A heavy, waterproof paper coated or infiltrated tar or asphalt. Tar paper is used in roof construction, typically as a protective moisture barrier between the wood support and the upper shingle layer.
Synonyms and Related Terms
tarpaper; tarred paper; bituminous paper; papier bitumé (Fr.); roofing felt; building paper;
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
- Edward Reich, Carlton J. Siegler, Consumer Goods: How to Know and Use Them, American Book Company, New York City, 1937
- Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online, http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2000