overlapping vinyl soffit?

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Old 05-31-17, 07:04 PM
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Question overlapping vinyl soffit?

I want to cover a 32' wide ceiling with vinyl soffit. Anyone overlap soffit like vinyl siding is overlapped instead of using H or T-channel? Can this be done by cutting a notch in nailing strip as is done with siding?

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I don't think you will get a product like you envision with the soffit. No, you can't overlap it successfully, so you will be relegated to using some sort of joint channel. I may have said "no" too emphatically. You can always try it to see what sort of continuation you get end to end, but it may look neater with the channel. What type ceiling are you covering? Home, boat house, garage??
 
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Post a picture of what your trying to cover.
I've seen it done before as your suggesting and it looked like poop.
It sagged at the overlap.
 
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a garage ceiling, 32' x 24' with soffit running length ways along the 32 feet. Planning to nail soffit to 1x3 that is spaced 16" and running perpendicular to the 32' foot floor joists.
 
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If you have to use the channels, be sure to start in the middle and work to the sides for a more uniform look. I don't think it will sag at 16" oc.
 
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Why? Should be using 5/8 firecode sheetrock in a garage.
 
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Soffit

The exposed face of double-5 is 10 inches wide while the exposed face of triple-4 is 12 inches wide. The double-5 would be less likely to sag.
 
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There is a place to use vinyl soffit, and places where it should not be used. Vinyl soffit is a bad choice for large garage ceiling. If you "must" put soffit up, use aluminum.
 
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32 x 24 flat ceiling in front half of garage, followed by a 5:12 pitch ceiling 32 x 20 in back of garage.
 
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