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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With more permeable building paper or housewrap, the sheathing moisture content is not elevated above the fiber saturation level during warm weather, so decay cannot occur.
The three weather resistive membranes included were building paper, spun bonded polyolefin, and liquid applied WRB.
Lumber and wood products, building paper and board.
Building paper or similar heavy, weather-resistant barrier will work for the water barrier.
A four-layer thickness of newspaper, or a single layer of landscape barrier paper or building paper, generally does the job, but adjust the number of layers according to how vigorously you expect existing vegetation to resprout.
The former has its hard backs coated in building paper while the grey card backs of the latter are left 'as found'.
For years, Mitsubishi has been logging along the Peruvian-Colombian border and building paper mills.
Then, we have to redefine everyday development activities to incorporate talking to customers, interpreting data, building paper mockups, playing work games, and running design meetings.
A favorite pastime of children is building paper airplanes.
On the frontier you might see a Ford parked by a prairie schooner, patch your walls with flattened tin cans, judge the size of a person's grubstake by the color of her building paper.
A water resistive barrier (WRB) or building paper or building wrap or water control layer (we have so many names for this layer) can be used as the vapor throttle.
There should be some vapour barrier or building paper installed between the brick and panelling.

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