Overhang without soffits?
Just bought my first house last week. Built in 1986. During the inspection of the attic my inspector told me I should pull back the fiberglass insulation batting from the overhang to create soffit airflow. The roof has a ridge vent along the entire length as well as three gable vents. From the outside of the house, which has fairly new vinyl siding, you can see great soffit perforations every few feet under the overhangs. So I was optimistic that I had a fairly straightforward task ahead of me and could improve airflow and reduce the attic temp.
This morning I went into the attic and started pulling back the insulation from the overhang. But I could see with a flashlight that the overhang is covered by plywood, so the vinyl siding soffit vents are apparently useless! I pulled back the insulation from about seven continuous eaves and found the same story.... solid plywood and no actual vent. So I gave up, assuming that pulling back the insulation was useless.
What alternatives do I have? Am I missing something?