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Facia Soffits Contractor Fair Haven NJ 07704

Fascia (/ˈfʃə/) is an architectural term for a vertical frieze or band under a roof edge, or which forms the outer surface of a cornice, visible to an observer. Typically consisting of a wooden board (see wood preservation), upvc or non-corrosive sheet metal, many of the non-domestic fascias made of stone form an ornately carved or pieced together cornice in which case the term fascia is rarely used in Fair Haven NJ 07704.

The word fascia derives from Latin "fascia" meaning "band, bandage, ribbon, swathe". The term is also used, although less commonly, for other such band-like surfaces like a wide, flat trim strip around a doorway, different and separate from the wall surface.

The horizontal "fascia board" which caps the end of rafters outside a Fair Haven NJ 07704 building may be used to hold the rain gutter. The finished surface below the fascia and rafters is called the soffit or eave.

In classical architecture, the fascia is the plain, wide band across the bottom of the entablature, directly above the columns. The "guttae" or drip edge was mounted on the fascia in the Doric order, below the triglyph.

Soffit (from Frenchsoffite, formed as a ceiling; directly from suffictus for suffixusLatinsuffigere, to fix underneath), in architecture, describes the underside of any construction element. Examples of soffits include:

  • the underside of an arch or architrave (whether supported by piers or columns),
  • the underside of a flight of stairs, under the classical entablature,
  • the underside of a projecting cornice, or side of chimney
  • the underside of a ceiling to fill the space above the kitchen cabinets, at the corner of the ceiling and wall,
  • the exposed undersurface of any exterior overhanging section of a roof eave.
  • the wall into which loudspeakers are mounted in a recording studio.
  • a drop-down box used to mount a kitchen ventilation hood under a sloped or high ceiling.

In popular Fair Haven NJ 07704 use, soffit most often refers to the material forming a ceiling from the top of an exterior house wall to the outer edge of the roof, i.e., bridging the gap between a home's siding and the roofline, otherwise known as the eaves. When so constructed, the soffit material is typically screwed or nailed to rafters known as lookout rafters or lookouts for short.

Soffit exposure profile (from wall to fascia) on a Fair Haven NJ 07704 building's exterior can vary from a few centimetres (2-3 inches) to 3 feet or more, depending on construction. It can be non-ventilated or ventilated for cooling non livable attic space. A grill that covers the venting opening on the bottom of the soffit is called a soffit vent. A soffit joist is also a related piece.

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