Asphalt felt

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Description

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

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