Soffits and fascias – roofline explained

Soffit & Fascias | Liniar uPVC Profile

The tech-bots here have been as busy as ever with yet another launch – the Liniar roofline range.

As I’m more acquainted with windows and doors, I thought I should get to grips with the terms and meaning behind everything in the new range – there’s so much to learn!

Anyway, here goes…


Fascia boards are fixed to the rafters that run parallel to your house to conceal them – there are two versions of these.

Capping boards are used to cover existing fascias and are only 10mm thick while full replacement boards are much thicker at 20mm. This is also where the brackets sit for guttering.

Both types are available in a wide variety of colours, including Irish Oak, 7016 Grey, Black and Chartwell Green.

Unlike traditional timber boards, Liniar fascias are maintenance free – so no climbing up ladders with a paint bucket!

They also match perfectly with Liniar windows and doors and are made from the same lead-free ingredients.


Soffits sit underneath at a 90° angle to fascias, fixing to and concealing the underside of rafters. Soffits also provide ventilation to ensure airflow around a loft space.

A small circular vent pops through the soffit board or an over-fascia vent can sit on top – these apply to both new and replacement boards.

Liniar soffits are also available in the attractive range of colours, just like the fascias. We do like everything to match…

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You can add Eaves Comb Fillers to stop unwanted visitors hiding in the space between the felt and tiles, keeping out any large bugs or birds.

Felt Support Trays create a nice bridge for felt to lie across, to prevent it from snagging or collecting rain water and ensuring a longer life span.

Moving on up!

The Verge refers to the outer edges of the roof above the gable end, traditionally fixed with mortar to stop water ingress and prevent birds making nests in there!

This is known as Wet Verge – it can be unsightly and requires maintenance from human-bots in the know. But don’t worry, there’s an easy solution to this.

Dry Verge means that nifty interlocking caps fit over the edge of your roof tiles, meaning no mortar and no expensive upkeep costs. They look incredibly neat and come in five different colours.

Watch out if you haven’t got a head for height because now we’re moving even further up to the ridge tiles!

Pitched roofs need these rounded tiles to complete the finish between the sides of the roof. These are traditionally fixed with a wet fix, meaning that they’re concreted on.

But over time this can deteriorate and loosen which is the reason why, on a particularly stormy night, you may wake up to find ridge tiles scattered over your lawn!

Using the Dry Ridge means that the tiles are mechanically fixed with screws and clamps and using it is now a building requirement under BS 5534.

Liniar’s fascia boards, soffits and everything else in the range can be purchased from lots of trade outlets all over the UK – I’m told you can find your local stockist-bot by sending us a message through this site.

Thanks for stopping by – until next time!

Mark II


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