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Lyndon 06-01-2010 09:42 PM

Soffit Length
 
I need to install soffit material under my 14' 9" porch. Does anyone make soffit material (D5 - White) in lengths greater than 12'? The house is in SW Louisiana.

posylane 06-01-2010 11:46 PM

If so I havn't seen it at a big box store. We redid our soffits recently and went with 8 foot lengths. We ripped down 4'x8' sheets since I needed more than the 12/14" inch width offered.

Nailer 06-02-2010 12:36 AM

Is the porch greater than 12' both ways? If not you can put batting strips across the joists (opposite direction) and run soffit material the shorter way.

Lyndon 06-06-2010 05:09 PM

The porch is 14' 9" x 27'.

Willie T 06-06-2010 05:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nailer (Post 450010)
Is the porch greater than 12' both ways? If not you can put batting strips across the joists (opposite direction) and run soffit material the shorter way.

This is the way it's really made to be run.

Lyndon 06-06-2010 05:17 PM

I was hoping that I could find a manufacturer that made 15' soffit material so that I would not have an H Channel running down the middle of my porch.

kwikfishron 06-06-2010 06:35 PM

12’ is as long as I’ve ever seen it and I’ve done a lot of Vinyl using many different brands.

Since you don’t want to lap the stuff, your only options are to use a double channel and split is down the middle one way or into three sections the other way. A lot of waste, unless your doing the eaves also and can utilize those pieces there.

Or maybe get creative with a different color for a perimeter border so the 12’ stuff will work down the middle.

Lyndon 06-06-2010 06:51 PM

Thanks everyone for the replies. Especially Kwikfishron - you've given me a couple of very unique thoughts!


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