Creating a shipping container home may be an awesome achievement, but you’ll need to insulate it if you want to keep it cozy and comfortable year-round.
Shipping containers are large steel boxes designed for transporting cargo. They’re susceptible to temperature extremes and condensation, and making them comfortable for humans can be tricky.
There are several simple things you can do to improve the livability and comfort of your container home.
If you’re in the beginning stages of building, consider installing double glazed windows. They may be more expensive, but they’ll reduce the amount of heat lost through the windows and, as an added bonus, will reduce noise from the outside.
Also, think about covering the floors with thick rugs in the winter. This will help retain some of the interior heat and will feel nice beneath your feet.
Of course, the smartest thing you can do to create a cozy living or working space is to invest in insulation for the walls, floor and ceiling.
Cold winter temperatures can make the interior of your container home feel like an ice box. In hot weather, sun rays hitting the steel sheeting will make it unbearably hot and humid. InSoFast closed-cell EPS foam insulation panels are the ideal solution!
InSoFast CX Container Panels are designed specifically for the side walls of shipping containers. They have a thin profile and take up only two inches of interior space, enabling you to minimize the thickness of your walls. They are affordable, lightweight, offer very high R-values, and can be affixed directly to the container sides with adhesive.
For maximum insulation and air-tightness, combine our specifically shaped side wall, end wall and ceiling InSoFast InSerts with InSoFast UX 2.0 or InSoFast EXi 2.5 panels. This combination provides skin-tight framing and insulation to support your drywall finishes and fills up all of the hidden airspace behind the drywall with solid closed cell foam.
Order a Shipping Container Sample Kit (which includes InSerts) or a sample panel to see if InSoFast is right for your project. If you decide it is, we’ll fully refund the price of your sample!