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5 Things to Consider When Choosing Shipping Container Home Insulation

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It was once unimaginable but having shipping container housing is now a modern trend. Shipping containers are relatively low cost to purchase, they are sustainable, and they can be moved. If you have been won over by the benefits of a container home, shipping container home insulation is next on your list! These are the key things to consider when choosing shipping container insulation:

  1. Insulating a shipping container is more of a requirement

Shipping containers aren’t built to be lived in; they are designed for shipping and storing, so they don’t provide adequate heating and cooling for comfortable living. Insulating a shipping container will help to transform the interior into a comfortable space, preventing condensation, damp and controlling the temperature inside.

  1. Consider the application and material, not just the cost

Icynene® spray foam insulation is a dearer choice for container home insulation, but it’s the most effective solution. As well as being the easiest to apply, due to the ability to control the spray and as it is applied in liquid form, it’s the most likely to fill, cover and insulate every bit of space.

  1. The climate in the location of the container home

Thinking about the climate of the area you will place your shipping container home is important. Shipping container insulation spray creates an air barrier, ensuring a maintained temperature whatever the season. Heat will be kept in during the winter months, and hot air in summer won’t infiltrate and transform the container home into a greenhouse.

  1. Use an experienced contractor

Typical contractors may not have experience with insulating a shipping container, so it’s important to bring in someone who is familiar with the design. The Icynene® contractors at Mass Foam Systems have over 10 years’ experience, so you have peace of mind that the insulation application will be of a high standard and will have effective insulating capabilities.

  1. Eco-friendliness

The lower cost of choosing a container for a home is a popular reason for growth in popularity, but their sustainability also plays a big part. To ensure this is met, choosing an eco-friendly type of insulation is important. Icynene® spray foam insulation is made from recycled content for the lowest global warming effects.

To discuss using spray foam insulation for shipping containers, or to find out more about the process of achieving a well-insulated shipping container, get in touch with the friendly team at Mass Foam Systems on 0800 246 5051 or get an instant quote.

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