Shipping Container: Exterior Insulation CX44

CX44 Exterior Installation:

Exterior Installation of CX44 Panels;

The InSoFast CX Container Panel is designed for the side walls of most shipping containers. The CX panels are set up for an 11" repeating pattern of the corrugation and the panel size is 44" x 24". They are installed horizontally with the studs running vertically. Lay out the first row of CX panels to determine the fit to the container. Variations in the corrugations may require the panels to be trimmed or spaced out slightly.  Leave a 1/4" gap to allow for spray foam sealant.

Before You Glue

Dry fit and adjust your panels to fit. Use a razor blade knife to fit around cargo hooks, dents, weld seams or other protrusions.

Start by gluing the bottom rail panel foam support that was cut and fitted in the insulating the bottom rail.  Apply glue in a 3/8" bead using an "S" pattern.

Place a 3/8" bead of adhesive on the stud on the exposed dove tailed ribs on the backside of the CX44 panel.

Add Extra Adhesive Around Openings;

Since there is no stud at the cut ends of the panels, an additional bead of PL Premium 3x is applied at the start and end of each wall. 

Use spray foam to air seal around the openings;

There are many suitable spray foams for air sealing around the openings.

It is important to seal the bottom of the first row of panels and around all openings. Apply a continuous bead of spray foam or adhesive along the bottom of the side wall of the container.

Special detailing for the End Wall and Swing Door Frame;

The CX44 panel will not work for the end wall and door frame without modification. Here we used the UX2.0 panel to handle the flat surface areas. Additionally the horizontal studs work well for the finish trim and outside corner treatments.

Here we glued the studs and all the outside edges so the panel so ti is solidly attached to the corner.

Secure and brace the panels until the adhesive sets.

Also see Pages; Insulating the bottom rail


InSoFast Plus Method

Need a higher R-value? No Problem! Start with a base of InSoFast continuous insulation panels they are feature-rich and easy to install. Then add rigid foam insulation over top of InSoFast panels.