The flexibility of a shipping container lends itself to uses as a home, office space, storage unit, concession stand, and much more. To complete this project, though, you’ll need to learn how to insulate the outside of a shipping container for the best results. InSoFast insulation products offer a few processes that will work well for exterior insulation applications on a shipping container.
InSoFast CX shipping container insulation panels work for interior and exterior applications. This product line has an R-value of 11 and work with the corrugated design of the shipping container wall. When installed horizontally and following an 11” repeating pattern, the CX panel’s embedded studs will line up against the ridges of the corrugation for easy installation.
Another option for exterior insulation of shipping containers is our InSoFast InSert used in combination with EXe 2.5 insulation panels. The InSerts are adhered to the recessed spaces of the corrugation, and the EXe panels are applied to the resulting flat surface.
The notched edges of the InSoFast EXe 2.5 panels create a tight fit that can bridge irregularities and remain true and straight. The 2’x4’ panel is 2.5” thick continuous insulation and produces an R-value of 10 which matches the performance of batt insulation with an R-value label of 15. While the CX panel includes 2 non-ferrous studs, this panel provides three every 16” o.c. Installation is simple and foolproof because of the alignment notches and ridged studs that facilitate easy adhesion with construction adhesive and natural connection.
The most affordable option is the new InSoFast CX-LP LowPro Embedded Stud used alongside the InSert insulation sleeves and your choice of rigid foam board. This option is great for conversions that don’t require services like electricity and for exterior applications.
Adding thermal protection to the inside or outside of a shipping container can make a world of difference to your home or office space, and if you’re wondering how to insulate, the best answer is InSoFast insulation panels. Reach out by calling (888) 396-9677, and our staff will be happy to guide you through your choice of products, taking measurements, and surefire installations.