Asbestos corrugated roofing

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A construction sheet made from Asbestos fibers mixed with Portland cement and molded under high pressure. Pressed into a corrugated shape, the asbestos sheets are thinner and lighter in weight than asbestos boards. They can be fastened with screws or nails. Asbestos corrugated roofing is used for fire resistance.

Synonyms and Related Terms

plaque de fibrociment ondulée (Fr.); cobertura de fibrocimento (Port.); asbestos lumber; asbestos corrugated shingles

Resources and Citations

  • 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