The BIBS system is unlike traditional insulation products installed in residential homes and commercial buildings. It is a complete system of selected components that have been tested to a specific level of performance. The BIBS system can only be installed using approved fiberglass blowing wool. These fibers have been laboratory and field tested to help ensure a level of performance of this premium insulation system.
The BIBS system only recognizes the below specific brands of blowing wool insulation:
CERTAINTEED APPROVED FIBERGLASS BLOWING WOOLS
The OPTIMA system of fiberglass blow-in insulation is a thermal and acoustical insulation for sidewalls, cathedral ceilings, and other closed-cavity applications. The insulation is an unbonded, white, loose-fill virgin fiberglass designed for pneumatic installation behind non-woven OPTIMA fabric (or equivalent). This product is an approved fiber used in the BIBS system.
InsulSafe SP and Insulsafe XC are fiberglass blowing wool insulations used in residential and commercial construction as a thermal and sound absorbing insulation. It is designed for pneumatic installation in open (attic) and closed (sidewalls/floor) construction cavities. It may also be used in retrofit applications.
JOHNS MANVILLE APPROVED FIBERGLASS BLOWING WOOLS
Johns Manville’s Climate Pro offers greater consistency of coverage and low dust, resulting in more efficient and comfortable installations. It offers R-values from R-11 to R-70, and to save time during installation, one bag of Climate Pro provides 73 square feet of R-30 coverage.
Johns Manville’s Climate Pro is ideal for professionals using large, truck-mounted, high-volume, production blowing wool machines. We also recommend this method for blowing in the BIBS system to fill walls, ceilings, and irregular spaces.
Johns Manville’s Spider loose-fill insulation is another approved fiberglass blowing wool approved for use in the BIBS system. JM Spider fiber is blown in behind the BIBS fabric for complete coverage making it easier to install at R-15 and R-23 in 2×4 and 2×6 walls without bulging. The BIBS system provides a custom fit for thermally and acoustically superior insulation in walls, ceilings, and floors. When installed to BIBS specifications, JM Spider solution does not settle, retaining its original R-value and energy efficiency for the life of a home. JM Spider as the fiber in the BIBS system is ideal for all wall cavities and the irregular and nonconforming areas around custom windows, arches, cathedral ceilings, and floors.
KNAUF APPROVED FIBERGLASS BLOWING WOOLS
Knauf Insulation’s Jet Stream® ULTRA and Jet Stream® MAX fiberglass blowing insulation are unbonded, virgin fibrous glass blowing insulations designed with optimal thermal properties in addition to excellent coverage and blowing characteristics. Jet Stream ULTRA and Jet Stream® MAX fiberglass blowing insulation install in open attics of both new and existing structures and/or in closed cavity applications with the BIBS system in which ventilation is not required. Jet Stream ULTRA and Jet Stream® MAX were designed for closed cavity applications and both are approved fibers for use in the BIBS system and can only be installed by BIBS system certified installers to ensure the highest quality installed performance. Loose fill blowing insulation is intended for use where pneumatically installed insulation is most cost-effective.