Why Copper?

The four natural metals with the highest infrared reflectivity are aluminum, copper, silver, and gold. Recent technological breakthroughs at Sigma Technologies allow copper to be deposited and coated at a very reasonable price, allowing us to make a superior radiant barrier.

Reflectivity of Metals

01/

Gold is 97.5% reflective and naturally resistant to corrosion, but is too expensive to be realistic.

02/

Silver is 98% reflective but is less corrosion resistant than gold and still not cost-efficient.

03/

Copper is 98% reflective, has excellent corrosion resistance, and is considerably less expensive.

04/

Aluminum starts at 97% reflective but corrodes easily when exposed to heat and humidity.

What is Corrosion

Not all metals maintain their reflectivity. Many metals corrode in the presence of heat and moisture. When exposed to steam or liquid water, the reflectivity of aluminum can drop to 50% reflective. Copper is considered a "noble metal" and is naturally corrosion resistant.

Superior Protection

On top of copper’s natural ability to resist corrosion, we still add a proprietary coating to prevent other chemical reactions from occurring. This coating protects against patina, sulfides, and oxides over time.
We have so much confidence in the quality, durability, and long term performance of our Copperflect copper radiant barrier, that we proudly stand behind it with a Lifetime Warranty.