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Let’s Travel to Brittany, France

This month we have been travelling to FRANCE ! Apart from being my wife´s country and mine (half of me only !!) it is the biggest importer and so consumer of Natural Slate in the world. And in France, Brittany in...

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NSA Past President – John Chan

NSA Past President - John Chan Name - John Chan Company - Durable Slate Job Title/Responsibilities -  Owner/VP 1.     Where did you grow up and where do you live now? Grew up in Columbus, Ohio.  Split time between DC and Atlanta 2.     Can you tell us a...

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NRCA Roofing Day in DC 2018

NRCA Roofing Day, March 7th 2018 March 7, 2018 wasn’t just any ordinary day, especially for the 400 Roofing Professionals that gathered in Washington D.C. to meet with members of Congress and their staffs. NRCA Roofing Day proved to be a unique and...

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NSA Board Member – David Large

Name: Dave Large Company: North Country Slate Job Title/Responsibilities: President 1. Where did you grow up and where do you live now? Grew up in small town Ontario, Canada and now live in Markham, a suburb of Toronto 2. Can you tell us a bit about your Family? I...

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Member Submitted Photos

NSA Member Photos The NSA's last email blast asked for submissions from members of some of their latest slate projects. We received some beautiful work and will share it in this post. Each gallery is a slide show. Enjoy. All Saints Church in...

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NSA Board Member – Clay Heald

Name: Clay Heald Company: New England Slate Job Title/Responsibilities: VP/Sales, Sourcing, Production 1. Where did you grow up and where do you live now? Native Vermonter for most of my life. 2. Can you tell us a bit about your Family? Fiancé Wendy and 5 kids total:...

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NSA Conference Recap – Ithaca, NY

The National Slate Association Conference was held in Ithaca, NY from 9/28/17-9/30/17. Over 60 people from the industry attended to see instructional presentations, a walking tour of Cornell University, and networked on wine and pub crawl tours.

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NSA President – Brian Chalsma

Name – Brian Chalsma

Company – The Roofing Company, Inc.

Job Title/Responsibilities – President/CEO/Founder

I Grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin and for the last 31 years I’ve lived in Virginia.

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Types of Slate Roofs

The function of a slate roof is to provide shelter, shed rain and snow, and resist wind and other loads. This is achieved with simple and adaptable methods of installation that have proved successful for centuries around the world.

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The Nature and Characteristics of Slate

Slate is a microcrystalline, fine grained metamorphic rock formed 400 million to 550 million years ago. Sediments accumulated on the sea floor were exposed to extreme pressures which lead to the chemical and mineralogical transformations you see today.

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