Insulation is one of the most important aspects of any home – especially shipping container homes. It helps keep the heat from seeping through the walls, keeping your home warm in the winter time and cooler during summertime. It also helps limit the echoing of sound in your home. Insulation comes in various forms, and which you choose will depend on your needs and budget.
Closed cell spray on foam is a very effective insulation method for your home. This type of foam insulation can be applied directly to the metal corrugated interior wall of a container and has a high R-value. It is not very aesthetically pleasing but it does give a good air seal and prevents water infiltration into your container home.
Another good option for container insulation is Styrofoam boards. They can be mounted to the wall using a strong glue and provide an insulated wall. This insulation is easy to clean and has a low cost.
You can use a foam board that is made from recycled paper and cellulose. This is a very eco-friendly and green material. This type of foam is also very affordable and works well in containers.
If you are on a tighter budget, you can also use batt insulation or fiberglass. This type of insulation is not as dense as the closed-cell spray foam. It is also not as water resistant as the closed-cell spray foam. This type of insulation is fast and easy to install, but it does sacrifice some usable space in the stud walls of your container home.