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The Original Blow-In Blanket System

By forming a seamless blanket of insulation, the BIBS system maximizes thermal efficiency and provides the highest R-values attainable

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Why BIBS®?

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Reduced Air Infiltration

According to Reduced Air Infiltration National Laboratory tests, BIBS reduces air infiltration up to 68% over conventional batt insulation, providing more comfort.

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Excellent Sound Control

BIBS is a proven, premium insulation that completely fills around objects inside the wall cavity, resulting in excellent sound control.

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Higher Efficiency R-Values

BIBS high-density insulation delivers the highest R-values on the market today. This maximizes energy efficiency and quickly pays for itself through lower utility bills.

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Non-Settling

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.

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Flammability

The BIBS system utilizes a proprietary fabric and approved fiberglass blowing wool that is naturally non-combustible.

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Safety

BIBS is naturally non-flammable, does not support the growth of mold, and contains no added formaldehyde.

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Recycled Content

BIBS incorporates fiberglass made with 25% or greater recycled content, delivering maximum performance with minimal weight.

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Improved Home Comfort

A consistent density of fiberglass blowing wool helps reduce pathways for moisture, outdoor allergens, pollutants and pests, making a home more comfortable.

Additional BIBS® Systems

BIBS® Hybrid Performance

The BIBS HP system is a revolutionary hybrid system that combines the performance benefits of the original Blow-In Blanket system with spray polyurethane foam to achieve an unparalleled insulation solution for both residential and commercial buildings.

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BIBS® System Canada

The BIBS premium insulation system has been evaluated and accepted for use in walls, floors, attics, and cathedral ceilings by the Canadian Construction Materials Centre CCMC #13198R & 11790R.

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Finding Homeowners Value in Any Configuration

Builders are always looking for ways to satisfy customer demand. Homeowners value the comfort and efficiency of a home insulated with the BIBS system. Today’s homeowners are educated and expectations have never been higher for more responsible building, more efficient building, more premium building — all at a manageable budget. The BIBS system fits any configuration, any custom situation, and any size home. It blows in easily, fills completely, and lasts for the life of the home.

Conforms to Architect Design Requirements

The typical design process puts the specification of critical building systems in the hands of architects for track/volume houses, multi-family, and even commercial. The BIBS system’s ability to conform to any size of wall cavity makes it the ideal insulation system to meet the demands of today’s architect. The BIBS system meets jurisdictions for increased efficiency and higher R-values with the added benefit of design flexibility.

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Commercial and Metal Buildings

Trusted Use in Commercial & Metal Buildings

The same benefits and flexibility of the BIBS system can be found when installed in commercial or industrial buildings. Most commonly these applications will leverage metal framing, and the BIBS system performs exceptionally well in these environments, especially when compared to the alternatives. BIBS is used in metal buildings like warehouses, manufacturing facilities, storage buildings, agriculture facilities, metal frame residential houses, tenant finish commercial uses, restaurants, and more.

Proven Performance in Tough Metal Building Spaces

In metal framing applications, the BIBS system easily installs by gluing the fabric to the face of the metal stud. It’s a quick, easy, and affordable way to dramatically increase the R-value, sound control, and energy efficiency of any metal framed building. Despite the hollow nature of the metal stud cavity, it installs without costly voids or air gaps. The BIBS system fills even the most unusual cavities, including C purlin and C girt structural steel.

Certification Training Program for Consistent Installation

There is a specific process for installing the BIBS system, and the certified training program helps ensure a proper installation. As a certified system, we stand behind both the certified professionals who install the BIBS systems and the benefits to the home or building owners. 

 

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R-Value Ratings

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 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.

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Blow-In-Blanket system (BIBS) is a proven, state-of-the-art insulation system utilizing specially manufactured fiberglass blowing wool installed in walls, floors, attics, or ceilings behind a proprietary fabric.

What Is BIBS?

BIBS is a proven, state-of-the-art insulation system utilizing specially manufactured fiberglass blowing wool installed in walls, floors, attics, or ceilings behind a proprietary fabric. It forms a seamless blanket of insulation that completely fills around pipes, wires and other objects inside the cavity to maximize thermal efficiency and provide the highest R-values attainable on the market today.

