INSTALL GUIDES: Shipping Container

The Most Popular item is 10M. The following are excellent 5M choices: Prodex 48 Inch, Fast Action, White, 72 Inch, 24 Inch and 16 Inch. Other options include: Reflective Bubble Reflective or Foil Fiberglass Vinyl.

How To Insulate A Shipping Container or Metal Building without Framing

The equipment checklist includes:

If framing the container with wood, model the install methods of how to insulate a pole barn (retrofitting section of page).

Step 1 Put a glob of Super Metal Sealant on the base of the pin. Press the base of the perforated pins on to the sheeting. It's fine that the adhesive oozes through the holes of the base (you can smooth it out if you want). This part of the adhesive helps hold the anchor pin on to the metal. Space pins 1 per 2 square feet.  Allow 24 hour cure time. The cure time can vary depending on the temperature and humidity

Step 2 (optional) Add Spacers to the pins on the walls - While the pins are bonding to the metal, prep the foam board spacers. Cut 2" x 2" pieces of 3/4" or 1" foam board. It provides an air gap which optimizes the performance of the insulation. Push the square foam pieces all the way down the pin. If you prefer no to use the spacer, don't push the insulation flush to the metal. Rather, leave the insulation off the the metal (approximately 1) inch to optimize performance.

Step 3 Push the insulation on to the pin. Once it's through the pin, push the cap onto the pin and press it down to secure the insulation. 

Step 4 Once the insulation is secured, snip the end of the pins. You may also want to apply tape over the cut tip of the pin to avoid someone getting cut.

A shipping container insulation system requires a Radiant barrier, Vapor Barrier, and Reflective Insulation because of the unique nature of the metal. The sun's rays on the metal surface creates unbearable heat inside the container in the summer. Cold winter temperatures are exaggerated by the metal sheeting making it frigid inside. Warm temperature on a cool metal creates sweating (condensation). Prodex Total serves a true vapor barrier and condensation eliminator. It has a high R-value and it prevents radiant heat transfer (primary source of heat-flow). It's superior to fiberglass batt in metal buildings and pole barns because it is unaffected by humidity or water -- It doesn't mildew or promote fungus growth and it keeps the building cool in the summer -- It doesn't promote nesting for rodents, bugs and birds. It is also much easier and less expensive to install. It is superior to double bubble insulation in a shipping container because the heat from the metal skin doesn't cause its polyethylene micro-bubbles to collapse. With a pressure of 6 PSI Prodex compresses just 6%. When the load is relieved it takes back its initial shape. The density of the foam is between 1.25 lb/ft (sq) - 1.87 lb/ft (sq). This gives the material real body.

Reenie: Wednesday, May 3, 2017
I recently ordered and received Prodex insulation. I have installed it in my container. The product is fantastic! It was super easy to install and works great! It immediately reduced the temperature in the container. I furred the container out with 1x2s and simply stapled the Prodex over them. I then sheetrocked over the Prodex. It all worked out perfectly! I believe it is a superior product than the R-13 fiberglass I installed in the ceiling. I just wanted to extend my appreciation to the company for an outstanding product, immediate customer service and instant delivery.

aestates: Saturday, February 06, 2010
I used this to insulate a CONEX shipping container. It was easy to install with your double stick tape & insulates well.Independent Reviews visit Site Jabber

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