While cleaning out a bird's nest along the eaves, I noticed that there are sizable gaps between the soffit (such as it is) and the wall. The gap varies between 2-3 inches. The soffit (white board) seems to be in ok shape.

Would something like gap fill work here? Is there a better way to fill this gap? It's not a constant width, so I'm not sure what else would work. Or should I just bite the bullet and remove the white board and replace it with something wider?

While the last option is probably the best, I'd rather avoid it for a while if possible.

gap between wall and soffit

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    Maybe it’s for a soffit vent and you shouldn’t cover it. Do you have a soffit vent already? Do you need one? – Lee Sam May 29 '18 at 0:28
  • In which case it should be screened. This is an open invitation to rodents, bees, bats, squirrels, possums, flying termites, birds. – Jim Stewart May 29 '18 at 0:47
  • I don't know that it was intended as a vent. There are portions that are blocked totally with a combination of 2x4s and scrap. It sounds like a screen is a good approach. Now I just need to figure out the best way to do it. Thanks – Erick T May 29 '18 at 1:03

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