Kickers – Roof Flashing That Prevents Water From Entering a Homes Wall

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Published: August 11, 2014 Last Updated: August 31, 2021

A “Kicker” or kick-out flashing helps deflect water from running against the siding or stucco of a home. Should  water discharge or splash onto a side wall, stains or damage may occur to a wall.

One of common areas for moisture to pernitrate a homes wall where a roof ties into the wall. Flashing at this juncture is often missing, improperly done or there is no proper “kicker.”

Having a small piece of metal flashing that will divert or change the direction of the water will generally reduce or eliminate this from happening.

Metal Kick-out flashings are used where a lower roofline terminates against a vertical wall to divert the water away from the wall.

Photo on right – no kick out flashing installed.

Who to consult? A roofer.

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