Frequently Asked Questions

American Insulated Panel (AIP) is a manufacturing and construction company based in Taunton, MA. Established in 1989, AIP specializes in manufacturing and installing insulated metal panels for walk-in coolers, freezers, and cultivation businesses across New England, New York, and New Jersey. We are the only company to combine the manufacturing of a continuous line insulated metal panel along with its installation.

AIP offers a range of products including insulated metal panels for walk-in coolers and freezers, custom-length panels manufactured using our continuous line panel machine, and high-quality cooler and freezer doors. In addition, the company offers design services, installation, and repairs.

AIP stands out for its vertical integration. Owning an in-house continuous line panel machine, which enables us to produce custom-length panels quickly and efficiently, along with our experienced installation crews, means that we make sure your project is done correctly and on time. Our industry experience and commitment to customer satisfaction makes us the ideal cold storage pattern.

Our headquarters is located in Taunton, MA. However, we serve clients across New England (Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine), New York, New Jersey, and beyond.

To request a quote, simply fill out the contact form on our website or give us a call at 800-924-2774. One of our Sales Rep team members will be happy to assist you.

Yes, AIP offers installation services for all of our products. Our experienced installation team ensures that your project is completed to the highest standards. Customer’s no longer have to worry about battles between manufacturers and installers when AIP controls the project from start to finish.

American Insulated Panel’s experienced installation crews will travel to where ever the customer’s location is on projects large and small. We regularly complete work in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine. In the company’s history, we’ve traveled as far as Florida! 

Our projects range from 6’x6’ restaurant coolers to the large cold storage facilities in the area which have coolers and freezers that are many thousands of square feet.

AIP serves a variety of industries including food and beverage, agriculture, pharmaceuticals, and more. Our products are ideal for businesses that require temperature-controlled environments. This is especially true when the cold storage structure needs to be customized in any way. Customization might be required to maximize space or be configured around an existing building.

Yes, AIP specializes in custom orders. Whether you need panels of a specific length or custom-designed doors, our team can work with you to meet your exact requirements. Custom doors include swing doors, manual or powered slider doors, roll up, bi-parting, air curtain, and display doors. If AIP doesn’t manufacture what you’re looking for, we have long term relationships with vendors that can and our experienced installers know how to install those products properly.

The timeframe for receiving your order may vary depending on the size and complexity of the project. Our team will provide you with an estimated timeline once your order is placed. Typically, we suggest 1 week for AIP to produce drawings of your project and 4 weeks from the customer’s approval of drawings to begin construction.

There are generally three types of insulation used for cold storage applications. Extruded Polystyrene (EPS), Expanded Polystyrene (XPS), and Polyurethane. The continuous line panel produced by American Insulated Panel is made of Extruded Polystyrene (EPS) foam. EPS foam is the greenest choice out of the three and the only one to have its R-value remain constant for many many years after installation. Not only that, EPS foam is the most cost competitive – providing the lowest cost-per-inch of insulation value – but it’s also readily available and recyclable. Unlike XPS or Polyurethane, EPS is totally inorganic and does not retain water, making it the ideal insulation candidate for any application that needs to avoid mold growth (food processing or agricultural / cultivation).

EPS panels manufactured by American Insulated Panel are made to custom thicknesses to meet exact custom specifications. All applications meet or exceed government R-value requirements of 25 for cooler applications and 32 for freezer applications. EPS panels are manufactured to actually improve in R-value as the core temperature of the panel drops meaning that your panel will be at peak performance once at your final temperature.

ASTM E-84 is the industry standard test for the fire rating of the insulated metal panel. EPS panels manufactured by American Insulated Panel have a Flame Spread Index of less than 25 and a Smoke Development Rating of less than 450. Our ASTM E-84 Test Report is available upon request.

For local projects in the City of Boston, AIP has a history of Chemist Certificates for Panel Systems permits which allow for cooler and freezer installations with the Boston Fire Department.

Our cold storage boxes are installed to the highest standards and provide full vapor tight seals. Because American Insulated Panel produces a tongue and groove continuous line panel, panels are sealed using the metal joints and a continuous bead of non-skinning butyl sealant. This method has been proven to be highly effective and used by installers throughout the United States for decades. In addition to butyl sealant, butyl tape, foil tape, “peel & seal” tape, and metal trim are used to provide a functionally and aesthetically sealed final product. 

No. Our panels utilize a proven tongue and groove joint, along with butyl sealant, to provide panel-to-panel joints. Unlike “cam-lock” boxes which are pre-manufactured to be assembled on site, AIP panels are custom made to exact specifications. “Cam-lock” boxes are known to be extremely easy to install but they are limited by size and cannot be modified in the field. Continuous line panels from AIP cannot be installed as quickly but they can be customized, both at the manufacturing process or in the field, to accommodate customer demands or changing site conditions.

For more information, you can reach us via email at sales@aipanel.com or by phone at 800-924-2774.

Our team is available to answer any questions you may have.