May 1, 2014
ROOF OF THE OLDEST WINGS OF MONASTERY GETS A MAKE OVER
Originally, the Garden and Noviciate wings were covered in cedar shingles. In 1861, in typical “canadienne” style, they were covered in galvanized sheet steel. The roofing of these two heritage buildings has exceeded its useful life and will be replaced as part of the restoration work to the Hôtel-Dieu de Québec monastery.
The new roofing battens in galvanized steel are a good choice for aesthetic reasons. They allow for continuity of texture with the roofing on adjacent buildings, and in particular the choir, the church and the sloped roofs of the hospital.