Shipping Container Insulation

Depending on the way you intend you use your container, there are modification available to establish better control and regulation over internal container conditions. If you’re using the container as an alternate living space or granny flat, for instance, you may need to improve the internal temperature regulation. This can be achieved through the installation of insulation.

Why You Need Insulation

Insulation is primarily used for two main purposes. The first is sound. The core construction of a shipping container means that sound will echo and carry loudly throughout the steel cube. If, for example, your shipping container is to be used on a worksite where loud construction noise is common, you may benefit from acoustic insulation to minimise ambient noise and improve internal conditions. The second main purpose of insulation is temperature regulation. Even though the containers are impressively strong and durable, the steel composition means they are highly exposed to external temperature changes. Insulation will allow the internal temperature to be managed more effectively and remain relatively constant – improving comfort if you are using the container as a living space, and increasing safety of your goods if used for storage of shipping.

Types of Insulation

Insulated (non-operational) containers come with insulation already installed. This is because in the past, they had been used as refrigerated containers but have since been decommissioned. We have a range of Insulated containers available for purchase right now. If, however, you do not want to purchase an already insulated container, you still have a few options.

  • Foam insulation is a pricier but effective option and achieves the best R-rating.
  • Insulation panels are perfect for a DIY insulation project, simply attaching panels to the inside of the container.
  • Blanket insulation is easy and affordable, with material lining the walls.
  • Eco-friendly insulation (such as wool or cotton) can also be used and leaves a smaller carbon footprint than competing insulation products.

How it Works and Pricing

Insulation works by channeling heat correctly. This means it can be used to insulate against extreme heat and extreme cold. In cold climates, the container will feel extremely cold, with metal surfaces holding on to cooler temperatures. This can be minimised, with a cosy temperature maintained inside, when insulation has been installed. In warmer temperatures, the container can start to feel like an oven, especially if it’s located in full sun. Insulation will minimise this heat absorption, allowing the inside to cool down. It is important to note that insulation may be required by law if the container is used as a living space or permanent structure. Shipping Containers Perth stocks a wide range of insulation products and ships Australia wide. We ship Australia wide so get in touch with one of our friendly team today to find out which insulation is best for you and your project.

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