Soffit

A soffit is the horizontal sheet cladding under the eave of a roof overhang. A soffit most often refers to the material forming a ceiling from the top of an exterior house wall to the outer edge of the roof, i.e., bridging the gap between a home's siding and the roofline, otherwise known as the eaves. Soffit exposure profile (from wall to fascia) on a building's exterior can vary from a few centimeters to 3 feet or more, depending on construction. It can be non-ventilated or ventilated for cooling the roof void.

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