Shout Out to the National Slate Association

For those of you who read my blogs, you already know that I’m passionate about historic roofing and the evolution of the roofing industry.

Starting tomorrow, the National Slate Association is hosting an event in Washington, D.C. – you can find all of the details here.

This association has worked diligently to promote the understanding and best practices for the slate roofing industry. Among their many accomplishments was the publishing of the book, Slate Roofs Design and Installation Manual. This manual, a consensus of industry professionals, is a must have for anyone involved in the steep-slope roofing industry.

I’d like to personally thank all of those who have participated in this association, past and present. Slate roofing has been practiced for hundreds of years. Today the industry is struggling due to the introduction of new, manmade products that are generally faster to install. Keep in mind that over the past 100 years many manmade products have come and gone. Slate is still here, still a 100-year roof, still one of the most cost-effective solutions over time and still one of the most elegant architectural options available.

If you have the time to attend this event, you won’t be disappointed. If you can’t attend, consider joining and supporting an association that has worked very hard on behalf of, and in support of, the roofing industry.

Brian Stearns

President & Founder

Alpine SnowGuards

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