What is a gutter kickout?

What is a gutter kickout?

Kickout flashing, also known as diverter flashing, is a special type of flashing that diverts rainwater away from the cladding and into the gutter. When installed properly, they provide excellent protection against the penetration of water into the building envelope.

Do I need kickout flashing?

Kickout flashing is required regardless of the type of roof-covering material or exterior wall covering, with the exception of brick or concrete block. Large expanses of roof above the kickout flashing will direct large amounts of runoff to the kickout flashing.

Where is kickout flashing needed?

Kick-out flashing should be installed at the end of a roof-wall intersection to divert water away from the wall and into gutters. The kick-out flashing should be large enough to handle expected stormwater flows.

When did kickout flashing become code?

Kickout flashings have been required by the International Residential Code (IRC) since 2009, yet I’ve rarely seen them installed on new homes and additions. Part of that might be the original awkward language that didn’t even include the term “kickout flashing.” In the 2012 IRC, Section R903.

How much does it cost to add flashing to a kickout?

Generally, the cost of fixing flashing is anywhere between $15 to $25 per linear foot, which includes both the price of the new flashing itself and the caulking used to seal it in place (which is about $10 on its own or sometimes more). A total flashing replacement might cost anywhere between $300 to $600.

Where do you put kickout flashing on a roof?

Kickout Flashing. anywhere a roof and exterior wall intersect, where the wall continues past the lower roof-edge and gutter. If a kickout flashing is absent in this location, large amounts of water may miss the gutter, penetrate the siding, and become trapped inside the wall; and.

What is kickout flashing and what does it do?

Kickout Flashing – Specialized flashing avoids major damage by diverting water from wall to gutter. Are you a construction professional? You prefer to design and/or build right the first time, and minimize liability down the road.

What should an InterNACHI Inspector look for when installing a kickout?

InterNACHI inspectors should make sure that kickouts are present where they are needed and that they are installed correctly. Water penetration into the cladding can occasionally be observed on the exterior wall in the form of vertical water stains, although inspectors should not rely on visual identification.

How tall do kickout flashings need to be?

A common way this is done is to shorten their height to less than the standard six inches (although some manufacturers permit four inches), which will greatly reduce their effectiveness. Kickout flashings should be the same height as the side wall flashings.