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NSA Conference Recap – Ithaca, NY

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

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

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

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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6 Basic Principles of Slate Roofing

6 Basic Principles of Slate Roofing

Generally the steeper the roof, the better with regard to service life of slate. Anything above a 8:12 is preferred, and slopes in the 12:12 to 18:12 range are probably ideal. Not only will slate shingles last longer on these steeper slopes, but they will be more visible from grade and show off their natural beauty.

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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.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.

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