4/12 ranch house in Northern Virginia, getting re-shingled tomorrow.
When replacing the unventilated soffits today with ventilated, it became clear that a lot of the plywood at the roof edge is rotted out to about 8" back. I called the roofer to warn him there would be plywood work and he asked if I wanted to pay extra for Ice & Water shield on the first 36". Any opinions on whether this is necessary now that the soffits are ventilated?
I’m not trying to be picky, just not further blow my budget if isn’t really necessary, and I’ve never noticed other houses getting this treatment here.