What is Blow-In-Blanket Insulation and How Will it Benefit My Home?
If you have decided to redo your home’s insulation, that’s great news! Insulation is the key to maintaining a comfortable temperature in your house all-year round and cutting down on those costly energy bills each month.
However, with so many different insulation options on the market, how do you know which is the right one for your house? One such insulation that you’ve heard of might be the Blow-In-Blanket System or BIBS, but what exactly is it and what are the benefits? We explain all in this blog.
What is BIBS?
Blow-In-Blanket insulation has become a widely recognised and supported insulation system over the last 25 years. It is an environmentally-friendly and custom-fit insulation process which uses specially manufactured fiberglass blowing wool to provide you with the highest R-value attainable today.
By blowing loose-fill insulation behind netting using specific installation techniques, BIBS is able to completely fill any gaps and voids to control sound and reduce air infiltration in your home’s wall cavity.
Blow-In-Blanket insulation is ideal for sidewalls, metal framing, under floors, in ceilings and pretty much wherever acoustic control is needed.
Widely considered the best insulation on the market today, BIBS insulation will provide your home with outstanding thermal performance and high R values that cut down your utility bills and leave you with an energy-efficient home.
What are the benefits of BIBS?
No other product in your home is as critical to the overall comfort and energy efficiency of your home as insulation. That’s why BIBS insulation is really one of the best methods your family can take to save money in the long run.
The biggest benefit of Blow-In-Blanket insulation is its flexibility. It works with any blueprint home and can be adapted for any design. Whether that’s cavities, curves, vaulted ceilings, crawl spaces or custom windows, BIBS insulation will be able to reach those gaps and voids and successfully fill them.
Key benefits of BIBS insulation include:
Does not allow for mold growth, corroded pipes or wires or mildew development.
Efficient installation that does not leave any gaps or voids behind.
Contains no formaldehyde.
Superior sound deadening compared to anything else on the market.
Highest installed R values on the market, R24 in a 2x6 wall.
High density, meaning it does not settle or shrink.
Why you must ensure you use a certified insulation service
Blow-In-Blanket is an insulation that will provide peace of mind for your family, but that's only the case if you use a certified insulation service to install it for you.
Insulations really is only as effective as the person installing it. If voids and gaps are left unfilled or the technique for installing it is not spot on, heat and sound will be able to enter your home from outside. This makes the rest of the insulation virtually useless.
By using a trained and certified company to install your BIBS insulation, you’ll ensure that your home is properly insulated and that you receive all the benefits you should be getting from your investment.
Georgian Insulation Systems, for example, is one of the few contractors in Central Ontario that is certified to install the BIBS system through the Blow-In-Blanket Contractors Association (BIBCA).
If you want to find out more about how your home will benefit from BIBS insulation or simply want more information about the BIBS training program that our installers undergo, contact Georgian Insulation Systems today.