Is soffit venting necessary with a vented rainscreen?
I’ve got an assembly design for a vented rain screen, and it will be held continuous to the soffit spaces, which then vent through to the attic ridge vent via conventional vent chutes between the rafters.
Does, can, should this assembly eliminate the need for soffit venting? It seems to me that it would probably actually increase the airflow through the rain screen, although now that I think about it, that might not actually be a benefit.
The building inspector said its up to me.
Thanks in advance for any insight, and thanks again for the great resource!