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Let’s see; since our last update, we’ve continued to install InSoFast panels to the exterior shell of the shipping containers to get the base layer of insulation. Then we add additional rigid foam insulation to meet the energy code requirements. There are three basic ways to insulate shipping containers, all inside, outside, or both interior and exterior.
We chose to insulate all on the shell to capitalize on the unique details available in shipping containers that you wouldn’t find in traditional stick-frame home construction.
These panels’ dimensions are 24x48x2.5 inches, and when they’re put together into a solid wall of insulation, they provide a balance of strong energy protection and protection from the elements. The closed-cell EPS foam is non-porous, so the system can serve as a reliable weather resistant barrier that repels water rather than absorb it.
Our products are easily installed with tongue-and-groove notches that connect the panels to one another. A complete system leaves no gaps for thermal bridging, and all you’ll need for the process is a utility knife, a saw, a nail gun or drill, and canned spray foam insulation. The process is intuitive and a seasoned construction professional or DIY weekend warrior can both expect superior results.
The best insulation for your container home is InSoFast Container Quote. Reach out by calling (888) 396-9677 or by contacting us online if you need assistance with orders, installation, measurements, etc.