Soffit


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soffit

[′säf·ət]
(civil engineering)
The underside of a horizontal structural member, such as a beam or a slab.

Soffit

A ceiling or exposed underside surface of entablatures, archways, balconies, beams, lintels or columns.

Soffit

 

the often decorated underside of a ceiling beam, arch, projecting cornice or some other architectural part. The Russian term sofit also refers to the representation of any part of a ceiling in a reflected ceiling plan.

soffit

soffit of an arch and of a lintel, S
The exposed undersurface of any overhead component of a building, such as an arch, balcony, beam, cornice, lintel, or vault.
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The combination of soffit and ridge vents with an uninterrupted airflow between them is sufficient to take care of attic ventilation as long as there are no convective paths from the conditioned space below to overwhelm its ability to do the job.
FASCIAS and soffits are one of the most important external features of your home, giving protection to your roof and property.
But if the bathroom is on the second floor and cannot be vented down using the strategies outlined above, and you have a hip roof since you have no gables, you may have to vent it through a soffit.
Whereas the cantilevered soffits truly are remarkable, the most alluring aspect of the Torre Cube, seen from slightly further away, is the outer surface of the suspended decks revealed as a diaphanous screen hanging in space.
Obviously, this should have IWS because the icicles were in my attic and dripping from the soffit vents.
Ceiling services, including lighting and sprinklers, are carefully coordinated beneath an exposed concrete soffit, which provides thermal mass to reduce the cooling load and minimise temperature swings.
Vents on the roof usually need no maintenance, but soffit vents often get plugged by insulation and other debris.
All the interior wall and soffit surfaces are smooth concrete surfaces.
The plywood is secured to the tiled floor and an overhead soffit.
Wraps/banners in the form of large format vinyl graphics, such as wall and soffit wraps.
You are correct that the soffit and ridge vents work together for ventilation.
Sculptured parapets, stairs, and a bowed soffit contribute to an organic flow of space and a dynamic sense of movement.