Upon inspecting this homeowner’s attic, which we do at every roof estimate appointment, our project consultant noticed insulation stuffed into the soffit vents. This issue of the lack of ventilation is the reason you see large amounts of icicles hanging from home’s gutters. Although it is quite the spectacle, this is the result of scary things lurking below the roof, in the attic. We can also see the discoloration at the eaves (dark color on the wood). This is just one more reason to hire a knowledgable contractor and roofer to complete your project. As we can see with this simple example, these exterior projects can be expensive and even more costly if not done correctly!