sizes.  Choosing the best one to fit your needs, wants and budget can be a tough decision.  There are several main points to look into when making your decision:  size, insulation type and manufacturing method.

When choosing size, you can go with a pre-fabricated walk-in cooler, which is a box that comes in standard sizes.  If you have a unique space, you can go with a custom sized cooler.  We can design and engineer a walk-in cooler to fit essentially any space.

Not only to you have a choice in the sizing of your cooler, but you also have a choice in the type of insulation your walk-in cooler has.  You can choose from polystyrene and polyurethane.  Both products use OSB for covering both sides of their foam, but the similarities end here.  Polyurethane itself is one of the best glues used in the industry, so the OSB is bonded to the polyurethane without the use of additional glue.  Polystyrene panels have a glue spread on both sides of the OSB to adhere to one another.  Both are efficient and work well for a walk-in cooler.  However, each insulation does have  differentiating characteristics and should be optimized for the specific application.

Lastly, you need to look at manufacturing methods.  The two most common methods are Wood Rail Perimeter or High Density Urethane Perimeter (Hard Rail).  Wood Rail panels offer durability and are an ideal solution for multiple glass door display line-ups.  Hard Rail panels are a good solution for applications that cannot use wood.  It is also know for its easy installation and lighter weight.

Choosing the right walk-in cooler for your location and the enviroment you are in are essential.  With a little help from the experts, you will choose the right box that best fits your needs and will last you a lifetime.


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