October 20, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.
The NSA is dedicated to promoting excellence through the development and dissemination of technical information, standards and educational resources for the slate industry.
RoofersCoffeeShop®, the award-winning place where the industry meets for technology, information and everyday business, is pleased to welcome National Slate Association (NSA) into its community for contractors.
The National Slate Association was created to promote slate and the highest standards of materials installation in North America. The association is made up of quarriers, suppliers, consultants and slaters with a deep respect for the history and tradition of slate with the goal of reigniting others onto the value of slate for the future.
With limited resources for slate roofers to turn to, the NSA provides the support needed for contractors to increase their skill set and network. From manuals with installation tips and advice to resources to help find product supply to talking with like-minded contractors, the NSA provides many benefits for slate roofing contractors with its membership.
Benefits of joining the National Slate Association:
Differentiate your business and win more slating jobs.
Expand your knowledge to create leak free, perfectly crafted slate roofs.
Network with like-minded contractors who can help you bid, procure and understand best practices with slate.
CAD drawings made readily available for use.
The National Slate Association has come together to promote and educate on how to use natural slate as a roofing material. By joining, you will be engaging in a community that is dedicated to appreciating the centuries-long tradition of slate installation and paving the way for the future of slate!
About the National Slate Association
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.