Fontana Shipping Container Expert Explains How To Insulate Storage Units

Jun 27, 2024

Just like homes or vehicles, shipping containers need to be insulated! Read Fontana, CA-based shipping and storage solutions company Conexwest’s (855-878-5233) new guide and find out why.

Controlling the temperature within your shipping container is critical if you want to ensure your goods get to their destination safe and sound. One element that helps in this regard is insulation, and Conexwest has all the info you need on the subject! In its new guide, the company explains how insulation improves your shipping container's versatility, functionality, and longevity. They also highlight some of the materials and techniques they use to insulate the shipping containers they rent and sell.

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A Multi-Purpose Solution

Insulation is a simple and cost-effective way of addressing several shipping container issues simultaneously, including condensation, energy inefficiency, and regulatory noncompliance. However, the most common reason insulation is added to shipping containers is temperature regulation.

“The content inside of a shipping container can be very valuable and expensive,” explained a spokesperson for the company. “Without risking the quality of your products, insulation can be used to protect them by controlling the interior climate. As a result, any weather changes will have little to no effect on the shipping container’s interior temperature.”

Protecting Your Products & Your Container

By adding insulation to your shipping container, you ensure the longevity of your products and the container itself, as it will be less likely to deteriorate over time from rust, mold, or other corrosive substances. Insulation also allows for a wider range of products to be kept within your container.

Say you don't use your container for storage; perhaps you use it as a construction site office or even a micro home — insulation is just as important! Because it is temperature regulating, it helps keep your employees cool and comfortable throughout the day, which in turn, makes them more productive. The same goes if you are living in your storage container; your day-to-day routine is a lot easier to go through when you're in a climate-controlled environment.

Insulation For Every Purpose

Of course, there are many different types of insulation on the market, and the one that you choose will depend upon what you are using your container for. For example, if temperature regulation is of paramount importance, then Conexwest recommends something heavy-duty with a high thermal and moisture-resistance value.

When insulating their containers, Conexwest opts for Rmax Thermasheath-3 insulation, which is a lightweight thermal insulation board composed of a closed-cell polyisocyanurate (polyiso) foam core bonded to reinforced aluminum facers with clear coatings. This type of insulation can be used on exterior wall types 1 through 4, plus, it has a temperature rating of -297 to 300 °F and a water vapor permeability of <0.03 perm-in.

“We set and ready the frame and measure a 2-inch thick thermal value of 13.1,” said the spokesperson. “We then install the insulation, plywood paneling, and a vinyl wrap wall finish to complete the job.”

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