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Old 07-08-2018, 02:00 PM   #1
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Soffit needed or not needed?


Is a vented soffit needed underneath this overhang as shown in photo? If so why would you need one?

I notice some houses that were built, most have a soffit underneath, but there is one exact same house that does not and is just painted and stucco underneath.

What happens as a result of not having one and is having one worth it to add one?

Location of the home is in Florida = high winds and hurricanes
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Not IMO. All it would be doing is to allow hot air to rise up in a cooler wall, and it has no where to exist anyway, unless they left holes in the top plates of that exterior wall ....and a vent in the tile roof. Could even possibly promote condensation in that wall, on those really hot Florida days. JMO though
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Old 07-09-2018, 12:14 PM   #3
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Thanks, that makes sense. I wonder why they installed the soffits on some houses and not one. The one that it is not installed is just stucco and paint. Could the soffits be installed for the reason for heavy rains in florida eroding the paint underneath eventually?
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I also see no reason for a soffit vent in that location. Don't recall ever seeing one there on any of the houses I've painted. Paint usually holds up well in fla. Rare to see paint peel although the intense sun is bad to fade and oxidize the paint.
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I don't know what code is but up here there is solid blocking between the joists and this area is insulated and always has vented soffit. We use vinyl soffit and it sure is easy to get into for inspection when a leak above is suspected.
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Here is a photo of with the soffit and without the soffit.
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It's likely just a matter of who was doing the work, They both past inspection so it might not be a big deal.
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Regardless of right or wrong, a drip edge can't be seen that would prevent water wicking back from the vertical. Other than rot that's inevitable from moisture it wouldn't make me any difference.
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What you see in the last photo is a weep vent and yes it would be required on a Stucco substrate. It looks like a Synthetic Stucco on the house in the photo & a water management stucco system does require a drainage point. The first photo shows NO drip screed which allows water to run back to the vertical wall this type of installation is NOT correct. Without the vent screed any water entering the substrate above say around the window would be trapped in the bottom of the bay window.
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