Estimating and Panel Installation
Finishes and openings
The End wall of the shipping container is a two step processs and is insulated with End Wall Inserts either the UX 2.0 or EX 2.5 flat panel. These panels are 48″ x 24″ and are installed on end wall.
Run a bead of PL Premium 3x along the length of the insert and press into the corrugated space of the shipping container’s wall.
You can use duct tape to hold the Inserts in place until the adhesive has set or until you are ready to install the InSoFast panels. Position any duct tape so that it doesn’t interfere with the stud bonding to the shipping container rib.
UX 2.0 Panels
2″ thick of closed-cell, injection-molded EPS foam body achieves R-8.5 insulation
EXi 2.5 Panels
2 1/2″ thick of closed-cell, injection-molded EPS foam body achieves R-10 insulation.
Start with a continuous bead of spray foam or adhesive along the bottom of the end wall of the container.
Add a bead of PL Premium 3x along the corner where the first row of panels meet the corner of the container.
We recommend installing panels standing on end with the embedded studs running perpendicular to a shipping containers corrugated ribs. The goal is to provide as much contact between the studs and steel in order to maximize the holding power of the studs.
You may want to trim the end of the UX or EX panel to “move” the stud down closer to the floor allowing baseboard to be attached.
For a standard 8’ high container, the panels can be installed in a stacked method or a running bond pattern. The running bond pattern works better to eliminate waste on a 9’ high container. Use the cut off end of the top panel to start the next column.
On the back of the panel, run a 3/8″ bead of adhesive along dove-tailed ribbing of each stud.
Seal the gaps at the tops and edges of the corners with spray foam.
We do not recommend installing UX 2.0 or EX 2.5 panels without the Inserts. The Inserts are needed to prevent convective looping behind the wall. If the end wall inserts are not used, seal the corrugation with spray foam at every 4’ height horizontally to minimize the convective loop.