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Based in the heart of Texas, we know just how brutal the summer heat can get. 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, the heat might be a concern for you too.
How hot does it get inside an unmodified, non-climate-controlled conex container? Of course, the answer depends on the outside temperature. In general, just like an automobile, a hot, sunny day that reaches the upper 80s can easily climb to more than 120 degrees inside an unmodified steel shipping container.
But before you worry, an insulated conex container is perfectly safe. The insulation helps maintain a comfortable internal temperature, especially when paired with climate control units.
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. If you plan to store temperature-sensitive contents, you’ll likely need to prioritize insulation and climate control more than you would for other storage items.
Some examples of contents that need an insulated conex container include:
There are several insulation types that can be used for conex containers. Many of our customers opt for batt insulation, a product made of finely woven fiberglass. Batt insulation is the standard choice 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. The foam is sprayed on in layers to create a more heavy-duty insulation option. It’s a great insulation type for temperature-sensitive storage.
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.
Mineral wool is another great option for applications that require non-flammable materials. Sometimes called slag wool, it's used for a variety of applications from living spaces to equipment enclosures.
Insulating your conex container can protect your equipment, your assets, and your people. Choosing the right insulation for the job can seem challenging, but we’re here to guide your decision. We can help you choose the right conex container along with the proper insulation to fit your needs. Give us a call at 877-704-0177 or email us at Sales@FalconStructures.com to request a modified container solution for your company. Let’s get to work!
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