In combination with waterproofing membranes, specially shaped flashing at the intersection of a roof and an adjoining wall helps prevent water damage.
In combination with waterproofing membranes, specially shaped flashing at the intersection of a roof and an adjoining wall helps prevent water damage.

Hammer & Hand, the Pacific Northwest construction company specializing in high-end, energy-efficient designs, has put its “best practices” manual online for anyone to use.  Among its many valuable tips is how to install kick-out flashing to protect the sidewall of a house where an intersecting roof abuts it. The details represent best practice, whether or not  "high-end" or "energy-efficient" is a concern. These are details that will simply keep you out of a lawsuit. The process includes the use of specialized membranes, and a piece of flashing that directs water away from the building.

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