Are you planning to build a home or office from a shipping container? If so, you’ve likely wondered “How do I insulate a shipping container?” The answer to this question is simple. Choose InSoFast insulating products for a fast, simple, and effective way to fully insulate your shipping container turned home/gym/classroom/church/office/restaurant/etc.
Sunshine on shipping containers has the same effect as a greenhouse. The internal temperature will become hotter and hotter unless your shipping container home includes significant insulation. You can also use reflective paint or other materials to block the radiant heat, but insulation is key.
Whether you live in a hot or cold climate, keeping climate-controlled air within the home is important. Insulating the roof, walls, and even the floor with InSoFast insulating products is easy and amazingly effective.
The space you’ll have within a shipping container is pre-defined, and it’s limited. The standard container is 8’ wide, so choosing insulation that will leave as much of that space unused is ideal.
Many insulation processes require that you use several inches of internal space for a frame. InSoFast insulation panels eliminate this problem. The panels provide a frame and insulation protection in one. Even more, these products can work inside and outside of the container, so you can easily install your insulation how you’d like while maximizing the interior space of the container.
InSoFast CX Shipping Container Panels create a system of continuous insulation through interconnected panels. Each panel consists of closed-cell EPS and can work on any surface. They are made specifically for shipping container side walls and provide insulation and frame in one step.
CX panels are 44×24 inches and follow an 11-inch repeating pattern along the walls of corrugation. With a 2” thickness, these panels leave more room for use.
InSoFast InSerts are special EPS foam sleeves that fill up all the recessed spaces on a corrugated wall. These sleeves create a smooth layer upon which you then will install a layer of InSoFast interior insulation paneling. You can choose between UX 2.0 or EXi 2.5 for this purpose.
InSoFast CX-LP Low-Pro Studs should be applied to the corrugated sides with InSerts filling the recessed spaces. Then, your choice of rigid foam insulation can fill in the spaces. This process is cheaper, requiring less room for shipping, but since it lacks the electric raceways and moisture control channels included in the CX panels, it’s not great if you plan to run services to your container.
How do you insulate a shipping container? Order InSoFast insulation products today!