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Based in the heart of Texas, we know just how brutal that Texas sun can be here at Falcon. If you’re a business owner thinking of using a Conex container to store equipment or goods, or maybe you plan to create a modified workspace for employees, that heat might be concerning.
How hot does it get inside an unmodified, non-climate controlled Conex container? Of course, the answer depends on how extreme the outside temperature gets. In general, just like an automobile, a hot, sunny day that reaches the upper 80s outdoors can easily climb to more than 120° inside an enclosed steel shipping container.
But before you go looking for alternative temperature-controlled storage options, consider an insulated Conex box or container. Frequently paired with climate control units, Conex insulation is one of the most frequent modifications we perform for our customers and is extremely effective at protecting contents.
The need for an insulated shipping container depends on several factors, including where it’s being stored. A warehouse or location shaded by nearby buildings, for example, will likely experience fewer temperature swings. When possible, use location to your advantage to improve energy efficiency.
The biggest driving factor that demands the use of insulation, however, is the intended use of the Conex box and any temperature-sensitive contents contained within. Some examples include:
There are a number of insulation types that can be used for Conex containers, and the type you choose depends on what is being stored. Many of our customers opt for batt insulation, a product made of finely woven fiberglass, mineral wool, or plastic. It’s the standard choice in construction for insulating attics and crawl spaces, it’s available in a variety of R-values, and it’s generally cost effective.
Another Conex container insulation option is spray foam insulation or foil-backed rigid foam insulation panels that are glued to the interior walls. The foam panels are easy to maneuver and install and make it relatively easy to apply a wall finish such as paneling over the top.
Polystyrene, commonly known as Styrofoam, is another popular type of insulation. It’s ideal when storing non-heat producing assets. Installing Styrofoam is fast and easy since it doesn’t require framing. Instead, the panels are glued directly onto the walls of the container or mounted on bars flush with the walls.
Insulating your Conex container can protect your equipment, your assets, and your people. Choosing the right insulation for the job can be challenging, and we are here to guide your decision. We can help you choose the right Conex container along with the proper insulation to fit your needs. You’ll also be able to choose from a variety of window options, air conditioning, interior finishes, and more. Download our free catalog below to see how we can help on your next project.
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