Water is an amazing liquid. Sometimes it will make it into places with no discernable way for it to gain entry. This means that you, as a homeowner, will face a fight to prevent water finding its way into your home. If you fail, you can face expensive repairs due to mold, water damage or pests.
Kickout flashing plays an integral role in keeping water out by covering joints between your roof and things like walls or chimneys.
Unfortunately, some homeowners don’t understand the vital purpose it plays and might remove it because it doesn’t look good. It could also be that it was installed improperly in the first place and not doing its job. Since water only needs a tiny opening to make it in, you should inspect your kickout flashing and make sure that it is working properly. If not, it might be necessary to remove it completely and install new flashing to get it right.