First Name: EJ
Last Name: Mxxxx
Your Email Address:Undisclosed
Project Budget: not determined
Project Location: Nederland colorado
Project Description: retreat cabin
What would you like help with?
As I understand it, by the time I insulate the walls, floor and roof to r30, I would not be able to stand up in the space. How does one insulate a container project?
Unless you are building on an insulated/heated slab on grade or in a moderately warm climate, the ground floors are the trickiest part of a container building to insulate. For the walls and ceilings there are many options; batt (R 3.25 per inch ~ R30 would require 9-10" ), foam panels(R 5 per inch ~ R30 would require 6"), and standard spray foam (R 6.75 per inch ~ R30 would require 4.5"). You certainly loose some interior ceiling height, but still ample room/clearance.
With the floor, there are fundamentally three options;