WJE Primer: Red Rosin Paper


Rosin paper—also sometimes referred to as building paper, red rosin paper, or slip sheet paper—is a common underlayment component that has been used in building construction since the nineteenth century. In the construction industry, rosin paper is so commonplace that it is often taken for granted. But what is rosin paper, really? That is a surprisingly difficult question to answer.

In this WJE Primer article, Jeffrey Levine discusses the history of red rosin paper.