Whenever there is a heavy rainstorm, there is a chance that water enters your building and does damage. There are many guards in place to keep this from happening, and one of the more important ones is kickout flashing.
You will notice kickout flashing installed around places where your exterior wall and roof intersect, as well as when the outer wall continues past the lower edge of your roof. The problem is that many times kickout flashing is installed improperly and not doing its job well. It is also possible that some homeowners remove it thinking it doesn’t serve a purpose and wanting to improve the appearance of their home.
What can result from this is water accumulation inside your home in hard to reach locations, resulting in costly damages from water and possibly mold issues.
If you are not sure about the state of your kickout flashing, it might be necessary to have a visual inspection to find out.