Insulating exterior soffit
Hello, as part of our new home we have a filled encapsulated attic space, filled with spray foam.
The local inspector said that we must also insulate the soffits on the exterior of the house, as they have no ventilation and will be fully enclosed spaces. Basically spray some foam into each soffit overhang to fully insulate them.
The soffits are fully blocked off from the house.
Anyone know if this is right, wrong or indifferent? Is there any inherent benefit to doing this, or risk?
Thanks for your help. If you know of any code that requires this, I’d like to read up and educate myself.
Ps. We’re in California, in a designated unban interface zone (ie higher fire risk zone, if that makes any difference.
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