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Soffit – Defined

The underside of a building overhang, beam, or arch, especially the underside of a stair or roof overhang

Soffit Vent – A screened vent in a house sof­t that allows air to flow into the attic or the space below the roof sheathing. This helps keep the attic cool in the summer and allows moisture in the attic to evaporate.

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