A common problem found by experienced Edmonton Home Inspectors is missing kick-out flashing. What is kick-out flashing and where is it used?
Kick-out flashing is a specially formed piece of flashing that diverts water away from a wall.
When a lower section of a roof does not extend past the wall that it is adjacent to but rather terminates within the wall plane, kick-out flashing is required. Below is an example where kick-out flashing should have been used but was not.
Without kick-out flashing in place in this location, water will run down the roof and behind the siding resulting in moisture damage to the wall including rot and potentially mold and structural damage.