Blow-In Blanket Insulation
BIBS is an insulating system that uses Johns Manville Climate Pro fiberglass insulation blown into place behind a mesh fabric at a specific density. BIBS is a much better than traditional batts, and is able to achieve a higher R-Value (R23 in a 2x6 wall). We recommend BIBS when our customers are looking for a more efficient alternative to batts, but the budget does not allow for the use of spray foam insulation in all the walls. In these situations, we often install BIBS in the walls and spray foam insulation in the rim joist ends to create a very efficient insulation system at a lower cost than using spray foam exclusively.
The BIBS System provides a uniform density, eliminates settling and shifting, and fills costly air gaps, voids and seams. Tests show that a mere 4% void area from a poorly installed batt causes a 50% increase in heat loss. The Blow-In-Blanket System eliminates voids and does not settle. Because of its uniform density and seamless coverage, BIBS is a great option for insulating in between floors to help soundproof theater rooms, play areas, or bedrooms. The patented Blow-In-Blanket System can only be installed by contractors certified by Blow In Blanket.
When conventional batts are installed in non-standard cavities or in irregular framed areas, problems can occur. Batts must be cut-to-fit for these areas, creating gaps and seams that reduce efficiency and allow heat or air conditioning to escape. The BIBS system creates a seamless blanket of insulation that custom fits any size or shape cavity. This guarantees a uniform R-Value throughout the entire cavity, and controls air infiltration.