SHIPPING CONTAINER INSULATION

INSULATION

✓ APPLICATION
We can add insulation to any container from our Container Modification Shop in Mount Vernon, WA

✓ KEY FEATURES
Spray foam provides an excellent water-proof vapor barrier to any container in addition to r-value of 6+. Fiberglass batts provide thicker insulation for a low cost and an r-value of 13+

✓ PERFECT FOR
Converting a shipping container to an Office, Dry Cabin, or other workspace where temperature control is important.

KEY FEATURES

WHAT TYPE OF INSULATION IS BEST FOR SHIPPING CONTAINERS
Simple Box offers two main types of insulation (spray foam & fiberglass batt) and we use them in combination for both energy and cost efficiency.

HOW THICK IS THE INSULATION?
Spray foam is applied to a thickness of 1 inch and can be applied directly to Container walls, ceiling, and even the underside of a Shipping Container. Fiberglass batt insulation is installed in between the studs of interior framed walls after a layer of spray foam has been applied.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SPRAY FOAM AND FIBERGLASS? WHAT KIND OF “R-VALUE” DOES EACH HAVE? 

  • Spray Foam
    • Closed Cell Foam
    • R6 value
    • Up to 1” thick
  • Fiberglass Batts
    • Paper-faced, installed in between framing
    • R13 (3 ½ inch thick)
  •  COMBO (Foam + Fiberglass Batts) 
    • This type of insulation is most ideal as it provides excellent Vapor barrier and thick insulation to combat the elements of heat or cold. 

DOES THE ENTIRE CONTAINER NEED TO BE INSULATED?
We can apply spray foam to any portion of the container you would like. Some examples are:

  • Spray foam on the ceiling only for a vapor barrier
  • Spray foam the Ceiling and Walls
  • Spray foam the underside of the container
  • Spray foam outside the container so the steel does not heat up in sunlight

WHAT ARE SOME OTHER WAYS OF INSULATING A CONTAINER? 

  • Rigid Pink Insulation Panels
  • Corrugated Insulation Panels (compare to Insofast™ panels)
  • Open Cell spray foam

WHY DOESN’T SIMPLE BOX USE THESE METHODS OF CONTAINER INSULATION?
The reason we do not use these methods for most insulation projects is that in our experience they require extra time, material and expense without providing the quality that our customers expect. We have found the combination of Spray foam with Fiberglass batts to wor the best in most situations. 

HOW DO YOU COVER THE INSULATION IN A SHIPPING CONTAINER? 

  • Framing and Sheeting (finish-grade plywood) is required anytime we insulate a Container with Fiberglass Insulation Batts. 
  • Spray Foam Insulation can be left exposed and can also be primed and painted.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SPRAY FOAM INSULATION OR ANY OF OUR OTHER SHIPPING CONTAINER MODIFICATION OPTIONS:

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