Does Your Roof Need Kickout Flashing? Does Your Roof Need Kickout Flashing?

It may not be the first thing you ask yourself when you have get the roof in your new house installed or repaired, but the question of installing kickout flashing is something you have to ask yourself nonetheless. It may be a small thing but it’s going to play huge role in determining the ability of your roof to resist deterioration. One cause of deterioration is when rain water accumulates and flows through the gutter end cap and the wall and not into the gutter where it is supposed to. This is especially evident in homes whose gutters directly meet with the side wall or fire wall of your house.

Solution

In such cases, all that you have to do is to attach a kickout or diverter flashing. A diverter flashing is an L-shaped metal that you position from under the wall flashing so that it directly leads water to the gutter. With this nifty, little tool you can make sure that water that your roof accumulates does not flow down the side of the wall in order for it to escape, rather the water flows directly down the gutter. A kickout flashing in a badly designed roof is important because having a moisture problem will only spell out more complications for you in the future.

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