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MrAlfred
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# Posted: 28 Nov 2019 05:08
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Hey guys,
I would like to know what is the best way to insulate shipping container homes.

I have almost completed the construction(will update the post with pictures soon) and now I would like to do the insulation work. It looks like there are many different ways(or materials) to insulate containers.

I think the spray foam insulation is really simple and convenient. Would like to know if there are any downsides.

I bought the shipping containers from a company in Toronto. They're quite large with 9 and a half feet height and I have got enough space for insulation.
So If there is any other better alternative, please suggest.
Thanks in advance!

Princelake
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# Posted: 28 Nov 2019 06:51
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Spray foam is the way to go. Only down side is it's not a DIY project you'll have to hire someone and that makes it more costly.

Jrbrandt25
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# Posted: 28 Nov 2019 07:28
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Spray all day!

DaveBell
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# Posted: 28 Nov 2019 08:22
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SPAM

toyota_mdt_tech
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# Posted: 28 Nov 2019 09:56
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That container spammer outfit out of Ontario peddling containers is relentless.
But spray foam like others said, no exceptions.

KinAlberta
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# Posted: 29 Nov 2019 10:09 - Edited by: KinAlberta
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I was thinking that open cell spray foam could allow for rusting. Ignore me and just read this:

Will Spray Foam Rust Metal Buildings?
https://www.retrofoamofmichigan.com/blog/will-spray-foam-rust-metal-buildings


Moisture Myths and Spray Foam | Iowa Spray Foam
https://iowasprayfoam.com/moisture-myths-and-spray-foam/

Gooseflesh
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# Posted: 11 Dec 2019 05:07
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I always go with spray foam.

SE Ohio
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# Posted: 1 Jan 2020 09:51
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This subject comes up frequently here, you might take a look at the old threads

LittleDummerBoy
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# Posted: 1 Jan 2020 12:13
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I'm sure spray foam is best.
If it's too expensive, impractical, or inaccessible, you could get the same effect by gluing in rigid foam insulating boards (4X8). Glue them in and seal seams with Great Stuff foam.
One advantage is that you have a smooth, even surface for your interior finish.

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