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Building soffit over ventilation bricks
I am looking at getting my soffit fracas guttering re done. At the moment the soffit are at an angle parallel to the roof line, the builder suggested making them parallel to the ground ie 90° it would look better. However there are some existing air bricks inline with the top of the upstairs windows this would partially cover. Is this a problem? will it cause problems when we come to sell the house( building inspectors etc) any advice much appreciated thanks
4 Answers from MyBuilder Fascias & Soffits Specialists
Yeovil • Member since 9 Sep 2019 • 12 jobs, 100% positive feedback
You can fit the soffits and then fit soffit vents in front of the air bricks this will allow enough ventilation so as not to compromise the normal flow through the air bricks.
Answered 11th Sep 2019
Wittersham, Tenterden. Kent • Member since 8 Feb 2017 • 12 jobs, 100% positive feedback
Ventilated soffits stopped being fitted about 15 years ago because a superior venting system became available.
Black vents on top of the fascia hidden from wow by the gutter but provide equally as much air as vented soffits but without the unsightly black dirty lines
Answered 15th Sep 2019
Hemel Hempstead • Member since 31 May 2016 • 157 jobs, 100% positive feedback
You can use a different ventilation system. On every job we use a hidden vent which runs the whole length of the roofline. You could also use a pre fabricated vented soffit board. Theres more than one way to overcome this issue.
Answered 23rd Sep 2019
Barnsley • Member since 13 Jun 2019 • 15 jobs, 100% positive feedback
You could fit a vented soffit.
Answered 4th Oct 2019
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