All of our containers come standard with small air-vents to allow a minimal amount of air to flow through the container. These were sufficient when the container was originally filled to capacity with dry cargo for shipping.
When clients purchase our containers for longer term storage purposes and are not filling them to capacity, Secure Store strongly recommends this modification to allow for greater air-flow through the container.
Venting will reduce the amount of condensation that can occur in a container that is not filled to capacity.
We make these recommendations to protect the contents of your container from the moisture build-up that can occur.
Recommendations: Important for containers not filled to capacity, containers that are being placed in extreme environmental conditions (high humidity areas) and for long-term storage where the barn doors will not be opened for extended periods of time.
Used primarily for our site offices and living quarters, Secure Store offers spray insulation for your container. By applying up to 4 inches of spray insulation throughout the container (roof, floor and walls), we are able to achieve an R28 value. We increase this R value by framing and adding additional batte insulation to the interior of the container, similar to many houses. External finishing (siding etc..) can then be installed.
A second situation where spray insulation is recommended (a thin 2 inch layer recommended) for a container is for the interior roof of a container being used for storage. Direct sun-light bouncing off the roof of the container can change the temperature inside the container drastically. Applying spray insulation will reduce the amount of heat build-up and condensation dripping.
Recommendations: Let us know the R value you wish to achieve for the insulation of your container. Mandatory for offices and living quarters and optional (but recommended) for storage applications.