sometimes called a ceiling, however, is always the outdoor version of a 'ceiling'. It is that piece of panel that acts as a ceiling under the eave of a house. It is usually level and hides the underside of the rafters of the house and other structures. A ceiling of an outdoor room is sometimes called a 'soffit', because the same material may be used to make both.
The underside of a box cornice; in kitchens, the lowered ceiling directly above the top of the wall cabinets which seals off cabinet space too high to utilize; known as "drop ceiling", "furred-down ceiling", or "furred ceiling"; also plancier.
A soffit is the term used to describe the underneath surface of a building component. A concrete slab has a soffit underneath. In domestic construction, the soffit refers to the surface under the roof overhang, which is usually lined and painted. Older soffits had VJ timbers or the rafters and metal roof sheeting.
The boards that enclose the underside of that portion of the roof which extends out beyond the sidewalls of the house. Square One hundred square feet of roof, or the amount of roofing material needed to cover 100 square feet when properly applied.
A board or sheet that extends from the fascia to the buildings siding and hides the bottom of an overhang. Soffit can be made from wood, vinyl plastic, sheet steel, aluminum, and other materials. Soffit may or may not contain ventilation slots depending of the attic venting system used. French (Soffite)
The horizontal underside of a part of the house, such as a ceiling, eave or roof overhang. Soffits are used to decorate and protect these parts of the house; they should be designed with ventilation to prevent damage from moisture and condensation.
The underside of a structural component, such as a beam, arch, staircase, or cornice. The term is typically used to refer to the flat horizontal area between the edge of the roof and the exterior veneer of the home.
Soffit (from French soffite, Italian soffitto, formed as a ceiling; from suffictus for suffixus, Latin suffigere, 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 or the underside of the projecting cornice.
The under surface of the stop at the frame head. That portion of a door frame between the rebates on a double-rebated frame or between the rebate and the outer edge of the frame on the stop side of a single-rebated frame. Sometimes referred to as the "stop width".
The top inside surface of the window frame which is perpendicular to the window and window frame face. The top of the window covering headrail is typically installed against the soffit of the window frame.