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Roof soffits: sloping/angled or flat?

5 days ago
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We are building a new home and I am wondering if I should make the roof soffits sloping/angled or flat. We are going for an English Cottage type look.

On our drawings we have sloping soffits, but when we were drawing the house I didn’t realize this (as its our first build). The framers have mistakenly put flat soffits on. I can ask them to remove them and make them sloping soffits, but first I’d like to understand more why I should go with a sloping soffit. Would a sloping soffit provide more of a ”modern” look? I haven’t seen many homes with them.

Thank you!

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