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I'm in the process of replacing eight feet of wall sheathing. Under my aluminum soffit panels is a plywood soffit.

Should I rip the plywood out of there so that my new sheathing will extend all the way up to the top plate?
 

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I'm in the process of replacing eight feet of wall sheathing. Under my aluminum soffit panels is a plywood soffit.

Should I rip the plywood out of there so that my new sheathing will extend all the way up to the top plate?
Is the sheathing rotted? Why are you replacing it?
 

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Wow, fast reply. The sheathing is cedar lap siding. I already purchased zip system osb panels for the whole house.

I wanted OSB panels to provide a smooth surface for the fiber cement siding that I'll eventually install. I also like the wrb coating on the zip panels.

I guess I have to rip out the soffit, right?
 

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Did you research the AdvanTech at all?

Gary
 

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Gary,

I'm not sure the AdvanTech Sheathing product was available when I purchased the Zip System stuff. Advantech is great for its structural properties, but I still like the integrated WRB so I can do my piecemeal siding work without having house wrap flapping in the wind.

To my original question:

I can see no option but to destroy the soffit.
 
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