Shipping containers are incredibly versatile and sturdy units, as they can even be turned into swimming pools. Despite this, you can still find out that your container is collecting moisture, especially if it’s exposed to the elements, which is, understandably, upsetting. If condensation accumulates, it will trickle down the walls and endanger your property, so it’s an issue that needs to be dealt with quickly.
What Causes Condensation?
Condensation is the combination of internal and external temperature differentials with high humidity levels, and can happen to your shipping container. Although these units are incredibly resistant to adverse weather conditions, such as wind and rain, but they can still be affected. The ceiling and walls tend to be the areas where you’re more likely to find condensation, but not only is this an issue that can be prevented, you can also deal with it if it does indeed occur.
Vents and De-Humidifiers
Vents work really well both to prevent and deal with existing condensation. By fitting them either to the sides or the ends of the container, you’ll improve the airflow inside it and minimise the temperature differential. De-humidifiers remove moisture from the air and collect the water in a recipient, which you can then throw away; this way you can keep your container dry!
Insulation and Graphotherm
If you install insulated panels in your container, they will keep the condensation away, but you need to choose the right solution for what you require. For example, if you want to store a lot of irregular-shaped items inside your unit, the insulation needs to be strong and sturdy, so it doesn’t get damaged.
Graphotherm can also help with moisture problems. This is an anti-condensation coating that is typically applied to the roof and top parts of the walls through a spray system, and acts as partial insulation capable of retaining moisture.
All of these solutions help prevent and deal with condensation, and are extremely popular due to their usefulness and affordability – this means you get high quality products that help you protect your container while keeping within budget at all times.
It can be annoying to find that your steel unit is gathering moisture, and that your things as not as secure as you’d like. Still, you don’t need to stress about it, as condensation can be easily preventable and treatable, so that you can enjoy your container. If you’d like to learn more about this issue and how to deal with it, feel free to get in touch with us on 0208 459 6972. You can also find us on Twitter.