The Original BIBS for Canadian Applications
The BIBS® system is a proven, state-of-the-art insulation system utilizing specially manufactured fiberglass blowing wools installed in the walls, floors, attics, and cathedral ceilings behind a proprietary fabric. The system forms a seamless blanket of dense-packed fiberglass insulation that completely fills around pipes, wires and other objects inside the cavity to maximize thermal efficiency and eliminate costly voids and air gaps. This process helps provide you with the highest, full cavity effective R-values attainable today.

The BIBS system is a premium insulation that fits any blueprint, any design configuration, and any size home or commercial building project. The BIBS system can be used in retro-fit and new construction (both wood and steel frame,) residential, industrial, agriculture and commercial buildings, including ceilings and floors, or wherever acoustic control is needed. It installs cleanly and easily. It completely fills the wall cavity with a consistent density of insulation that lasts for the life of your home. Unlike other insulation systems that may leave voids or gaps, the BIBS system creates the perfect fit, which better controls sound and reduces air infiltration in the wall cavity. So your house is comfortable, snug, and thermally efficient.

R-Value Effectiveness
The BIBS system creates a seamless blanket of insulation that creates a perfect fit to any size shape. The application of placing a measured density of fiberglass blowing wools behind the BIBS system proprietary fabric creates a uniform R-value throughout the entire cavity and helps control air infiltration. When conventional batts are installed in non-standard cavities or in irregular framing, batts must be cut-to-fit for these areas. This often creates gaps that may reduce the efficiency of the building and allow heat or air conditioning to escape. For these reasons, the BIBS system represents a formidable offering when compared to traditional insulation products.

  • The amount of insulation you need depends mainly on the climate you live and local codes.
  • Heat and cooling energy savings from insulation will depend upon the climate, the type and size of your house, the amount of insulation already in your house, your fuel use patterns, and your family size.
  • The BIBS system must be installed properly in order to achieve the marked R-value.

The below chart shows the R-values attainable in Canada with BIBS versus Batts given framing and insulation densities.

BIBS Canada R-Values

Approved Use Fibers
CertainTeed InsulSafe® SP, InsulSafe® XC and Optima
Johns Manville Climate Pro® and Spider
Jet Stream® ULTRA and Jet Stream® MAX

Thermal Resistance
ASTM C-518 tests for the BIBS system show the following R-values:
3 1/2” . . . . . R-15 (R-4.23 per inch)
5 1/2” . . . . . R-23
5 1/2“ . . . . . R-24 using InsulSafe® XC and Jet Stream® ULTRA

Non-Flammable and Non-Combustible
The BIBS system is naturally non-flammable. The system utilizes a proprietary fabric, and tested and approved fiberglass blowing wools that meet ASTM C764 Testing Criteria for smoldering combustion and ASTM E 136 for non-combustion.
Flame Spread: 5
Smoke Development: 5

Availability and Installation
Only qualified contractors trained and certified by BIBS may install the system. This is the BIBS difference. It ensures a proper installation and high-performance results. Our established network of insulation specialists extend across North America.

Building Standards
The BIBS system meets the following standards:

  • International Building Code
  • International Residential Code
  • International Energy Conservation Code

Acceptances
The BIBS system has been evaluated and accepted by the Canadian Construction Materials Centre CCMC #13198R & 11790R