Building paper


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building paper

[′bil·diŋ ‚pā·pər]
(materials)
Heavy, waterproof paper used to cover sheathing and subfloors to prevent passage of air and water.

Building paper

A heavy, waterproof paper usually impregnated with tar and used over sheathing and subfloors to prevent the passage of moisture.

building paper

A heavy, relatively cheap, durable paper, such as asphalt paper, used in building construction, esp. in frame construction, to improve thermal insulation and weather protection and to act as a vapor barrier. Special types are: sheathing paper, used between sheathing and siding; floor lining paper, used between rough and finish floors.
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The three stucco wall systems that were selected for the evaluation are presented in Table 3 along with the properties of the building paper and housewrap included in the construction.
2 mm) thick stucco, followed by two layers of building paper, OSB sheathing, insulation, gypsum board, and latex paint as the interior finish.
California code requires a second layer of building paper over wood sheathing.
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Despite the fact that building paper is recognized as housewrap according to this code, it's still a major step for IRC to acknowledge the value of housewrap.
Because the main force of the elements is dissipated by the outer skin, the inner one can be much more porous than usual, and make an appreciable contribution to air change (semi-permeable building paper is used to prevent excessive filtration of humidity from one side of the wail to the other).
Prices for building paper and board fell more in July than they did in June, while the index for prefabricated wood buildings and components turned down, after rising in June.
In July, rising prices for steel mill products, primary nonferrous metals, aluminum mill shapes, prepared paint, unprocessed filament yarns, and copper and brass mill shapes outweighed falling prices for building paper and board and for plywood.
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Representatives of the office of Archbishop Joseph Serge Miot, who was a victim of the earthquake, approached CHF to help recover the archives - documents including marriage certificates, baptismal certificates and building papers.

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