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Natural Slate Continuing Education Course

Virginia Slate Company is proud to launch a natural slate continuing education course. AIA CE credits available upon completion. This course is designed to inform architects, general contractors, roofers, distributors and homeowners alike about natural slate. Slate Continuing Education Learning … Continue reading

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Slate Testing

Not all metamorphosed ocean sediments are capable of protecting a building for 100+ years. It takes a special combination of chemistry and geologic metamorphosis to create a slate durable enough to withstand centuries of exposure on a roof. Slate testing … Continue reading

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We Buy Used Roofing Slate

Used Roofing Slate Often we get asked about used slate, its value, and how can it be reused. Used slate is important for historic repairs, yet with over 60+ standard roofing sizes available having just the right slate in size, … Continue reading

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History of Natural Roofing Slate

Slate is one of the oldest and most durable roofing, flooring and structural materials in the world. For hundreds of years, natural roofing slate has been installed in similar fashion, protecting structures and preserving history. This article examines its use … Continue reading

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Understanding Natural Slate

Most building products that are manufactured today are altered from their original state or form, yet slate is different. Slate is a unique, natural material. From the quarry to installation of the roof, this quick document will help you in … Continue reading

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Storm Damage Information

During severe storms, a slate roof can be damaged. Storm damage to your roof is one of the most common and potentially destructive to your structure. Fixing the problem of slate roof storm damage is paramount to avoid additional damage … Continue reading

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Natural Slate Roofing ASTM Testing Results

Natural Slate ASTM Testing Results We often test not only our natural slate but slate from our competitors. These slate roofing ASTM measurements should only be one tool when deciding on what natural roofing slate to select for your roof. … Continue reading

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National Slate Association

Are you looking to get more involved in slate roofing? The National Slate Association offers members information and tools to pursue the intricacies of installing or repairing a slate roof. They also have an updated manual with technical drawings explaining … Continue reading

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