Pallet Card for Slate Installation

Asphalt shingles have long included basic installation instructions on the wrappers—the NSA Pallet Card, adapted from the NSA’s Slate Manual, performs the same service for slate installation. It is a weather-proof sheet, stapled to the slate pallets, that uses text and diagrams to illustrate basic procedures, such as shuffling slate, eave and valley lay-out, etc. Too often, developers are eager to use slate but not willing to pay for skilled installers. Unskilled laborers install a product they know nothing about. Since a failed roof comes back to haunt the whole industry, it is in our interest to give novices a chance to install correctly. For more info about the slate wrapper, please contact

*Available in both English and Spanish

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National Slate Association’s Mobile Field Guide is available free of charge via an internet browser on your smart-phone* or tablet when an internet connection is available.Or you may also scan the QR code here 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.