The Preferred Premium Insulation System for Every Use

The BIBS system is a premium insulation that fits any blueprint, any design configuration, and any size home or commercial building project. It installs cleanly and easily and completely fills the wall cavity with a consistent density of insulation that lasts for the life of a home or building. Unlike other insulation systems, the BIBS system creates the perfect fit to better control sound and reduce air infiltration.

Fibers Approved for Use with the BIBS System

The BIBS system uses best-in-class products and partners with leading manufacturers of insulation products to create one of the leading high-performance insulation systems available. Approved use fibers for the BIBS® system include CertainTeed InsulSafe® SP, InsulSafe® XC and Optima, Johns Manville Climate Pro® and Spider, and Jet Stream® ULTRA and Jet Stream® MAX.

BIBS Supplies Near You

No matter where you and your team are located in the United States, Service Partners has over 75 locations across the nation to help you install the BIBS system in your residential, commercial or metal building project. We offer next day delivery and service to keep your project on-time and are here to help answer your questions at any time. Contact your local branch today!

The BIBS system uses best-in-class product components and partners with leading manufacturers of insulation products, including CertainTeed, Johns Manville and Knauf.

CertainTeed

The CertainTeed 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).

InsulSafe®SP and InsulSafe®XC are fiberglass blowing wool insulations used in residential and commercial construction as a thermal and sound absorbing insulation in open (attic) and closed (sidewalls/floor) construction cavities.

Johns Manville

The Johns Manville 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.

Johns Manville’s Spider™ loose-fill insulation 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 JM Spider solution does not settle, retaining its original R-value and energy efficiency.

Knauf

Knauf Insulation’s Jet Stream® ULTRA and Jet Stream® MAX are unbonded, virgin fibrous glass blowing insulations designed with optimal thermal properties, in addition to excellent coverage and blowing characteristics. They are installed 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.

The benefits of the BIBS system make it the ideal choice for insulating residential homes, commercial or industrial buildings. More and more builders and contractors are looking for high performance insulation systems like BIBS to meet the efficiency demands of both homeowners and jurisdictions.

Increased Energy Efficiency & Improved Comfort

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 BIBS reduces air infiltration up to 68% over conventional batt-type insulation, providing more comfort. A consistent density of fiberglass blowing wool helps reduce pathways for moisture, outdoor allergens, pollutants, and pests making a home more comfortable.

Sound Control

The BIBS system is a proven, premium insulation that controls the transmission of sound, achieving the optimum level of sound control in homes of every kind. It starts during installation, since the BIBS system completely fills around pipes, wires and other objects inside the cavity to help eliminate air gaps. Plus, onsite testing assures the superior sound performance of the BIBS system.

“Green” Building System

With rising concern over global warming, energy efficient homes are a must for today’s homebuyers. BIBS offers a solution that maximizes energy efficiency and quickly pays for itself through energy savings and lower utility bills. Plus, it reduces pollution in buildings, accounts for a clean installation and conserves resources. In addition to energy-saving heating and cooling costs and custom-fit qualities, the BIBS system incorporates fiberglass blowing wool, made with 25% or greater recycled content.

Naturally Non-Flammable

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. BIBS is naturally non-flammable, because it uses non-combustible fiberglass. There are no chemicals, no added formaldehyde or and zero noxious odors.

Non-Settling

BIBS is the perfect insulation for today’s buildings. It will not settle, or separate, corrode pipes or wires, or produce mold or mildew when installed correctly. The BIBS system provides low moisture absorption and complete coverage against humid air currents to increase the durability of the building. 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.

IBS® Green Building Data Sheet

The benefits of using the BIBS system in creating a green building

BIBS® Technical Data Sheet

Technical specifications for BIBS in the U.S. and Canada

BIBS® Sound Control Data Sheet

Installation, measurement, testing and results of sound control performance

BIBS® Original Data Sheet

BIBS benefits, uses, acceptances, plus fire protection and thermal resistance information

BIBS® HP Data Sheet

BIBS HP System benefits, use, guidelines, physical properties and more

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The BIBS system is different than traditional insulation applications. Find the most common questions below, and if you have additional questions, contact your local Service Partners branch.

