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Identifying and remedying soffit vents for proper attic ventillation

on post from the below where I noticed the roof does not meet with the fascia and soffit to form a tight seal. Is there supposed to be a gap between soffit and roof? I have continued to investigate ...
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Should I keep a gable vent along with soffit and ridge venting?

When we moved into our house it had a large gable vent at one end of the attic, and a turbine vent on the top of the roof. We had a new roof installed and they recommended to use soffit vents and a ...
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Ok to Have Soffit Vents Next to HVAC Registers?

I have a one-story wood frame home with a fully insulated attic, with 4 large vents at the ridge line and numerous perimeter soffit vents, each consisting of 4 large screened holes drilled in the ...
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Attic Ventilation Help

Looking for some guidance. I've read through several other posts on this topic, but would like to get some insight on our specific situation. Any constructive advice is appreciated. We're finishing ...
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What is this Z-Shaped Alumnium Under The Soffit?

We have an Z-shaped aluminum(?) material nailed to the wood under the soffit around the entirety of the house. The material has a white finish on the front with a gold finish on the back of the ...
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Can this water damaged fascia be fixed in part without replacing all of the fascia?

I have a small section of fascia with water damage due to gutters not draining correctly. I will fix the gutters but I am worried about the cost and difficulty of repairing the fascia / soffit. It is ...
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Dripping from Soffit Close to the Wall

When raining, water drips from center of the red circle. My guess is that water gets behind the siding somewhere above and flows to the red circle area behind the siding and soffit. Is the conjecture ...
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Am I taking the appropriate approach to insulate + properly ventilate my attic?

I have a question about the ventilation + insulation of my attic space, and what needs to be done to correct it. I apologize if any of my terms are incorrect, as I am certainly no engineer or ...
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Covering AC coolant pipes in finished room

We had a heat pump installed, and the only path from the coils to the outdoor unit went through our finished basement room. Unfortunately, the pipes were run about 18 inches down from the ceiling, so ...
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Is it better to have more, smaller-size soffit vents or fewer, larger-size vents?

My 120-year-old house has no soffit vents and 2 passive roof vents a couple feet below the ridge line (no ridge vents). I want to add soffit vents in the wood soffits to provide more airflow because ...
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How do I fill soffit gap?

Had house rendered but this piece of soffit has been knocked off! What's best way to repair it? This is on the apex of the roof. Thanks
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Can this drain pipe in an interior soffit be moved up into the floor framing? [closed]

I found the drain pipe in the soffit when I planning to renovate the kitchen. Can one corner section of the drain pipe move up to the ceiling? Please let me know.
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How do I remove this soffit?

I have seen wasps going up into my soffit. I want to take down my soffit, deal with any nests, and replace the soffit. Presumably, I'll add some wire mesh and caulk where necessary to seal any gaps to ...
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Attic Fan Exhaust Options

I am looking to install an attic fan in my house (note: not a whole house fan). It was built in 2016 and is two story modular stucco, so no gable available for an exhaust window. I am reluctant to ...
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To add soffits vents or not

I am in the process of getting a new roof and the roofer suggested that I should add soffit vents. This is a 1970s era home that has large gables on the sides. Please note on the higher level of the ...
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How can I get rid of Wasps in/above soffit?

So we have some wasps/mud dobbers going into our eves where the soffit meets the siding. I purchased some long term spray which would hopefully get rid of the lady bugs that come in as well. Just want ...
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Proper "Grommet" For PoE Cabling Into Attic From Exterior?

I'm going to be installing a number of security cameras around the house exterior. The plan is to run the ethernet cabling for them through these holes, through the attic, and down into the room with ...
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Air circulation with soffit vents but no ridge vents

Ranch 1959 home. Soffit vents present but no ridgevents. 75% of ground floor airsealed in attic. Home in GA. I plan on re-roofing the first chance I get which may not be until next year. I'm not sure ...
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How to stop critters from living in my garage soffits? Spray foam?

We have had mice and snakes getting into the soffits of our garage. Over the past 3 years, I have worked to seal off any holes I could find, but a few months later and more critters would show up. At ...
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Warm spot on Roof + Attic Rotting

I had a contractor come in (failed the DIY part :() and inspect the roof. He suspects that the ice melter is bad and the moisture is coming from the bathroom exhaust fan. He fixed the holes and ...
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Can soffit be installed at an angle?

The top of my windows are above the roof overhang and I want to install soffits without blocking the window. It's a single story house with high windows. I want to cover the underside of the overhang. ...
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Gap where soffit meets roof

A racoon has been getting in the soffit for the last few weeks. I have tried trapping him with no success. The roof is to steep for me to climb up. A roofer looked at it and didn't know how to ...
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Drip edge replacement

The drip edge on my house is peeling back and wasn't noticed until significant water damage to the soffits occurred. Doesn't seem like it was ever actually fastened to the sheathing with nails, nor ...
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Best material to use for soffit at camera, lighting, and outlet mounting locations

Our sub fascia was repaired as part of a reroof and all the finish fascia (cedar 1x6) was replaced. The original soffit was made of perforated aluminum, supported at the house wall (concrete block) ...
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Do I need to install soffit vents if I have gable vents and whirly birds?

We have approximately 1800 square feet of attic space. Ranch style 1-story home. We have triangle gable vents at each end and 3 whirly bird vents spaced across top of roof. Attic stays pretty hot ...
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Have I gotten too creative with my attic insulation vs airflow design?

