Winter is here to stay, whether we like it or not. It’s time to bust out the sweaters, mittens, and hats. It’s important to dress appropriately in the winter so that you don’t get frostbite. You should also crank up the heat in your house. Regrettably, the latter mission is more difficult for those living or owning a business in a shipping container. Luckily, there are some top tips for winterizing your modified shipping container that’ll help keep you warm all season long.
Perhaps the most popular method to keep a shipping container warm is to insulate it. There are multiple ways you can accomplish this task. Spray foam is the easiest way to insulate a modified shipping container. All you have to do is spray the foam on the exterior and interior walls. You can also use wool or cork if spray foam sounds like too much of a hassle. A bonus of using the last two products is that they’re flame retardant, so they’ll protect your space in case of an emergency.
Secure the Windows
There’s nothing worse than feeling a winter draft in the room where you’re trying to relax. Consider getting double-glazed windows if you’re constantly freezing in your shipping container. Yes, this option is more expensive than other options, but it’ll be worth it in the end because you won’t be chilly. Additionally, these windows are energy efficient. You can also try to seal the windows by using a sealant. Sealant is much cheaper than buying entirely new windows.
Curtains & Personal Heaters
Believe it or not, curtains can be used for more than decoration. Curtains can prevent a draft from creeping through the windows in the cold winter months. Make sure to get thick-cut drapery so there’s less chance of feeling the wind. Another small change you can make to warm things up is getting a personal heater. There are so many options on the market now. You can place the heater next to you while you read an interesting book on the couch.
These are the top tips for winterizing your modified shipping container. As you can see, there are large-scale and small-scale projects you can take on. Business owners might be more inclined to insulate the space since people are always coming in and out. Or, you can set up curtains and get a heater if you’re trying not to break the budget. Whatever route you decide to take, enjoy the season in your space before spring rolls around.