How To Insulate A Shipping Container
Fur out the container with 2"x 1" furring (Although the diagram shows the furring running horizontally, most find it easier run the furring vertically). Attach the insulation horizontally with screws or staples. You can then attach your wall board/drywall.
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. The furring can run vertical (typical) or horizontal as shown on the photo below. 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 below - 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...
- Screw metal sheeting to the walls (you can also use board or drywall).
- 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.
- Slide the Prodex Total above the piping from one end of your roof to the other end.
- Tape insulation seams with reflective tape or use 10M or Prodex Fast Action to avoid seam tape.
It's impossible to install bulky 6 fiberglass in a container. The cost, ineffectiveness and DIY unfriendly nature of spray foam installs eliminates that option.
The light and flexible Prodex Total roll easily attaches to a furring.
For independent reviews - Visit Site JabberReenie: 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.
Gary Johnson: Saturday, June 4 2016
My container was so hot I wouldn't store anything heat sensitive. After installing Prodex I could really feel the difference. Good stuff