The Original Blow-In Blanket System
The Blow-In Blanket® system or the BIBS® system is a proven, state-of-the-art insulation system utilizing specially manufactured fiberglass blowing wools installed in the walls, floors, attics, or ceilings behind a proprietary fabric. The system forms a seamless blanket of insulation that completely fills around pipes, wires, and other objects inside the cavity to maximize thermal efficiency and performance of the building envelope. The BIBS system provides with the highest attainable R-values available today.
The benefits of the BIBS system make it the ideal choice for insulating residential homes, commercial or industrial buildings. In fact, more and more builders and contractors are looking for high-performance insulation systems to meet the efficiency demands of both homeowners and jurisdictions.
Higher Efficiency R-Values
The BIBS system is a high-density insulation solution for commercial and residential building applications that delivers higher R-values than traditional insulation alternatives, saving you costly heating and cooling expenses.
Reduced Air Infiltration
National laboratory tests show that the BIBS system reduces air infiltration up to 68% over conventional batt-type insulation alternatives, providing more comfort.
The BIBS system completely fills around pipes, wires and other objects inside the cavity to help eliminate air gaps, resulting in excellent sound control.
The BIBS system does not settle. The unique process of placing a measured amount of dense-pack fiberglass blowing wool behind a proprietary, dust-free fabric virtually eliminates settling when installed correctly.
The BIBS system is naturally non-flammable. The system utilizes a proprietary fabric and approved fiberglass blowing wools that meet ASTM C764 Testing Criteria for smoldering combustion and ASTM E136 for non-combustion.
Many factors influence the comfort of your home. A consistent density of fiberglass blowing wools help reduce pathways for moisture, outdoor allergens, pollutants, and pests making a home more comfortable.
The BIBS system can only be installed by a certified Blow-in Blanket contractor who has been trained in the proper installation of all system components.
In addition to its energy-saving heating and cooling costs and custom-fit qualities, the BIBS system incorporates fiberglass blowing wools made with 25% or greater recycled content.
Projects and applications that leverage the BIBS system come together quickly, cleanly, and easily. Below is a tiny house insulation project installed by Green Home Care Incorporated.
The potential uses are unlimited. The BIBS system can be used in:
- Retro-fit and new construction, including wood and steel frame
- Residential homes
- Commercial buildings
- Industrial buildings
- Metal Buildings
- Interior Sound Walls
The chart shows the R-value of the insulation identified. R means resistance to heat flow. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulating power. Ask your dealer about local codes and required R-values for the geographic region where the product will be used. The BIBS system must be installed by a trained and certified contractor.
Non-Flammable and Non-Combustible
The BIBS system is naturally non-flammable. It uses a specially manufactured, proprietary fabric and approved fiberglass blowing wools that meet ASTM C 764 Testing Criteria for smoldering combustion and ASTM E 136 for non-combustion.
Flame Spread: 5
Smoke Development: 5
The BIBS system has been evaluated and accepted by the following government agencies: CCMC #13198R & 11790R
The BIBS system meets the following standards:
– International Building Code
– International Residential Code
– International Energy Conservation Code
Certainteed InsulSafe®SP, InsulSafe®XC, & Optima®
Johns Manville Climate Pro® & Spider™
Knauf Jet Stream ULTRA and Jet Stream MAX (formerly Perimeter Plus™)
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
The BIBS system can only be installed by contractors certified by a Blow-In Blanket instructor.