Insulating Your Shipping Container



As a Texas-based business owner, you're no stranger to the extremes of our climate. The blistering summer heat and chilly winter days can pose challenges, especially if you're considering utilizing shipping containers for storage or creating modified workspaces. Let's delve into the world of insulation and explore how it can make a significant difference in maintaining a comfortable internal temperature, ensuring the safety of your goods and the well-being of your employees. 


Spray Foam Undercoating
Spray foam insulation undercoating on our 20' container.



How Hot Does It Get Inside a Shipping Container?

Much like your car on a scorching day, an unmodified steel shipping container can easily exceed 120 degrees when exposed to upper 80s temperatures outside. However, fear not – insulated shipping containers are designed to counteract these extreme conditions, particularly when equipped with climate control units.



Why Insulate a Shipping Container?

The decision to insulate your shipping container depends on factors such as its storage location and, most crucially, its intended use. If you're planning to safeguard temperature-sensitive items, investing in insulation and climate control becomes imperative. Consider your environment and the nature of the contents you'll be storing – be it sensitive equipment, vehicles, perishable goods, or even your hardworking employees!



Spray Foam Insulation is ideal for temperature-sensitive storage. 


Types of Insulation for a Shipping Container:

  1. Batt Insulation:

    • -Made from finely woven fiberglass.
    • -A standard choice for attics and crawl spaces.
    • -Available in various cost-effective R-values.
  2. Spray Foam:

    • -Applied in layers for a heavy-duty insulation option.
    • -Ideal for temperature-sensitive storage.
    • -XCaliber offers spray foam insulation for added convenience.
  3. Polystyrene:

    • -Known as Styrofoam.
    • -Ideal for non-heat-producing assets.
    • -Fast and easy installation directly onto container walls.
  4. Mineral Wool:

    • -Non-flammable material.
    • -Versatile applications from living spaces to equipment enclosures.
    • -Sometimes referred to as slag wool.



Whether you're safeguarding valuable equipment, storing vehicles, or creating a climate-controlled workspace for your team, choosing the right insulation is crucial. At XCaliber Container, we understand the unique challenges posed by the weather and offer tailored solutions to help you master the elements.


Contact our team to learn more! 

📞 (940) 242-3178


Want to hear from us more? Sign up for our newsletter here


Back to Blogs 
Back to blog