A waterproof roofing product composed of felted fabric saturated with asphalt. Asphalt felt, first developed in the last quarter of the 19th century, was used as a protective layer under shingles and siding.
Synonyms and Related Terms
feutre bitumineux (Fr.); tela betuminosa (Port.);
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
- The Dictionary of Paper, American Paper Institute, New York, Fourth Edition, 1980
- Thomas C. Jester (ed.), Twentieth-Century Building Materials, McGraw-Hill Companies, Washington DC, 1995