Our house is a 1931 cottage that has a peaked roof and a great attic space...big enough to be a second floor. We'd like to finish it, but had some questions about insulation and whether or not the roof itself needs to "breathe".

Can we put insulation directly against the ceiling (inside of the roof), or do we need baffling to promote air flow?

The former owners also covered the soffits with insulation. Is it ok to leave it that way and finish over it?

We've heard many versions of what to do with these issues, so any advice would be appreciated!