I did a lot of research on air flow and insulation at the beginning of this project, but I started to get into a flow and got a bit creative with foam-board sealed ridge air pocket. My basic design is ...
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Do I have a moisture problem with my soffit?

Looking underneath my gutter, I noticed that the soffit is a bit discolored looking. Looks kind of like mildew or moisture marks. Does this just need some tender-loving-care or do I have a more ...
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Framing a Soffit with Construction Screws

I am building a soffit around my HVAC in the garage. I still have to remove the dry wall from the floor truss so I included a pic of an exposed area. The question is I do not have a framing nailer and ...
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Dryer vent venting towards side of house

The under-eave dryer vent on my new house is pointed back towards the side of the house (instead of straight down, away from the house, or to one side). As a result, warm moist air is blasted at the ...
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Anchoring cameras to Hardie Plank and brick

I am trying to anchor several cameras to Hardie Plank board and to brick. I wanted to ask before I make a mistake in the install. For both Hardie and brick, I was going to use #10 anchors and screws ...
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Should I install soffit or gable venting with a 3:12 pitch roof?

Been trying to find a reputable and concrete answer as to what type of ventilation we should use on our ranch house that has a 3/12 pitch shingled roof. The house is located in the Cincinnati Ohio ...
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Question about framing a lowered ceiling (like a large soffit.)

I am lowering a 10' x 10' section of the ceiling in my home for cosmetic reasons (to define an area) by about six inches lower. I plan to frame it like a soffit/bulkhead, with multiple long parallel &...
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Best place to screw in eye hooks for string lights?

The wife has asked me to put up some string lights (2 x 45' lengths weighing 9 lbs/strand) over our deck in the backyard and I'm looking for the best way to hook it up to the house as I don't have any ...
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What material should I use to hide a duct running just above the floor in a closet?

I have an 8-inch HVAC duct running along the back corner of a closet (4 feet wide) at ground level. I assume a good way to hide it would be to build a frame of 2x4s. However, while drywall would work ...
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What are my options for plugging holes in soffit for security cameras?

I've recently installed some security cameras, but due to attic access through the soffit, I ended out having to drill some holes away from where the cameras were actually mounted. What are my options ...
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1880 Home with Ballon Framing - Roof Soffit Question

I have a 1880 house with balloon framing. On the 3rd top floor, the roof line extends beyond the top plates and there's a air gap at the end...I can right into my rain gutters from the inside and have ...
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Are there issues with venting a bathroom fan through the roof soffit?

When I purchased my house, during the home inspection it was indicated that the bathroom vent is simply discharging directly into the attic space. Because we were concerned about mold in the attic, we'...
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Need help identifying materials needed to replace rotted and damaged wood

Need the names of materials or any suggestions as to what I should do.
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Why is there water build up in my soffits?

We just had our windows, gutters, soffits and siding done a year and a half ago. We never had issues with our old soffits with leakage. Last winter we had a little bit of an issue with water and rust ...
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Should I vent a porch roof and how to do it?

I am having a difficult time figuring out the venting for my open air porch roofing project. This is new construction. I have a 4/12 pitch porch roof, 8ft wide, goes around 9 corners of my 2 story ...
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Is this sort of "wrapped" eave a reasonable eave detail?

So, I've been pondering some thoughts on where walls meet roofs in the vein of Joe Lstiburek's "Perfect Wall" work and how to replicate that in a context that favors "house-shaped" ...
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Why is there water dripping through my soffits?

This picture was taken directly below the roof in the 1st picture. You can see it is soaking wet. I do have a skylight on that roof but that has been replaced and sealed repeatedly. I always blamed ...
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Adding new overhead outlets in garage - conduit required?

I plan to install 3 new GFCI breakers in my electrical panel in my garage, and pull three dedicated runs through storage space above my garage to my woodworking power tools (overhead outlets). I ...
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Soffit vents and rafter baffles in finished attic

My house has soffit vent along the eaves of the roof. I am finishing up the attic to create a home office, and I am wondering how should I treat the vents... clearly they are not going to have access ...
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Lack of soffit vents with the use of ridge vents on a 1941 home

[Home is in Georgia] I made the mistake of installing ridge vents on my home last year without any soffit vents. I have since learned that doing so will actually cause the air to be drawn from all ...
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Help me build this soffit

I need to enclose the shown duct work in a soffit (shown in blue). The ceiling joists run parallel to the soffit and (shown in red). They are 24” spaced and the spot I need to attach the soffit to, ...
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How to properly repair water/bug damaged soffit and roof deck?

I removed some rotted soffit from one side of my garage this afternoon. I also ended up removing the fascia board (what the gutter mounts to) and the 2x4 that was behind the fascia because they were ...
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Drywall joint/edge against pipe ok?

I'm wrapping up the design of my basement ceiling. Going with drywall to save an inch or so. One problem area I have is right at the bottom step to the basement there is a heating pipe that cuts ...
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Soffit vent distance from facia

I am installing soffit and vents from the outside on my house which is framed and dried-in (new construction). It is a large Victorian style, white farmhouse look. 2 story, already sheeted (roof and ...
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Why are my gutters allowing water to drip off the fascia and soffit?

I moved into a new home in the summer and having water issues with water at the corner of my garage. The picture probably helps the most, but basically after everything has dried up, I still have ...
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