Doing the Dome
Admiral Roofing workers Blake Goldie, and Matt Aikens, place copper panels on the Courthouse Dome- photo submitted
Prince George, B.C. – It won’t be long before the Prince George Courthouse has a new copper dome.
The roof replacement project has been underway for a few months, and now is down to the installation of new copper panels on the dome. The previous copper cladding was a thin, foil which was at the end of its expected lifespan.
The new panels are thicker, and have been sourced from Finland.
This particular copper panel has a “pre-patina” meaning it is already showing the impact of oxidization, and as all copper roofing, will, over time, be turning a muted green.
The new roof project , being installed by Admiral Roofing of Prince George, has a cost of about $300 thousand dollars, and the dome’s new copper cladding is expected to have a life span of about 50 years.
The project is expected to be completed by the end of this month.