Roofing felt

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Description

A coarse, thick mat used to waterproof roofs, walls, and decks. Roofing felt is made of wood pulp paper or woolen felt and impregnated with asphalt, tar, or creosote. Some types of roofing felt are filled with crushed slate, slag, or mica flakes.

Synonyms and Related Terms

tar paper; felt paper; papier-feutre (Fr.); Feltex [Philip Carey]; Mica-kote; slater's felt; Slatekote [Johns-Manville]

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 318
  • 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
  • E.J.LaBarre, Dictionary and Encyclopedia of Paper and Paper-making, Swets & Zeitlinger, Amsterdam, 1969
  • Bernard Toale, The Art of Papermaking, Davis Publications, Portland OR, 1983

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