The Insofast UX 2.0 Panels connect together to form a continuous insulation layer. In just 2" of insulation I get a continuous insulation R-Value of R-8.5. The panels include a fully insulated composite stud that allows me to glue these panels to the walls of the container and then install beadboard (in my case) to the wall as I would install to traditional 2x4 framing. The big benefits are the low profile, ease of installation, and cost. The cost is comparable to traditional 2x4 framing and insulation but is considerably easier to install. No nails or nasty fiberglass insulation required. Just panels and lots of glue! I also considered studs and spray foam insulation but the cost was too high.
The Insofast UX 2.0 Panels come packaged 5 to a box and I bought 28 boxes to insulate my interior walls and ceiling. The panels arrived by freight on 2 pallets that were light enough for two people to lift and move. I worked closely with Dean from Insofast and received my panels within a few weeks. I am very pleased with the order and delivery process.
Dean proposed that I try out a new product marketed to shipping containers that would fill the gap behind the panels and provide additional insulation. Given that I am building in southern Texas, it was hard to turn this down! I bought enough of the panels to do a large portion of my container but not all of it. I have some large areas of dents that would have made the installation of these panels really time consuming, but I did install them in all the smooth areas of the walls.
The most difficult part of the insulation was the ceiling, so I did this first. Given that the panels are glued to the wall, they needed to be braced against the wall until the glue fully dried. Insofast recommended that I use Loctite Premium 3L Construction Adhesive to glue the panels to the container. Below you can see the process used to support the panels.
The next phase was to put up the insulation on all the walls. Although this was a fairly simple process, it took a few weeks to complete. Special thanks to my friends Kezia, Jonathan, Austin, and Rose for all their help through this phase!
Here are some more pictures of the insulation installation.
My name is Ashley. I want to minimize my footprint and live a more sustainable lifestyle. I'm an engineer with a love for simplistic industrial design and fabrication.