Installing Soffit


Pictures of Installing Soffit

Finished Soffit Roof Installed on a Back Porch Roof

Finished Soffit Roof Installed on a Back Porch Roof The back deck and roof were completed some time ago but was lacking the finished touch of some soffit on the underside of the roof. 12 inch soffit panels were used to catch the 12 inch centered roof joist.

Soffit J Channel

Soffit J ChannelTo start, J channel was installed at the house and at the end of the roof where the support joist was (as shown). The soffit panels fit into the j channel to provide a finished look and also to secure the ends of each soffit panel.


J Channel installed at the House

J Channel installed at the HouseMore J channel to accept soffit panels.

Soffit Panel Lengths

Soffit Panel LengthsSoffit panels made of aluminum. These panels come in 12 foot lengths.

Installing Porch Roof Soffit

Installing Porch Roof SoffitStarting at either end the panels are cut to length (home to roof joist) and installed. Aluminum nails are used approximately every 16 inches to fasten each panel to the roof joist.

Installing Roof Soffit

Installing Roof Soffit

Holes for Light Fixture

Holes for Light Fixture in SoffitHoles are cut to accomodate light fixtures and whatever else extends thru the soffit. Tin snips were used to cut the holes.

Cutting Aluminum Soffit

Cutting Aluminum SoffitAluminum soffit can be cut using a jig and circular saw with the blade installed backwards. Be sure to wear eye and ear protection because lots scrap material will be shot out from the blade and it is also very loud!

Light Fixture in Roof Soffit

Light Fixture in Roof Soffit

J Channel used around a Built-In Speaker System

J Channel used around a Built-In Speaker System

Speaker System in Roof Soffit

Speaker System in Roof Soffit

Soffit Panels Joined

Soffit Panels JoinedThis is a pic of two soffit panels joined together. One panel simply fits into the pre-made groove of the other and so on...

Nails are used at each valley of the panel. Nails are set in just enough to keep the panel secure. The fascia panel will further secure the soffit panel and hide the cut soffit edge and nail fastener.

Nailing Soffit Panels

Nailing Soffit Panels

Finished Roof Soffit

Finished Roof Soffit

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