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Old 04-13-2006, 01:02 PM   #1
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Missing soffit vents


I recently bought a house and discovered that when the vinyl siding was installed (sometime before I bought the house) the installer failed to install vented panels on the soffet. Now I have no soffet vents. I haven't been able to find any vented soffet that matches the color I have. I considered aluminum vents but they would have to be painted to match and even then I don't think they'll look good.

Any one have any ideas for an easy fix that looks good?:confused:

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Old 04-13-2006, 03:07 PM   #2
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What exactly do you have there now.

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most just keep the soffit white anyway.
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I recently bought a house and discovered that when the vinyl siding was installed (sometime before I bought the house) the installer failed to install vented panels on the soffet. Now I have no soffet vents. I haven't been able to find any vented soffet that matches the color I have. I considered aluminum vents but they would have to be painted to match and even then I don't think they'll look good.

Any one have any ideas for an easy fix that looks good?:confused:
I bet if you look harder you can find a color that matches. I always do it, shingles, siding, windows, paint, staining.

Off the cuff/ alcoa,certainteed,amerimax, rollex, norandex, owens corning.

Check out some websites, look at the colors, type in dealer locator...

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They make these that I have used from time to time when there has been plywood soffitts with no vents. They come in Aluminum and white plastic but you could always spray paint them.
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Nothing. There are no vents in the soffit.
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They make these that I have used from time to time when there has been plywood soffitts with no vents. They come in Aluminum and white plastic but you could always spray paint them.
Those are what i have in my soffit. They put them in this wonderful tongue and groove lumber that they didn't properly care for, which is why i'm replacing the whole backside of the house, siding, soffits, fascia boards etc........ The ones I have are aluminum and they are oxidized by now (salt air) looking all white and crusty.

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