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The mission of the National Slate Association is to establish a material and installation standard for, and promotion of, natural roofing slate in North America. The association, which started in 1922 and was reformed in 2002, spans quarriers, contractors, architects, consultants, and distributors with a connection to natural slate. Primary goals of the association are to keep members updated with slate relevant information, give access to the most experienced resources the industry offers, and to promote the education of slate to future generations. If you’re looking to prosper in the slate industry, this association is your key.
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Continuing education is a necessity towards future generations of slate roofers to keep the tradition strong
Technical Bulletin #7 Full PDF Assessing the Condition of the Slating Nails Various types of nails have been used to secure slate shingles over the years. Copper and stainless steel slating nails will typically be found to be in good condition (Figure 10)....
Technical Bulletin #7 Full PDF Introduction Peak U.S. domestic slate roofing production occurred in the years surrounding the turn of the twentieth century, from about 1885 to 1925 (see Technical Bulletin No. 5, “Historic Production Data”). Much of this...
April 21-22, 2020 Washington Marriott Wardman Park Join fellow roofing industry professionals in Washington, D.C., as we bring our priorities to Capitol Hill! It is crucial members of Congress see you and hear about the critical issues facing your company and the...