Your roof has a large amount of water passing over it every year. Ideally, all of that water then makes it down to the ground, but the problem is that this isn’t always the case. This is why there are certain features that are built into homes to prevent water intrusion.
One such thing is kick-out flashing. It is designed to push water out and away from sensitive areas of your home, specifically from areas where walls and roof intersect and similar places. Kickout flashing is fairly simple to install and not too expensive, so you might wonder why there are homes that are missing it. The explanation is that unfortunately, some homeowners have noticed the kick-out flashing and believe it is either damaged or installed improperly and thus removed it.
Since it might look like the flashing is damaged for someone that doesn’t know its purpose. If you are missing kick-out flashing, you should have a professional take a look at your roof right away.