Why Should I Consider the BIBS System Over Other Insulation Systems?

The BIBS system is the original high-performance system. It was founded nearly 65 years ago with a simple goal — to create a system with high R-factors and include safety issues such as fire resistance, free of chemicals, non-settling, consistent and efficient. Years of extensive research and laboratory testing combined with actual installation of more than 2 million homes or buildings make the BIBS® system a trusted system with proven results.

Does a Company Have to Be Certified to Install the BIBS System?

The BIBS system is the only certified blow-in blanket system available today and is only installed by contractors that complete the certification training course. Certification is one of the biggest points of differentiation for BIBS. Having a certified system means you can trust that the contractor has been trained and certified on the proper installation and testing process for the BIBS system. Our established network of insulation specialists extends across the United States and Canada.

Is the BIBS System Fabric a Vapor Barrier?

The fabric used in the BIBS system is NOT a vapor barrier and cannot be used in place of a proper vapor barrier. It is important that you know all local codes in the geographic region where the BIBS system is being installed in order to ensure you are fully in compliance with codes and ordinances.

Canadian Building Codes Are Different than Those in the U.S. Is the BIBS System CCMC Certified?

The BIBS system has been evaluated and accepted by the Canadian Construction Materials Centre – CCMC #13198R and 11790R. The CCMC, which is apart of the National Research Council of Canada, gives the construction industry a national evaluation service for non-standardized products, materials, services and systems in all construction types.

Is the BIBS System LEED Certified?

The United States Green Building Council (U.S.G.B.C.) recognizes the BIBS system as a LEED approved insulation system. BIBS is LEED certified, plus BIBS® is approved by RESNET and ENERGY STAR compliant. The BIBS system promotes resource conservation through its materials and by consuming fewer natural resources than other insulation systems.

How Long Does It Take to Install the BIBS System Instead of Standard Batts?

The installation of the BIBS system does not take any longer to install than traditional batt installation. In fact, given the clean install of the system, it can actually save you time. As an in-between trade when time is critical, installation of the BIBS system will actually help keep things moving in a timely way.

Can I Substitute Products and Still Be a BIBS System Application?

The BIBS system is a certified system that includes a proprietary fabric and approved for use fibers. These system components are the only “BIBS System Approved” components that can be used when installing the BIBS system. Other fabric or fibers cannot be substituted or used and still carry the BIBS system warranty.

What Is the ROI for a BIBS System Installed Home/Building?

The BIBS system is a premium insulation system that can quickly pays for itself by reducing heating and cooling energy usage. This is something homebuy­ers enjoy, in addition to the added com­fort of a superior building insulation envelope.

Does the BIBS System Have an STC Rating?

The BIBS system significantly increases the Transmission Loss (TL) values and Sound Transmission Class (STC) rating. Specifically, the BIBS system is most effective for airborne transmission at medium to high frequencies (normal speaking range.) In the assemblies tested, the BIBS system reduced the TL penalty caused by penetrations. Test assemblies installed with the BIBS system, both with and without obstructions or penetrations, were quieter at speech frequencies by approximately 2-3 decibels.

I’m Concerned About Chemicals and Additives in the Products I Am Installing, Does the BIBS System Use Any Chemicals in the Process?

BIBS blowing wool fibers are contained behind a proprietary fabric which ensures a clean and healthy job site. The BIBS insulation system is free of formaldehyde and chemicals, including binders and inks. See fiberglass blowing wool information from the manufacturers for more information.

Is the BIBS System Considered a “Green” Building System?

The BIBS system is an approved system by the U.S. Green Building Council. The BIBS system utilizes glass fibers that have been engineered to deliver maximum insulation performance with minimum weight. Therefore, the natural resources consumed to insulate a building with the BIBS system are less than compet­ing insulation systems. Reduced Air Infiltration National Laboratory tests show the BIBS system reduces air infiltration up to 68% over conventional batt-type insulation.

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