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Early in 2014, the NSA met in Florida to discuss and define who we are and what we stand for. The last time this happened was in 2002, in Saratoga, New York. Before that, in Bomoseen, Vermont, 1922. Like all the best ideas, the answer was ultimately very simple: to promote slate in North America, and to promote the highest standards of materials and installation. This Purpose Statement was achieved after much discussion, a dialectic that reflected a deep respect for the tradition and history of slate, while looking to ignite a new fervor for a national heritage that has value and relevance to the future. The National Slate Association is the place where Quarriers, Suppliers, Consultants and Slaters meet. Technical information is shared, and business connections are made. Camaraderie is found as we celebrate our achievements, but most important of all it is our opportunity to give back to the industry. It is our efforts in this industry that have enabled us to make livings and raise families. Now is our chance to tend to the industry; to ensure it is vibrant and strong for our successors to enjoy; to ensure that standards are kept and raised, that the trade we love is held high and respected in North America. Read more…

NSA Mobile Field Guide Mobile Field Guide

National Slate Association’s Mobile Field Guide mobile.slateassociation.org is available free of charge via an internet browser on your smart-phone* or tablet when an internet connection is available.

To access the NSA Mobile Field Guide, please enter mobile.slateassociation.org in the address bar (URL) of the browser on your mobile device. Or you may also scan the QR code at the right with your QR reader.

Click here to download the Mobile Field Guide press release.

*The NSA Mobile Field Guide is best viewed on iPhones, iPads and the newer Android phones. Windows® smart phones are not supported at this time. The mobile site is not intended or formatted for desktop computers or laptops.

Early in 2014, the NSA met in Florida to discuss and define who we are and what we stand for. The last time this happened was in 2002, in Saratoga, New York. Before that, in Bomoseen, Vermont, 1922. Like all the best ideas, the answer was ultimately very simple: to promote slate in North America, and to promote the highest standards of materials and installation. This Purpose Statement was achieved after much discussion, a dialectic that reflected a deep respect for the tradition and history of slate, while looking to ignite a new fervor for a national heritage that has value and relevance to the future. The National Slate Association is the place where Quarriers, Suppliers, Consultants and Slaters meet. Technical information is shared, and business connections are made. Camaraderie is found as we celebrate our achievements, but most important of all it is our opportunity to give back to the industry. It is our efforts in this industry that have enabled us to make livings and raise families. Now is our chance to tend to the industry; to ensure it is vibrant and strong for our successors to enjoy; to ensure that standards are kept and raised, that the trade we love is held high and respected in North America. Read more…

NSA Mobile Field Guide Mobile Field Guide

National Slate Association’s Mobile Field Guide mobile.slateassociation.org is available free of charge via an internet browser on your smart-phone* or tablet when an internet connection is available.

To access the NSA Mobile Field Guide, please enter mobile.slateassociation.org in the address bar (URL) of the browser on your mobile device. Or you may also scan the QR code at the right with your QR reader.

Click here to download the Mobile Field Guide press release.

*The NSA Mobile Field Guide is best viewed on iPhones, iPads and the newer Android phones. Windows® smart phones are not supported at this time. The mobile site is not intended or formatted for desktop computers or laptops.

NSA Mobile Field Guide

National Slate Association’s Mobile Field Guide mobile.slateassociation.org is available free of charge via an internet browser on your smart-phone* or tablet when an internet connection is available.

To access the NSA Mobile Field Guide, please enter mobile.slateassociation.org in the address bar (URL) of the browser on your mobile device. Or you may also scan the QR code at the right with your QR reader.

Click here to download the Mobile Field Guide press release.

*The NSA Mobile Field Guide is best viewed on iPhones, iPads and the newer Android phones. Windows® smart phones are not supported at this time. The mobile site is not intended or formatted for desktop computers or laptops.

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Slate Roofs Design and Installation Manual

84 years after the original “Slate Roofs,” NSA is proud to offer this completely new guide to slate roofing. All new NSA members receive one free copy of the award-winning Slate Roofs: Design and Installation Manual. Join now.

NSA Mission

The establishment of material and installation standards for, and promotion of, natural roofing slate in North America.