5) Question: “What is a kick-out flashing?”

Answer: It is a termination of typically horizontal to vertical flashing which offsets the flow of water to the exterior of the veneer. This termination is required at many locations around the home and for all types of exterior veneers. Their absence is particularly problematic on stucco clad homes; however no home is immune to the effects. It is the most common defect out there where a $2.00 part caused a $20,000 problem. They are not just about roofs, but also encompass decks, columns and anywhere flashing exists. They need to be custom designed for each termination and cannot be “painted with one brush”. An improperly constructed kick-out can be just as damaging as a non-existent one.