Below are definitions to some terms commonly used in our industry.
Fibre Cement Siding
This type of siding is made from a composite of sand, cement and cellulose, and is typically applied as overlapping horizontal boards, imitating wood siding. It can also be manufactured in sheet form and is often used for soffit/eave lining, or even as an underlay material on decks and in bathrooms. This type of siding is used in both residential and commercial settings.
As an architecture term, soffit means the underside of any construction element. For example, soffit can be the underside of an arch or architrave, the underside of a flight of stairs or even the underside of a projecting cornice. However, in popular use, the term is most often used to describe the material used to cover the gap between the home’s siding and the roofline.