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A Discussion about Insulating Shipping Containers

Did you know that it’s actually more cost efficient for shipping companies to purchase new containers rather than transport empty ones back to their origin? This means that containers just keep on getting produced. And once they’ve successfully made their first and last venture across the sea, they sit idle and unused in shipping yards.

Attaching Intersecting Walls to InSoFast Panels

Install all of the InSoFast panels around the perimeter walls before building interior partition walls. Butt intersecting wall stud up to the InSoFast panels. Apply a bead of construction adhesive to the backside of the stud where it will come in contact with the InSoFast panels. Note your stud is fastened at the bottom plate

Concrete Floors

InSoFast panels provide a simple, easy way to insulate cold concrete floors. The attachment studs provide a secure surface to screw the subfloor. Things to Consider InSoFast panels alone can raise the floor by 2 – 2½ inches which will affect any existing door swings as well as the floor-to-ceiling height. A subflooring layer of

Electrical Integration

Recommended Box Configurations We recommend plastic, metal, or fiberglass electrical boxes. A good resource for finding the right size box is Allied Moulded Products. You can use their website to find a local distributor for nearly all of their products. 2½” deep box – we recommend Allied Moulded Products’ 9331 Series 1½” deep two gang

How to Prevent Mold in Basements

InSoFast panels are designed to manage moisture. When installed on a cold concrete basement wall, the closed-cell EPS body creates a thermal barrier that inhibits the humidifying conditions that lead to mold growth. Additionally, each panel is equipped with a capillary break and gravity drainage channels. These channels are specifically-sized cavities that moderate vapor pressure

Imperfect Ceiling Heights

8ft-high ceilings make for a very easy InSoFast installation. Because each panel is 2ft high, you won’t need any modifications at the top of the wall. In fact, this is the case for any ceiling height evenly divisible by two. 6ft ceilings, 10ft ceilings, 24ft ceilings: no modification. But what do you do with an

InSoFast PLUS: Adding Extra Insulation

It’s easy to increase your R-Value beyond R-10 code minimums while maintaining the engineered benefits of continuous InSoFast panels. Simply layer rigid foam insulation board over top of InSoFast panels, a technique we’ve dubbed InSoFast PLUS. This saves money by utilizing locally obtained rigid foam to enhance the R-Value. Additionally, PLUS projects can be completed

Installing Drywall

Drywall can be installed over InSoFast panels in the same exact way it is installed over traditional wood framing. Simply attach drywall to the InSoFast studs using all-purpose drywall screws. You should nail base and trim boards into the studs using trim nailer or hand nails. Important: InSoFast panels, like all rigid foam insulation boards,

Interior Windows, Doors and Openings

Frame all openings to ensure there is a sturdy attachment surface for drywall or trim in case the InSoFast studs do not perfectly meet the edges. Important: EX 2.5 panels are easier to frame than UX 2.0 panels because they are the same depth as commonly available framing lumber. UX 2.0 panels will require additional