When you’re building or remodeling a home, every detail counts. You probably have a good idea of what you want for basics like roof shingles and siding, but take a closer look, and you’ll notice that there’s a lot more that goes into finishing the exterior of your home than you may have realized.
One important design detail is the soffit. If your home has roof eaves that overhang the walls, even by just a few inches, you probably have soffits. The soffit is the material beneath the eave that connects the far edge of your roof to the exterior wall of your house. They are often vented. Besides being underneath your eaves, soffits can also be on the underside of a porch roof.