The material you install as insulation on a shipping container home will affect the thermal stability, comfort, and durability of the structure. InSoFast insulation products help you avoid the issues common to other insulating materials while fulfilling all the expected functions of insulation, plus some you might not expect!
Our products are injection-molded Expanded Polystyrene foam. InSoFast insulation products fit to the structure and each other in a tight fashion that prevents thermal and moisture leakage. The design of the panel also includes built-in, non-ferrous, insulated studs that avoid thermal bridging, a common weakness of traditional batt insulation.
A few of the other unexpected benefits our panels offer include:
A shipping container’s original purpose is to transfer goods from place to place. The standard size and stackable nature of the containers make them easy to carry aboard ships, tractor-trailers, and freight trains. Unfortunately, they’re often abandoned in shipyards, in need of recycling or repurposing.
Using these containers as the bones for modern homes, office spaces, pop-up retail shops, emergency shelter, classrooms, and various other functional spaces is an economical and effective way to give these units a second life.
While they’re widely available, strong, and affordable, converting metal containers into durable and comfortable habitations and living spaces has some issues that you’ll need to overcome:
Thermal Instability – The shipping container’s metal construction conducts thermal energy and makes it nearly impossible to stabilize temperatures inside.
Condensation – If you’ve ever noticed how frosty a cold beverage gets in warm weather, you understand the concept of condensation. The metal of a shipping container acts the same way.
Sound Amplification – The noise inside a metal box will be unyieldingly loud.
Just like a koozie on that cold summer drink, a layer of insulation works to resolve each of these problems. The right material – closed cell, EPS foam engineered into specially designed units will facilitate construction processes and insulate effectively.
InSoFast insulation panels are a terrific solution for shipping container projects. The CX44 panel provides intrinsic framing, easy installation, and excellent insulation coverage. The panels are thin and include a frame that replaces the traditional wooden one, requiring less of the finite space within the shipping container.
Another InSoFast shipping container insulation product is the Insert. We offer three different types of Inserts – those for sidewalls, end walls, and ceilings. These sleeves of closed-cell EPS foam fill up the empty spaces and create a flat surface upon which a layer of either InSoFast UX 2.0 or EXi 2.5 should be installed.
If you’re ready to install InSoFast insulation on a shipping container home, visit our website to explore all of the products we offer. We’ll ship to your project site directly from our manufacturing facilities to get your project started and finished, FAST!