Historic Roofing Replacement

Heather & Little is one of Canada’s premier historic roofing restoration and replacement team! Our artisans specialize in the custom fabrication and restoration of sheet metal roofing in a variety of materials such as sheet lead, copper, zinc and stainless steel. We also have a wealth of experience working with other common historic roofing materials such as cedar, slate and asphalt shingles.

No matter what type of material a historical roofing replacement project involves, Heather & Little has the expertise and knowledge required to develop the ideal roof to ensure your roof performs well for years to come. We make use of historically accurate materials and the latest techniques to carefully reproduce existing historic roofing systems and decorative sheet metal elements. No historical roofing replacement project is too large or too small for our professionals!

Our Historical Roofing Projects

We can repair, restore or completely replace your existing historical roof with a system that will withstand the elements and add to the unique beauty of a significant building. Our team will work closely with architects, contractors and project managers to ensure all aspects of your historical roofing replacement project are performed to the highest standards. From removal of existing roofing material and ensuring the underlying structure is sound to reworking and reinstalling your roofing material with up to date methods, you can trust Heather & Little to do the job right.

Heather & Little has proudly restored historic roofing systems on government facilities, places of worship, educational institutions, commercial buildings and private residences. Browse our gallery of completed roofs below, or contact us today for more information about our historic roofing restoration and replacement services.

Work in Progress: West Block of the Canadian Parliament, Ottawa


Heather and Little has been working on restoring the sheet copper roofing of the West Block of Parliament for many years now.






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N1Manitoba Legislative Building

This beautiful 1920s Neoclassical building required new copper roofing, decorative copper panels, metal cupola and new copper ornaments that matched the original design. The new copper roofing system was then put in place, made of 20- and 24-ounce copper sheet metal. Sheet lead was also installed to cover many of the exposed masonry ledges to protect and prevent future erosion of the historical stonework.


N2Notre-Dame Cathedral, Ottawa

Due to its Gothic Revival style, large and disconnected steeples, and architectural sheet metal components, this roof replacement was one of the largest projects we have been a part of to date. For the twin steeples EZ-Form stainless steel sheet metal was used, pressed metal ornaments, flat seam sheet metal panels. Stainless steel sheet metal ornaments adorned the steeples.


N3National Library, Ottawa

The restoration of the Library required a complete removal of the original roof, and reinstallation of new metal roof step by step. Multiple metal types were used to ensure durability and longevity for all sections of the roof. Materials used included sheet lead, Monel metal, lead coated copper, bare copper and stainless steel.