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What is "House-wrap" - Definition & Explanation

A fabric installed during the construction of a building between its inner structure and outer facing. House-wrap is air permeable but not water permeable.

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Brightness or reflectivity of fibers, yarns, carpets, or fabrics. Synthetic fibers are produced in various luster classifications including bright, semi-bright, semi-dull, and dull. Bright fibers...
This is both the name of a fabric and a fiber. A manufactured fiber introduced in the early 1950s, it is second only to cotton in worldwide use. Its ability to stretch and resist wrinkling makes it a...

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