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INSTALL GUIDES: Shipping Container (click for Installation Instructions)
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Use: Prodex 48 InchFast Action, 10M, White72 Inch, Reflective Bubble Reflective or Foil Fiberglass Vinyl.

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How To Insulate A Shipping Container

Cut four-inch wide strips of insulation from your rolls. Tape (double sided tape) and glue (super metal sealant) the strips of insulation every two feet on roof and walls. Run the tape and glue adjacent to each other the length of the strip. The tape is designed for immediate adhesion. The glue will provide long-term adhesion.

Glue and tape the insulation to the cut strips as shown in photos above and left - running the tape and glue adjacent to each other. Tape insulation seams with reflective tape or use 10M or Prodex Fast Action  to avoid seam tape.

Tape and glue holding the insulation to the roof can potentially fail in the long-term. Solution...

Improve hold and performance of insulation while also making your container more usable.

  1. Screw metal sheeting to the walls (you can also use board or drywall).
  2. Cut out 1-inch square at top of sheeting every 3 feet to hold a hollow pipe (round or square). Slide in your piping. Make sure there is enough room above the of piping to slide in an extra layer of Prodex Total.
  3. Slide the Prodex Total above the piping from one end of your roof to the other end.
  4. Tape insulation seams with reflective tape or use Prodex Fast Action to avoid seam tape.

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 A shipping container insulation system requires a Radiant barrierVapor 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 quonset buildings 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. Prodex Reviews


Customer Reviews
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.


Prodex Insulation Reviews
milostew: Friday, August 07, 2015
Hello, Prodex insulation is truly a miracle. I have a 40' shipping container converted to a shop. For 10 years it was unusable in the summer or winter. I was skeptical when I ordered Prodex, hoping it would lower the temp. 10d. With 2 small air conditioners it now remains at 70d, it has reached 102d outside, it would have been 120d inside. Installed it myself in about 20 hours (I'm 61 years old). I'm so happy I purchased this product. Ordering was straight forward, easy and arrived promptly. Thank You!

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For a 40 ft shipping container - Order 2 (700 sq. ft) insulation rolls + 1 set of reflective tape 6 rolls/set +  1 set of double sided tape 4 rolls/set + 2 cases of Super Metal Sealant


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