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building paper

heavy paper used especially in the construction of frame buildings to block drafts, for insulation, etc.
Origin of building paper
1870-75, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for building paper
  • Results for a wall with building paper that employed building paper.
  • In older houses brick veneer may only be attached to the wall with a layer of mortar between the brick and the building paper.
  • Many older homes do not have building paper under their horizontal siding around the crawl space.
  • All asphalt applications begin and end on building paper.
  • All aggregate applications begin and end on building paper.
  • Verify that each application begins and ends on building paper to form a straight transverse joint.
  • All emulsion applications begin and end on building paper.
  • building paper is placed on top of the boards and under the final roofing layer such as shakes or shingles.
  • Board or shingle siding may be applied over sheathing or a building paper attached to either wood or steel stud framing.
  • Protecting a leaking roof with plywood and building paper until it can be properly repaired.
British Dictionary definitions for building paper

building paper

any of various types of heavy-duty paper that usually consist of bitumen reinforced with fibre sandwiched between two sheets of kraft paper: used in damp-proofing or as insulation between the soil and a road surface
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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