Tar paper

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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;

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
  • Edward Reich, Carlton J. Siegler, Consumer Goods: How to Know and Use Them, American Book Company, New York City, 1937

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