Asbestos felt

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A roofing paper made from felted asbestos fibers bound with asphalt or rubber. Asbestos felt is easier to manipulate and apply than asbestos boards and corrugated roofing. It is used as an insulating liner under shingles.

Synonyms and Related Terms

feutre bitumneux (Fr.); tela betuminosa (Port.);

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 72
  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
  • E.J.LaBarre, Dictionary and Encyclopedia of Paper and Paper-making, Swets & Zeitlinger, Amsterdam, 1969