Vented soffit panel and method for buildings and like

  • US 7,137,224 B2
  • Filed: 02/16/2004
  • Issued: 11/21/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/16/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A vented soffit panel for building roofs and the like of the type having at least one eave with a soffit thereunder;

  • comprising;

    a generally flat, imperforate base portion shaped to enclose at least a portion of the soffit when mounted in a generally horizontal orientation under the eave; and

    at least one vent channel portion extending along said base portion, and protruding upwardly therefrom;

    said vent channel portion having a generally trapezoidal lateral cross-sectional shape defined by a generally horizontal imperforate top wall and inclined perforate sidewalls with lower ends thereof connected with said base portion in a mutually spaced apart relationship to define a slot therebetween through which ambient air enters into said vent channel and flows through said perforate sidewalls to vent the eave;

    said perforate sidewalls being disposed at a predetermined acute angle relative to said top wall and said base portion, whereby when said soffit panel is installed in said generally horizontal orientation, said perforate sidewalls are hidden from view from a position underneath the eave.

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