Here is what a house looks like with NO insulation. Icicles and potential ice dams. We got a snow storm the day after our home performance company took out the old insulation, and then they had to wait a few days before they could put in new insulation. (Mold discovered and then remediated.) Today they brought the big truck with a long hose and blew in cellulose insulation. Almost done. Hopefully, during the next storm there will be no icicles.
Hope it works out for you. Seems like a great home.