Thinking of transforming a used shipping container into a cool and creative new business space? You may have already purchased one and are in the process of fitting it out. It’s important to know that shipping containers are prone to condensation. So if you’re repurposing an ex-container for use as a retail or commercial space you’ll need to nip condensation in the bud by being properly prepared. You’ll also need to think about temperature control, especially if you’re planning to live or work in your container full-time. Proper insulation will mean you’ll be relying less on air conditioning units or fans, making it a good choice for both you and the environment. We’ve put together some important facts you need to know about insulating your shipping container for repurposed use.
Spray Foam Insulation to Ward Off CondensationCondensation can quickly lead to rust, corrosion and mould, which are all unpleasant and dangerous in any living space. Spray foam insulation will be your best bet for taking care of potential condensation. This type of insulation is a quick and easy way to insulate against heat and cold. It also allows you to get into any hard to reach gaps or spaces, making it a great choice for shipping containers. Spray the foam insulation onto each wall, both inside and out, and even underneath, to prevent condensation getting inside from all angles.
Keep Cool in Summer and Warm in WinterInsulation will also keep the inside of your shipping container cool and comfortable during the hot Australian Summer and warm enough to keep working in throughout the Winter months. As well as spray foam insulation, there are a number of different types of insulation which can be safely and effectively used for your container, including:
- Insulation panels
- Blanket insulation
- Eco-friendly options of wool or cotton