Renovating a shipping container InSoFast provides an engineered method to add insulation and framing to increase your comfort and is the responsible green thing to do (dollars and environmentally). From the depths of a cold winter to the heat of a sweltering summer, InSoFast panels will help keep you dry and comfortable. Our products have a design that combines ease of application with the powerful effectiveness of continuous insulation. Adding insulation to your shipping container is one of the most effective investments you can make for your comfort.
When you are bonding two non-porous surfaces (such as InSoFast panels to metal) or if you are in very dry or cold conditions (less than 30% relative humidity), add water in the form of a very light or atomized spray from a plant mister bottle to the extruded adhesive. This can be a positive benefit as it speeds curing time.
Repositioning time will also be reduced to less than 15 minutes. Use mechanical supports like “T” braces for 24-48 hours hours while the adhesive cures. Cure time is dependent upon temperature, humidity, porosity of substrate and amount of adhesive used. Low temperature and humidity will slow cure time.
To ensure positive adhesion it is recommended to use adhesive above 41°F (5°C). For easier application, ensure the product temperature is 59°F (15°C) or higher. The best solution is to move the container inside to a place warm or cover the container by tenting it in. Here are a couple of suggestions for tenting the container. If you are doing multiple containers, set the shelter up over your 1st container heat that shelter if possible 59°F (15°C) or higher for 24-48 hours. When you complete that container get 4 people to pick the shelter up and move it over to the next container.
Cold Weather Use:
Cold Weather application is possible down to 19°F (-7°C) ambient conditions. Adhesive product must be kept above 45°F (7°C) during application and all bonding surfaces must be free of snow, ice and frost prior to use. Cold weather conditions will slow cure times.
When installing InSoFast panels to the exterior, the interior of the container must be heated above 41°F (4°C) or preferably 59°F (15°C) or higher until the adhesive has had a chance to cure. No worries when keeping the interior temperature just right when the InSoFast panels installed on the exterior, after all it is insulation.
Install the exterior panels first while heating the interior. Allow adhesive to cure on the exterior before installing interior insulation.
Spray foam adhesive becomes a quick bond.
*Our application when you are bonding two non-porous surfaces together, like a metal ceiling and the InSoFast panel. Because you are working against gravity a “T” brace is a must until the adhesive sets. Add water in the form of a very light or atomized spray from a plant mister bottle to the applied adhesive. This will accelerate the adhesive set time but decrease the re-positioning time. To increase the adhesion on a ceiling application it is advised that you use a 3/4″ bead of spray foam adhesive parallel and in contact with the expose metal rib. Be careful not to fill the electrical raceway if you are going to install wiring in the ceiling.
|Types of spray foam that work, contact us for other recommendations.|
|Important: Add a generous 3/8” bead of PL Premium 3x Strong Adhesive on the ribbed surface of each stud, (you are working against gravity here, DON’T SKIMP OUT or cut corners), next apply a ¾” to 1” bead of Great Stuff Gap and Crack spray foam next to the PL Premium. The spray foam cures quickly and provides additional holding power for the panels after the temporary bracing has been removed. PL Premium requires a minimum of 7 days to cure before any finishes like drywall can be installed.|